UPCOMING: 10.3.–29.4.2018

Horáková + Maurer

The works shown for the first time in this exhibition at Camera Austria go back to the years 1996 to 2000, when Tamara Horáková + Ewald Maurer started intensively exploring the properties of Polaroid TPX radiographic slide film, which lends the exhibition its name. It is an exposure technique originating from the medical field or […]


13.2.2018, 6 pm

Markus Krottendorfer: Golden Years – Surprise Pink
An evening with 6 slide shows and music

The performative slide shows by Markus Krottendorfer, situated between photography and film, show “common” places (or non-places) taken from everyday life like bus terminals, fish markets, or shopping centers which are then juxtaposed with architectural manifestations of power like military bases or financial hubs. Here he is not concerned primarily with the various architectural structures, […]


6.2.2018, 6 pm

Exhibition tour
Un-Curating the Archive II: 1990 – 2002
with Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch

In the context of the two-part exhibition project “Un-Curating the Archive,” Camera Austria has digitalized and published a large portion of its archive. This makes Camera Austria one of the few organizations, if not the only one, in the realm of contemporary art in Austria that has made their archive openly available to the public […]


published on 19.12.2017

140 | 2017

“There are people who want the past to be repeated, so they ensure that we cannot remember it,” as Priya Basil notes in Lettre International No. 118, citing Paul Krugman. I can hardly imagine a more apt description of the consolidation of reactionary political powers, now playing out in Austria as well, on the heels […]


published on 21. December 2017

Özlem Altin: Dance

Özlem Altin develops her publications, and also her exhibitions, from her collection of images, both her own and found ones. Based on this collection, she has been conducting experiments in which each image assumes its own position, in reference either to the surrounding images or to other present images in order to open up space […]



CURRENT 8.12.2017–18.2.2018

Un-Curating the Archive II

Although archives safeguard and preserve documents, they are not always accessible to the public, or else access to these documents is considerably restricted. So archives regulate the relationship between the visible, the accessible, and the concealed. For this reason, it is often exceedingly difficult to reconstruct the histories/stories of institutions. Since the year 2017, Camera […]



Magazine Release Party and Special Pre-Christmas Back Issue Sale

Our winter issue is out soon! We are happy to announce Camera Austria International No. 140 with contributions by Estelle Blaschke, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Miki Kratsman, Armin Linke, Shveta Sarda, and Raqs Media Collective. Plus: forum, exhibitions, books. Additionally, we invite you to our special Christmas sale with a variety of back issues from recent years, […]

Camera Austria Award

Award ceremony on 6. December 2017

Jochen Lempert

The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz, which is awarded biennially, will be bestowed on German artist Jochen Lempert in 2017. The jury founded their decision to honour Jochen Lempert with this award on the following statement: “Jochen Lempert (b. 1958) has a degree in biology and since the early […]



Projection at Vienna Art Week: Christina Werner. The Boys Are Back

Special Project in the framework of Vienna Art Week, presented by Camera Austria International with the kind support of Wedia – visuelle Großflächenwerbung / Beamboards Right-wing populist politicians in Europe owe their success partly to their media presence. Christina Werner analyses recurring strategies of staging and representation, as well as gestures, facial expressions, rhetoric, and symbols. Since 2010 she has been working […]



Paris Photo 2017

The twenty-first edition of  Paris Photo, will be held from 9 to 12 November 2017.  The fair unites 159 international galleries and thirty publishers to present artists and books in the historic Grand Palais in the heart of Paris. Camera Austria will attend Paris Photo 2017 and present the current issue Camera Austria International Nr. 139 […]



Özlem Altin

Camera Austria has invited the Berlin-based artist Özlem Altin to participate in an exhibition project in September 2017, which is being produced and shown in collaboration with the steirischer herbst festival. The starting point for the endeavour is an exploration of the Camera Austria archive, which is made available to the artist as a kind […]


Published on 13.9.2017

139 | 2017

In the year 2014, we presented the exhibition “The Militant Image: Picturing What Is Already Going On, Or The Poetics of the Militant Image” together with Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter, Jeff Derksen, and Helmut Weber), along with a publication of the same name. The focus here was on the militant image both as a condition […]



Frieze London 2017

From 5 to 8 October 2017 Camera Austria International will be present with the current issue 139 as well as some recent back issues at Frieze London 2017 at Regent’s Park, London. In its fifteenth edition, more than 160 leading galleries from 31 countries will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists, enhanced by a curated non-profit programme, […]



Vienna Contemporary and New York Art Book Fair 2017

We are happy to present the current issue Camera Austria International 139, recent publications from the Edition Camera Austria, and a selection of works from our artist’s edition in Vienna and New York. At this year’s edition of Vienna Contemporary, more than 110 galleries and institutions from 27 countries will showcase the works of over […]


19.9.2017, 6 pm

Book presentation
Erwin Polanc: 8630 Mariazell

8630 Mariazell Fotohof edition, Salzburg, 2017. With a contribution by Ulrich Tragatschnig and a conversation between Erwin Polanc and Christian Hoffelner (germ. /eng.). 120 pages, 29,5 × 22,5 cm, numerous colour illustrations ISBN 978-3-902993-44-1 The focal point of my work is the (Austrian federal province) of Styria. I try and process or address many of […]


9.9.2017, 16:00–21:00

Camera Austria International at the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie

In the framework of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, on view from 9 September 2017 in Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, and Heidelberg, we present the latest issue of Camera Austria International 139 (out 13 September). Reinhard Braun will join a conversation with Sven Johne, Florian Ebner, and members of the Migrant Image Research Group. The Biennale, curated by Florian Ebner, Christin Müller, Fabian […]


Miss Read: 14.-16.7.2017 / Presentation: 15.7.2017

Miss Read 2017 with a presentation of Censored Realities: A Book Project by Alice Maude-Roxby and Stefanie Seibold

In Censored Realities, the complete texts accompanying photographer Berenice Abbott’s famous modernist documentary project Changing New York are published for the first time. Abbott’s partner, journalist and art critic Elizabeth McCausland, had completed a full set of captions that were to serve as critical-poetic commentaries alongside the images, but eventually they were edited out by […]