January and February 2022


Behind the closed gates of the Fortress, a total of 31 artists move into temporary studios in the Fortress and transform it into a WOMENfortress.


During an open competition in autumn 2021, interested female artists from the three countries of the European region Tyrol, South Tyrol and Trentino can apply for the WOMENfortress project. A jury selected 27 project ideas from the numerous submissions. During the project, the artists will move into a temporary studio in the rooms of the Fortress during the winter months of January and February. Artists from all fields, i.e. the visual arts, painting, sculpture, photography and video art, but also the performing arts such as dance, singing, composition and literature, work in studios on the theme of courage. The Fort serves not only as a working space, but also as a space for inspiration.

Through their artistic work, the women destroy the inscribed masculinity of the Fortress, occupy the spaces and create artistic positions that address very different facets of courage and daring.

The results of this first edition of WOMENfortress will be presented in the exhibition with the same name from 5 March 2022 in the Fortress. Already in February, all interested visitors will have the opportunity to observe the artists at work in their studios and to enter into a dialogue with them. The dates of the studio visits will be announced at the beginning of February.


With: Ursula Beiler, Katrin Böge, Daniela Chinellato, co.op STOFF (Irmgard Hofer-Wolf und Monika Köck),
Carmen Eisath, Karolina Gacke, Marianna Gostner, Nora Gutwenger, Kata Hinterlechner, Erika Inger,
Brigitte Knapp, Kollektiv Lux&auma (Miriam Taschler und Carla Petzolt), Vanja Krajnc,
Clara Mayr und Morin Pichler, Katharina Mayr, Milena Meller, Lene Morgenstern, Elisa Nave,
Anne Marie Pircher, Barbrara Plagg, Paula Prugger, Christiane Raich, Sylvie Riant, Karin Schmuck,
Barbara Tisocco, Laura Volgger, Erika Wimmer Mazohl und Anna Maria Mackowitz.