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 grounds 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, Kunsthalle Wien’s 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 puts 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
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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

Artistic Directors Kunsthalle Wien

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Wolfgang Kuzmits

Managing Director Stadt Wien Kunst GmbH

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Assistants to the Executive Board

Asija Ismailovski

Assistant to the Artistic Directors

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Manuela Wurth

Assistant to the Managing Director

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Office

Maria Haigermoser

Office Management

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Sponsoring / Fundraising

Maximilian Geymüller

Sponsoring / Fundraising

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Curatorial

Astrid Peterle

Head of Curatorial and Programming

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Anne Faucheret

Curator

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Laura Amann

Curatorial Assistant

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Aziza Harmel

Curatorial Assistant

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Andrea Popelka

Curatorial Assistant

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Nicole Suzuki

Publishing

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Ramona Heinlein

Assistant Editor & Publications Coordinator

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Exhibition Management / Technical Department

Flora Schausberger

Head of Exhibition Management (Maternity leave)

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Amelie Brandstetter

Head of Exhibition Management

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Sofie Mathoi

Head of Exhibition Management

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Martina Piber

Exhibition Management

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Johanna Sonderegger

Event Production

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Michael Niemetz

Technical Management

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Danilo Pacher

Technical Management

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Art Education

Wolfgang Brunner

Head of Education

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Andrea Hubin

Education

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Michaela Schmidlechner

Education

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Michael Simku

Education

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Martin Walkner

Education

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Communications

Katharina Baumgartner

Head of Communications

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Adina Hasler

Offline Marketing Communications

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David Avazzadeh

Digital Content

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Katharina Schniebs

Press / PR

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Lena Wasserbacher

Assistant Communications

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Visitor Services / Shop

Christina Zowack

Head of Visitor Services / Shop

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Daniel Cinkl

Shop

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Kevin Manders

Shop

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Accounting

Karin Ciml

Head of Business Administration

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Leonhard Rogenhofer

Accounting

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My Phuong Tran

Accounting

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Natalie Waldherr

Accounting

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Facility Management / Infrastructure

Mathias Kada

Head of Facility Management

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Beni Ardolic

Facility Manager

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Osma Eltyeb Ali

Facility Manager

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Baari Jasarov

Facility Manager

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Frank Herberg

IT

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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.