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Annalisa Cannito, In the belly of Fascism and colonialism, 2013, © Annalisa Cannito
Anatoliy Babiychuk, Bergwerk, 2008–2013, © Anatoliy Babiychuk
Baptiste Timothée Ulysse El Baz Bouhessira, Lying Policeman, 2013, Photo © Antoine Turillon
Eric Kläring, o.T. (Fensterbank), 2013, © Eric Kläring
Alek Kawka, Moving Pictures, 2013, © Alek Kawka
Tina Lechner, ohne Titel, 2011, © Tina Lechner
Lisa Meixner, Rhein II (sweeping into action), 2011, © Lisa Meixner
Lukas Heistinger, Intervals Sometimes of Several Minutes, Sometimes of a Second or Two, 2013, © Lukas Heistinger
Luiza Margan, SlipWay, 2013, © Luiza Margan
Marlies Surtmann, Dear Group, ..., 2013, © Marlies Surtmann
Lydia Nsiah, #000035189, 2013, © Lydia Nsiah
Toni Schmale, fuhrpark | was das / der neue gefährt sein kann, 2013, Photo © Gabriele Edlbauer
Anita Schmid, Possible Standing, 2008–2013, © Anita Schmid
Annalisa Cannito, In the belly of Fascism and colonialism, 2013, © Annalisa Cannito
Anatoliy Babiychuk, Bergwerk, 2008–2013, © Anatoliy Babiychuk
Baptiste Timothée Ulysse El Baz Bouhessira, Lying Policeman, 2013, Photo © Antoine Turillon
Eric Kläring, o.T. (Fensterbank), 2013, © Eric Kläring
Alek Kawka, Moving Pictures, 2013, © Alek Kawka
Tina Lechner, ohne Titel, 2011, © Tina Lechner
Lisa Meixner, Rhein II (sweeping into action), 2011, © Lisa Meixner
Lukas Heistinger, Intervals Sometimes of Several Minutes, Sometimes of a Second or Two, 2013, © Lukas Heistinger
Luiza Margan, SlipWay, 2013, © Luiza Margan
Marlies Surtmann, Dear Group, ..., 2013, © Marlies Surtmann
Lydia Nsiah, #000035189, 2013, © Lydia Nsiah
Toni Schmale, fuhrpark | was das / der neue gefährt sein kann, 2013, Photo © Gabriele Edlbauer
Anita Schmid, Possible Standing, 2008–2013, © Anita Schmid

The Institute for Fine Arts is the central place of art education, practice and research at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. It aims to provide students with a wide range of artistic and theoretical skills while helping them to develop their own, specific competence. Although the institute is still based on the classical disciplines of painting and sculpture, in the past ten years it has been extending its range of media by including new ones such as film, video, performance, and conceptual art. This means that students have 17 Studios at their disposal to advance their artistic education and training. Furthermore, the workshops have been upgraded and non-professorial staff supported in their independent teaching, which has created additional opportunities of artistic development

As the Institute for Fine Arts is closely linked to the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies, a direct connection between theoretical and practical subjects has been established. At present, the Institute for Fine Arts offers a combination of art education (individual and in groups), various specialized workshops, and a variety of (mostly interdisciplinary) practical and theoretical lectures and courses.

Artists involved in the international discourse are in charge of the Studios (the central artistic subjects), hold lectures, advise and support their students and, together with the latter, develop projects visible beyond the scope of the Academy's immediate context. Apart from teaching, the field of artistic research has gained importance within the Academy, which in turn serves to enrich the curricula.

Suitable rooms, individual workplaces, and state-of-the-art professional equipment ensure the students' individual development and prepare them for their independent work after graduation. Not only the composition of the teaching staff, but also the large number of students from other countries and the constant presence of graduates within a wider artistic context show the international orientation of the Institute for Fine Arts.