Stefan Heizinger was born in 1975 at Linz, Upperaustria. From 1994 to 2000 artistic studies, especially at the University Mozarteum in the class for painting. Graduation as master of arts with excellent success. Stefan Heizinger deals with transformation of found footage to ambiguous allegories. In his works the artist concentrates on questions such as model and self-efficacy, impacts and their conversion, authority and irritation. A preference lies on figurative images, full of references, and their contextual, spatial staging. Stefan Heizinger works as an independent visual artist and cultural producer in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria.



Promotion Prize of the Government of Upper Austria 2011

Slavi-Soucek-Stipend 2008

Merit Scholarship of the University Mozarteum 2001



for the Great Art Award of the Government Land Salzburg 2011

for the Kardinal König Art Award 2009

for the STRABAG Art Award 2008

for the Guasch Coranty International Painting Prize 2008



Stipend of the Government Land Salzburg: 2011 Berlin (DE)

Stipend of the Government Land Salzburg:  2010 Cité des Arts, Paris (FR)

Stipend of the City Salzburg: 2017 C. Rockefeller Center, Dresden (DE) 

Stipend of the City Salzburg:  2011 Budapest (HU)

2010 Paris - Montrouge (FR)

2006 S1 Artspace, Sheffield (UK)


Dresdner International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Directing a Class for Painting, 2014
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg, Co-Teaching, 2010
University Mozarteum, Teaching post, 2007/08


SUPER - Initiative for Interim Use of Vacancies as Cultural Action Area, Co-Founding and Organisation,

since 2015
periscope:project:space, Co-Founding and Organisation, since 2006

Board Member of the Salzburger Kunstverein, since 2013
Member of the Künstler_innenvereinigung MAERZ, Linz