February 9, 10:00-19:00
Karel Doormanhof 45, free of charge
Featuring Christine Ayo, Annabelle Binnerts, Antonia Brown, Jake Caleb, Teddy Coste, Jānis Dzirnieks, Jakob Forster, Josje Hattink, Olga Hohmann, Lili Huston-Herterich, Peter Horneland, Honey Jones-Hughes, Jamie Kane, Merve Kiliçer, Matheline Marmy, Lucía Bayón Mendoza, Lukas Meßner, Josie Perry, Petter Dahlström Persson, Marco Rizzardi, Bobby Sayers, Yanik Soland, Daphne Simons, Berglind Erna Tryggvadóttir.
The Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute-Willem de Kooning Academy is pleased to welcome you to its annual Studios Open, an occasion during Art Rotterdam week for visitors to experience the range of practices, realities, narratives, and dynamics the MFA program fosters in its studio “station,” the former St. Willibrordusschool building dating from 1907 in Rotterdam’s city center.
You will have the occasion to meet and engage directly with a new generation of emerging international artists as well as the core MFA teaching staff. In addition to opening our doors to the public, the artists will be hosting a durational program full of surprises, with the possibility of performances, screenings, readings, auctions, radio programs, guided tours, and conversations throughout the day.
Studios Open coincides with the Piet Zwart Institute-Willem de Kooning Academy’s Open Day for prospective applicants, where staff and students from all Master programs are available to field questions. Please note the MFA studios are located at Karel Doormanhof 45, a short walk or bike ride from the Willem de Kooning Academy main buildings, where guests are encouraged to tour the state-of-the-art technical facilities and learn about the academy as a whole.
The two-year Master Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute foregrounds the reciprocal articulation of research, practice, and professionalization. It considers critical reflection, debate, and action as integral to self-directed artistic research and practice, and it fosters professional development for emerging artists through exposure to key actors and influences in the field of contemporary art, professional guidance and workshops; and exhibition and public programming opportunities for presenting ideas and work to wider audiences.
Pedagogical team 2018-19: Liesbeth Bik, Kate Briggs, Bernd Krauß, Mike Sperlinger, Jan Verwoert, Nina Wakeford, Katarina Zdjelar, and Vivian Sky Rehberg (Course Director).
March 1, 2019: Final Deadline for non-EU applicants
May 1, 2019: Final deadline for EU applicants.
Apply for PZI Fine Art Master programme here.