Birgit Jürgenssen Prize

Deadline: Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022, 11:00am


Thanks to the support of Gallery Winter and the Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture, the Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS), the Birgit Jürgenssen Award will once again be awarded this year. The prize is endowed with 5.000 euros. In addition, on the occasion of the twentieth awarding of the Birgit Jürgenssen Award, a publication will be created in cooperation with the BMKÖS. This publication will also contain the work of the 2023 award winner and will be presented at the award ceremony in April 2023.

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 an enrolled student at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for work in these areas.

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.


Jury: Peter Noever, Sasha Pirker, Tina Teufel (Museum der Moderne Salzburg), Thomas Winkler, Marlies Wirth (MAK)


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


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


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