2022 – 2023

Exhibition of images made with Marcus Neustetter for courier-dialogue at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and live performances at the same venue and in front of the Austrian Consulate General Krakow on the occasion of the opening of EUROPEAN GAMES 2023 in Krakow / Poland

1370 Lehm – Laim 1862
Visual art design on the firewall of a house in Vienna-Mariahilf

for artistic contributions to the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris / France and for the EXPO 2025 in Osaka / Japan

Memorial for the brick workers of Wienerberger and Victor Adler
Further work on the project started in 2015

2021 – 2022

Further work on the started projects, among others and in particular with
the artistic examination of Otto Neurath's LOGOTYPE work, the redesign of the Karl Lueger monument in Vienna, gift paintings.

Archiv der Vermittlung. Das Unarchivierbare aktualisieren

[EN: Archive of cultural communication. Update the unarchivable]
Podium as part of the research project in the framework of the ecm postgraduate programme at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Depot, Vienna
Programme [DE]

Kunsthalle Wien / Vienna University of Economics and Business
Participation in a focus group to optimize the visitor experience and the communication activities of the Kunsthalle Wien. Vienna


Gerhard Altenberger: Micky, Donald & Co. Come Back in XXL
Curating of the exhibition. Vienna


[EN: ARTinDiversity]
Curating of the exhibition. Vienna

Kunst Zur Ankunft. Eine Charity-A/u/ktion von KUOKA

[EN: Art On Arrival. A charity A/u/ction by KUOKA]
Curating of the exhibition. Vienna

emale representatives of Citizen’s Representative Khural of the Capital City to the Vienna City Administration
Organisation, implementation, guiding, post-processing of the study tour on the topics "Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Budgeting" and "Socal Housing in Vienna" of a delegation of borough councillors from Ulaanbaatar / Mongolia to Vienna. In collaboration with GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation)

2 <-> 6. Julia Maurer and Walter Stach

Exhibition of collaborative works and opening talk together with Eva Blimlinger (rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) and audience. University library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


Victor Adler. 100. Todestag. Meine Wege
[EN: Victor Adler. 100th Anniversary of Death. My Ways]
Initiation and implementation of a public walk in the 6th and 5th districts of Vienna, along nine adresses / stations relating to the life and work of Victor Adler. In cooperation with Szene Margareten and Verein für Geschichte der ArbeiterInnenbewegung

Research on Hugo Gorge

Text and image documents on the Viennese architect Hugo Gorge

BRICOLAGE. AGIDS Die Akademie geht in die Schule. Eine fragmentarische Dokumentation
[EN: BRICOLAGE. AGIDS The Academy goes into the School. A Fragmentary Documentation]
Participation in the presentation of the ProjectPublication
Project scope

zu zweit

[EN: in pairs]
Talk moderation on occasion of the opening of Julia Maurer's and Anna Schmedding's exhibition at the Marketing Department of the Vienna University of Economics and Business

Walter Herrman: Ikarus, Köpfe und andere Botschaften
[EN: Walter Herrman: Ikarus, Heads And Other Messages]
Curating of the exhibition. Vienna

Gerhard Altenberger: ART-Altenberger goes Mickey Maus
Curating of the exhibition. Vienna

Frank Willuhn

Curating of the exhibition. Vienna


The Dialogue Exhibition
Presentation of selected works out of the artistic long-distance dialogues "courier-dialogue" and "digital-dialogue" held with Marcus Neustetter in The Concept Store / Bull Environment Center, Johannesburg

The Dialogue Performance
Musical-artistic dialogue with Mpho Molikeng and Marcus Neustetter in The Concept Store / Bull Environment Center, Johannesburg

Session with Selibe
Musical-artistic dialogue with Daniel ‚Stompie' Selibe in the Studio Selibe, Johannesburg

Painting performances and presentations on "soccer and art" on occasion of the "2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Russia" in the "School 1329" and the Studio Opara, Moscow

Martin Gubo
Curation of the exhibition. Vienna


2 <-> 6
Beginning of the visual-artistic collaboration with Julia Maurer

Mural Dialogue
Mural and ground markings in public space in Johannesburg / Maboneng – Place of Light. In collaboration with Mpho Molikeng and Zinhle Nkosi

