Astrid Rothaug

Astrid Rothaug is an author and visual artist based in Vienna.

Born 1996 in Vienna, she spent her childhood in lower Austria and moved to Vienna in 2014 for her studies at Die Angewandte, department graphics and printmaking. An exchange project between Die Angewandte and Kingston University offered her the chance to attend a workshop in animation and illustration lead by Martin Morris and Geoff Grandfield. The videos produced by the students were presented at the Austrian Embassy in London. In 2018 she received an erasmus scholarship at the FBAUL, Faculdade das Belas Artes Lisboa, where she attended classes in painting and illustration. In 2019 she finished her studies at Die Angewandte with honours. For her diploma show "PUZZLING", she was awarded the "Förderpreis des Landes Niederösterreich". In 2019 she received a scholarship for the workshop "drawn forms" by Massinissa Selmani at the summer academy, Salzburg. 

children's books

BUNZI, a children's book illustrated by Astrid Rothaug and written by Christiane Ehlinger, was released by the publisher imprimerie centrale in 2017. 

In 2018, Astrid Rothaug's book "Rasmus' Reise zum Mond", which she wrote and also illustrated, was published by "Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz". 

album artworks

Disvovering her passion for illustrating album artworks, Astrid Rothaug produced album artworks for musicians such as monophobe, Booxy's Box, Cluttered Clarity and Veriunddieluxuscombo. Only recently, she finished illustrations and a music video for the musician Claire Parsons.  

animated film                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

2021 animated short film, "Metanoia", sound by Ken Rischard, supported by a scholarship of Stiftung Philanthropie Österreich      

2021 animated short film, "SWALLOWED", sound by Benedikt Papier 

2020 animated music video for Claire Parsons' song "No shape"


film festivals

2021 official selection, VIENNA SHORTS ÖsterreichWettbewerb, Vienna, Metanoia

2021 austrian film festival, best online film, Vienna, Metanoia

2021 best music video, Palm Beach International Music Awards, Florida, No shape

2021 official selection international music video awards, No shape

2021 official selection, Short Shot Fest, Moscow, Metanoia

2021 honourable mention, Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, Metanoia

2021 best animated short, BeyondTheCurve Festival, Paris, Metanoia

2020 best animation Hollywood International Golden Age Festival, Los Angeles, No shape

2020 official selection LiftOffSessions, London, No shape

2020 official selection best austrian animation festival, Vienna, No shape


2021 TINY GALLERY, Vienna

2021 I AM FOUND WANTING, Kunstwerkstatt Tulln, Lower Austria


2020 PARALLEL VIENNA, Galerie KunstAbHinterhof, Vienna

2019 PUZZLING, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna

2019 PARALLEL VIENNA, Galerie KunstAbHinterhof, Vienna

2018 Casa Ardente, Casa Independente, Lisbon

2017 The Essence, Alte Post, Vienna

2017 Portraits, Sonntagszimmer, Vienna

2017 Melange, Galerie Hochdruck, Vienna

2017 ANTROPICAL, Luxembourg 

2016 Punktflucht, Allergikercafé, Vienna

2016 The Essence, Alte Post, Vienna

2016 ArtistsAsIndependentPublishers, Bergen, Bremen, London, Stockholm, Vienna

2015 Kunst und Käse, Galerie die Schöne, Vienna

artist in residence

2021   I AM FOUND WANTING, Kunstwerkstatt Tulln, Lower Austria

2020 digital residency "PLAN8T AIR", Changsha, Hunan, China.

2017 "ANTROPICAL", Steinfort, Luxembourg.

    © Astrid Rothaug 2021