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 […]

Vienna Weekly

May 13–19

Vienna Weekly presents a selection of weekly exhibition openings, (online) talks, and art events taking place in Vienna. Discover the contemporary side of the city.


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 […]

Collecting Couples

Nothing says love as much as sharing your life’s passion – in this case – for art. On the occasion of the nearing Valentine’s Day, we are revisiting some powerful couples whose love for each other grows analog with their art collections.