Start of participation in the production and running of

Charity: Art in Prison
Kuratierung der Ausstellung. Wien


to educate
Symposium of mumok, Vienna. Participation in the roundtable "Zur Geschichte der Kunstvermittlung. Über die politischen Voraussetzungen und die Einflüsse aus der Kunst auf die Kunstvermittlung sowie die methodischen Grundlagen der Kunstvermittlung". [EN: "On the History of Art Mediation. On Political Premisses and the Influences out of Art on Art Mediation and on the Methods of Art Mediation"]. In collaboration with Heiderose Hildebrand et al.
Press release

5 wall paintings and light installations in the framework of the "City of Gold Urban Art Festival 2015" in Johannesburg / Maboneng / Fox Street on the theme of "immigration / Immigration". In collaboration with Marcus Neustetter

Zum Denkmal für die Verfolgten der NS-Militärjustiz in Wien
[EN: On The Memorial to the Victims of Nazi Military Justice in Vienna]
In collaboration with Thomas Geldmacher et al. Ballhausplatz, Vienna

Bildungsgerechtigkeit – Eine Illusion?
[EN: Educational Equality - an Illusion?]
Initiation and participation in the event organized by the Chamber of Labour of Vienna
Cp. Blog

Art mediation project and artwork exhibition. In collaboration with Karin Reinprecht and the Bengal Art Foundation. Bengal Art Gallery, Bengal Art Lounge. Dhaka / Bangladesh


Mit Lisl Ponger und Walter Stach im Gespräch: Kunst als Psychoanalyse – Psychoanalyse als Kunst [.pdf DE]
[EN: To Guest with Lisl Ponger and Walter Stach: Art as Psyhoanalysis – Psychoanalysis as Art]
Participation in the event organized by the Wiener Arbeitskreis für Psychoanalyse [EN: Vienna Workgroup for Psychoanalysis]. In collaboration with August Ruhs et al.

Initiation of the Hugo Gorge memorial plaque at the apartment building in 1060 Vienna, 4, Laimgrubengasse

In cooperation with the Commission of Culture of the 6th District of Vienna

Futebol e Arte

Public painting performances and presentations on "Football and Art" on occasion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in São Paulo (Galeria A7MA, Goethe-Institut) und Brasilia (FIFA Fan Fest Taguatinga, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany). In collaboration with Marcus Neustetter et al.


Beginning of the artistic long-distance dialogue with Marcus Neustetter (Johannesburg / South Africa). Since January 2013, digitally generated and edited images are being produced collaboratively, through the process of internet-based exchange – on the basis of the print image series "courier dialogue".

Das österreichische Bildungssystem. Wege aus der Misere.
[EN: The Austrian Education System. Ways out of Mysery.]
Participation in the discussion panel in the framework of "The Human World 2013" on occasion of the presentation of the doumentary film "#UNIBRENNT – BILDUNGSPROTEST 2.0" [EN: "#UNI BURNING – PROTEST FOR EDUCATION 2.0"] [.pdf DE]. In collaboration with Erich Ribolits et al. Schikaneder Kino. Vienna, 09-12-13

Die Akademie geht in die Schule – Gleichere Chancen durch interkulturelle Bildung
[EN: The Academy Goes into the Schools – Equal Chances Through Intercultural Education]
Participation in the project development and implementation. "Im Rahmen dieses Projektes werden strukturbildende Maßnahmen zur Öffnung der Akademie [der bildenden Künste in Wien] [note W. S.] hinsichtlich jener Studierendengruppen entwickelt und gesetzt, die derzeit an der Akademie unterrepräsentiert sind. Umgesetzt werden Aktivitäten, die SchülerInnen durch möglichst niederschwellige Informationsformate den Zugang zu einem künstlerischen Studium bzw. Studium an einer Kunstuniversität ermöglichen helfen. Langfristiges Ziel ist die Verringerung der Bildungsungleichheit unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Bedeutung interkultureller Bildung." [EN: "In the framework of this project structure-buildung steps regarding an opening of the Academy [of Fine Arts in Vienna – W. S.'s note] towards currently under-represented groups of students are taken. By applying information formats with very low thresholds the project activities undertaken help pupils to gain access to artistic studies and studies at art universities, respectively. The long-term aim is to reduce inequality in education, with a special focus on the impact of intercultural education."] In collaboration with Kunsthalle Wien, KulturKontakt Austria, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich et al. Since 2013
Status September 2016 [.pdf DE]
Cp. Bettina Figl: Vom Gemeindebau an die Uni, WIENER ZEITUNG, 07-01-14 [.pdf DE]
Info Sheet
[.pdf DE]


