Born 1984, lives and works in Vienna. Michaela Putz studied Art & Science at the University of Applied Art and Communication and Political Science in Vienna. In her works, she is interested in the self-image of humans in times of ongoing virtualization. She examines the reflections on the surfaces of contemporary communication technology, searching for the contrast between the warm and alive human bodies leaving stains of fat and dirt on the sleek and cool surfaces of the screens. In her photographic works, she captures and transforms the smudged traces we leave on those screen through our bodily interaction with these machines. Through the reflections, layers are being added to create images of mystical black mirrors. Her works have been exhibited in various shows internationally, including: Ars Electronica Festival Linz 2018 (Bildrecht Gallery Space), Künstlerhaus Wien, WUK, WL4 Art Space in Shipyard (Dansg, Poland), Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL), VBKÖ, Blütengasse 9 or BETON7 in Athens (Athens Photo Festival 2018). She received grants from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and got awarded with the Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst Burgenland 2018.


Michaela Putz is member of 280A Collective

Selected works are available at ARCC.art



-> UPCOMING 2019

January: Kontrapunkte - OHO Oberwart

February: Artist Symposium VACANT DREAM STATE, Azores (with 280A)

February: VACANT DREAM STATE - EIKON Showroom (with 280A)

March-May: VERRAT DER FOTOGRAFIE - Kunstraum Nestroyhof an exhibition of Foto Wien

March-April: My Point of View - Galerie Arcc.art, an exhibition of Foto Wien

July: NANO // REVOLUTIONS - Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Uruguay

October: Solo Show at Bildraum01, Vienna



2014 - 2017, Master student Art & Science with Virgil Widrich, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; finished June 2017

2011 - 2013, Printmaking class at the Vienna Art School

2002 - 2007, Communication science and political science, University Vienna, finished June 2007




2016, Folding Landscapes, NOUS, Vienna




- kunst hilft. Auktion gegen Armut - Galerie Arcc.art

- Schriftbilder - Projektraum Burgenland, Eisenstadt

- HÖHEN & TIEFEN - exhibiton with David Osthoff at projectcell36, Operngasse, Vienna

- CONNECTION - Oliwski Ratusz Kultury, WL4 Mleczny Piotr, Dansg/Poland

- Traces of Seemingly Insignificant Gestures at the Ars Electronica Festival 2018, Bildrecht - Gallery Space, Linz

- VARIO, Unseen Amsterdam's CO-OP with 280A Collective, Amsterdam/Netherlands

- "Just a little bit... respect" - Exhibition of the 18th EU-Art Network Artist Symposium, Cselley Mühle Oslip, Burgenland

- The Infernal Machine, BETON7 (Athens Photo Festival), Athen/Greece

- Studio visit of Kunsthalle K2



- ARCC.art Christmas Shopping - ARCC.art , Kaiserstraße 76, Vienna

- LIQUID LANDSCAPES - Showroom Ruby Marie, Vienna, with 280A Collective

- The Essence, Annual exhibition of the University of Applied Arts – Alte Post, Vienna

- Diploma exhibition – Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna

- ARCC.art - Kaiserstraße, Vienna



- Breaking Patterns - impact hub vienna

- Non-Lieux - Johnstraße 31, Vienna

- [dis]placement, Information through Sound - Citygate, Vienna

- Ethereal Synthesis - Gathering of the Church of Genetic Entanglement - grundsteinsieben, Vienna

- Junge Kunst - OHO, Oberwart



- TERRITORY - Blütengasse 9, Vienna

- IT IS 3 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT, Aesthetic Insurgency - Blütengasse 9, Vienna

- Junge Kunst international - OHO Oberwart, Burgenland

- CONSEQUENTIAL CHOICES, Versions of Atlas Making - AIL (Angewandte Innovation Lab), Vienna



- Innovationspreistage .14 - WUK, Vienna

- The Balls Are Ours - VBKÖ, Vienna



- Krieg gegen Kinder - Künstlerhaus, Vienna

- Barfuß auf Seide - Korea Kulturhaus, Vienna




- Changing Worlds Conference 2015 - Palais Strozzi, Vienna

- TEDxViennaSalon CITYx - MAK, Vienna



2018, Förderpreis für Bildende Kunst Burgenland

2018, Unseen Art Trail, powered by Tesla (with 280A)

2018, Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival 2018

2017, Grant of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

2015, Project Grant of the University of Applied Arts Vienna

2014, 2nd place of Innovationspreis der IG Kultur Wien for the collective project „Krieg gegen Kinder“



2018, eu-art network Artist Symposium, Oslip, Burgenland

2018, Artist Residency at Joya:AiR in Andalusia, Spain

2018, Artist Residency/Symposium in Cassis, France, with 280A Artspace

2016, Artist Residency at Hangar in Lisbon, Portugal



2018, Sentimental Defense, 280A, Issue #3

2018, Courage, Courage, Elevate Festival Magazine, 280A

2017 Squaring the Circle Pt. 2: Liquid Landscape, 280A, Issue #2



2018, Interview with SONDER.BIO

2018, Interview with global art fair



Works in private collections

2 works in collection of ING DiBa (with 280A)