Career and activities
From 1985 to 1991 he worked as a furniture restorer , waiter, film producer, cook and bookseller. From 1989 he worked in the Rosa Lila Villa and was one of the key contributors to tamtam magazine until 1992 . The newspaper from the lesbian and gay house . In 1991/92 he did his civil service in the documentation archive of the Austrian Resistance (DÖW). In 1995 he completed his studies with a master's degree.
In 1993, Brunner co-founded the Löwenherz bookstore , the first themed bookstore in the lesbian and gay segment, and in 1996 the Rainbow Parade . In the following year he became an employee of the literary agency Diana Voigt, which he took over in 2003 and continued until 2010.
Together with Hannes Sulzenbacher and Ines Rieder , he was the curator of the exhibition Secret Matter: Life in 2005 . Gays and Lesbians in Vienna in the 20th Century . From 2005 to 2007 he completed his training as a state-certified tourist guide (Austria Guide). In 2007 he founded QWIEN - Center for Gay / Lesbian Culture and History together with Hannes Sulzenbacher .
For the 800th anniversary of the Vienna district of Wieden , he was the project manager for Wieden 800  from 2010 to 2011 . In the winter semester 2011/12 he worked as a university lecturer at the Institute for Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna.
Current research projects
- Record of names of homosexual and transgender victims of National Socialism in Vienna
- the participatory web project www.unseraids.at 
- Member of the editorial board of Invertito - Yearbook for the History of Homosexualities
- (Ed. With Hannes Sulzenbacher): Schwules Wien. Travel guide through the Danube metropolis . Vienna: Promedia 1998.
- (Ed. With Hannes Sulzenbacher): Men just like men. The gay reader Austria . Vienna: Löcker 2001.
- (Ed. With Ines Rieder, Nadja Schefzig, Hannes Sulzenbacher, Niko Wahl): A secret life. Gays and Lesbians in Vienna in the 20th Century . Vienna 2005 (= catalog for the exhibition “The Secret Matter of Life” in the Neustifthalle Vienna 2005/2006)
- The hellish sexual morality of the “ torch ” . In: Wolfgang Förster, Tobias G. Natter , Ines Rieder (eds.): The other view . Vienna 2001, pp. 127–132 (Revised version published in Capri , No. 38/2006)
- Book collector and pornographer. On the Felix Batsy collection in the holdings of the Vienna Library . In: Julia Danielczyk, Sylvia Mattl-Wurm , Christian Mertens (eds.): The memory of the city. 150 years of the Vienna Library in the City Hall . Vienna / Munich 2006, pp. 156–170.
- The Wittelsbachers . Kings and Emperors from Bavaria , Parthas Verlag , Berlin 2011.
- Lisa Rieger: Schwuler Prinz Eugen: The "other" sightseeing , orf.at , May 20, 2015
- From Ecce Homo (Vienna is the other way around) to Zentrum QWIEN. , QVIEN
- Wieden 800 - A district celebrates its 800th birthday , wieden800.at
- Xtra 329, 2016
- our aids. Memories become history , Unseraids.at
- Brunner at QWIEN
- Marliese Mendel: “Who is the gay?” , Portrait of Andreas Brunner, in: DieZeitschrift 2015
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Austrian exhibition curator and historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5. September 1962|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Amstetten|