The Seven Capital Sins
Presentation of "Bosch I" and "Bosch II" on occasion of the performance of Thomas Ücel's composition "Die 7 Hauptsünden" and the premiere of the composition "Die 4 Kardinaltugenden" in the rectory church St. Peter. Vienna, 09-09-13

courier-dialogue. marcus neustetter and walter stach.
Exhibition of all images and objects created in the framework of this project since 2011 in the NIROXprojects gallery / Johannesburg. Painting performance accompagnying Mpho Molikeng's live music. With the support of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the Austrian Embassy Pretoria

C.D.F. in Johannesburg
Exhibition of the C.D.F. Series in the NIROXprojects gallery / Johannesburg

Musical and painting performance
One hour artistic dialogue with Mpho Molikeng (Lesotho) in moë. Vienna, 13-08-12

Transnational Modernism: The Gutai Art Association, Christo Coetzee and the Legacy of Abstract Expressionism in South Africa
Exhibition participation.
In collaboration with Marcus Neustetter. UJ Art Gallery. Johannesburg
Participation in the initiative supporting pupils and students aiming at studying and/or graduating from university as first ones in their family. Since 2012
Bettina Figl: Vom Gemeindebau an die Uni, WIENER ZEITUNG, 07-01-14 [.pdf DE]

Personal Memories ...
Speech at the opening of the exhibition "idee form figur. höhepunkte der sammlung sammer" [EN: "idea form figure, highlights of the Sammer Collection". Marble Hall of the Monastery Klosterneuburg


The Seven Capital Sins
First presentation of "Bosch I" and "Bosch II" on occasion of the world premiere of Thomas Ücel's composition "Die 7 Hauptsünden" in the parish church of St. Borromäus (St. Charles' Church). Vienna, 08-12-11,

Exhibition of 17 images from the series "courier-dialogue". In collaboration with Marcus Neustetter. Terra Hominibus. Vienna

Arts on Main und Mainstreet Life. An Art and Culture Complex in the City District Maboneng / Place of Lights
Presentation in the framework of the symposium "Johannesburg. Stadtentwicklung im Spannungsfeld sozialer Bedürfnisse und innovativer Ideen" [EN: "Johannesburg. Urban Development Between the Poles of Social Needs and Innovative Ideas"]. Host: SADOCC / Southern Africa Documentation and Cooperation Centre

Artist in Residence of the NIROX Foundation / South Africa
One month guest stay at the residency

Artist in Residence at Mainstreet Life / Johannesburg / South Africa
Contributions to the Mainstreet Life art collection

Visual remote-dialogue with Marcus Neustetter (Johannesburg / South Africa) supported by the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria and the Austrian Embassy Pretoria


Dialogue Tower
Art performance on occasion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in Johannesburg / Arts on Main

[EN: Syria study trip]
with students at the Institut für Geografie und Regionalforschung [EN: Institute of Geography and Regional Research] at the University of Klagenfurt


Artist in Residence in Right on the Rim / Arts on Main / Johannesburg / South Africa
"Zulu" and "between the tracks" – painting performances and presentations in the framework of "public painting"
Exhibition of the "Vermeer Series" in the Right on the Rim Gallery / Johannesburg

Das (fast) vergessene Potential – Kreativität und Innovation in der Lehrlingsausbildung. ExpertInnentagung [.pdf DE]
[EN: The (Nearly) Forgotten Potential - Creativity and Innovation in Apprenticeship Training. Experts Conference]
Programme Development and Participation. In collaboration with Gabriele Stöger

2008 / 2009

European Year on Creativity and Innovation [.pdf DE]
Exploratory and practical analysis on "Creativity and Innovation in Vocational and Initial Education". Survey on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture. In collaboration with Gabriele Stöger


public viewing - public painting
Art performance on occasion of the UEFA EURO 2008. In collaboration with Marcus Neustetter et al. Johannesburg / South Africa


Kunst im Trend? Artists' Voices.
[EN: Art Following the Trend? Artists' Voices.]
Walter Stach in conversation with Alexandra Reill. In: Alexandra Reill: Kunst im Trend? Artists' Voices. Video Blog
Cp. Vienna 2007
Cp. heim@arbeit. Programme District Festival Neubau 2007. Excerpt


Lettering of the dam Limbergsperre of the storage power plant Kaprun. Project concepts, lambda print and infoscreen installation in celebration of Elfriede Jelinek's 60th birthday

Sound-light-performance on the theme of death. Mozart's "Requiem" / flak tower Esterhazypark. Vienna


Project on local district culture. Project monitoring

Dabei – Words are Wounds – Walter der Vertraute. Walter der Busenfreund [.pdf DE]
[EN: There – Words are Wounds – Walter the Confidant. Walter the Bosom Friend]
Text Martin Kubaczek
on occasion of Walter Stach's 60th birthday


DER 6TE SINN. Stadt Teil Nehmen.
Ein partizipatives soziokulturelles Vernetzungsprojekt im 6. Bezirk Wien.

