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February 3, 2021

Call for applications: Master of Fine Arts

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University

Courtesy Umeå University. Photo: J. Gunseus.

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is located along the river in the city center of Umeå, a fast growing city in the north of Sweden. Together with Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå School of Architecture and Bildmuseet—one of Sweden's foremost venues for international contemporary art—the Academy of Fine Arts form the Arts Campus of Umeå University, a creative hotspot in the northern region.

Programmes
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts offers an international two-year Master’s programme in Fine Art taught in English and a three-year Bachelor’s programme in Fine Art, taught in Swedish. The programmes are focusing on artistic practice in a professional environment with an international faculty. Critical discourse on artistic practice, conditions of production and presentation and an emphasis on analysis and self-reflection contribute to an understanding of contemporary art located within a larger cultural, social, and political context. International guest artists, curators and critics support the faculty in engaging students in their contemporary art practice. Both programmes encompass supervised individual projects, lectures, seminars, group tutorials, solo and group exhibitions. Well-equipped labs and studios for photo, video, sound, 3D-printing, printmaking as well as state-of-the-art workshops for wood, metal, plaster, bronze, clay and ceramics are open to all students. Each student is provided an individual studio space.

MFA programme
The two-year curriculum of the MFA programme offers many opportunities to discuss the students’ practice; group critiques and individual studio talks with international art critics, curators and artists are all part of the program. Study trips are integral parts of the curriculum (for ex., Venice Biennale, Documenta, Istanbul Biennial). To conclude the MFA-program, the students work towards a final graduation group show that will be presented at the internationally acclaimed Bildmuseet. More info.

Faculty
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts faculty consists of a team of renowned teachers with active international careers and a strong interest in cross-disciplinary debate, research, and modes of artistic production.

Current residing and visiting faculty: Annika Eriksson, Gerd Aurell, Micael Norberg, Per Nilsson, Lisa Torell, Edith Pasquier, Gunno Bengtsson, Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, Tryggve Lundberg, Ariane Müller, Imri Sandström, Antti Savela, Daniel Westmann, Gabriel Bohm-Calles, Johannes Samuelsson

Recent and former visiting artists and curators: Filipa Ramos, Harri Monni, Sonja Hedstrand , Nguyen Thrin Thi, Dominique Hurt, Kristina Jansson, Jumana Emil Abboud, Ann Edholm, Grada Kilomba, Cattie Brandelius , Seke Chimutengwende & Alexandrina Hemsley, Carl Micael Von Hauswolff, Heidrun Holzfeind, Katja Aglert, Kitty Kraus, Lisa Busby, Katarina Pierre, Deimantas Narkevicius, Power Ekroth, Felix Gemlin, Martin Ebner, Martin Schibli, Remy Markowitsch, Ulrich Loock, Pierre Bismuth, Audrius Pocius, Maria Lind, Christoph Draeger, Hanni Kamali, Katerina Gregos, Emily Fahlen, Asrin Haidari, Stefanie Hessler, Hanne Lippard, Jennifer Chan, Dehlia Hanna, Nadim Samman, Diana Kaur, Henrik Hakansson, Annika Larsson, Reynold Reynolds, Alice Maselnikova, Gean Moreno, Dennis Dahlqvist, Bettina Allamoda, Anneli Furmark, Tris Vonna-Michell, Fatima Hellberg, Eli Skatvedt, Adrian Notz, Lisette Smits, Florian Zeyfang, Anneé Olofsson, Marianne Zamecznik, Fikret Atay,

Exchange and international residencies
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is an active member of an international exchange with art academies of the Nordic Fine Arts network KUNO and many other international art academies within the Erasmus Programme. Additionally, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts offers exchange programs with art academies outside Europe. The academy runs a guest residence apartment in Berlin available for the students in collaboration with Konstfack, Stockholm. Furthermore, the academy collaborates with the IASPIS artist-in-residency programs in Umeå and in Stockholm.

Tuition fee
Citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for education at Swedish universities. More info.

Application
Artists/students from all backgrounds interested in innovative artistic practice and research are encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2021 For more information, eligibility requirements, etc., please visit our website for information about the application procedures.

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