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The Institute for Fine Arts is a center of artistic education, practice, and research. It aims to provide students with comprehensive yet precisely targeted artistic competence, including technique and content. For the past ten years, the institute has consistently expanded on the classic disciplines of painting and sculpture, to include fields such as contemporary media, photography, film, video, performance, and conceptual art. These developments provide today’s students with 18 studios of artistic education. By expanding our workshops and enhancing autonomous teaching by non-professorial staff, we have been able to establish a wide and distinctive scope of artistic development.

A close link to the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies supports us by the direct combination of theoretical and practice-related teaching content. In its current configuration, the Institute for Fine Arts offers a combination of individual and group artistic instruction, workshops, and laboratories with different foci, as well as a large variety of courses in practice and/or theory, many of which are interdisciplinary in nature.

As a part of the curriculum, artists rooted in international discourse manage the Studios (central artistic subjects), and counsel and accompany students in their courses. Together, they develop projects visible beyond the scope of the Academy. Apart from teaching, the Academy has been increasingly focused on the field of artistic research—research that, in turn, enhances the number and quality of courses offered.

Sufficient room and space, separate workplaces, and state-of-the-art professional equipment support our students in their individual development and prepare them for independent work after their studies. The Institute’s international orientation is shown not only by its selection of lecturers, but also by the large number of international students in attendance and the constant presence of its graduates in a very comprehensive artistic context.

Upcoming Events

  • Drawing is political with Salvage Art Institute

    The project Drawing is political was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.

    Workshop

    Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Schönlaterngasse 5, 1010 Wien

    Fine Arts

    The project »Drawing is political« was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.
  • Izzadora Sá and Talu Reis (Brasil)

    Izzadora Sá und Talu Reis (Brazil) are artist in residence at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, IBK/Studio for Conceptual Art. The artist in residence project is proposed and organized by the EU project "Smashing Wor(l)ds: Cultural Practices for re/Imagining & un/Learning Vocabularies" (2020-2022) / Marissa Lôbo, supported by Marissa Lôbo and Marina Grzinic.

    Artist talk

    Studio Building/ 1. floor, studio south

    Fine Arts

  • Re-Activating Critical Thinking in the Midst of Necropolitical Realities: For Radical Change

    Book volume edited by Marina Gržinić and Jovita Pristovšek

    Book presentation

    Schillerplatz/ M13a

    Fine Arts

  • Map of Clouds. Temporality and sonic strategy.

    Artist presentation/sound lecture with Armin Lorenz Gerol.

    Artist Talk

    Sculpture Studios

    Fine Arts

    Artist Armin Lorenz Gerold performing live in an installation at Halle für Kunst Steiermark, 2021
  • Drawing is political with Barbara Eichhorn

    The project Drawing is political was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.

    Workshop

    Schillerplatz/ Aula

    Fine Arts

    The project »Drawing is political« was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.
  • Jasmina Tumbas, “I am Jugoslovenka!” Feminist Performance Politics During and After Yugoslav Socialism,

    A cooperation of the studio for Conceptual Art/IBK and Depot – Kunst und Diskussion Wien.

    Book presentation

    Depot – Kunst und Diskussion
    Breite Gasse 3
    1070 Wien

    Fine Arts

  • Uli Aigner: One Million

    Artist Talk with Uli Aigner as part of the lecture series Ringvorlesung at the Institute Fine Arts, Workshop for Molding and Casting Techniques.

    Artist Talk

    Online via Zoom

    Fine Arts

    The picture "ONE MILLION Matrix" shows approx. 6300 very small square photos, arranged
  • Drawing is political with Irene Lucas

    The project Drawing is political was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.

    Workshop

    Schillerplatz/ Aula

    Fine Arts

    The project »Drawing is political« was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.
  • Drawing is political @ Kunsthalle Wien

    The project Drawing is political was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.

    Workshop

    Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 1010 Wien

    Fine Arts

    The project »Drawing is political« was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.
  • Drawing is political

    The project Drawing is political was initiated in 2021 as a contemporary academic approach to practice a barrier-free artistic education and practices. Initiated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Elke Krasny and Ruby Sircar.

    Project

    different Locations

    Fine Arts