Congratulations to Margit, one of the A&S diploma students this summer on winning the Kunsthalle Wien Prize this year for her work ' IF-THEN-ELSE: Welcome to Transciency'. We look forward to her exhibition that opens at the Kunsthalle in November.
The Kunsthalle Wien Prize is a joint project of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Kunsthalle Wien. It was established in 2002 in co-operation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2015, it has been presented for the first time to one graduate of each of Viennas art academies.
The prize includes an exhibition in Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz as well as prize money in the amount of 3,000 euros for each artist. In 2016 the prize money is made available by HS art service austria and Deco Trend GmbH.
To accompany the exhibition, two catalogues containing interviews with the artists and texts written by jury members and installation views will be published by Sternberg Press Berlin.
The jury in 2016 consisted of: Nicolaus Schafhausen and Lucas Gehrmann (Kunsthalle Wien), who participated in both selection processes, as well as Rector Gerald Bast and Roland Schöny as external jury member for the University of Applied Arts Vienna and Professors Mona Hahn, Erwin Bohatsch and Lorenz eSeL Seidler as external jury member for the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Curator: Lucas Gehrmann
Opening and Award Ceremony: Tue November 15, 2016, 7 pm
Margit Busch (*1964 in Germany, lives in Vienna) receives the Prize for her für ihr diploma project Welcome to Transciency at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Prof. Virgil Widrich, Department of Art & Science).
Andrej Polukord (*1990 in Vilnius, lives in Vienna and Vilnius) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Prof. Gunter Damisch, Department of Graphic arts and printing techniques.