Mag.art. Mag.art. KATHARINA GRUZEI


born 1983

lives and works in Linz and Vienna, Austria





2014 - Diploma in Fine Arts - Class for Experimental Art

          Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Art and Design Linz, Austria


2012 - Diploma in Cultural Studies

          Institute of Fine Arts & Cultural Studies, University of Art and Design Linz, Austria


studies abroad


2006 - Studies of Fine Art

          Art Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


2006/07 -  Visual Culture Studies and Photography

                 Masterclass of Katharina Sieverding, University of Arts, Berlin, DE







2017 - Talents Award for Fine Arts, Province of Upper Austria

2016 - Award for electronic Media, Photography and Film by the Region of Carinthia, Austria

2015 - AK Kunstpreis OÖ / Art Award of the Workers Union Upper Austria

2014 - Energie AG Award

2013 - Award for the Best Experimental Short, Nashville Filmfestival, USA

         Award for Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Artforms, City of Linz, Austria

2012 - Local Artist Award, Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz

         VAM Award for the best young Austrian Shortfilm, Vienna Independent Shorts Filmfestival

2010 - Frame Award

          Talents Award of Upper Austria

2008 - Ö1 Talents Award

          Theodor-Körner Award for Fine Arts and Artistic Photography





2017 -  Tokyo Residency of the Austrian Ministry of Cultures

2016 -  Startstipend of the Federal Ministry of Austria

2014 -  Graduates Stipend of the University of Art and Design Linz

           Fohn Stipend Vienna

2011 -   Stipend of the International Summeracademy of Fine Arts Salzburg

2007 -  Linz Export Stipend

2005 -  Stipend of the International Summeracademy of Fine Arts Salzburg





2015 -  Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, FRA

          On:site Residency Moscow, Russia, RUS

          Experimentierfeld, Garage Aarau, CHE

          Experimentierfeld, De Vondelbunker, Amsterdam, NLD

2009 - Salzamt Linz, AUT





2015  official Festivaltrailer for the Crossing Europe Filmfestival, AUT

2011   Lecture at the Center for Contemporary Art Tbilisi, GEO

2009  Lecture at the Department of comparative Literature, Stanford University, USA

2009  Teaching assistant, Summeracademy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Photography Class Ines Doujak






Art Brussels

Art Cologne

Moving Image London





Charim Gallery Vienna

Sixpackfilm Vienna

Visualcontainer Milan




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