About

Kunsthalle Wien

Kunsthalle Wien is dedicated to art and its relations to social change. It produces exhibitions, researches art practices, and supports local and international artists. It seeks to ground its knowledge of international contemporary art in and for Vienna, and advocates for the usefulness of artistic thinking in the wider public sphere.

Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić und Sabina Sabolović, the Kunsthalle Wien’s new directors, have based their program on twenty years of collective work in Zagreb and internationally. That work has been particularly interested in artistic practices located outside the centers of power, as well as the links to various activist endeavors. WHW therefore aims to put Vienna in all its diversity at the center of the program, setting up exchanges with geographies, histories and knowledges that have less visibility and recognition than activities in the main western capitals.

Contact
Kunsthalle Wien
office@kunsthallewien.at
+43-1-52189-0

History and Architecture

Since it opened in 1992 – originally as a makeshift structure shaped like a container, today with locations at the Museumsquartier and Karlsplatz – Kunsthalle Wien, as an urban institution, presents national and international contemporary art. In this respect, it is both a location for established art and negotiation site for current societal issues as well as future developments.

In the beginning, Kunsthalle Wien was a makeshift structure. Conceptualized as a temporary edifice in the shape of a container by Adolf Krischanitz, Kunsthalle Wien opened its doors at Karlsplatz in 1992. The initially rather controversial yellow container structure not only shaped the Viennese cityscape, but also changed the local art and exhibition scene.

In May 2001, Kunsthalle Wien eventually moved into its new headquarters, designed by the architect duo Ortner & Ortner, at the Museumsquartier. For this headquarters the Winterreithalle (winter riding arena) of the Hofstallungen (Imperial Mews) was extended by a functional annex which combines the historic building with contemporary architecture. Two halls with different interior profiles provide space for exhibitions of contemporary art.

In 2001, the yellow container at Karlsplatz was reduced to a glass pavilion. This glass cube, which was also designed by Adolf Krischanitz, is now the second location of Kunsthalle Wien and presents a wide-ranging program of exhibitions and events.

 

Team

 

Executive Board

Nataša Ilić, Ivet Ćurlin & Sabina Sabolović

Directors

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Sigrid Mittersteiner

Chief Financial Officer

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Assistants to the Executive Board

Vasilen Yordanov

Assistant to the Directors

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Andrea Cevriz

Assistant to the Executive Board

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Office

Maria Haigermoser

Office Management

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Curators

Anne Faucheret

Curator

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Lucas Gehrmann

Curator

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Laura Amann

Curatorial Assistant

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Aziza Harmel

Curatorial Assistant

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Eleanor Taylor

Curatorial Assistant
(Educational Leave)

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Sponsoring / Fundraising

Maximilian Geymüller

Sponsoring/Fundraising

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Marketing

Katharina Baumgartner

Head of Marketing

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Adina Hasler

Marketing Assistant

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David Avazzadeh

Marketing Assistant

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Press and Communications

Katharina Schniebs

Press and Communications

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Stefanie Obermeir

Press and Communications

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Education

Martin Walkner

Education

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Wolfgang Brunner

Education

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Michaela Schmidlechner

Education

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Michael Simku

Education

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Andrea Hubin

Research Associate

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Exhibition Management / Technical Department

Hektor Peljak

Exhibition Management
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Flora Schausberger

Exhibition Management
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Juliane Saupe

Exhibition Management
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(Educational leave)

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Martina Piber

Management Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz

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Gerhard Prügger

Event Production

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Johannes Diboky

Head of Construction and Installment Co-ordination

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Danilo Pacher

Exhibition Construction

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Mathias Kada

Head of Technical Department and Facilities

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Beni Ardolic

Facility Manager

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Baari Jasarov

Facility Manager

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Frank Herberg

IT

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Visitor Services / Shop

Christina Zowack

Head of Visitor Services / Shop

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Kevin Manders

Shop

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Daniel Cinkl

Shop

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Osma Eltyeb Ali

Visitor Services

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Accounting

Mira Gasparevic

Head of Accounting

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Natalie Waldherr

Accounting

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Partners

Public Fund

Sponsors

Media Partners

As a partner and sponsor, you support the exhibitions and activities of Kunsthalle Wien. In cooperation with you, we develop a sponsoring concept that is tailored to your needs and requests on the basis of our common values and visions. We aim to create a profitable partnership which attains added value for all parties involved.

We thank our partners and supporters.