published on 11.9.2019

147 | 2019

The positioning of the self in relation to its surroundings is the theme dealt with by the artists presented in Camera Austria International No. 147. They reflect on these relations from different angles: sometimes highly impartially and from an everyday standpoint, and other times from a predominately conceptual perspective. By localizing one’s own self within […]

Camera Austria Award

Award ceremony on 6. December 2019

Lebohang Kganye

The Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz, which is awarded biennially, will be bestowed on Lebohang Kganye (born 1990 in Katlehong, ZA) in 2019. The jury founded their decision to honour Lebohang Kganye with this award on the following statement: “Lebohang Kganye’s animated photography offers an inventive look into her […]


CURRENT: 14.9.–17.11.2019

Peggy Buth
Vom Nutzen der Angst – The Politics of Selection

The very title of the current project by Peggy Buth, “Vom Nutzen der Angst – The Politics of Selection” (2014–19), of which an updated segment is being shown at Camera Austria, makes it clear that the artist is one of the most politically defiant of her generation in Germany. How are urban planning, economy, racism, […]



Mladen Bizumic / Sophie Thun
Interiors of Photography

This exhibition brings together two artists living in Vienna who, though in different ways and from different perspectives, are nevertheless very comprehensively addressing central aspects of the photographic. In recent years, Mladen Bizumic has been intensely studying the details of Kodak’s company history, for which the first digital camera was developed as well. The company […]


published on 12.6.2019

146 | 2019

The close relationship shared by photography and literature is the focus of the summer issue of Camera Austria International. Some contributions gathered here take a literary approach, others a photographic one, yet all explore what is playing out at the interface between the two mediums and the ensuing narratives. Documentary photos unfold as adventurous narratives […]


published on 3.6.2019

Martin Behr, Martin Osterider: Triester 14

Since 2003 the artists Martin Behr and Martin Osterider, both born 1964 in Graz, have been embarking on photographic forays—independently of one another and on a regular basis—through the Gries neighborhood in the eponymous district of Graz where they both grew up. They always take paths familiar to them from their childhood. The project “Triester” […]


11.5. – 16.6.2019

LISTE – Art Fair Basel 2019

LISTE – Art Fair Basel is the international leading fair for new discoveries in contemporary art. Every year since 1996, a younger generation of galleries exhibits artists who are outstanding representatives of the latest developments and tendencies in contemporary art. For gallerists, participating at LISTE is an opportunity to network globally and present their programme […]


published on 13.3.2019

145 | 2019

The contributions to the March issue of Camera Austria International probe the terrain between photography and cinematography; the themes of the artists introduced here range from the effects of historical photography and its usurpation for the causes of political ideology through the violent permeation of landscape and on to the initiation of a fictive dialogue […]



Maria Hahnenkamp

Maria Hahnenkamp counts among the generation of artists whose work is already fundamentally shaped by feminist discourse. Her exploration of photography and of photographic image politics is thus also an examination of female image typologies. Instead of thematizing counter-images here, she is concerned with a manner of exposing the structural violence of the photographic images […]


4.6.2019, 6 pm

Artist’s talk Lydia Reinprecht

In the frame of our ongoing cooperation, the Kulturvermittlung Steiermark will be our guest for an artist’s talk with Lydia Reinprecht in the scope of her current exhibition “Eis” (Ice), which is on view at the photo gallery in Graz City Hall from May 14 until June 14, 2019.  


4.5. – 26.5.2019

Mara Novak
one to one goes one to ten

The exhibition “one to one goes one to ten” concludes a process that began in spring 2018 with the show “one to ten goes one to one” in the Gotische Halle in Graz. It is characteristic of Mara Novak’s work that she often develops and presents her photographs with and in concrete spaces, as an […]


21.5.2019, 6 pm

Lecture Bas Princen: Central Perspectives

Bas Princen will be holding a workshop at Camera Austria for IZK, TU Graz, students. The workshop deals with the (im) possibility of photographing nature in our day and age, and with its effect on the production and dissemination of images. In his lecture “Central Perspectives,” Princen will speak about his own work, specifically about […]


14.5.2019, 6 pm

Oliver Ressler
Barricading the Ice Sheets

In April Oliver Ressler started working on a PEEK project he initiated, “Barricading the Ice Sheets,” which is set to last three years. “Barricading the Ice Sheets” is a research endeavor by this artist and filmmaker featuring the international activities of the climate movement with a focus on the role played by artists and cultural […]


7.4.–17.5.2019, Landskrona Foto

Pierre Bourdieu: In Algeria. Testimonies of Uprooting.

The exchange between Camera Austria, Fondation Bourdieu and the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu between 2000 and 2002 led to a comprehensive project: he entrusted his entire archive of photographs taken during his fieldwork in Algeria between the years of 1958 and 1961 to Camera Austria with the intention of exhibiting and publishing these photographs for […]


3.5. – 5.5.2019


MISS READ: The Berlin Art Book Fair brings together a wide selection of the most interesting artists/authors, artist periodicals and art publishers and is accompanied by a series of lectures, discussions, book launches and workshops exploring the boundaries of contemporary publishing and the possibilities of the book. Camera Austria will be part of the fair […]


2.5. – 6.5.2019

Frieze New York 2019

Featuring leading galleries from 26 countries, Frieze New York showcases an extraordinary cross-section of work, from today’s most exciting emerging artists to seminal figures of the twentieth century. Building on Frieze’s history as a platform for discovery and challenging the traditional art fair format, the eighth edition introduces new curators and collaborations with leading museum […]


published on 08. March 2019

Maria Hahnenkamp: What Does Photography Mean Here?

For many years, the artist has been investigating the possibilities presented by the photographic dispositif, with different visual regimes, or shadow and mirror formations, playing an essential role in the construction of (not only female) identity. In her photographic, textual, and haptic works, Hahnenkamp leads us through various reductions of the rendered material, thematizing not […]