January 28, 2022

PhD Scholarship at Goldsmiths, University of London

Asymmetry Art Foundation

Inês Moreria, House of Memory of Guimarães, former Pátria Factory, Guimarães, 2016. Image courtesy of Goldsmiths, University of London.

Liere Vergara, Dispositifes of Touching, Morocco, 2017. Image courtesy of Goldsmiths, University of London.

Leire Vergara, Bulegoa z/b, EL CONTRATO. Installation view at Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao, 2013–15. Image courtesy of Goldsmiths, University of London.


We are delighted to announce our international open call for the Asymmetry PhD Scholarship in the "Advanced Practices" programme at the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

About the PhD scholarship
Beginning in the academic year of Autumn 2022, we are offering a bespoke, fully funded scholarship in the innovative PhD programme "Advanced Practices" at Goldsmiths. The four-year placement is a unique academic opportunity within the field of curatorial practices and cross-cultural research, awarded to one successful candidate who identifies with Greater Chinese heritage and culture, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, based in the region or internationally.

The Scholarship fully covers four years of the PhD programme, including tuition fees, monthly rent and living costs. The ideal candidate will be an academically determined art professional, an inventive thinker, with a background in curatorial studies and/or contemporary art and relevant work experience. While we are open to all applications, we strongly welcome applicants with work experience and innovative project portfolios or academic publications.

About the PhD programme
The MPhil/PhD and MRes "Advanced Practices" programme at Goldsmiths engages with recent developments in how "research" is operating in creative practices. Through an interrelated programme of teaching, projects and collaborations, the course encourages practitioners to respond to the growing importance of practice-driven research within knowledge production, public exhibiting, and cultural organising. "Advanced Practices" is geared towards advancing the grounds for different forms of practice, from artistic to infrastructural. Animated by concepts that vary from anthropology as cultural critique, curatorial knowledges to the exhibitionary matrix, amongst others, the programme encourages applicants to invent new methodologies, reframing and expanding the notions of ‘practice’ beyond forms of making or performing.

Application deadline: March 1, 2022
Scholarship duration: September 2022–26

For more details on the programme, application process and to apply, please visit our website.

Live Zoom Q&A
With Irit Rogoff, Professor at the Department of Visual Cultures, and Weitian Liu, PhD Scholar, Goldsmiths, University of London.
February 17, 2022, 10am GMT / 6pm China Standard Time.

We are hosting a Live Zoom Q&A Session with Prof. Irit Rogoff and our current PhD Scholar Weitian Liu, in conversation with Deputy Director Michèle Ruo Yi Landolt. Delving into the research-based programme’s core fields of study, Irit who leads the ‘Advanced Practices’ programme will provide detailed insights into the course’s key concepts, from anthropology as cultural critique to practice epistemology, expanding on the nuances and importance of practice-driven research within knowledge production. Weitian will join Irit, sharing his experiences of the course and his active engagement in curatorial projects and events that explore and promote critical discourse around the Sinophone art community in London and beyond. Together they will be answering questions ahead of your application in a Q&A geared towards prospective candidates who are interested in applying for the Scholarship and wish to learn more about the programme. To sign up for the Zoom Q&A, please visit this link to register.

About Asymmetry Art Foundation
Asymmetry Art Foundation is a London-based independent, non-profit initiative based in London, dedicated to nurturing curatorial practice and academic research and developing cultural knowledge in and about Asia. Working regionally and internationally, Asymmetry promotes meaningful exchange between creative practitioners, established institutions, renowned centres of learning and audiences to enable pioneering research, collaboration, production, and participation.

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