Become a partner:

viennacontemporary provides a platform for brands with a clientele who want to build lasting relationships with an affluent audience through arts and culture.

If you want to learn more about the possibilities of becoming a partner, please contact:

Evi Trentini
Director Corporate Development

Main Partner:


Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with a strategy to expand its retail business into Central and Eastern Europe. Since then Erste Group has grown through numerous acquisitions and organically to become one of the largest financial services providers in the Eastern part of the EU in terms of clients and total assets.



BDO is an international network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms which perform professional services under the name of BDO. These firms have representation in 154 territories, with 64,300 people working out of over 1,400 offices worldwide.

Aksenov Family Foundation 

Aksenov Family Foundation is a dynamic platform which fosters cultural and social innovation. We believe in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialog, and support initiatives aimed to improve and elevate the collective urban condition through cultural and artistic initiatives.

RDI Group

RDI.Creative is the art-oriented platform of the RDI.Group, which aims to improve and enhance collective urban spaces through cultural programming, contemporary art, and educational initiatives. RDI.Creative develops a dialogue between business and culture, employing cross-generation and cross-disciplinary entities.

INVESTER United Benefits

As an integrated group, INVESTER United Benefits is an independent initiator, developer and operator of unique real estate projects across Central Europe. INVESTER United Benefits was established with the goal of creating a joint, expert-led and innovative platform for optimizing and fully realizing diverse real estate development projects.


Handmade, exclusive and innovative, this is how the jewellery of the internationally renowned brand AENEA, located at Goldgasse 15, Salzburg, can be characterized. Founder and creative mastermind Costán A. Eghiazarian designs the collections and masterpieces. The jewellery of AENEA is also available in showrooms in Vienna and London, in Gstaad as well as online


The UNIQA Group is one of the leading insurance groups in its core markets of Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). We have approximately 40 companies in 18 countries and serve about 10.1 million customers. As the biggest art insurer in Central Europe, we are leading in preserving high-quality cultural monuments and experienced in supporting excellent cultural events.


CreditPilot is a fintech company with roots and competences in telco and banking industries; our platforms are built to deliver long term business value to partners and clients. CreditPilot provides a complete digital finance ecosystem that facilitates retail and banking sectors as well as helps MNOs and MVNOs to provide financial services in high demand from their subscribers.


The HEY-U Mediagroup is one of Vienna‘s leading production companies and after three decades of experience in media-, production- and consulting sectors, it established an international partner network. Besides operating in TV-, movie-, audio and eventproductions and as an communications agency, HEY-U  runs the historical event location MARX HALLE.

The Vienna Tourist Board

The Vienna Tourist Board is the official destination marketing agency for the tourism sector of the city. It provides many service offers, tips and much information for Viennese tourist businesses.

MuseumsQuartier Wien

Spread over 90,000m2 in central Vienna and encompassing 60 cultural institutions, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the largest districts for contemporary art and culture in the world. Nothing is off limits at the MuseumsQuartier. Historic architecture meets contemporary design. High culture meets subcultures. The spectrum ranges from fine art, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, children’s culture, game culture, and street art to design and photography.

Kunstmeile Hamburg

The Kunstmeile Hamburg is made up of five renowned art institutions in the center of Hamburg. The Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg with its exhibition halls for contemporary art and photography, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg are all within walking distance of each other along the art mile. Their excellent location is an invitation to visitors to take a stroll of discovery.


Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality. A sincere interest in intelligent and sustainable design extends to every aspect of Aesop’s workings. Alongside our primary activities, we explore and support the arts as an avenue through which to inspire, learn and communicate.


It all started at Hof 8, when Johann Kattus founded a special groceries store in 1857. The imperial courts in Vienna and St. Petersburg belonged to the clientele right from the start. In 1890, the first golden pearls rose when Johann Kattus started his own sparkling wine production. In 2019, the Austrian family business, located in the 19th district of Vienna, is run by the fourth generation of Maria and Ernst Polsterer-Kattus.


The story begins in Trieste, Italy, the Adriatic port town where coffee first entered Europe, and where in 1933 company founder Francesco Illy developed the modern espresso machine. illy is where experience, taste, scientific curiosity, art and culture come together to create a multidimensional and multisensory pleasure in the cup.


Vöslauer is Austria’s favorite mineral water. Why? Because our natural mineral water is known for its purity and its particularly balanced blend of minerals. We are proud to deliver up to 2 million liters of Vöslauer Mineral Water on a peak day.


Amazing beers, plenty of creativity and urban zest for life: these are the most important ingredients for our success. As Vienna’s oldest brewery, we have been known for having the highest quality and an extraordinary diversity of flavour for over 180 years. Our brewery resides in the heart of Vienna and has developed into a pulsating event location in accordance with our cosmopolitan flair.

Supported by:

Municipal Department 7 – Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna

The Municipal Department 7 – Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna supports the art scene through viennacontemporary by contributing to the educational and networking programs.


Vienna Business Agency

The Vienna Business Agency is the first point of contact for national and international companies. It offers financial support, real estate and urban development incentives as well as free service and advice. With its creative center departure, it offers comprehensive services and networking assistance to Viennese companies in the creative industries.

ZONE1 and VIDEO supported by:

Austrian Federal Chancellery

As in recent years, the Austrian Federal Chancellery is supporting the participation of young artists from Austria in ZONE1 and further supports this years VIDEO section.

Focus supported by:

Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory

This year’s Focus presentation is kindly supported by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory and ERSTE Foundation. The Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory was founded in 2008 by Zabel family members and ERSTE Foundation. The association’s objective is to work with the heritage of Igor Zabel, an influential Slovene curator and art historian.

