Piet Zwart Institute

Piet Zwart Institute

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The Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute is based on an understanding of contemporary art as embedded within a larger field of cultural, social and political practices. It encourages critical discourse on artistic practice and places an emphasis on self-reflection and analysis. Furthermore, public interaction is given a special focus, inciting participants to connect with practitioners outside of the Piet Zwart Institute and present their works to general audiences. Students receive very strong individual tutorial support with weekly studio visits by both regular staff and guests. Furthermore, we offer a challenging programme of annually changing thematic projects, exhibitions, seminars, excursions and public lectures that provide a broad framework for the exploration of issues relevant to contemporary culture and society.

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    Open call: Design Teacher

    The Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design [MIARD] is inviting applicants for a newly established position as a postgraduate teacher of design with a strong focus on contemporary spatial and artistic practice wi[...]

    May 8, 2017

  • View of Mitchell Kehe, uneasy passenger, 2016. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn. 

    Open house: Master programmes

    The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different [...]

    February 3, 2017

  • Wim Janssen and Dušica Dražić, Projektor, 2017. Bronze, 35mm film, dimensions variable. Photo: Wim Janssens. Courtesy of the artists.

    Symposium 2017

    Each year, the Department of Media Design & Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute co-operates with The International Film Festival Rotterdam in organising an intensive day of mini-masterclasses around one of the IFFR[...]

    January 18, 2017

  • Piet Zwart Institute Bike Tour, 2015. Organized by Leslie Robbins. Photo: Vanessa Tuitel.

    Call for applications 2017: master programmes

    The Piet Zwart Institute accepts candidates on a rolling basis from December 2016 to May 2017, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. We strongly encourage you to apply early. The Piet Zwart Institute houses [...]

    December 21, 2016

  • Design: Mirte van Duppen.

    Master Education in Arts Graduation Presentation 2016

    Graduating educators/artists/designers: Karin Arink, Juan Beladrich, Clare Breen, Mariana Fernandes, Rick Fingal, Sita de Kam, Katinka van der Laan, Annelies de Leede, Erica Volpini, Bien van der Voorden, Mascha van Zijv[...]

    July 4, 2016

  • MIARD graduates 2016. Photo: Agnese Pellino.

    Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design 2016 graduation exhibition

    Imagine you can see the unseen. Imagine you can hear the unheard. Imagine you can feel the intangible. Imagine the imaginary is here. It is not there. MIARD students of the Piet Zwart Institute question [...]

    June 27, 2016

  • Graphic design: Elisabeth Klement. Acrobat Cloud Sans by Jung-Lee Type Foundry, 2016.

    Master Fine Art 2016 graduate exhibition

    14 international artists cordially invite you to Assemble Relatives, a temporary assembly across three contemporary art spaces in Rotterdam. The conversations, relationships and practices these artists have developed ove[...]

    June 20, 2016

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    Priorities: The Talk Show

    Any one of us could have done this, but we chose to do it together. We met for coffee: so, what are our priorities? We floated these words: agency, queer politics, materiality, artistic sustainability, ethics, ecology, n[...]

    May 30, 2016

  • Master Education in Arts, 2015. Image: Daan Bunnik.

    Final call for applications 2016–17: Master Education in Arts

    The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy, part of the Rotterdam University. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally acro[...]

    April 15, 2016

  • Colors of Rotterdam, Akragon Tower, A Case Study for a World Expo Rotterdam 2025, Nao Sakamoto.

    Call for applications 2016–17: Master Interior Architecture and Retail Design (MIARD)

    The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master's programs of the Willem de Kooning Academy, part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked exp[...]

    February 1, 2016

  • First year students during their thematic seminar Contemporary Developments in Art and Design Education. Photo: Ilse Leenders.

    Call for applications 2016–17: Master Education in Arts

    Each Piet Zwart Masters programme is competitive, places are given on a rolling basis and therefore early submissions are encouraged. The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master's programmes of the Willem [...]

    January 25, 2016

  • Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn, Masters 2015.

