Postgraduate Art program

Postgraduate Art program

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Shooting of 1998, Theo Hernandez and Jules Lagrange (resident 2015–16). © Theo Hernandez & Jules Lagrange.
March 18, 2016
Postgraduate Art program

Session starting October 2016

Application deadline: May 13

8 bis quai Saint-Vincent
69001 Lyon

The Ensba Lyon offers a one-year postgraduate program for five international artists who have acquired a Master’s degree (or DNSEP).

It aims at creating the conditions to enact and support a position in the contemporary art field for emerging artists. It stimulates the articulation of practice, research, discourse, critical reflection, and sociability through individual and collective practices.

Promoting transmission rather than education, the postgraduate program based in the School of Fine Arts, Lyon, invites five young artists from different geographical backgrounds who are already actively engaged in the art practice.

During this year-long residency the artists are invited to elaborate on their individual practice and will be given full access to the school’s facilities and studios. The development of individual work will be challenged through constant critical interaction, the creation of collective research and exhibition projects and opportunities to travel and meet with international artists and art practitioners.

Recent projects initiated by the postgraduate group took place at: Santiniketan University, Bengal, India; Temporäre Galerie, Cologne, Germany; Parkur, Lisbon, Portugal.

Long-term partnerships are settled between the postgraduate program and the Lyon Biennial, Lyon, and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.

The Postgraduate Art Program Lyon, 2016–17
–This 16th session will include five young artists for a one-year residency.
–During the selection process, the jury will focus on the autonomy of the artist, demonstrable artistic qualities and the potential for exchange and dialogue.

François Piron is an art critic, curator and publisher. He has organized numerous exhibitions, recently at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, the City Gallery in Prague, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid. He is the curator of the 2016 edition of the biennial of contemporary art in Rennes.

Material conditions:
–The successful candidates will each receive a grant of 4,000 EUR, paid in two installments.
–Collective accommodation is offered to the residents on the site of the art school.

Conditions for admission to the postgraduate course:
–Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent diploma from a recognized national or international school of art, architecture, etc.
–A shortlist will be drawn up on the basis of the applications.
–Admission consists of an interview with a jury composed of the school director, the program supervisor, and two international artists and curators.
–Knowledge of French or English is mandatory.

Interviews with shortlisted applicants: June 22 & 23
Administration fees: 50 EUR

Information on the program, applications and the admission procedure is available directly from the school’s website.

For all inquiries, please contact:
Alain Ailloud, Assistant to the Postgraduate Program, ENSBA Lyon
T +33 (0) 4 72 00 11 55 / [email protected]



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