Meet staff, students and graduates of the MaHKU MA Fine Art programme on Saturday, November 29 during Open Day. From 10.00 to 16.00 you are welcome at HKU, Location Ina Boudier-Bakkerlaan 50, Utrecht.

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

Aesthetic Jam: Taipei Biennial, 2014

Aesthetic Jam: Taipei Biennial, 2014

From September 15 to October 4 artist and Ma Fine Art tutor Tiong Ang will be working on the realization of House of Shyness

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From October 10 to November 2, artists reflect on the theme of paradise in the exhibition Urban Paradise at Expo onder MAX. Some will show their view on paradise, others question whether everything is as nice at seems... For this exhibition MA Fin... Read more
Photograph by Joyce Overheul

Contract Between Artists and Society
A Document for Times of Interregnum
Join us in building a "contract between art and society" an initiative of  Ika Putranto (MaHKU), Alejandro Vasquez Salinas (MaHKU), Yumemi Kobayashi (MaHKU), Sissel Marie Tonn (KABK). On September 4, 2014 an event will... Read more

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  • 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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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