1. PhDArts

    PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. An appropriate team of supervisors is sought for each doctoral student. The doctoral study programme, which consists of lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops, is an essential part of the research environment in which the student undertakes his or her research.

  2. News

    1. All news
      1. Public Defense Jonas Staal
      2. The public defense of the research project entitled Propaganda Art from the 20th to the 21st Century by visual artist Jonas Staal takes place in two stages. On Thursday 25 January at 13.00 Staal will publicly elucidate a selection of artistic work made within the framework of his PhD research. At 15.00 Staal will defend his dissertation in the Great Auditorium at Leiden University.

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      1. Kickoff Critical Making research project
      2. The newly launched NWO funded research project ‘Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making’ aims to interrogate Critical Making by experimentally applying it to a broad range of artistic practices. 

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      1. Public Defense Writing Performance
      2. On 24 October 2017 the public defense by visual artist Lilo Nein of the research project entitled WRITING PERFORMANCE takes place in two stages. On 24 October at 11.30 Nein will publicly elucidate her artistic work in the exhibition WRITING PERFORMANCE EXHIBITION 3 at the Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art The Hague. At 15.00 Nein will defend her dissertation in the Senate Chamber of Leiden University. She thereby obtains the doctoral degree.

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  3. Programme

      1. PHDARTS SPRING PROGRAMME 2018
      2. 18 January – 22 June 2018
        1. This semester, the PhDArts doctoral study programme will consist of lectures and workshops by PhDArts staff and invited guests, as well as presentations by doctoral students of their individual research projects. Among the guest speakers are: Erik Viskil, researcher, writer and advisor to cultural institutions; Frans-Willem Korsten, professor in Literature and Society at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and associate professor in Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.
          Only for PhDArts students.

        2. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
  4. Dissertations

    1. All dissertations

    An archive of dissertations and artistic outcomes of PhD projects and interviews with PhDArts doctors.

  5. Individual projects

    1. All individual projects
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      2. Control the Controller
      3. 28 June 2018
      4. Anja Groten will give a workshop entitled 'Control the Controller' together with Heerko van der Kooij (Hackers & Designers) at Het Nieuwe Instituut. 

      5. Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)
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      1. Paroikeo III
      2. 23 June – 1 July 2018
      3. Eleni Kamma shows her collaborative publication Παροικεω III (Paroikeo III, 2017) at June Woodstone Kugelblitz. 

      4. June Woodstone Kugelblitz, Rotterdam (NL)
      5. jubilee-art.org
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      2. Mimetic Ties
      3. 21 June – 17 July 2018
      4. Eleni Kamma participates in the group exhibition "an exercise on values" curated by Alexios Papazacharias at Haus N.

      5. Haus N, Athens (GR)
      6. jubilee-art.org
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      1. Guava
      2. 7 June – 29 September 2018
      3. "Guava" (2013), the first film by Thalia Hoffman in the film series of the "Guava Platform" will be exhibited in Israel and in France as part of a video collection curated by Hadas Maor.

      4. Museum of Art, Petach Tikva (IL), Musée de la chasse et de la nature, Paris (FR)
      5. www.petachtikvamuseum.com
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      1. A Case of Perpetual No
      2. 11 May – 14 July 2018
      3. Yota Ioannidou launches a new thematic chapter of events and exhibitions at State of Concept, which will explore the concept of justice under the title "Department of Justice". It launches with the solo exhibition "A Case Of Perpetual No" by Yota Ioannidou, co-produced with DAI

      4. State of Concept, Athens (GR)
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  6. Admission

    The yearly application deadlines for PhDArts are 1 April and 1 October. Accepted applicants can join the programme in September or January of each year.

  7. Contact

    PhDArts c/o Suzanne Knip-Mooij
    Prinsessegracht 4
    2514 AN Den Haag
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 (0)70 315 47 55
    Email: info@phdarts.eu


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