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  • Julia Haugeneder receives the Cultural Prize of Lower Austria

    Julia Haugeneder receives the recognition award in the "Visual Arts" category. She is honored for her engagement with the art scene in Lower Austria and her regular participation in exhibitions.

  • Study: Fungi and lichens pose deadly threat to 5,000-year-old rock art

    Biological processes contribute to the erosion of stone carvings in the Israeli Negev Desert - this was discovered by an international research team around Katja Sterflinger and Laura Rabbachin from the Institute of Natural Sciences and Technology in the Art (INTK), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

  • Congratulations: Paula Maya Strunden and Sophia Rohwetter awarded for their theses

    The Award for Scientific Works 2023/24 is awarded to Paula Maya Strunden for her dissertation (IKA). The Honorary Award goes to Sophia Rohwetter for her dissertation (MA in Critical Studies).

  • Stefanie Wuschitz and Patrícia Reis nominated for the S+T+ARTS Prize

    Stefanie Wuschitz (Institute for Education in the Arts) and Patrícia Reis were nominated this year for the prestigious S+T+ARTS Prize. Their project Clay PCB: Eco-Feminist Decolonial Hardware is one of the artist-based outcomes of the PEEK Project (AR580) Feminist Hacking: Building Circuits as an Artistic Practice hosted by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. 

    S+T+ARTS is an initiative of the European Commission that aims to combine technology and artistic practice in the best possible way and to benefit European innovation policy and the art world. The focus is on people and projects that help to overcome Europe's social, ecological and economic challenges. Part of the S+T+ARTS initiative is the prestigious S+T+ARTS Prize, which is endowed with a total of 40,000 euros in prize money. The annual competition recognizes innovative projects at the interface of art, technology and science that have the potential to contribute to economic and social innovation.

  • Award winners 2023/24

    For the academic year 2023/24, the Academy will award the following prizes to distinguished graduates and students:

  • First UNIQA Art Prize 2024 goes to Emma Hummerhielm Carlén

    In cooperation with UNIQA, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is awarding the UNIQA Art Prize, which is endowed with €15,000, for the first time. This makes it one of the most highly endowed prizes for young artists in Austria. It goes to Emma Hummerhielm Carlén, a sculptor who is able to explore spaces in an extremely differentiated way and who convinced the jury members with her formally precise, minimal and powerful works. The prizewinner's exhibition will open in February 2025 in the foyer of the UNIQA Tower in Vienna.

  • The Competition of Competitions: Summer School 2024

    The Summer School will take place from September 5 to 8, 2024 in cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Vienna University of Technology.

  • The Theodor-Körner-Preis goes to Rebecca Merlic and Vik Bayer

    Two alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Rebecca Merlic and Vik Bayer, were awarded the Theodor Körner Prize 2023. The award ceremony took place on June 13, 2024.

  • University Library – Summer 2024

    The University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna also offers all services in summer. 

  • Christian Kravagna curates exhibition at mumok

    Christian Kravagna (Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies) is currently curating the exhibition Avant-Garde and Liberation at mumok.

  • Art in Building Competition BUWOG x Akbild

    The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, together with BUWOG, is launching an art-in-building competition.

  • The Academy mourns the death of Sinan Gültekin (1960 - 2024)

    The Academy announces with great regret that Sinan Gültekin passed away in Vienna on June 8, 2024 at the age of 64. Gültekin studied to become a teacher of artistic subjects at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1985 to 1991. Since 2000 he has been a member of the Institute for Education in the Arts.

  • FID Marseille: World premiere for a film by Constanze Ruhm

    Constanze Ruhm's new film will have its world premiere at the FID - Marseille International Film Festival from June 25th to 30th, 2024. Constanze Ruhm is a professor in the Studio for Art and Time | Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

  • Mission Statement

    The new version of the Mission Statement of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, May 2024.

  • The Academy mourns the death of Thomas Heise (1955-2024)

    From 2013 to 2022, Thomas Heise was Professor of Art and Film at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

  • Samuel Bich receives Cathrin-Pichler-Preis 2024

    Samuel Bich receives the Cathrin Pichler Prize 2024, endowed with 2,500 euros, sponsored by the City of Vienna. The certificate will be awarded during the graduation ceremony on June 28, 2024.

  • Gustav-Peichl-Awardees 2024: Catherine Zesch and Otto Jaax

    Catherine Zesch and Otto Jaax receive the Gustav Peichl Award 2024, sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport and the Society of Friends of the Fine Arts and endowed with 4,000 euros.

  • University Library – Closing Times in May

    The University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is closed on holidays in May.

  • Kiosk – New Online Platform for Study Information

    Kiosk, the new platform for study information at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, has recently gone online in its full version in English and German. It offers comprehensive information on study programmes, application, counselling and all kinds of practical information about studying. New contributions from students are being published regularly.

  • "Ballonhalle" Campus – architectural competition decided

    The new "Ballonhalle" location of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna will provide sufficient space for teaching, research and science communication in the studios, laboratories, event and seminar rooms for students of restoration and conservation, as well as all students of the university's science education programs.