    Call for applications: new study paths in the Master Media Design & Communication program for 2016–17

    The Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design & Communication is a research orientated master programme, with a strong emphasis on the connection between practice and theory. The course—focused on practice-led research [...]

    January 22, 2016

  • Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn, Masters 2015.

    2016 open house

    The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master's programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across differen[...]

    January 18, 2016

  • Masters 2015 graduation exhibition. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.

    Open house 2016

    The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different [...]

    January 5, 2016

  • Masters 2015, graduation exhibition. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.

    Call for applications

    The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across differe[...]

    November 30, 2015

  • Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki. "The Fold of the Cube," 2015. Aluminum foil, coin, color, dough, glazed clay, lighter, paint, porcelain,
plaster, plastic, shell, soil, supermarket trolley, water, wood.
  • Visual for Masters 2015 Piet Zwart Institute, Kris Borgerink & Kristin Metho.

    Masters 2015

    At the Piet Zwart Institute having space for self-reflection, experimentation, and testing ideas before a public is a subtle balancing act. Students are provided with space to speculate openly, think about what matters t[...]

    June 25, 2015

  • Priscila Fernandes, The Book of Aesthetic Education of the Modern School, 2014–2015. Installation. Courtesy of the artist.

    Public lecture series: Master Education in Arts in collaboration with Priscila Fernandes at TENT Rotterdam

    We proudly present "Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically: Working with Liquid Logic," a series of public lectures developed by the Piet Zwart Institute Master Education in Arts in collaboration with Priscila Fernandes [...]

    April 20, 2015

  • Katie Hanna, Tree, 2013. Work on paper, 39 x 32 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

    Cutting Leaves for the Dogs: an exhibition of first-year MFA students

    An exhibition featuring artists enrolled in the first year of the Master of Fine Art program at the Piet Zwart Institute: Niels Bekkema, Clara J:son Borg, Madison Bycroft, Raluca Croitoru, Seecum Cheung, Mat Do, Michael [...]

    April 9, 2015

  • Nan Wang, DUST, 2014. Installation. Courtesy of Janis Klimanovs.

    Extended deadline: Master Media Design & Communication

    The Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design (Lens-Based Media And Networked Media) is a two-year, intensive project-based research degree that will equip you to create a distinctive voice as an artist, designer and cre[...]

    April 6, 2015

  • Priscila Fernandes, The Book of Aesthetic Education of the Modern School, 2014. Installation. Photo: Fundació Joan Miró.

    Call for applications: Master of Education in Arts

    In 2013 the Piet Zwart Institute launched a new programme: the Master of Education in Arts. This course explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues, which span different practices and discour[...]

    March 27, 2015

  • Marlon Harder, Gallery Template, 2014. Installation. Courtesy of J. Klimanovs.

    Call for applications: Master Media Design & Communication

    The Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design (Lens-Based Media and Networked Media) is a two-year, intensive project-based research degree that will equip you to create a distinctive voice as an artist, designer and cre[...]

    March 14, 2015

  • Studio 105 Surrealist Drawing Club, Gurken Progress (detail), 2015. Graphite, pastel, colored pencil and gurken on paper; 297 x 420 mm. Photo courtesy of Studio 105 Surrealist Drawing Club.

    Open studios and programming at SPACEBAR during Art Rotterdam

    The Master of Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute is pleased to announce Studios Open, an occasion during Art Rotterdam week for visitors to see the work of emerging artists in their studios and engage directly with[...]

    February 5, 2015

  • Zoe Beloff, The Infernal Laughter of Mutt and Jeff (installation view), 2012. Courtesy of Zoe Bellof.

    "The Laughter of Things": a symposium and call for applications

    The Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design (Lens-Based Media/Networked Media) is an intensive project-based research degree that will equip you to create a distinctive voice as an artist/designer in the contemporary m[...]

    January 19, 2015

  • Nan Wang, Dust (detail). View from Unlinked, graduation exhibition at TENT, Rotterdam, 2014. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.

    Open house & call for applications

    The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across differe[...]

