January 5, 2015

PennMFA Fellowships

University of Pennsylvania
Laura Bernstein, Carousel, Barbell, Bootrack, 2014. Video installation in MFA thesis show in Vienna, 2014.

The Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania is focused on the professional development of visual artists. Through workshops, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with curators, writers and artists, the program provides an open framework to foster independent methods of artistic research. In addition to seminars within the Fine Arts department, graduate students are encouraged to pursue topics of science and the humanities through an impressive selection of courses offered across the university.

PennDesign offers a range of tuition fellowships to recognize the merit and diversity of applicants to the program. Teaching Assistantships are offered to all incoming students. In addition, several students engage in Research Assistantships, working directly with the faculty on exhibition projects, or participate in a program through which they develop a syllabus and teach a foundation-level studio course at Penn.

MFA program faculty
Massimo Bartolini, Nancy Davenport, Matt Freedman, Ken Lum, Virgil Marti, Joshua Mosley, Wael Shawky, Orkan Telhan, Jackie Tileston

MFA program Senior Critics 2014–15
Carlos Basualdo, Michael Brenson, David Humphrey, Mary Reid Kelley, Walid Raad, Yasmil Raymond, Tavares Strachan, Alexi Worth

Visiting artists
Allora and Calzadilla, Fia Backström, Jules de Balincourt, Judith Barry, Yael Bartana, Walead Beshty, Dawoud Bey, Achim Borchart-Hume, James Casebere, Paul Chan, Diana Cooper, Jamal Cyrus, Moyra Davey, Tim Davis, Matthew Day Jackson, Kota Ezawa, Spencer Finch, Julia Fish, Barnaby Furnas, Rainer Ganahl, Theaster Gates, Kendell Geers, Paul Graham, Sharon Hayes, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Leslie Hewitt, Alfredo Jaar, Steffani Jemison, Ben Katchor, Nina Katchadourian, Jon Kessler, Rick Lowe, Olaf Nicolai, Walid Raad, Amie Siegel, Lorna Simpson, Not Vital, Charlene Von Heyl, Hamza Walker, Wendy White, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Application deadline is January 13, 2015.

Download the PennMFA program catalog here.
To schedule a visit or for program inquires, contact [email protected] or T +1 215  898 8374.


PennMFA Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania

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