Meet staff, students and graduates of the MaHKU MA Fine Art programme on Saturday, March 21 during Open Day. From 10.00 to 16.00 you are welcome at HKU, Location Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht. Read more

Next application Deadline: April 30, 2015
Upload your application documents for MA Fine Art before April 30, 2015  The next application deadline will be April 30, 2015.  Read more


 “Thought is impossible without an image.” Aristotle [On Memory and Reminiscence, 450a]

International Symposium and Exhibition

Opening June 24, 2015 at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands

&... Read more
(Pencil Sketch of the DNA double helix by Francis Crick © Wellcome Images)

Henk Slager co-director fifth Guangzhou Triennial / 1st Asia Biennal GDMoA
On Tuesday October 21 the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou announced the curatorial team for the next triennial. The team consists of HKU-professor Henk Slager who ... Read more

Soft machines at Academy Gallery
What does a ‘soft machine’ mean to a group of young artists? For the third year in a row HKU and Impakt Festival collaborate in a presentation at the Academy Gallery. In this group presentation <... Read more

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  • Curated MA Fine Art Graduation Show

  • Research-based process of contextualized creation

  • Critical studies and topical research discourse

  • Interdisciplinary debates and international seminars

  • maHKU Platform: exhibitions and conferences

  • New MA FINE ART pathway: Spatial Practice

MaHKU is the Master programme of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design (part of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht).

MaHKU offers a one-year, English language Master of Arts program in Fine Art. The program consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with MaHKU students.

The MaHKU MA Fine Art program departs from the student’s individual project proposal that is part of the application procedure for the Master program. Through various components of the program such as critical studies, research studies, studio practice, spatial practice, media theory, and curatorial studies, students are incited further to realize and contextualize their own projects. The year is concluded by a curated exhibition and a research report. 

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MA studies in:

Fine Art

Study profiles:

Critical Studies
- Spatial Practice
- Curatorial Practice
- Studio Practice

For the current course programme check:
Fine Art Agenda

Artistic research

Pedro Kok
The Room of Architectural Representation

It may be redundant to say that a certain field of production is at crossroads in contemporary life, particularly those related to artistic output. All fields are subject to ongoing transformations, their relevance and pertinence questioned constantly. I went into the 2010 Venice Biennale with a certain question: with widespread access to architectural imagery, is architect ural photography still relevant today within the exhibition space?  Read more

Spatial Practice -
New MA FINE ART pathway

Alejandro Vasquez, Anna Ioannidi, Gayane Yerkanyan and Yumemi Kobayashi, Amsterdam Zuidas Project, MaHKU 2014   Public spaces and urban cultures need novel impulses for our contemporary life. Those impulses ask for research-driven strategies based on both creative and analytic methodologies in mapping and analysis. The objective of MaHKU's Spatial Practice is to work with intervention and research units where professionals and students from the domain of art, architecture, and public space design are able to develop novel solutions and creations through interdisciplinary dialogues and agonistic negotiations. Interventions could vary from radical architectural fiction, artistic intervention, to experimental practices in public inside and outside spaces. Read more