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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

  • Das Edith - Edition of the studio for graphic arts and printmaking techniques

    The Edith is an annual edition of the studio for graphic arts and printmaking techniques of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

    Release and Vernissage

    Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, E12

    Fine Arts

  • Drawing is political with Vasilena Gankovska

    The series is perceived as an open drawing class. Drawing understood as a tool to act emancipatory and politically, to share intersectional art and everyday life experiences.

    Workshop

    Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
    Schillerplatz 3
    1010 Vienna
    S21a

    Fine Arts

  • Drawing is political

    The series is perceived as an open drawing class. Drawing understood as a tool to act emancipatory and politically, to share intersectional art and everyday life experiences.

    Workshop

    Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
    Schillerplatz 3
    1010 Vienna
    S21a

    Fine Arts

  • Contain a Converse

    Temporary art project by students of the Studio Expanded Pictorial Space-Action/Sculpture/Installation

    Performaces, concerts, installations and sculpural works

    Art container at the Christmas market Karlsplatz

    Fine Arts

  • 2MUCH2SOON

    Installation by hezelschaaf (Collaboration of Cecilia Schaaf and Simon Hezel) on the KUNSTWAND in Wien Mitte The Mall. Winning project of a tender by Wien Mitte in cooperation with Univ.-Prof. Daniel Richter and the Studio for Expanded Pictorial Space of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

    Exhibition

    KUNSTWAND
    Wien Mitte The Mall
    1. Ebene
    Landstraßer Hauptstraße 1b
    1030 Vienna

    Fine Arts

    Front view of the art wall with the artwork by hezelschaaf.
  • PhD in Practice Info meeting

    Application period: February 1–28th, 2023
    Beginning of studies: October 1st, 2023

    Info meeting

    Online via Zoom

    Fine Arts , Art Theory and Cultural Studies