Umea Academy of Fine Arts: Call for Applications

Umea Academy of Fine Arts: Call for Applications

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University

March 15, 2010
Umea Academy of Fine Arts: Call for Applications

Master in Fine Arts

Application closing date:
1 April 2010

Academy of Fine Arts,
Umeå University

901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Ph +46-90-786 6864
Fax +46-90-786 6687
Email: [email protected]

Master in Fine Arts

Umea Academy of Fine Arts offers an English-taught, two-year Master program in a small, intimate environment with international connect through its renowned faculty. Critical discourse on artistic practice and an emphasis on analysis and self-reflection contribute to an understanding of contemporary art located within a larger cultural, social and political context. Guest artists from abroad support the faculty in engaging students in contemporary creative initiatives worldwide.

The program comprises of supervised independent projects, lectures, seminars, master classes and field research. Well-equipped workshops for photo, video, sound and other computer-based work as well as for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, printmaking, etc., are open to all students. Each student is provided a generous studio space, and all teachers at the school are available as supervisors. As a part of the regular program, Umeå Art Academy engages in two-year long thematic projects: for the period 2010-2012, workshops around the theme of “Sustainability” will be held in cities in northern Europe such as Kiruna, Tromsø, and Kirkenes.

Over the 2-year curriculum, the MFA program includes many opportunities to discuss the artist’s practice: Graduate students are encouraged to develop a solo show in our gallery, located in close connection to the internationally reknowned Umeå Bildmuseet. At the end of the MFA-program, all students work towards a final group show, including an expansive catalogue. Contributing to this process are specific workshops aimed at the process of “Going Public”: of finding a place in an international artistic community that is evolving to meet today’s urgent questions both in society and art.

The Umeå Academy of Fine Arts faculty is a young team of renowned instructors with active, international careers and a strong interest in cross-disciplinary debate, research, and modes of production. Faculty include Roland Spolander, Elin Wikström, Ingo Vetter, Florian Zeyfang, Francois Bucher, Carin Ellberg, Magnus Wallin, Ann Edholm, Julia Peirone, Maria Bjurestam, Anna Rådström, Per Nilsson, and Micael Norberg.

Visiting faculty and guests include Miklós Erhardt, Johanna Billing, Jan Verwoert, Chto Delat, Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri, Clemens Krümmel, Maria Lind, Tom van Gestel, Lars Mathisen, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, John Akomfrah, Emily Roysdon, Piratbyrån, Brigitte Franzen, Alejandra Salinas & Aeron Bergman, Joanna Rajkowska, Dominic Eichler, Sven-Olof Wallenstein, Elisabeth Byre, Ashkan Sepahvand and many more.

Umeå Art Academy is involved in international exchange with the sixteen schools of the Nordic Fine Arts network KUNO, the Hanoi Fine Arts University in Vietnam, the Art Academy in Vienna, the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee, and others within the Erasmus system.

Artists/students with diverse backgrounds interested in innovative artistic practice and research are encouraged to apply.

Application closing date for Fall 2010 programme is April 1

For more information, eligibility requirements, etc, please see our web site:
or contact Britt-Marie Sandström
Ph +46-90-786 6864 Fax +46-90-786 6687
Email: [email protected]
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