A city known for its architecture, music, and paintings switches focus to another art form for around four weeks at the Foto Wien photography festival.
- A long celebration of photography around Vienna
- Exhibitions, workshops, talks and more
- 2023 dates: June 1-30
- See also:
A celebration of photography
(Home of the 2023 festival HQ)
Organised by FOTO ARSENAL WIEN, consider Foto Wien a celebration of the art of photography, a showcase for photographic initiatives and photographers, and a focus for all those with a love of the medium to come together at talks, workshops, exhibitions etc.
What do you get?
To give you an idea of what to expect, over 160 exhibitions and 300 events were scheduled at the 2022 event. Two particular thematic highlights were Female Photographers in Focus and Rethinking Nature.
Browse the festival website to review the full programme for 2023 (once available). As you explore the exhibition listings, look out for some unusual venues that might include the likes of Café Prückel (one of Vienna’s great coffee houses and a 2022 participant).
Although activities take place across the city, Foto Wien has a festival HQ with its own events.
The 2019 festival centre occupied the former Post Office Savings Bank (Postsparkasse), itself an iconic piece of architecture and design by Otto Wagner. In 2022, the honour passed to the Atelier Augarten, the former studio complex of the sculptor Gustinus Ambrosi.
In 2023, it’s within the MuseumsQuartier, a (possibly *the*) hotbed of contemporary art in Vienna.
2023 tickets and dates
The next Foto Wien takes place across all of June, 2023. This will be the third edition.
See the website for the 2023 situation regarding tickets and access to individual events, once available.
How to get to Foto Wien
The 2023 festival headquarters are rather central. Check the main MuseumsQuartier article for travel tips.
Address: Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna (2023 festival HQ)