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  • Award of Excellence for Helena Schmidt

    Helena Schmidt, since this year university assistant (post-doc) at the Institute for Education in the Arts (IKL) - Department of Art and Education, was honored for her dissertation From poor image to poor images. Digital didactics in art education, supervised by Elke Krasny, received the Award for Excellence from the BMBWF.

  • The Academy mourns the death of Wolfgang Hollegha (1929 - 2023)

    From 1972 to 1997, Wolfgang Hollegha was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, where he last taught a masterclass in painting.

  • Gender Studies Day on 5.12.2023

    Gabriele Possanner was the first woman to receive a doctorate in Austria-Hungary in 1897. 100 years later, the Ministry of Science launches the Gabriele Possanner Prizes for services to the promotion of gender studies. On the 2nd Day of Gender Studies - Tuesday, December 5, 2023, the winners of the 2023 Possanner Prizes will be announced.

  • Kiosk – Platform for Diversity and Equal Opportunities

    Project presentation and launch of the new study information platform "Kiosk – Platform for Diversity and Equal Opportunities".

  • Holiday Opening Hours 2023/2024

    Information on the holiday opening hours of the contemporary exhibitions, the exhibition of the Art Collections and the service facilities of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna:

  • The Academy's course feedback WS2023/24

    So, how’s it? Everybody needs feedback sometimes. Help us to improve the quality of studies and teaching at the Academy and strengthen the dialogue between teachers and students.


    This year, the Academy of Fine Arts is showing solidarity with Orange the World by displaying orange flags at the entrance of the main building at Schillerplatz. With this participation, we want to publicly position ourselves against all forms of gender-based violence.

  • The Academy mourns the death of Gerda Sack

    The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna announces with great regret that Gerda Sack, long-time manager of the childrens day care of the Academy has passed away.

  • Bucherer Sponsorship Award for Academy graduate Andrea Zabric

    Andrea Zabric, a graduate of the Master in Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, received the Bucherer Sponsorship Award, endowed with 5,000 euros. In addition to the award ceremony in the Bucherer Salon at Graben, her work was also on display for three weeks in the windows of the store on the corner of Kärntnerstrasse and Graben. 

    Picture of three people with awards in their hands
  • Gabriele Possanner Prize 2023 goes to Elke Krasny Mag.a Elke Krasny, PhD is a feminist cultural theorist and curator. After a career as a freelance academic, she has been Professor of Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2014.

  • Msgr. Otto Mauer Prize 2023 goes to Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński

    As a part of her PhD-in-Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński researched the performativity of Blackness in relation to Austrian coloniality. Based on scenes from Austrian history, she is interested in memory that transcends space and time and Black radical imagination.

  • The Academy mourns the death of Alfred Dabsch (1947 - 2023)

    Alfred Dabsch passed away on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the age of 76 after a long and serious illness.

  • Habitat – The Exhibition of the Nominees for the Ö1 Talent Scholarship 2023

    With the support of the WIENER STÄDTISCHE VERSICHERUNGSVEREIN, the Ö1 Talent Scholarship is awarded annually to a young talent from an Austrian art university. This year, for the fourth time, the works of the nominated artists, selected by a jury of nine experts and the audience of the radio station Ö1 via online voting, are presented at the Leopold Museum (10.11.2023 – 14.01.2024).

  • Constanze Ruhm – Retrospective at the Filmmuseum

    Constanze Ruhm's extensive film and video work is one of the most innovative examinations of feminist subjectivity, sociality, and the essence of (film) history. (2.11.2023 – 4.1.2024)

  • Doppelganger! Jakob Lena Knebl & Ashley Hans Scheirl at Palais de Tokyo, Paris

    The exhibition (Oct. 17, 2023 - Jan. 7, 2024) takes the form of diverse installations, islands of light that invite the public to explore “spaces of desire".


    The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is deeply concerned by the immeasurable escalation of violence in the Middle East.

  • The Academy at the Viennale 2023

    The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is pleased that this year numerous works by teachers, former teachers, students, as well as alumni are represented at the Viennale 2023.

  • Würdigungspreis 2023 by the Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research awarded to Henrie Dennis

    Henrie Dennis due to her outstanding Fine Arts diploma achievements is awarded the “Würdigungspreis 2023” by the Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research. 

  • Land Art Survey, PRATO D’ARTE MARZONA, Verzegnis, Italien

    Art Conservation and Architecture students of the Academy travelled together to survey land art pieces belonging to a private collector in Friuli. A joint project of the Institute of Art and Architecture, Christina Condak and Institute of Conservation - Restoration, Carolin Bohlmann. In collaboration with Michela Lupieri, contemporary Italian art curator and researcher.

    Fotos von den besuchten Kunstwerken in der Landschaft mit Studierenden, deren Untersuchungen und Zeichnungen.