Patrick Topitschnig is a vienna-based filmmaker, photographer and audio artist whose works also include collaborations for theatre projects.


After he finished his studies in Commercial Information Technology he studied Intermedia Art and Narrative Film in Vienna and Berlin under the likes of Bernhard Leitner, Erwin Wurm, Constanze Ruhm and Thomas Arslan. He made his diploma with the experimental video Right to Hospitality in 2012.


He received several awards, such as the Fred Adlmüller Grant or the Ursula Blickle Preis for his video Concision of the Whole (2007) (Zerschneidung des Ganzen).


In 2013 he was granted the Starter Stipendia for video and media art (Austrian Federal Ministry for Culture and Arts).


He works primarily in video and sound which are often employed in installative contexts. His work centers on direct physical experience and immediate reception, as well as on enduring time and the measure of passing time respectively. They do so on a visual or on an acoustic basis. Permanent repetitions or continuous oscillations constitute a recurrent theme.


        Exhibitions (selection)


2019  BLICKLE ARCHIVE SERIES #33 - Patrick Topitschnig, Blickle Kino - 21er Haus, Wien, AT

2017 „Subsidence“, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne, AU

2016 „The inscrutable sea”, Gotische Halle, Graz, AT

2016 „Careful, Icarus.”, KUBE, Bucharest, RO

2015 „The fish did not even taste of fish anymore”, UBIK Space, Vienna, AT

2013 „Things you should know“, Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne, AU

2013 „HAFEN“, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne, AU

2009  „Patrick Topitschnig – Surroundings“, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, AT



2021 „Apeiron - Why Austrians Now? - Austrian Expedition 2021", The Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Vilnius, LT

2021 40 Fotogalerie Wien, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, AT

2021  „Heute denken morgen weg“, Goto, Westbahnstrasse 7, Vienna, AT

2021 „Huddle“, Magyar Mühely Galeria, Budapest, HU

2021 „Screening“ - Patrick Topitschnig, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark

2021 Parallel 2021, Semmelweisklinik Vienna, AT

2021 Weisses Rauschen, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, AT

2020 REAKTOR International Film Festival 2020, Reaktor, Vienna, AT

2020 Mit Bergen den Blick reparieren, Kunstverein Kärnten, Klagenfurt, AT

2019 WIENER SALON #1, Rue Maes, Brüssel, BE

2019 Klangmanifeste, Echoraum Wien, Wien, AT

2018 KinoMX, Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo, Mexico-City, MX

2018 photo graz 018., Minoritenkonvent, Graz, AT

2018 „BACK TO ATHENS - Sent from my IPhone?“, Vissis & Agathonos, Athens, GR

2018 "Presence and Appearance", Trautenfels Castle – Universalmuseum Joanneum, Trautenfels, AT

2018 Diagonale’18, Graz, AT

2017 „AMUSEMENT PARK“ - Top Kino, Vienna, AT

2017 SIMULTAN FESTIVAL XII. _ POSSIBLE FUTURES _, Teatrul National Timisoara Sala 2, Timisoara, RO

2017 ORF Lange Nacht der Museen, kunstGarten, Graz, AT

2017 Vienna Biennale 2017 - "ich weiß nicht [I don’t know] - Growing Relations between Things", MAK,Vienna, AT

2017 23. International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Gabrovo, BG

2017 Parallel Vienna, Artist Statement, Former Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, AT

2017 "Something is trying to tell us some things, Five Walls", Melbourne, AUT

2017 Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE

2017 Fuse 2017, Royal College of Music Stockholm, Stockholm, SE

2017 Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, FR

2016 Promotional Prize of the Province of Styria for Contemporary Fine Arts, Neue Galerie, Graz, AT

2015 „wherethereisawill“, Video of the month – das weisse haus, Vienna, AT

2015 „NO NO NOISE - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Void”, Mo.e, Vienna, AT

2014 Textfilm Made in Austria 2., Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT

2014 TExTFiLM KiNO by ART VISUALS & POETRY, Bramberg, AT

2014 „Forest & Man: Concepts of here or now“, Trautenfels Castle – Universalmuseum Joanneum, Trautenfels, AT