ERSTE Stiftung

This year’s Focus presentation is kindly supported by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory and ERSTE Foundation. As main shareholder of Erste Group ERSTE Foundation secures the independent future of one of the largest financial service providers in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. As a private Austrian savings bank foundation, ERSTE Foundation is committed to serve the common good. Contemporary culture is the experimental field of open societies. ERSTE Foundation supports projects of all kinds in the field of contemporary art. An art collection, independent project rooms and a prestigious art prize pay tribute to the still insufficiently researched and perceived socio-critical art of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Prizes 2019:

viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award

Aimed at supporting artists and galleries alike, the annual viennacontemporary | Bildrecht SOLO Award honours an artist at a turning point in his or her career as well an ambitious statement of a gallery. More information here.

Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize

Once again, the Q21 viennacontemporary Artist-in-Residence Prize in partnership with EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art will be awarded. More information here.

Official Airline:

Austrian Airlines

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+ Booking period: now until 29 September 2019
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Event partner:

Vienna Art Week

The VIENNA ART WEEK sees itself as a joint platform of the Viennese art scene and is based on a worldwide unique cooperation of all Viennese art institutions, art universities, and galleries. It offers a refreshing mix of established institutions and Vienna’s young art scene. Networking and exchange are its leitmotifs.

Vienna Humanities Festival

The Vienna Humanities Festival was launched in 2016 by the European Network of Houses for Debate “Time to Talk”, the Vienna Museum, and IWM. Every year since, in the last week of September, the festival conveys inspiring new ideas in the humanities to a broad audience, while highlighting Vienna as a truly international city, a magnet for world talent in academia, art, and culture. This year’s festival theme is: Hope and Despair/Unheil und Hoffnung.
Festival dates: 26 September–29 September 2019

curated by_2019_Circulation

Since its foundation eleven years ago, the curated by_ gallery festival has evolved into a central contemporary art event. Under the title Circulation, this year’s instalment of the festival throws a spotlight on the topics of the global circulation of money and goods, circulating data, signs, images and discourses, the circulation of cultural capital.
Opening: 12 September 2019, 6:00 – 9.00 pm
Run: 13 September–12 October 2019


The Viennese art fair and curated exhibition platform PARALLEL VIENNA takes place already for the seventh time from the 23rd until the 29th of September 2019. It invites visitors to discover art in an unconventional way. Galleries, Off-spaces and institutions present over 300 artists — emerging and established – who enter into a dialogue with the visitors as well as the building. The fair takes place in a different location every ear, this time an office building in LASSALLESTRASSE 5, 1020 Vienna. Performances, talks, guided tours and parties complete the fair program.


Austria’s largest design festival negotiates the essential and current topics of design. Designers from Vienna, Austria and all over Europe experiment, present and discuss. The VIENNA DESIGN WEEK links and activates the whole city and its creative potential. From September 27 to October 6, 2019 throughout Vienna.

Partner Institutions:


Albertina Collections Online enables you to do research in our collections, find relevant literature, and obtain profound information on photography in Austria. The databases represent a dynamically growing system whose online holdings are continuously expanded and updated.

Belvedere & Belvedere 21

Belvedere 21 – Museum of Contemporary Art is a place of artistic production, reception, and reflection. Interdisciplinary and analytical, its exhibitions focus on Austrian art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, placed in an international context.

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/MuseumsQuartier Wien

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space/MuseumsQuartier Wien hosts a program of group exhibitions curated by international curators, with a focus, since 2012, on socio-political themes and social criticism. Admission is free.

Jewish Museum Vienna

The Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna is a place of encounter, confrontation, and understanding, which seeks to raise awareness of Jewish history, religion, and culture.

Kunsthalle Wien

Kunsthalle Wien is a space which comprises the broad diversity of international contemporary art and its related contemporary discourses. To this effect, Kunsthalle Wien has been developing innovative exhibition and communication formats.


The museum and exhibition venue, founded by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and named KUNST HAUS WIEN, is one of the most important sights of the city. With its top international exhibitions of contemporary art with a focus on photography it has become an integral part of the Viennese culture scene.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien boasts exhibits spanning five millennia – from Ancient Egypt to Greek Antiquity to the late 18th century. The Picture Gallery features unique major works by Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Velázquez and Vermeer as well as the world’s largest collection of Bruegel paintings.


The Leopold Museum is a unique and active museum in the heart of Vienna and the biggest cultural magnet in the MuseumsQuartier. Besides exciting special exhibitions, it not only houses the most substantial and most important collection of Egon Schiele worldwide but also masterpieces by Gustav Klimt.

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

The MAK stands for the fruitful combination of the past with the future, of the applied arts with design, architecture, and contemporary art, something which can be clearly sensed and experienced when visiting its extensive collection, themed special exhibitions and discourse-centered program of events.

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien

The mumok is the largest museum in Central Europe for art since modernism. From Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol and Franz West, the collection and special exhibitions represent a blend of tradition and experiment, past and present.


In keeping with the motto that adorns its facade – “To every time its art. To art its freedom.” – the Secession hosts an international program that explores current forms of artistic expression. It is a sounding board for the aesthetic and critical discourses on art, culture, and society that define our era and keenly aware of their political significance.

Online Partner:


viennacontemporary is pleased to announce the official partnership with Artsy as our online partner and the exclusive host of our online preview. Artsy’s preview of viennacontemporary 2019 will be live starting Wednesday, September 18. To receive a notification to view the preview, sign up and follow the fair at:

viennacontemporary x Artsy Galleries Breakfast
Within the scope of curated by_2019 and supported by Artsy, Viennese galleries will host special morning viewings for viennacontemporary audiences. Special exhibitions conceived by international curators will be accompanied by breakfast receptions on Friday, 27 September from 10:00 am–12:00 pm.

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