A five-member jury reviews the submitted proposals and selects the projects to be included in the festival program and catalogue.
Berthold Ecker, b. Linz, 1961, studied art history and ethnology at the University of Vienna. He joined the Visual Arts section of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna in 1991 and has been its director since 2003. In 2007, he founded the MUSA for the collection of contemporary art of the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna, which he directs.
Photo © Andrea Freiberger
Anja Manfredi, b. 1978. Artist; studied with Friedl Kubelka at the School for Artistic Photography, Vienna, and with Eva Schlegel at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. 2004–2010 in the curatorial team of Fotogalerie Wien, since 2010 director of the Artistic Photography class at Friedl Kubelka’s school, Vienna.
Photo © Judith Stehlik
Walter Moser, b. 1979, is a photography historian. After studying art history in Vienna and Rome, he was a freelance associate of the Wien Museum until 2007. 2008–2011 he worked as a scholarly assistant in the photography collection at the Austrian Film Museum. He has directed the photography collection at the Albertina, Vienna, since 2011.
Photo © Vera Brandner
Verena Kaspar-Eisert, b. 1981, studied art history at the University of Vienna. After working at the Gallery Knoll she worked for Gallery Krinzinger and did numerous freelance exhibition projects. 2005–2011 she was production manager and curator at Kunstraum Niederösterreich. 2011–2014 management of Gallery OstLicht and 2012–2014 also of WestLicht, museum of photography. Since 2014 she is curator at KUNST HAUS WIEN.
Photo © private
Josephine Wagner studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and the University of Vienna. She has created designs and conceptual blueprints for industrial clients in Austria and abroad and taught design. Since 2006, she has been director of Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, which focuses on photography and conceptual art.
Photo © Josephine Wagner