2014 „MAKE BELIVE IT`S NOTHING“, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne, AU

2013 „slctdby”, Prawneg & Wolf, Bruneck, IT

2013 HUBERT SIELECKI AWARD 2013, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT


2013 Cinema Next, Film Night in Wulfenia, Klagenfurt, AT

2012 Cinema Next, Supporting Film, Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten, AT

2012 End of year exhibition, BV-Gallery, Klagenfurt, AT

2012 filmzeitkaufbeuren 2012, Kaufbeuern, DE

2012 REHEAT, Kleylehof, Nickelsdorf, AT

2012 BA Art Award, Galerie 3, Klagenfurt, AT

2012 HUBERT SIELECKI AWARD 2012, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT

2011 Klangmanifeste, Echoraum Vienna, Vienna, AT

2011 Opening of 21 Product Gallery, 21 Product Gallery, Shanghai, CN

2011 16. KomponistInnenforum Mittersill, Mittersill, Salzburg, AT

2011 „Film Stills“, TOP KINO, Vienna, AT

2011 „ANFANG DAZWISCHEN UND ENDE“, Garelligasse 6, Vienna, AT

2011 „BYOB“, Hotel Sahara, Munich, DE

2010 „Der alte Mann und das Meer“, Center of documentation for modern art, St. Pölten, AT

2010 „0049 - Berlin Calling“ , Forgotten Bar, Berlin, DE

2010 „EIGHTEEN“, Fluc, Vienna, AT

2008 „Beletage“ Vorgartenstrasse 217, Vienna, AT

2008 „Ursula Blickle Videopreis 2008“, Kunsthalle Wien, Ursula Blickle Videolounge, Vienna, AT

2008 „Klassengesellschaft“ Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, AT

2008 „ARTmART“ Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT

2008 „Voodoo Tales“ (Sound-Installation),  C17, Vienna, AT

2008 „Die Zelle“–Verein Zur Förderung von Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Vienna, AT

2008 „Screenin“, Fluc, Vienna, AT

2008 „You´re a mess honey“, Grundsteinsieben, Vienna, AT

2008 „Performance Pool II“, Die Brut, Konzerthaus Vienna, AT

2008 „Rundgang der Akademie für Bildenden Künste“, Academy of Fine Arts, AT

2008 „Course of Intervention“, KargArt Istanbul, TR

2007 „Beobachtung - Kontrolle – Überwachung“, Alte Saline, Salzburg, AT

2007 „Misused Media“, Sterngasse 13, Vienna, AT

2007 „Heinestraße“ Heinestraße 25/4-6, Vienna, AT



         Awards / Stipendia (selection)

2022   Artist in Residence - Flux Factory, New York, USA (Styrian government grant)

2021   Artist in Residence, ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark

2021   Artist in Residence, Budapesti Történeti Múzeum/Budapest Galéria, Budapest

2017   Honorable Mention: rumor macchina, 23. International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Gabrovo, BG

2016   Shortlisted: Promotional Prize of the Province of Styria for Contemporary Fine Arts

2015   Film-Fellowship in Bucharest, Romania (Styrian government grant)

2013   STARTstipendium for Video- and Media Art (Government grant for Video- and Media Art)

2013   Artist in Residence, Melbourne, Australien (RMIT University & AIR Krems)

2013   Gerhard Jaschke “Poetry-Film“ award for The right to hospitality

2013    IFFI Talent Campus (International Film Festival Innsbruck)

2012    Shortlisted: OE1 Talent-Award

2012    Shortlisted: HUBERT SIELECKI Award

2012    Shortlisted: BA Art Award, Galerie 3, Klagenfurt

2009    Foreign Exchange Grant in Berlin (UdK Berlin)

2009    Grant of the International Summer Academy Salzburg with ZAHO LIANG

2009    Finalist of the „Wien Energie“ short film competition

2008    Ursula Blickle Video Award for Concision of the whole

2008    International OpenArt Residency, Euboi, Greece

2007    Grant of the International Summer Academy Salzburg with VALIE EXPORT

2007    Fred Adlmüller Stipendia from the University for Applied Arts

2007    Academic achievement scholarship of the University for Applied Arts


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