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Cathrin Pichler Prize

In honor of the thinker, curator, author and teacher, the Cathrin Pichler Prize will be awarded to a student of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna who - in the spirit of Cathrin Pichler - is concerned with thinking specifically about artistic methods and practices as a contribution and intervention to a scientific discourse. 

The award includes prize money in the amount of 2,500 €, provided by the City of Vienna. The certificate will be awarded during a ceremony.

Students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as graduates who completed their studies at the Academy in the summer semester 2017* or later are eligible to submit applications. The prize is dedicated to artistic-scientific research projects. (Qualification projects such as diploma, master or doctoral theses are excluded!)

Next submission deadline: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

*Exception due to social reasons: If you have completed your studies a longer time ago, you can still submit proof of e.g. childcare periods, illness or care of relatives, etc.

Prize Winners

2022: Kyungrim Lim Jang
Jury:  Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Sabine Breitwieser, Luisa Ziaja, Carola Dertnig, Magdalena Stöger and Andreas Spiegl

2021: Franzis Kabisch
Jury: Nina Schedlmayer, Sabine Breitwieser, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Dorit Margreiter and Andreas Spiegl

2020: Angela Anderson
Jury: Franz Thalmair, Sabine Breitwieser, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Constanze Ruhm and Jens Kastner

2019: Nicole Suzuki
Jury: Carola Dertnig, Andreas Spiegl, Harald Krejci and Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

2018: Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński
Jury: Carola Dertnig, Susanne Neuburger, Andreas Spiegl and Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein

2017: Laura Nitsch und Barbara Juch
Jury: Gertraud Auer Borea, Anette Baldauf, Sabine Breitwieser, Dorit Margreiter and Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein


The following documents must be submitted as PDF files with a maximum of 30 pages and of 5 MB: 

  • Portfolio: Overview of the artistic and scientific work
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Films and videos as well as sound works can be sent as a link (vimeo, youtube; if necessary with password) in the login mask.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 11.00 a.m.

Submissions are only possible via the Academy's new submission system

If you have any questions regarding the call for submissions, please contact Elisabeth Jäger (