Born 1984, lives and works in Vienna. Michaela Putz studied Art & Science at the University of Applied Art after studying Communication and Political Science at the University of Vienna. In her work she deals with the the interaction of digital images, memory and the surfaces of screens with the means of photography, painting and digital post-processing. Her works have been shown in various group and solo exhibitions within Austria and abroad, such as Bildraum01 (Vienna, Austria), Parallel Vienna, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (Montevidéo, Uruguay), TAF The Art Foundation (Athens Photo Festival 2019), Galerie Rudolf Leeb (Vienna), Kunstraum Nestroyhof (Vienna), Museum for Modern Art (St. Pölten, Austria), Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria) and more. Michaela Putz got awarded with the annual award for Fine Art of Burgenland in 2018 and received the START-grant for photography of the Austrian Chancellery in 2019.

photo (c) Eva Kelety, Bildrecht

2014 - 2017, Master program Art & Science with Virgil Widrich, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; finished June 2017
2002 - 2007, Communication science and political science, University Vienna, finished June 2007

2020, Pop-up Exhibition & Presentation - XYZ Books / a ilha, Lisbon/Portugal (in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Lisbon)
2016, Folding Landscapes, NOUS, Vienna

Group shows
CEREBRO CON HUEVO - organized by Maximilian León (OFFSHOREd), New Jörg and Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City
CHURCH OF EGO - U10 Art Space, Belgrade (280A)
NEVERMORE - VENT GALLERY, Parallel Vienna 2019
GUMBALLMACHINE - Kaeshmesh, Vienna
NANO//REVOLUTIONS - Espacio de Arte Contemoáneo, Montevidéo, Uruguay
Drowning land - breathing water - TAF The Art Foundation, Athens/Greece, Athens Photo Festival 2019
My point of view - Galerie, FOTO WIEN
THE SECRET SHOW - FOTO WIEN Festivalzentrale, Museum Postsparkasse
VACANT DREAM STATE - EIKON Schaufenster (with 280A), FOTO WIEN
Kontrapunkte - OHO Oberwart
kunst hilft. Auktion gegen Armut - Galerie
Schriftbilder - Projektraum Burgenland, Eisenstadt
HÖHEN & TIEFEN - exhibiton with David Osthoff at projectcell36, Operngasse, Vienna
CONNECTION - Oliwski Ratusz Kultury, WL4 Mleczny Piotr, Gdanks/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
/2017 Christmas Shopping - , 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 - 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

2019, START-Stipendium (Foto) by BKA (Austrian Federal Chancellery)
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“

2020, XYZ Book Residency, Lisbon, Portugal - in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Lisbon
2019, VACANT DREAM STATE, with 280A
2018, eu-art network Artist Symposium, Oslip, Burgenland
2018, Artist Residency/Symposium in Cassis, France, with 280A
2016, Artist Residency at Hangar in Lisbon, Portugal

2019, VACANT DREAM STATE, 280A, Issue #4
2018, Sentimental Defense, 280A, Issue #3
2018, Courage, Courage, Elevate Festival Magazine, 280A
2017,  Squaring the Circle Pt. 2: Liquid Landscape, 280A, Issue #2

Media Coverage
2018, ORF Burgenland

// Collections
Work in collection of Land Burgenland
Works in collection of ING DiBa (with 280A)
Several works in private collections