Berlin Summer Academy: Art School Without Borders

Apply now for our Summer Academy in Berlin!

Art Announcement from Germany. Published by anonymous on Sunday 16 April 2017.

Transart Institute is fast approaching the 2017 Summer Residency in Berlin! The program is now online and the list of Summer courses is here. Final program deadline: July 1, 2017.

Guest reviewers this summer residency will include: artist Jean-Ulrick Desert, a conceptual and visual artist born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti who’s art works vary in form: public billboards, actions, paintings, site-specific sculpture, video and art objects all emerging from a tradition of conceptual work engaged with social and cultural practices; An Paenhuysen, a freelance curator, art critic, and educator in Berlin who’s curatorial projects include several exhibitions for Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum of Contemporary Art, Gesture Sign Art. Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture in Kunstraum Kreuzberg and is currently experimenting with art writing and literary curating at insitu Berlin; Los Angeles and Berlin based artist Kim Schoen‘s who’s work in photography, video installation, and text engages with the rhetoric of display and how the blank repetition of consumer culture often collides with literary influences, exploring the malleability of speech, its translation into texts and images and back again; Ece Pazarbaşi based in Berlin and Instanbul, works and walks on the merged borderline of curatorial practice and artistic research as her main profession and with 13 years of experience in the curatorial and art management field, she has realized many projects over the issues of urbanism, digital and analogue public space, food, participatory art and technology of the human body; and Danny Butt, an Australian educator, researcher and consultant on culture and technology who is interested in art as a way of knowing with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region and local knowledge and is also working with the Local Time collective based in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Scholarship application deadline
The scholarship application deadline is fast approaching. Apply by April 15. More information on Transart’s scholarships and application process can be found here

Transart Institute’s MFA, PhD and Academy
Transart’s low-residency MFA in Creative Practice aims to create a space for students of all disciplines to interact with a wide range of artists, scientists, theorists, media practitioners and visionaries. Whatever genres students choose to work in the program is designed to: enrich students’ praxis; foster change; facilitate a connection between group and personal work; provide the means for contextualizing work in the wider world; and develop interaction strategies with audiences.

The only low-residency PhD for artists is offered for creative work only: your practice is your research. We foster and support research in: international diaspora, post-nationalism and post-colonialism; identity; exile; the role of art in peace and mediation; home; space(s) in between; temporary architecture; foreignness, otherness and the uncanny.

Advanced Artist Summer Academy guest artists and curators attend the summer academy to get a creative surge, revitalize their practice and community, gain fresh perspectives on their work, experiment in a protected, supportive environment and/or to strike out in new directions.