[EN: THE 6TH SENSE. City Take Part. A Participative Socio-Cultural Networking Project in the 6th District of Vienna]
Project management. On behalf of IG Kultur Wien. In collaboration with Karoline Kindermann, the board of IG Kultur Wien and more than hundred project participants


Sätze wie Bilder
[EN: Sentences Just Like Images]
Dialogical notes on "Stillleben" [EN: "Still Life"] and "Blut" ["Blood"] in Josef Winkler's "Natura Morta". Nozawa / Japan

Since 2004
Free lance work for cultural and art projects


Visualizing project on the warehouses Weinviertel-Mitte. In collaboration with Peter Kainz. Not realized

2001 / 2002

Artist in Residence in Morro da Vagem / Brazil – Exhibition in Mosteiro Zen


IO – Zwölf digitale Metamorphosen zu Correggios „Jupiter und Io”
[EN: IO - Twelve Digital Metamorphoses on Corregio's "Jupiter and Io"]
Exhibition Kunsthistorisches Museum / Theseustempel, Vienna
Invitation [DE]
KHM – Catalogue texts [DE]
Christoph Cech / Herbert Maurer: ReaktIOn [DE]
Intelligentes Spiel mit Bedeutungen [DE]
Christoph Cech: IO. Musical score and audio file

IO – Zwölf digitale Metamorphosen zu Correggios „Jupiter und Io”
Exhibition ÖBV-Atrium
Invitation [DE]
Cp. ÖBV aktiv Kultur: Ein ÖBV Sommer im Zeichen der griechischen Mythologie, Nr. 43 / Dezember 2001 [DE]
Christoph Cech / Herbert Maurer: ReaktIOn
Christoph Cech: IO. Musical score and audio file

Tribunal Against Jupiter

An improvised dramolet with Caspar Einem, Elfriede Hammerl, Udo Jesionek, Helene Klaar, Gernot Lechner, Christine-Ilsebill Barta-Diercks, Sonja Wohlatz. Theseustempel, Vienna. In collaboration with Anna Sporrer
Cp. Ovid: Der Vater aller ... [DE]
Cp. Ovid - Metamorphosen [DE]

Since then
Father of Hannah Stach


Ein Abend der offenen Säle
[EN: An Evening of Open Ballrooms]
Mediation on the restored Redoutensäle. In collaboration with Sabine Hofmann and T.E.A.m
Opening speech Walter Stach. 28-11-97

Ist Kunstvermittlung eine Kunst?
[EN: Is Education in the Arts Art?]
Conference in the framework of "Wiener Vorlesungen". Contributions. Organizer: Büro für Kulturvermittlung [EN: Office of Cultural Education] and Bundesministerium für Unterricht und kulturelle Angelegenheiten [Federal Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Republic of Austria]. Vienna
Cp. (trenk): Die Vermittlung als Manipulation. In: DER STANDARD, 04-04-97 [DE]

[EN: Lies]
Coordination of the exhibition and communication project with / in 13 (Federal) Museums. In collaboration with T.E.A.m


Ludwig Sackmauer-Preis für Kunstvermittlung
[EN: Ludwig Sackmauer Award for Art Mediation]
In collaboration with Susanna Gruber, Anna Petschinka, Gabriele Stöger (Team EigenArt / museum)

Österreichischer Kulturkongress Kunst und Praxis 2001.
Neue Wege zur Vermittlung zeitgenössischer Kunst

[EN: Austrian Culture Congress Art and Practice 2001. New Ways for Outreach of Contemporary Art]
Contributions. Organizer: Akademie Graz, Österreichischer Kultur-Service, Steirische Akademie in steirischer herbst. Graz
Carmen Unterholzer, Elisabeth Loibl: Die Distanz zum Publikum. Interview. In: Kulturell 23/95, Vienna 1995
Invitation Kleine Galerie

