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. Dissertations

    1. All dissertations

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

  3. News

    1. All news
      1. Critical Making Project
      2. The Dutch research council NWO has awarded a grant to a consortium headed by Prof. Dr. Janneke Wesseling (Leiden University) as main applicant and Dr. Florian Cramer (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences) as co-applicant for their project ‘Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making’. Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Waag Society in Amsterdam and West Den Haag are involved as consortium partners. 

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      1. Publication: The Perfect Spectator. The Experience of the Art Work and Reception Aesthetics
      2. By Janneke Wesseling
        Published by Valiz, Vis-à-vis series
        Design: Sam de Groot

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  4. Programme

      1. PhDArts Spring Programme 2016
      2. 26 January – 23 June 2017
      3. 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: Bart Verschaffel, professor in Theory of Architecture and Architectural Criticism at Ghent University; 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; Henk Borgdorff, academic director and professor of Theory of Research in the Arts at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University; Jan van Toorn, graphic designer, curator and theorist, and Camiel van Winkel, lecturer in art theory and art philosophy, LUCA School of Arts / Sint-Lukas Brussels.
        Only for PhDArts students.

      4. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
  5. Individual projects

    1. All individual projects
      1. Bad Taste, The fiftieth year of the occupation
      2. 2 June – 29 July 2017
      3. Thalia Hoffman exhibits her video work ‘Sham (There)’ in this group exhibition curated by Efrat Livny at gallery Minus 1.

      4. Tel Aviv (IL)
      1. After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century
      2. 30 May – 17 September 2017
      3. Jonas Staal participates in this group exhibition, curated by Stephanie Weber, that looks at the concept of propaganda in order to broaden its definition in light of the societal, political and technological developments of the 21st century. 

      4. Lenbachhaus, Munich (DE)
      5. www.lenbachhaus.de
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      2. Terra Mediterranea: In Action
      3. 7 April – 25 November 2017
      4. Eleni Kamma participates in the group exhibition ‘Terra Mediterranea: In Action’, an exhibition of contemporary art, a conference and a series of parallel actions organised by the Pierides Foundation and the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) and is curated by Dr Yiannis Toumazis.

      5. Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Pafos (CY)
      6. nimac.org.cy
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      1. Utopia/Dystopia
      2. 22 March – 21 August 2017
      3. Jonas Staal participates in this group exhibtiion that reveals how the dichotomy between utopia and dystopia reflects a time of paradoxical acceleration, where anxiety and optimism collide.

      4. MAAT, Lisbon (PT)
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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 Judith Westerveld
    Prinsessegracht 4
    2514 AN Den Haag
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 (0)70 315 47 55
    Email: info@phdarts.eu

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