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Anna Artaker


Anna Artaker

Anna Artaker is a visual artist and professor at the University of Arts Linz.
In her works, she investigates the role that images play in our perception of reality. To do this, Artaker has worked with historical photographs or imaging processes that have also been used in the sciences.
Her works have been shown in international institutions like the New Museum in New York or the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
From 2015 to 2023 Artaker was the first representative of artistic research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. After studying philosophy and political science in Vienna and Paris and conceptual art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, she taught at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, and the University of Vienna, among others.


  • 2023–2025
    PHELETYPIA Heritage Science research project, principal investigator with Valentina Ljubic Tobisch and Wolfgang Kautek

    Funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, project nr. Heritage_2020-060 PHELETYPIA

  • 2015–2022
    Elise Richter PEEK grant

    funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, project nr. V-426

  • 2015
    National scholarship for artistic photography
  • 2013
    artist in residence Cité internationale des arts Paris
  • 2012–2015
    ATLAS OF ARCADIA, FWF-PEEK grant (with Meike S. Gleim)

    funded by the PEEK program of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, project nr. AR-126

  • 2012
    Residency with Residencias Artistícas por Intercambio, Mexico City
  • 2011
    Winner EIKON Photography Competition
  • 2011
    Shortlist BC21 Art Award 2011, Belvedere Contemporary
  • 2011
    Shortlist Kardinal König Kunst Preis
  • 2010
    Residency grant in Mexiko City

    funded by BMUKK (Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture)

  • 2009
  • 2009
    National starting grant for Fine Arts

    funded by BMUKK (Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture)

  • 2009
    Emanuel and Sofie Fohn scholarship