University of Applied Arts Vienna

On 1.10.2007 Virgil Widrich became Professor for the class "Digital Arts" of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
On 1.10.2009 he took over the direction of the new master course "Art & Science" and as a result resigned from "Digital Arts" at the 30.9.2010. He was succeeded by Univ.-Prof. Ruth Schnell.
On 12 June 2014 appointment as a main member of the Senate of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, of which he is still a member today.


01. November 2017
Third term as head of the Institute of Fine and Media Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna until 31.10.2019. Deputy is Ruth Schnell.
01. November 2015
Second term as head of the Institute of Fine and Media Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna until 31.10.2017. Deputy is Ruth Schnell.
06. December 2011
Vienna according to checkpointmedia – Media based City Tour
On 6 December 2011 Virgil Widrich led a group of students from the Hani Rashid architecture class (University of Applied Arts Vienna) through Vienna city centre to two very different scenes of checkpointmedia's work. In the Mozarthaus Vienna (exhibition architecture by Gustav Pichelmann) the focus was on recreating a historical personality using new media in a listed building.

The approach adopted at the Visitor Centre in the Parliament building was entirely different: under the direction of the architects Geiswinkler&Geiswinkler a new structure was built underneath the old historic building in which the history and modus operandi of democracy in Austria are presented with the aid of media. The excursion was rounded off by a talk given by Agnes Hannes in the checkpointmedia offices.
24. November 2010
vor – BILD – end
Visualisations in science and art
Visual perception is a key process for human beings. Consequently, images play an important role in both science and art.

In science, images are primary data or serve as visualisations that help to make sense of information. In research, images are accordingly found at the beginning and end of a process of recognition. Images as works of art can be understood as the culmination of creative activity but can equally serve as the inspiration at the beginning of a creative process.

Presentation in the Planetarium, Vienna

On 24/11/2010 dialog<>gentechnik, in cooperation with pooool, presents "vor - BILD - end" in the Planetarium, Vienna: visualisations in science and art

Compère: Leo Andras Findeisen
Virgil Widrich, director
Tanja Gesell, scientist
Musical résumé by Dominik Nostitz
Video performance by Jan Lauth, Simone Carneiro and Peter Koger
Commented by Renée Schröder
Audio performance: Peter Szely
01. October 2009
Virgil Widrich is appointed art director of the new master course "Art & Science Visualization" at the University of Applied Arts that begins in autumn 2009.
01. October 2007
In the autumn of 2007, Virgil Widrich begins his tenure as professor of digital arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
05. May 1999
Lecture "The Painter and the CD-ROM". University of Applied Arts Vienna, an event series of master class o.Prof. Christian Ludwig Attersee.
5.5.1999, 16:00 at Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H., Margaretenstraße 22, 1040 Vienna