    January 6, 2015

  • John Akomfrah,The Stuart Hall Project (still), 2013. Film. Image courtesy of Smoking Dog Films.

    A screening of The Stuart Hall Project at Witte de With

    Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art hosts the screening of The Stuart Hall Project and a conversation with the director John Akomfrah, in collaboration with The Piet Zwart Institute and the Research Professorship f[...]

    December 4, 2014

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    Kairos Time at TENT

    Kairos Time features twelve international artists based in Rotterdam whose works deploy a multiplicity of poetics and reflect diverse approaches to artistic practice today. The title refers to a possible common ground be[...]

    July 3, 2014

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    If I had it, I would give it to you at Piet Zwart Institute

    The Piet Zwart Institute, which is part of the Willem de Kooning Academy and Hogeschool Rotterdam, has four Master courses: Fine Art, Interior Architecture and Retail Design, Media Design & Communication, and Art Edu[...]

    May 6, 2014

  • Call for applications: Piet Zwart Institute Master’s programme in Media Design and Communication

    The Master's Media Design and Communication (lens-based media/networked media) programme is currently considering applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. EU and Dutch applications received before April 1, 20[...]

    March 22, 2014

  • Piet Zwart Institute: lecture series and call for applications

    We cordially invite you for the public lecture series Critical Pedagogies of the 21st Century. What is a school? How does it influence and construct politics and social relations in our present-day society? Society seem[...]

    February 22, 2014

  • Piet Zwart Institute announces Open Studios plus book launch and Bonte Avond then After

    The Master of Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute is pleased to announce our 2014 Open Studios, an occasion during Art Rotterdam week for visitors to see the work of emerging artists and engage directly with them about [...]

    February 1, 2014

  • POST SCRIPT: A symposium organized by the Piet Zwart Institute

    POST SCRIPT is a symposium exploring contemporary approaches to narrative.  Organized within the context of the IFFR, the Master Media Design and Communication programme, in collaboration with Creating 010, has invited [...]

    January 22, 2014

  • Piet Zwart Institute: call for applications & open house

    Our annual Open House offers prospective applicants the opportunity to meet students and staff and learn more about the diversity of research at the Piet Zwart Institute. There will be guided tours through workshops, fac[...]

    January 11, 2014

  • Piet Zwart Institute – Master Education in Arts: call for applications

    The Master of Education in Arts programme explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues which span different practices and discourses (visual art, design, art institutions, art criticism, cultu[...]

    December 3, 2013

  • Piet Zwart Institute accepting applications for Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design (MIARD)

    The Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design (MIARD) at the Piet Zwart Institute is an international postgraduate programme that is part of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University. The programme is [...]

    November 25, 2013

  • Piet Zwart Institute, Master of Fine Art: call for applications

    The Piet Zwart Institute will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. International applicants (without EU citizenship) must submit their materials, and will be accepted in the first [...]

    November 18, 2013

  • Think Tank Aesthetics

    Think Tank Aesthetics continues Bik Van der Pol’s investigation of a set of issues previously introduced at Witte de With during Everyone For Themselves, a program of workshops, screenings and a symposium discussing th[...]

    October 28, 2013

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    Piet Zwart Institute Master of Fine Art: call for applications

    The two-year Master of Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute holds that contemporary art is embedded in a global field of cultural, social, and political practices and discourses. It considers critical reflectio[...]

    December 12, 2012

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    Piet Zwart Institute graduation exhibitions

    A Map of Misreading Curated by Christina Li. In TENT: Lars Brekke (NO), Edward Clive (UK), Edmund Cook (UK), Catarina de Oliveira (PT), Jane Fawcett (UK), Toon Fibbe (NL), Frode Markhus (NO), Fran Meana (ES), Anouchka [...]

    July 3, 2012

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    Conference and call for applications

    Information about contributors, workshops, and venues: www.prototypingfutures.net Saturday, May 19: lectures, discussions, and the book launch of Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… Sunday, May 20: workshops followed by a scree[...]

