Fellowships in artistic research and research education

Fellowships in artistic research and research education

Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm

Massinissa Selmani, That Which Dwells in Us, 2023. Mixed-technique installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of rhizome gallery, Algiers and Massinissa Selmani. © rhizome and ADAGP Paris. Photo: Khadidja Markemal. 

January 29, 2024
Fellowships in artistic research and research education
Royal Institute of Art – Kungl. Konsthögskolan (KKH)
Box 163 15
SE-103 26 Stockholm

The newly founded Center for Art and the Political Imaginary (CAPIm) is pleased to announce a call for two positions to join the core team of the first Centre of Excellence in artistic research in Sweden: an experienced junior researcher in artistic research and a research education fellow.

Both positions are based at the Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan / KKH) in Stockholm. Since the Centre for Art and the Political Imaginary (CAPIm) spans both KKH’s campus in Stockholm and HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design’s campus in Gothenburg, our fellows’ responsibilities will also span both campuses. Each employment period is set for one year with the possibility of extension. 

Fellowship in Artistic Research (50 percent)
The ideal candidate is an artist with a PhD in artistic practice and a rigorously experimental approach to research in the field of contemporary art, as well as a balanced commitment to aesthetics and discourse. The position is structured as follows: 20 percent teaching at the graduate level and 30 percent research connected to the Centre.

Research Education Fellowship (80 percent)
We are looking for an artist, theorist, art historian or other art-adjacent researcher to develop curricula exploring the role of writing in artistic education as well as contributing to the CAPIm’s research environment. 40 percent of this position is dedication to teaching responsibilities and 40 percent to research activities under the aegis of the Centre.

Both successful candidates will be provided with support in applying for external funding in artistic research to complement their positions to 100 percent.

About CAPIm
The Centre for Art and the Political Imaginary
is dedicated to interdisciplinary practice and research in the conjunction of contemporary art and the future of politics. Based at two institutions of higher education in art in Sweden; HDK-Valand and The Royal Institute of Art—the center’s aim is to facilitate encounters between research and education through an engagement with experimental approaches to both.

The activities of the Centre are organized around four conceptual strands:
– Climate Imaginaries; engages with radical ecological change and environmental futures.
– Historical Imaginaries; addresses decolonial approaches to collective memory and nationalist representations, as well as non-aligned movements and intensifying globalization.
– Democratic Imaginaries; takes its point of departure from the polarization of the public sphere and emerging forms of illiberalism.
– Technological Imaginaries; is focused on the interactions between art and technological developments and their resulting projections of possible futures.

CAPIm is co-chaired by Prof. Mick Wilson and Prof. Natasha Marie Llorens who together with Prof. Jyoti Mistry and Dr. Axel Andersson form its steering committee.

The Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan / KKH), Stockholm, offers BA, MA, and postmaster level courses in fine art, as well as postmaster courses in architecture. The Institute is an interdisciplinary environment that promotes the encounter between different artistic expressions through experimentation with an emphasis on self-direction.

HDK-Valand at the University of Gothenburg conducts education and research in design, film, photography, fine art, craft, and literary composition. We also educate teachers in visual arts and crafts and provide a master’s program in literary translation. We offer highly specialized educational programmes in an outward-looking and international environment.

The open positions are hosted by the Text Area at KKH. Together with our students, we identify how art has made—and continues to make—history. We facilitate our students’ engagement in the theoretical debates that are shaping the field now, and we develop their acquisition of research skills to formulate rigorous, experimental analyses of their own work and the work of their peers in writing.

To view full position requirements and application guidelines, please see the Royal Institute of Art’s website. For more specific information about either position, contact Prof. Natasha Marie Llorens, Area Head for Text, natasha.llorens [​at​] kkh.se.

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