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Brigitte Kowanz

Visual Artist

Brigitte Kowanz (*1957, Vienna) studied at the Academy of Applied Art, Vienna (1975–1980) and has worked as Professor for Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna since 1997. In 2009 she was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Fine Arts (Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis). The main theme of Brigitte Kowanz’s works is the different visual forms which light can take. To the CeMM Brain Lounge she contributed a light installation as a loan.

“The artistic exploration of the present, its foundations, ideas, materials and technologies is a prerequisite for the framing of questions that can also continue to gain significance in the future.”