Birgit Jürgenssen Prize

Deadline: Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020, 11:00am

The Birgit Jürgenssen Prize will again be awarded to an enrolled student of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for a media artwork, under particular consideration of works of artistic photography, video or (digital) media art. The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros and an exhibition at the Academy.

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. 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.

Jury: Vanessa Joan Müller, Peter Noever, Marlies Wirth, Dorit Margreiter, Daniel Richter

The following documentation must be submitted in a single PDF 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

Award Ceremony: 23.04.2020
Exhibition: 24.04.–29.04.2020
Venue: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Studio Building, Lehárgasse 8, 1060 Wien

For further information please contact Daniela Jungmann-Masilko (, +43 1 588 16-1202)


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