Dutch Premiere HOUSE OF SHYNESS - September 11, 17.45

LAB 111

Arie Biemondstraat 111

1054 PD Amsterdam

Room 1 / Friday September 11th  18.00 hrs (room open at 17.45)

At night, a young woman roams the city in search of something unknown. She observes the buildi... Read more

Tomorrow, I may disappear - MaHKU Graduation Events 2015

June 24 – July 5, 2015

Opening Graduation Show:

Wednesday June 24, 17.30 – 19.30


Minrebroederstraat 16

3512 GT Utrecht, Netherlands

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 13-18

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Symposium Drawing Conclusions & Exhibition Call For Drawings
Call for Drawings, BAK, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 24 June - 12 July

Symposium: June 24 12.00 - 16.00

Project Curator: Klaas Hoek

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

MaHKU @ 1st Research Pavilion, Venice - Prospects: Before You Ask Me To Stay

11-17 May 2015 

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Lotte van Geijn, My plastic parrots died, because I didn't pretend to feed them, 2015

MaHKU announces novel Hatje Cantz Publication
The Pleasure of Research delves into issues such as knowledge production, artistic thinking, medium-specificity, and context-responsiveness. How do these issues connect to the current state of art education and artistic research? A starting po... 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