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.
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        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
      1. Department of Justice
      2. 4 May 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".

      4. State of Concept, Athens (GR)
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      2. Complexity and Contradiction in Map Design
      3. 2 May 2018
      4. Joost Grootens contributes the essay ‘Complexity and Contradiction in Map Design’ to Back Office #2, French bilingual annual magazine on graphic design and digital practices, published by Éditions B42. The launch of this issue takes place at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris on May 2nd.

      5. La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (FR)
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      2. Rag to Rich
      3. 20 March – 24 April 2018
      4. Eleni Kamma participates in the exhibition Rag to Rich at the at the ACG Art Gallery and presents the video works Casting Call Clip #1 and Casting Call Clip #3. 

      5. ACG Art Gallery, Aghia Paraskevi (GR)
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      2. The Selfie-Junkie, The Fool, The Animal, The Glossary, The Angry, The Collector Of Proverbs, And So On
      3. 16 March – 20 April 2018
      4. Eleni Kamma presents work in progress within the research project Casting Call in a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels. Casting Call is an investigation into Europe featuring a parade of cultural allegories. 

      5. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels (BE)
      6. jubilee-art.org
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      2. Unfixing Histories
      3. 10 March – 29 May 2018
      4. Andrea Stultiens is invited by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen to organise and curate Unfixing Histories as part of her PhD research. Participating art spaces are Galerie Block C, SIGN, USVA, Academie Minerva en Noorderlicht Fotogalerie.

      5. Galerie Block C, SIGN, USVA, Academie Minerva en Noorderlicht Fotogalerie, Groningen (NL)
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      2. Connecting Artists Across Borders
      3. 2 February – 25 May 2018
      4. Eleni participates in the group exhibition Connecting Artists Across Borders by the Elisabeth Strouven Foundation and SPACE. 

      5. Elisabeth Strouven Fonds, Maastricht (NL)
      6. jubilee-art.org
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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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