    May 8, 2012

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    Piet Zwart Institute: Master Media Design and Communication

    The Master Media Design and Communication programme is currently open for applications for the academic year of 2012/13.  Our curriculum is designed to develop graduates whose practice can move flexibly and fluentl[...]

    April 6, 2012

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    Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications & Open House

    Our annual Open House offers prospective applicants the opportunity to meet students and staff and learn more about the diversity of research at the Piet Zwart Institute. There will be guided tours through workshops, fac[...]

    March 13, 2012

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    The Piet Zwart Institute seeks a new Course Director for the Master of Fine Art Programme

    The Piet Zwart Institute is the Master programme of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University. It is an international centre for postgraduate studies offering research programmes within the fields of art, med[...]

    July 22, 2011

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    Call for Applications: Master of Fine Art

    The Programme: The Fine Art programme is based on an understanding of contemporary art as embedded within a larger field of cultural, social and political practices. It encourages critical discourse on artistic prac[...]

    June 22, 2011

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    Master of Fine Art

    Master of Fine Art - Piet Zwart Institute Institute for Postgraduate Studies and ResearchWillem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University Application Deadlines: May 1 (EU and non-EU students) and July 1 (only non-EU st[...]

    March 29, 2011

  • Master of Fine Art - Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications

    Master of Fine Art – Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications

    The Fine Art programme is based on an understanding of contemporary art as embedded within a larger field of cultural, social and political practices. It encourages critical discourse on artistic practice, and places an [...]

    April 18, 2010

  • Master of Fine Art - Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications

    Master of Fine Art – Piet Zwart Institute: Call for Applications

    The Fine Art programme is based on an understanding of contemporary art as embedded within a larger field of cultural, social and political practices. It encourages critical discourse on artistic practice, and places an [...]

    February 15, 2010

  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Fine Arts - Piet Zwart Institute

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Fine Arts – Piet Zwart Institute

    The Fine Art programme at the Piet Zwart Institute is based on an understanding of contemporary art as embedded within a larger field of cultural, social and political practices. It encourages critical discourse on artis[...]

    June 5, 2009

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    Piet Zwart Institute – Call for Applications

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Master of Fine Arts - Piet Zwart Institute Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research Willem de Kooning Academy / Rotterdam University Application Deadline: April 1, 2009 http://www.pzwart.n[...]

    March 12, 2009

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    Piet Zwart Institute – Call for Applications

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MA Fine Art - Piet Zwart Institute Application Deadline: January 1, 2009 Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research Willem de Kooning Academy / Rotterdam University http://www.pzwart.nl The [...]

    December 2, 2008

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    Piet Zwart Institute presents Speechless: The Proximity of Gesture, Philosophy and Ci

    Piet Zwart Institute presents: Speechless: The Proximity of Gesture, Philosophy and Cinema A thematic project by artist-duo Hadley+Maxwell Piet Zwart Institute Mauritsstraat 36 3012 CJ Rotterdam http://www.pzwart.nl Imag[...]

    October 31, 2008

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    Piet Zwart Institute presents My Travels with Barry

    Piet Zwart Institute presents: My Travels with Barry Graduation exhibition of the Master of Fine Art Programme at the Piet Zwart Institute, in collaboration with Bernd Krauss and Jan Verwoert TENT.Rotterdam Center for [...]

    June 30, 2008

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    Piet Zwart Institute presents The Heroic

    The Piet Zwart Institute presents: The Heroic An exhibition curated by Maxine Kopsa Former Nederlands Fotomuseum Witte de Withstraat 63, 3012 BN, Rotterdam, The Netherlands June 12 - June 15, 2008 Opening times: 10 am[...]

    June 4, 2008

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    Piet Zwart Institute – Call for Applications

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MA Fine Art - Piet Zwart Institute Institute for Postgraduate Studies and Research Willem de Kooning Academy / Hogeschool Rotterdam Deadline: May 1, 2008 http://www.pzwart.wdka.hro.nl The Fine Art [...]

    March 17, 2008