1993 – 2003

Management of the NPO


Eigentlich spreche ich ja eine andere Sprache, und trotzdem haben wir immer gut miteinander gesprochen – Dieter Schrage
[EN: Actually, I Do Speak Another Language And Nevertheless We've Always Talked Nicely With Each Other – Dieter Schrage]
Video. In collaboration with Michael Pilz. StadtFilmWerkstatt. St. Pölten


[EN: Museum Kit]
Presentation in Museum Moderner Kunst. In collaboration with Wolfgang Drechsler, Mario Terzic. Vienna
Binder press coverage

Erstes gesamtösterreichisches MuseumspädagogInnentreffen
[EN: First Austrian Meeting of Experts in Museum Didactics]
Co-conception and -implementation. Vienna City Hall. Vienna
Conference programme


Exhibition participation. WUK. Vienna


25 Jahre Bund Österreichischer Kunst- und Werkerzieher. Fachtagung
[EN: 25 Years of the Association of Austrian Art and Crafts Educators. Symposium]
Organization, moderation and report. In collaboration with Hilde Brunner et al.


Zeichenstunde mit Mickymaus
[EN: Drawing Lesson with Mickeymouse]
Instructional model in Vienna: Children shall assess comics properly
Conception and implementation. In collaboration with students of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Comics – Visual Schemata
Press release

Erste Österreichische Wissenschaftsmesse 1979
[EN: First Austrian Science Fair 1979]
Participation. Salzburg 1979


Gleiche Lehrpläne für Buben und Mädchen
[EN: Same Syllabi for Boys and Girls]
Participation in the working group founded by Johanna Dohnal (Head of Women Vienna of the Social Democratic Party of Austria)
Cp. Susanne Feigl: Was gehen mich seine Knöpfe an? Johanna Dohnal. Eine Biografie [EN: What Do I Care About His Buttons On? Johanna Dohnal. A Biography], Vienna 2002, p. 73 ff.

Since 1972

Employment / project work among others at grammar school, Pädagogische Akademie Wien [EN: Pedagogical Academy Vienna], Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien [EN: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna], University of Vienna, Museum moderner Kunst Wien [EN: Museum of Modern Art Vienna], Museumspädagogischer Dienst [EN: Museum-Pedagogical Service], Büro für Kulturvermittlung [EN: Office for Cultural Education] (CEO), University of Klagenfurt.

continuous management activities and participation in the implementation of artistic, cultural, art mediating and socio-cultural projects, interventions, exhibitions, i.e.
in collaboration with Barbara Gabriel et al. foundation of the NGO EigenArt, an initiative aiming at labour policies and the installation of cultural-creative cooperations with psychiatry-close people; founding and board member 1977 – 1993 of the Anti-Apartheid-Bewegung in Österreich [EN: Anti-Apartheid movement in Austria] (see e.g. Jürgen Klatzer: DIE ANTI-APARTHEID BEWEGUNG IN ÖSTERREICH. Von der Solidarität zum watchdog. Die Rahmung einer wegen Erreichung des Vereinsziels aufgelösten Bewegung, master thesis at the Johannes Kepler University Linz; Jürgen Klatzer: Ziviler Widerstand der Nadelstiche, in:, publishing 18-07-18); production of campaign material, i. e. Kauft keine Früchte aus Südafrika. Aufkleber. [EN: Don't buy fruit from South Africa. Sticker] 1987 and AktionsStifte. Beschriftung [ActionPen. Labelling] 1979; lay judge at the juvenile court in Vienna; n collaboration with Susanna Gruber, Anna Petschinka, Gabriele Stöger NGO EigenArt/museum – T.E.A.m; in collaboration with Gernot Lechner et al. Gruppe FELD [EN: Group FIELD]; 1988: in collaboration with Karl Kubaczek initiator of projects for art education of apprentices further developed with many others and continued in diverse variations until today in Austria (i.e. "The Useful and the Foreign", "after five", specially formatted for the dual system of the apprenticeship training in Austria); in collaboration with Sabine Hofmann, Klaus Wiesmüller lege_artis – Verein zur Wahrnehmung von Kunst und Recht [EN: lege_artis – NGO for the Reception of Art and Law]; initiative; Die Akademie geht in die Schule [EN: The Academy goes into the School] and more

Books and other publications

Stays abroad: Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, England, Fiji Islands, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, USA

Artistic works in various collections, among others in Brasilia, Dhaka, Johannesburg, Sao Paulo, Vienna

and much more besides


Election of class representatives at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Initiation, conception and co-implementation

1967 – 1971

Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the University of Vienna
1971 Mag. art. [EN: M.A.]


Born in Vienna

Walter Stach