Mario Kiesenhofer studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
He works internationally as a freelance artist, photographer and art director, is based in Vienna and works as an exhibition- and graphic designer for the Albertina Museum.

Mario Kiesenhofer uses photography, video and installation to reflect on notions of gay sexuality as represented in urban environments, private or public spaces and clubs. Kiesenhofer explores how queer sexuality is made visible by both presenting moments of sexuality and hiding them simultaneously. He works with photographic display materials, like smoked or acid etched glass, to express conditions, such as intimacy or privacy.

He is co-founder and art director of “Streulicht” - a publication series on photography & related arts.
In 2015 the Federal Chancellery of Austria granted him a 6-months scholarship for Artistic Photography and for 2018 a 3-months scholarship for Artistic Photography in New York City – as part of the International Studio & Curatorial Program.


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The Kinsky – May 6th, 2017
Different photographic display materials. An interview with Mario Kiesenhofer

Take Festival – April 20th, 2017
Provokant ist es heute etwas vorzuenthalten

The Gap – December 13th, 2016
Die 20 interessantesten FotografInnen Österreichs

Take Festival – April 18th, 2016
Ich will den Raum mit meiner Kamera nicht entblößen, sondern hinterfragen


Mario Kiesenhofer
based in Vienna, Austria
+43 660 65 77 627

VAT registration number: ATU67713548