The Kunstraum Lakeside is a place for the production and presentation of international contemporary art with the aim of provoking critical discussion about aspects of the economy relevant to society. Based at the Lakeside Science & Technology Park close to the University of Klagenfurt, the art space operates at the interface between economic, scientific and cultural research, practical input and forms of discourse. The permanent installation of the art space has reinforced the public nature of the art program and extended and enriched the region’s art institutes with a new and unique location which promotes critical art theory discussion at an international level.

The aim of the Kunstraum Lakeside is to convey and confront divergent perspectives on shared social relations. Through its various exhibitions, public art projects, talks, discussions, film evenings, publications and cooperation with university and other institutions, the art space aims to trigger an interdisciplinary debate around the issues of the day and generate suitably comprehensive publicity. Implementing such a program does justice to the close-knit ties in spatial terms which exist between the worlds of finance, university research, and the artistic environment.

Lakeside Science & Technology Park GmbH

Artistic director
Franz Thalmair

Gudrun Ratzinger and Franz Thalmair

Curatorial assistant
Lea Lugarič

Lakeside Science & Technology Park
Maria Mack

Graphic design
Studio Kehrer |

Christine Schöffler and Peter Blakeney |

Johannes Puch |

Former curators
Franz Thalmair, 2018–2020
Hemma Schmutz, 2015–2017
Christian Kravagna and Hedwig Saxenhuber, 2005–2014

Jury members “Statements”
Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig, Eric Kressnig, 2018
Inge Vavra, Markus Waitschacher, 2019
Suse Krawagna, Luisa Kasalicky, 2020
Sandra Hölbling-Inzko, Erec Gellautz, 2021
Klaudija Sabo, Piera Nodari, 2022

Maecenas Anerkennungspreis in der Kategorie Klein- und Mittelbetriebe, 2017
Maecenas Anerkennungspreis in der Kategorie Klein- und Mittelbetriebe, 2016
Maecenas Anerkennungspreis in der Kategorie Klein- und Mittelbetriebe, 2013
Bank Austria Kunstpreis in der Kategorie Kunstvermittlung, 2011
Maecenas Ö1-Publikumspreis, 2010

Bundesministerium – Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport
Stadt Klagenfurt am Wörthersee – Kultur
Land Kärnten – Bildung, Wissenschaft, Kultur und Sport