Critical & Pedagogical Studies MFA exam projects 2017

Critical & Pedagogical Studies MFA exam projects 2017

Malmö Art Academy

Kezia Pritchard, Walk Talks with students at Ölands folkhögskola, 2016. Photo: Kezia Pritchard.
March 3, 2017
Critical & Pedagogical Studies MFA exam projects 2017

Malmö Art Academy
Box 4035
SE – 203 11 Malmö

[email protected]

This spring students in the Critical & Pedagogical Studies programme at Malmö Art Academy will present their exam projects towards the completion of a Master of Fine Arts degree. The exam projects will lead to several weeks of public activities which will discuss and reflect different critical and pedagogical aspects from the perspective of the artist. Activities will be conducted as a workshop, seminar, performance or specific project with a pedagogical aim.

The students will present projects engaging with pedagogy in their practices through a variety of approaches. Through research based performance, Elena Strempek explores the lecture and the meditation class as different pedagogical formats which share the desire of the transformation of the subject. Lucy Smalley invites the public to a collaborative drawing workshop to form a collective vision of an unseen future. Kezia Pritchard will give a presentation of her work with the rural community of Knislinge around Wanås sculpture park, highlighting elements of dialogue and movement in her work. Karen Bohøj uses ethnofiction to consider the personal archive of her grandmother as an enabler of transgenerational learning. Max Ockborn will launch a publication presenting perspectives on material memory, reconciliation and monumentality, all in relation to the so-called “Hitler-stones,” which the Swedish stone industry sold to the Nazis during World War II. Ieke Trinks presents her research investigating the pedagogical aspects of mediating performance art through her work in which she reenacts artists verbal accounts of their performances. LARP techniques are brought to the arts in Francis Patrick Brady’s project which departs from a secret dinner being re-larped, and also analyzed in a public symposium. Angel Nuñez Pombo connects the work of two separate groups of students, studying computer programming and music performance. The result of the students’ work will be presented as an interactive video installation, accompanied with documentation of the collaborative work leading up to the final presentation.

Critical & Pedagogical Studies is Master of Fine Arts programme working across borders between art theory, practice and pedagogy. Please join us at these events to learn more about what students in the programme have been working on.

Event listing:

Lucy Smalley
Sketches for an Unseen Future
Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden
March 16, 6–8:45pm

Elena Strempek
Chimaera Class – In Between Multiple Heads
Skånes konstförening, Malmö, Sweden
March 17–19, 8pm

Francis Patrick Brady
The Feast of the Red Herring
Moderna Museet Malmö, Sweden
Public symposium: March 24, noon–5pm
LARP workshops: March 25 & 26, 2–5pm

Ieke Trinks
One Performance is Many Performances
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark
March 30, 7pm

Angel Nuñez Pombo
Study for a Quartet
Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden
March 30 & 31, time TBA

Kezia Pritchard
Vattnet vet (The water knows)
Wanås Konst, Knislinge, Sweden
April 16, 2pm

Max Ockborn
Someone put a stone on another stone, but they are not our stones, they are the stone’s stones, and that which is material has a lifespan that will sooner or later dissolve into smaller parts and become transformed into something else.
Anti-Apartheid Room, Malmö Art Academy, Sweden
April 24 & 25, 10am–4pm

Karen Bohøj
MORMOR // Mother-Mother
Location, date & time TBA

Full descriptions of the projects can be found here.


Malmö Art Academy is an internationally renowned fine arts programme at Lund University, Scandinavia’s largest comprehensive university. The Academy is a state-financed school of fine arts with 74 students offering a three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programme and a two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) programme. In addition, it offers a two-year MFA programme in Critical Studies and a Doctorate Programme in Fine Arts.

Master’s programme in Fine Arts: Critical & Pedagogical Studies
Full-time, 120 ECTS credits
Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden
Teaching language: English
Application deadline: April 3, 2017
Apply online: and

For more information please contact:
Maj Hasager, Programme Director of Critical & Pedagogical Studies, [email protected]
Laura Hatfield, Programme Administrator of Critical & Pedagogical Studies, [email protected]


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