Peter Schreiner awarded with annual scholarship for photography

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Kontakt Pinzgau 1977 (2021) | © Peter Schreiner

Peter Schreiner, Senior Lecturer for Photography & New Media at the Department of Fine Arts and Design, will be awarded the Annual Scholarship for Photography in 2023. The scholarship is awarded annually by the province of Salzburg and has been endowed with Euro 12,000 since 2023. 


Picture: Peter Schreiner - Kontakt Pinzgau 1977 (2921)

The annual scholarships of the province of Salzburg are awarded to artists with a biographical connection to Salzburg in the fields of visual arts, film, photography, media art, music, literature and performing arts/dance. The photography scholarship is intended to enable an artist to devote more time to his or her artistic work or further education for one year.

Peter Schreiner, born in Hallein in 1980, studies history at the University of Vienna and photography at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel. From 2010 to 2013 he was employed at the Erich Lessing Art and Culture Archive Vienna as a picture editor. In 2017/18 he was curatorial assistant for photography and media art at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Since 2018 he has been a board member at Galerie Fotohof, and since 2019 Senior Lecturer for Photography and New Media at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. In 2022 Peter Schreiner received the state scholarship for photography (BMKOES). Works by Peter Schreiner can be found in the photo collection of the federal government at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg as well as in the collections of the Salzburger Museumsverein, the province of Salzburg, and the city of Salzburg.

The submitted project with the working title "The History of the Country (Smaller Attempt on the Fire Department)" is an engagement with a historical stock of images, specifically a larger number of amateurishly photographed Austrian fire stations, which has been pursued in varying intensity since 2021. These were initially arranged along subjective criteria and presented in four parts in a tableau-like manner. Whereas in works such as "Kontakte 1979-1960" (Contacts 1979-1960) (2021) it was necessary for the artist to manipulate the historical image material in order to break up the Austrian landscape and create certain associative spaces, here a reflection on the "history of the country" is now to be attempted by means of a primarily editing access to historical images.

The jury consisted of Stefan Heizinger, Sophia Vonier and Nadine Weixler, their statement can be read HERE (german).

Peter Schreiner: "I see the scholarship as an opportunity to be able to implement my planned projects in the best possible way, but also (and not least) as a valuable confirmation and incentive to continue my own artistic work with full commitment."



Video portrait Peter Schreiner

Peter Schreiber | © Troyeah Films
Art Award 2023 - Annual Photography Fellowship: Peter Schreiner
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