viennacontemporary Magazine reports on the activities of viennacontemporary and provides you with in-depth insights into what’s going on in the art world. We publish interviews with gallerists, collectors, artists, and art lovers. Our main focus is Austria, but we also explore the art scene in Southern and Eastern Europe and beyond. viennacontemporary is not only a reflection of the contemporary art landscape in the region. It’s about people, society, trends, and dialogue.

Meet Vienna’s Gallerists

Christine König | Chapter III

In this new series, viennacontemporary presents Vienna’s vibrant gallery scene. Find out what drives them, why they see Vienna as a hotspot for contemporary art and the secret places where the art scene can be found. Christine König founded her eponymous gallery in Schleifmühlgasse. Today, her daughter Elsa König runs the well-established gallery together with […]


They are young, informed, and interested – get to know Vienna’s young collector scene, find out which artists they love and which channels they use to get information.       Catharina Knobloch The 30-year-old management consultant started collecting art more than five years ago: “When I received my first big salary plus bonus, I […]

Studio Visit: Abdul Sharif Oluwafemi Baruwa

Winner of the viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award 2023 together with EXILE

Abdul Sharif Oluwafemi Baruwa and EXILE were selected as the winners of the viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award 2023, when Abdul Sharif Oluwafemi Baruwa (*1975) impressed the jury with an installation consisting of video, sculpture, drawing and object. viennacontemporary visited the Vienna-based artist in his studio.

10 Years of viennacontemporary in 10 Minutes

Follow us on our exciting journey of the last decade, navigating through the Austrian and international art sphere, discovering the up-and-coming art scene of Central- and Eastern Europe, and supporting contemporary art along the way.    2015   The first viennacontemporary takes place in Marx Halle from 24 – 27 September 2015. The team around […]

ZONE1 2024: Spotlighting Emerging Talents

Video: Curator Bruno Mokross Shares His Inspiration Behind the ZONE1 Section at the Fair

This year’s ZONE1, the fair’s section focusing on emerging talents with a connection to Austria, will be curated by Bruno Mokross. With ten solo exhibitions of artists who live or have lived in Vienna and are represented by local and international galleries, Mokross wants to examine what attracts international artists to Vienna and how the […]

VCT STATEMENT: The Color Of Energy

Video: Curator Mirela Baciak talks about the special exhibition at the fair

In 2024, the special VCT STATEMENT program will revolve around the urgent topic of ENERGY. In this context, viennacontemporary presents The Color of Energy, a two-part exhibition, co-produced with the Salzburger Kunstverein. Here, curator Mirela Baciak explains what to expect in the exhibition:   The exhibition, the first chapter of which will be presented at […]

Gender Inequalities in the Art World

The Grammys last month were a celebration of female power, and similar strides are being made in the visual arts world. Yet, despite this progress, a significant gender pay gap persists in the art world, both in Austria and globally. Works by female artists often sell for a fraction of the prices fetched by comparable […]

VCT Sculpture Project 2023

Carola Dertnig's homage to Lucia Westerguard conquers Stadtpark

In a public landscape dominated by sculptures of or by important men, ranging from Donald Judd to Johann Strauß, a new sculpture next to Kursalon Vienna is breaking the pattern:  ‘Feldenkreis_FI_001_Lucia by Carola Dertnig. Dertnig’s sculpture is more than a visually striking addition to Stadtpark; it’s a poignant commentary on the underrepresentation of female figures […]

ZONE1 2023

The emerging section of viennacontemporary

One of the highlights of viennacontemporary 2023 was undoubtedly ZONE1, curated by Francesca Gavin. The special exhibition, dedicated to emerging artists under the age of 40 with a connection to Austria – be it through origin, study, or work – spanned the entire upper floor of the Kursalon. Each stand of the ten young artists […]


Navigating Art and Technology

Molecules gracefully float in a pastel-colored expanse, accompanied by meditative music, where space and time relinquish their significance, allowing for an immersion into a captivating alternative reality. Enter “The Fetch,” an immersive experience meticulously crafted by Austrian artist Christiane Peschek. The artwork is a composition of Peschek’s “fetched” online data, weaving together her “virtual aura” […]