Master of Fine Art – Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications

Master of Fine Art – Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications

Piet Zwart Institute

Esperanza Rosales
An Interior Turning Into a Conversation (A crumbling rose and a half-eaten pear)
Reading at TENT, 2009
Image by Jan de Groen

February 15, 2010
Master of Fine Art – Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications

Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research
Willem de Kooning Academy / Rotterdam University

Application Deadlines: March 1, May 1, July 1 (only non-EU students) 2010

The Programme:

We offer generous studio space and a variety of technical facilities, including editing suites, photo labs, workshops for typography, wood, plastics, ceramics, etc. Students receive strong individual tutorial support with weekly studio visits by both regular staff and guests. Furthermore, we offer a challenging programme of annually changing thematic projects, seminars, excursions and lectures that provide a broad framework for the exploration of issues relevant to contemporary culture and society. The small size of the programme makes for intensive and dynamic discussions and focussed interactions between the course director, faculty members, guests and students.

The Faculty:
Our faculty members and guests are practitioners in contemporary art and culture with a very active professional practice. This year, the faculty members include Liesbeth Bik (member of artist duo Bik Van der Pol), Bernd Krauss (artist), Ine Lamers (artist), Hadley+Maxwell (artists), Dieter Roelstraete (curator at Muhka and associate editor of Afterall), Steve Rushton (writer), Monika Szewczyk (head of publications at Witte de With) and Jan Verwoert (art critic and contributing editor of Frieze).

Guests include Mai Abu ElDahab (curator), Diedrich Diederichsen (writer), Felix Ensslin (theater director and curator), Guy Ben Ner (artist), Ian Kiaer (artist), Lili Reynaud-Dewar (artist), Anthony Huberman (curator and writer), Willem de Rooij (artist), Michael Stevenson (artist), and Alexis Vaillant (curator), among many others. The team of faculty members and guests varies every year. For further information, please see

The Public Lecture Series:
Alongside our curriculum, we organise ongoing public lecture series, realise exhibitions, and produce publications based on issues related to our curriculum, but reaching beyond the framework of our seminar and studio-based programme. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, and building a community around areas of interests. Our programme thus combines a variety of approaches that function as frameworks for the joint exploration of issues relevant to art and culture.

For application forms, application criteria and further information on our curriculum or public programme, please see or contact us at [email protected]

Piet Zwart Institute
Postgraduate Studies and Research
Willem de Kooning Academy/Rotterdam University
Mauritsstraat 36
NL-3011 XZ Rotterdam

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