Judith Nika Pfeifer

Judith Nika Pfeifer (born in Austria) writes poetry, prose and plays. Her texts appear in Austrian and German literary magazines and anthologies (kolik, Literatur und Kritik, the gap, Leaf Garden among others). In 2008, together with munich poet Augusta Laar, she founded viennapoetics. She performs, experiments, curates in search of new possibilities. Transmedia art projects in Vienna, Berlin, Edinburgh, Montreal, Munich, e.g. Literaturautomat @ Literaturhaus Wien in 2009 and @ podium10 in Salzburg in 2011. Dear Jenny, Poems in Situ, Jenny Holzer's Blue Purple Tilt exhibition, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, 2010. LOOP, speech performance, Unrest of Form. Imagining the Political Subject. Exhibition parcours. A project by Wiener Festwochen, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Secession, and Museumsquartier Wien, Vienna, 2013. Heat Flow / Wärmestrom, Installation  Hundsturm, Vienna 2013. More recently: Juke-Text-Box, Literaturhaus Wien, 2015. Poems at Eija Hirvonen's Bonfire exhibition, Helsinki, 2015 and Christiane Bergelt's exhibition there there, Nuremberg, 2015. Dial a Poem, Artists and Poets, Secession, Vienna, 2015. Poems on display at the To Be Read And To Be Seen exhibition, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 2015. 

Her critically acclaimed recent book in-between (zwischen), a collection of short stories, was awarded the Buchprämie 2014 by the Federal Chancellory of Austria. Other prizes, invitations, and awards: Reinhard-Priessnitz-Prize 2012. Artist in Residence Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany 2014, Writer in Residence, City of Ptuj, Slovenia 2015. 

Her poems have been translated into English, Polish, Slovenian and Dutch.


Publications (in German):

manchmal passiert auch minutenlang gar nichts. / sometimes, nothing happens at all. Vienna: Berger, 2015.

zwischen. Prosa. / in-between. Short Story Collection. / Vienna: Czernin 2014.

nichts ist wichtiger. ding kleines du. / nothing is more important. thing little you. / Wels: Mitter 2012.

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