Art & Science at ISTA

Artist Residency

“Science is a fundamentally creative practice.”

Insights from the fields of basic research often take years until they reach the day-to-day of the general public. Therefore, the Institute of Science and Technology Austria opens itself up to a new generation of interdisciplinary collaborations: Convergences between Art, Science, Design and Technology create new discourse and access to cutting-edge 21st century science.

Once a year, ISTA offers creative professionals the opportunity to spend 3-6 months in intensive exchange with scientists from the institute, to work on exciting projects and to further develop their own concepts in the field of science and technology.


The next round of ISTA Artist Residency is starting soon – apply now for Spring 2024!

All information about the application process can be found in our Artist Residency Overview or at

Application phase: 1st September – 15th October 2023

Residency duration: 1st April – 30th June 2024

Apply here!
Artist Residency Overview
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Declaration of Consent
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Review Artist Residency 2023

During the Artist Residency 2023, the artists Daniela Brill Estrada (COL) and Shailesh BR (IND) gained extensive insights into laboratories and research projects and, together with researchers from biology to soft matter physics, posed exciting questions. They translated excerpts of these exchanges into installations and research diary-like collages and installations that were on view in the exhibition Roots and Trajectories in July 2023.

Exhibitions like the final show of the Artist Residency not only help us to illuminate science from many angles and explore new potentials, but also reflect on the effects of science on our society and future.

Visit our exhibitions and ask yourself exciting questions about science and technology!