Opening and Award Ceremony
Gerald Bast, Rector University of Applied Arts Vienna
Johan F. Hartle, Rector Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
What, How & for Whom / WHW, Directors Kunsthalle Wien
Lucas Gehrmann, Curator Kunsthalle Wien
Awarded with the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2019, Nina Vobruba (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) and Malte Zander (University of Applied Arts Vienna) expanded the subjects of their prize-winning diploma projects for the exhibition.
Jointly organized by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and the Kunsthalle Wien, the annual Kunsthalle Wien Prize is awarded by a jury to one recent graduate of each of the two art schools, which are leaders in stimulating the productivity and diversity of Austria’s young arts scene. Kunsthalle Wien’s contribution to the cooperative venture is to generate international visibility for the two institutions’ graduates and help them build networks in the non-academic art world.