Maumaus Independent Study Program

The Maumaus Independent Study Programme creates a context for the comprehension and internalisation of knowledge through discussion and critical thinking. The Programme is designed to encourage the participants to analyse and develop their art practice in a stimulating, intellectually rigorous, yet informal environment. The intense Programme runs for seven months, from January to July, and is open to a maximum of fifteen participants (artists, art-related researchers or other professionals).

Besides regular critical studies and group discussions, seminars, workshops and lectures offer insights and multiple perspectives on current thinking in- and outside the wider field of art – but always in relation to it – and are devised by a range of internationally renowned artists, film-makers, art historians, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists and cultural and political researchers. Studio visits allow the enrolled artists to develop their work through discussions with selected artists and other arts professionals.

Above: Seminar with Simon Thompson, 2018 Maumaus ISP. Photo: Carlos Porfírio.



Twenty-seven weeks, intensive



current faculty

Jürgen Bock, Director
Stefanie Baumann
Sabeth Buchmann
Bojana Cvejić
Filip De Boeck
Manthia Diawara
Erica Love / João Enxuto
Peter Friedl
Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Avery F. Gordon

Renée Green
Florian Hecker
Toni Hildebrandt

Judith Hopf
Willem Oorebeek
Elvira Dyangani Ose
Christodoulos Panayiotou
Manuela Ribeiro Sanches
Gertrud Sandqvist
Marcel Stoetzler
Simon Thompson
Alberto Toscano
Giovanni Tusa
Fredrik Værslev
Emily Wardill