julia gaisbacher

Julia Gaisbacher is a visual artist who reflects on urbanism and housing. 

At the center of her working method are extensive research and long-term observations that focus on architecture and the urban landscape as a human living environment. The starting point is always photography.

Julia uses digital image files as raw material and experiments with printing processes, support materials, and, ultimately, installations. This allows her to combine two-dimensional images with three-dimensional objects.

Depending on the project theme, she uses materials that she comes across during the research relating to the theme, place, or time. The final work manifests in the forms of prints, installations, artist books and films. 


Julia Gaisbacher lives and works in Vienna (AT).

She studied Art History (M.A.) at the University of Graz (AT) and Three-Dimensional Work / Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden (DE) and LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (BE). She was a masters student of Prof. Martin Honert at the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden.


She has received the Theodor-Körner-Fond Prize for Visual Art (2021), a State Scholarship for Photography from the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria (2020), an Acquisition Prize as part of the “Contemporary Visual Art Award of the State of Styria” (2019), the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Recognition Art Award (2018), and the Promotion Prize for Photography of the City of Graz (2016).


In 2021, the photo-text book "One Day You Will Miss Me" was published by Camera Austria. In 2023, Julia Gaisbacher's first photo book "My Dreamhouse is not a House" was published by Berlin-based publisher The Velvet Cell, which was nominated for four international photo book awards (PhotoEspaña, Les Recontres Photographiques d' Arles,  Germanys most beautiflul books, Encontros da Imagem, Braga). The book was also awarded the Bronze Medal of the German Photo Book Award 2023.  



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