Jury FOTO WIEN 2023

Jury FOTO WIEN 2023

Anja Manfredi


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Artist, Director of the School for Artistic Photography Friedl Kubelka, Vienna

Anja Manfredi (*1978 in Lienz) lives and works in Vienna. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Eva Schlegel and Josephine Pryde (1999-2005). Before that she graduated from the Friedl Kubelka School of Artistic Photography (1998/99), whose artistic director she took over in 2010. From 2004 to 2010 Manfredi worked in the collective of FOTOGALERIE WIEN. In 2022 she received her doctorate with Geste im Bild under Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna at the Institute for Art and Cultural Studies. Local and international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions Kunstforum Vienna, Lumen South Tyrol, House of Arts Brno, Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Participation in exhibitions including Kunststiftung DZ Bank, Fotohof Salzburg, Kunst Haus Wien, Galerie Charim Wien, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla, Fotomuseum Winterthur. Manfredi is the winner of the Outstanding Artist Award of the Austrian State for art photography (2017) and the sponsorship grant of the Kunststiftung DZ Bank (2021/22).

Walter Moser


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Head of the Albertina Photo Collection

Walter Moser has been chief curator of the Albertina's photo collection, Vienna, since 2011. He studied art history at the universities of Vienna and Rome and was subsequently a research assistant at the Wien Museum and the Austrian Film Museum. For the Albertina, he has realised the following exhibition projects, among others: Blow-Up - Antonioni's Film Classics and Photography (2014), Lee Miller (2015), Helen Levitt (2019) and Faces. The Power of the Face (2021). He is currently working on a retrospective of the work of media artist VALIE EXPORT. He is the author of essays and publications on 20th century photography and teaches at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Moritz Stipsicz


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Managing Director Leopold Museum, Vienna

Moritz Stipsicz is a museum manager and art producer. With a background in economics, he founded Momentum, a contemporary photography gallery, in 2005, which he managed for several years. Since 2009, he has commissioned, curated and produced contemporary art projects for public and private institutions and advises institutions and collections in their development. For the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation, Stipsicz directed the international pavilion projects and built the exhibition space in Vienna's Augarten, among other projects. As part of his practice Büro für Kunst, he realized exhibition projects at the Josephinum, launched an art project in Vienna's Karlskirche, and curated Wienerberger’s collection of contemporary photography. In 2014, he founded Phileas - A Fund for Contemporary Art, an independent philanthropic organization that raises private funds for the production and acquisition of contemporary art for public collections and international biennials. Since 2020, Stipsicz has been managing director of the Leopold Museum.

Sabine B. Vogel


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Art historian and art critic

Sabine B. Vogel is art historian and art critic for, among others, Kunstforum, Die Presse, NZZ. Art history studies at the Ruhr University in Bochum; PHD 2009 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna on Biennials - Art in World Format (Springer Verlag). 2009-2019 President of AICA AUSTRIA; 2003-2021 teaching at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Publications: Die Macht des Ornaments (Belvedere, 2009), Political Patterns (ifa Berlin/Stuttgart, 2011). Published in the Kunstforum so far Global Art (Vol. 220, 2013), Boundless Sculpture (Vol. 229, 2014), Commissioned Art (Vol. 244, 2017), co-editor Moderne Reloaded (vol. 252, 2018), Quo Vadis Biennale? (Vol. 271, 2020), Leonardo in the laboratory (Bed. 277, 2021)


Luisa Ziaja


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Chief Curator Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Vienna

Luisa Ziaja is an art historian, curator, university lecturer and author. She has been Chief Curator of the Austrian Gallery Belvedere since December 2022, where she was Curator of Contemporary Art since 2013. She has also been co-director of the postgraduate master's programme in exhibition theory and practice /ecm - educating, curating, managing at the University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2006. In her curatorial and discursive work she deals, among other things, with the relationship between contemporary art, society and (historical) politics as well as with the history and theories of exhibiting. Luisa Ziaja is the author and co-editor of numerous exhibition catalogues and anthologies on contemporary artistic and curatorial practice, art and exhibition theory, including the publication series curating. ausstellungstheorie & praxis in Edition Angewandte / de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston.

Felix Hoffmann


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Art Historian and Cultural Scientist, Artistic Director FOTO ARSENAL WIEN

Felix Hoffmann is an image and cultural scientist and the first artistic director of the FOTO ARSENAL WIEN, which opens in 2024. As part of the Krupp Foundation's Museum Curators for Photography programme, he has worked at the Fotomuseum in Munich, the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden and the Museum Folkwang in Essen. From 2005 to 2022 he was chief curator of the C/O Berlin Foundation, where he was responsible for exhibitions, programmes and strategy. He co-initiated C/O Berlin's Talents programme for young photographers and art critics and has curated numerous international exhibitions, including Nan Goldin (2009), Robert Mapplethorpe, Peter Lindbergh (2011), Gordon Parks (2014) and Ren Hang and Elfie Semotan (2018), as well as thematic exhibitions such as eerily familiar. Images of Terror (2011), The Last Image. Photography and Death (2018) or Send me an Image. From Postcards to Social Media (2020). Hoffmann is the editor or author of numerous books and texts.