Open call: Postgraduate Art Program Lyon 2018–19
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
Above: Lou Masduraud and Antoine Bellini, Active Substances, Kunsthalle Basel 2018. Performance.
Above: Lou Masduraud and Antoine Bellini, Active Substances, Kunsthalle Basel 2018. Performance.
March 1–May 11, 2018

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
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69001 Lyon

T +33 4 72 00 11 71
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Post-diplôme ENSBA Lyon 2018–19
The National School of Fine Art Ensba Lyon offers a one-year Postgraduate program residency for five international artists who have acquired a Master's degree (or DNSEP). 

It aims at creating the conditions to enact and support a position in the contemporary art field for emerging artists. It stimulates the articulation of practice, research, discourse, critical reflection, and sociability through individual and collective practices. 

Promoting transmission rather than education, the postgraduate program based in the Academy of Fine Arts, Lyon, invites five young artists from different geographical backgrounds who are already actively engaged in the art practice. 
During this year-long residency the artists are invited to elaborate on their individual practices and will be given full access to the school's facilities and studios. The development of individual work will be challenged through constant critical interaction, collective research, workshops, exhibition projects and opportunities to travel and meet with international artists and art practitioners.
These journeys in the recent past years had led the group to discover the artistic and intellectual scenes in Beirut, Athens, Chicago, Kolkata, Lisbon and Tbilissi. 
Long-term partnerships are settled between the postgraduate program and the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. 

More than 100 artists have already participated in this Postgraduate residency, including Katinka BOCK, Julien CREUZET, Latifa ECHAKHCH, Benjamin SEROR or Thomas TEURLAI.
The Postgraduate Art Program Lyon, 2018–19
–This 18th session will include five young artists for a one-year residency.
–During the selection process, the jury will focus on the autonomy of the artist, demonstrable artistic qualities and the potential for exchange and dialogue. 
François PIRON is a curator, writer and publisher. He has organized numerous exhibitions, recently at Maison rouge, Paris, Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, the City Gallery in Prague, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid. He was the curator of the 2016 edition of the biennial of contemporary art in Rennes. 
Material conditions
–The successful candidates will each receive a grant of4,800 EUR, paid in two installments.
–Collective accommodation is offered to the residents on the site of the art academy. 

Conditions for admission to the postgraduate course:
–Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent diploma from a recognized national or international school of art, architecture, etc.
–A shortlist will be drawn up on the basis of the applications.
–Admission consists of an interview with a jury composed of the school director, the program supervisor, and two international artists and curators.
–Knowledge of French or English is mandatory.

Deadline for sending applications: May 11, 2018
Interviews with shortlisted applicants: June 12 & 13
Administration fees: 50 EUR 
Information on the program, applications and the admission procedure is available directly from the school's website:

Contact: Alain Ailloud, T +33 (0) 4 72 00 11 55 / [email protected]


March 13, 2018


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