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 Vienna’s 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.