Fabian Patzak is an Austrian-American artist who received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Muntean/Rosenblum). He is a recipient of the Theodor Körner Prize and the Naomi Anolic Early Career Award. His work has been exhibited internationally and is housed in both public and private collections. Informed by a multi-generational experience of migration, in particular between Austria and the United States, Patzak’s work addresses inter-related themes such as heritage, displacement, and memory. Currently in Vienna, he has lived and worked in Santiago de Chile, New York City, and Berlin.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Small Works 2015-2018. Galerie Wolfrum, Vienna, AT (2018)
  • Variations - Kulturengeflechte. Galerie Trapp, Salzburg, AT (2017)
  • Stadt Bild.  Galerie Gans, Vienna, AT with Hein Spellmann (2016)
  • Nature. Galerie Trapp, Salzburg, AT with Frank Webster (2015)
  • Nature. Loft 8, Vienna, AT with Frank Webster (2015)
  • In Lieu Of. Galerie Trapp, Salzburg, AT (2013)
  • In Lieu Of. Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, AT (2013)
  • Prunk. Sotheby’s Artist Quarterly, Vienna, AT (2013)
  • Studio 501A & 501B. PS122, New York, NY, USA (2010)
  • Someplace Next Year. MUSA Startgalerie, Vienna, AT (2009)
  • Vacancy. Showroom Galerie Hrobsky, Vienna, AT (2008)
  • Fabian Patzak / Dana Engfer. Chelsea Galerie, Basel, CH (2008)
  • Die Ruhe vor dem Turm. Projektraum 522m3, Vienna, AT (2006)
  • Untitled Installation. Campus Oriente, Santiago de Chile, CL with Doris Viejo (2004)

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Galerie M. Galerie Z, Hard, AT (2017)
  • Jubilee exhibition 'don't call it off-space!'  das weisse haus, Vienna, AT (2017)
  • Talisman. Edition Furor at Asia Paradies, Vienna, AT (2017)
  • Fare Thee Well. Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR, USA (2017)
  • Neues in der Sammlung. LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz, AT (2015)
  • Mödlinger Architekturen. Kunstraum Arcade, Mödling, AT (2015)
  • Young Art Auction Masterworks. Albertina, Vienna, AT (2014)
  • Wohin. Artunited, Vienna, AT (2014)
  • 4+4=44. Galerie Günter Salzmann, Innsbruck, AT (2013)
  • LICHT. Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns, AT (2012)
  • Our Haus. Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY, USA (2012)
  • Spring Salad. Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, AT (2012)
  • Räume in der Malerei. DIEAUSSTELLUNGSSTRASSE, Vienna, AT (2012)
  • Malerische Positionen. Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • Jennyfair. Ausstellungsstrasse 53, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • METAmART. Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • Before the movies, paintings were like the movies. mo.e, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • Zwischen Innen und Aussen. das weisse haus, Vienna, AT (2010)
  • Living Spaces – Living Forms. Galerie 5020, Salzburg, AT (2009)
  • Personae. Atelier Operngasse 34, Vienna, AT (2009)
  • Berlin-Wien. Kunsthalle ECC, Berlin, DE (2006)
  • 1-wand. Stiegenhaus MAK, Vienna, AT (2005)
  • o.T. or Blickoekonomie or Biased-Space. Bétonsalon, MQ, Vienna, AT (2005)
  • Inside the Smoking Room. Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Vienna, AT (2002)
  • The Message. Fanshop Amsterdam, NL (2002)

Awards & Residencies
  • BKA Project Grant for DIRECT TRANSIT (2018)
  • Naomi Anolic Early Career Jewish Visual Arts Award (2018)
  • Walter Koschatzky Award - honorable mention (2017) 
  • Theodor Körner Prize for Visual Arts (2015)
  • Kunstforum Montafon LICHT Competition (2012)
  • Project Studio Space Residency, PS122, New York, NY (2009-10)
  • Featured Artist, Siemens_artLab (2008)

  • Austrian Chamber of Labor (AK Wien)
  • City of Vienna art collection
  • LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria
  • Rotary Club Vienna-Albertina


  • MFA: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria. Muntean/Rosenblum – Contextual Painting (2001-2006)
  • Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile (2004)