Denise Hirtenfelder.


Denise Hirtenfelder (*1997) is an Austrian conceptual artist. She calls herself an "inbetweener" within her artistic practice, due to the fact that she does not focus on a certain medium rather than on her position as a communicator and collaborator. Hirtenfelder's projects explore a field in-between art, design and research. She has a background education in fashion at the college "KunstModeDesign-Herbststrasse" and photography at the private school "School Friedl Kubelka for Artistic Photography" in Vienna. She is currently enrolled for Fine-Arts at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. Since 2018 Hirtenfelder has been responsible for creative directing tasks as well as holding workshops and lectures for the Austrian fashion & art platform eyes&ah that supports and connects young upcoming artists and established designers. 

Regarding her works, Hirtenfelder encounters a commercial perspective of Fine-Arts and focuses on Speculative Design. She creates future concepts by having a critical view on our current society. 


2018 - / (de)Fine-Art, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

2017-18 / School Friedl Kubelka

for Artistic Photography, Vienna

2015-17/ KunstModeDesign - Herbststrasse, Vienna




Internships /

Work & More

2020 / You in My Skin, Alte Schule, Millstatt am See (Solo)


2019 / Foef, Roodkapje, Rotterdam

2019 / Work in Progress, Atelier Stift Millstatt, Millstatt am See

2019 / 1/285, Roodkapje, Rotterdam

2018 / Enjoy Photography 6, Camera Austria, Graz

2018 / Red, Red Floor Gallery, Rotterdam

2018 / Common Ground, Fotogalerie, Vienna

2018 / Auge in Auge mit Man Ray, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna

2017 / Modekollektiv #0817, Semperdepot, Vienna

Curated Events

2019 / Fashionevent, eyes&ah, Millstatt am See

2019 / Work in Progress, eyes&ah in cooperation with KUNSTradln in Millstatt, Millstatt am See


2019 / Sprungturmeröffnung Millstatt am See, Live-Styling with Anna & Eva Gasser, eyes&ah, Millstatt am See


2019 /Musicweeks in Millstatt, curated exhibition in Kreuzgang Stift Millstatt, eyes&ah, Millstatt am See

2019 / Pulcinella Ball, eyes&ah, Spittal an der Drau

2019 / We are eyesandah, in KUNSTradln in Millstatt artist catalogue


2018 / When Snow falls in Vienna, in Togetherness of School Friedl Kubelka for Artistic Photography


2018 / Portraits, in Portraitsession with Eva Schlegel, Workshop of School Friedl Kubelka for Artistic Photogaphy

2019 - / Gallery Volunteer, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam

2018 - / Founder and Organisator eyes&ah, Austria 

2018 - / Holding Workshops and Lectures for Children and Teenagers for eyes&ah as well as independently

2017 / Member Creative Team and showing collection PSORIAS at a Fashionshow,  Modekollektiv #0817, Semperdepot Vienna

2017 / - Backstage Photography and Dressing at MQ Vienna Fashionweek

2016 / Backstage & Dresser, MQ Vienna Fashionweek

2016 /  Internship at the Fashion Label LILA, Vienna

2016 / Internship Tailoring, Michaela's Mode Atelier, Jennersdorf

© 2020 by Denise Hirtenfelder