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Thanks to the support of Gallery Winter and the Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS), the Birgit Jürgenssen Award will once again be awarded this year. The prize is endowed with 5.000 euros.

As a teacher and member of various academic boards, Birgit Jürgenssen (1949–2003) was closely bound up with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and, throughout many years, had a determining influence on the institution. Birgit Jürgenssen primarily initiated the teaching of photography, whereby this medium was a constant and very important companion to her own artistic language. From the early 1980s on, she was involved in establishing an interdisciplinary platform forging a link between painting and photography in the context of the master class of Arnulf Rainer and, subsequently, that of Peter Kogler. Until her untimely end, the relationship and contact with her students remained a crucial concern for her as a teacher.

Target group

Birgit Jürgenssen was an artist interested in multimedia and so, in addition to the areas of video or (digital) media art, the areas of drawing, artistic photography, sculpture, and painting also played a major role in her oeuvre.

The prize is therefore awarded to a regular student of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for a work in these areas.

Awarding conditions

The scholarship holder is selected by a jury consisting of two lecturers of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as three external artists or curators. The jury members 2022 are Peter Noever, Tina Teufel (Museum der Moderne Salzburg), Marlies Wirth (MAK), Veronika Dirnhofer and Sasha Pirker.


Please submit all documents in one single PDF-file with max. 5 MB and max. 30 pages:

  • portfolio with art work / documentation of artistic work
  • CV
  • for films, videos and sound pieces etc. please use (vimeo) links with password

Please note that submissions are only possible via the Academy's submission system !

Contact and Information

Mag. Daniela Jungmann-Masilko ( ); Vice-Rectorate for Art | Teaching