Margherita Spiluttini’s photo archive of is one of the most important collections of photographs of architecture in Austria from 1980 to 2005.
“Architecture is always something made by human beings and therefore says something important about them.” (Margherita Spiluttini)
Commissioned by important architects and theorists, over the past 35 years Margherita Spiluttini has documented more than 4,000 buildings. The focus of her work was on documenting contemporary architecture. In addition she examined the themes of urban design and anonymous architecture as well as looking at historic buildings and art in public space, and documenting exhibitions.
Margherita Spiluttini worked not only in Austria but also abroad, for example in Switzerland during many years of collaboration with the architecture practice of Herzog & de Meuron. Numerous independent photography projects including the series “Nach der Natur” about built interventions in the alpine landscape, complete her comprehensive range of work.
In focus: 35 years of architecture
The 100,000 photographs made over the years, mostly large sheet film slides, have been completely inventoried. Most of the images have been digitalised and will be accessible in the future at spiluttini.azw.at. Reproductions can be ordered in the Architekturzentrum Wien and require a fee.
Margherita Spiluttini: Biography
- born 1947 in Schwarzach, Salzburg
- died on 3rd of March 2023 in Vienna
- since 1981 freelance photographer
- 1998 and 1999 lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
- 1999–2001 member of the photography advisory board in the art section of the Federal Chancellery
- 2000–2002 visiting professor at the University of Art and Design, Linz
- 2008–2011 und 1995–1999 member of the board of the Vienna Secession
- 1996 Austrian Award for Artistic Photography
- 1997 Prize of the City of Vienna
- 2005 Major Art Prize of the State of Salzburg
- 2006 Austrian Cross of Honour for Arts and Science
- 2009 Otto Breicha Prize for the Art of Photography
- 2016 Austrian State Prize for Artistic Photography