Announcing New “Imperceptible Self” Scholarships + Transart Triennale 2016
Announcing two new $4000 “Imperceptible Self” Scholarships for artists and curators working in Social Practices
In connection with the three year Transart Triennale research projects, Transart Institute is pleased to announce two new Scholarships for candidates with a demonstrated history of working with Socially Engaged Practices and whose project proposal for the MFA program would follow this trajectory. Proposed projects will resonate with Transart research areas: Identity; Exile; Role of Art in Peace and Mediation; Space In Between; International Diaspora, Post-Nationalism and Post-Colonialism; Home; Temporary Architecture; Cultural Engagement through Food; Foreignness, Otherness and the Uncanny; or Publicness, Collaboration and the Social and this current triennale theme, The Imperceptible Self.
Admissions and scholarships deadline May 1st
Transart Triennale 2016
The Transart Triennale–initiated in 2013–brings together exhibitions and events, concerts and discussion groups, symposia, seminars and workshops, performances and screenings, critiques and tours and multi-author book launches.
2016 marks the second iteration of the triennale which began in New York in January and continues August 5th-7th in Berlin, engaging the theme The Imperceptible Self.
Transart Triennale 2016 will be followed by a dedicated issue of ELSE journal including documentation, reviews and responses to the triennale projects and themes.
The Transart self-directed educational experience
- Summer intensives in Berlin, winter sessions in New York City.
- Workshops, seminars, talks, critiques, cultural excursions, exhibition and performance opportunities every residency.
- A highly individualized contemporary learning experience without grades.
- Realization of creative projects with the support of self-chosen advisors and curators.
- Low-residency format fosters a sustainable practice while balancing relationships and advancing your careers
- International make-up of students and faculty fosters exchange across cultural boundaries
- Offsite creative work, critiques and advisement wherever you live and work.
- Continue to exhibit, screen and perform your work internationally in the Transart Collective as an alumni.
The MFA Creative Practice is a student-centered, project oriented program which fosters independent thinking, risk-taking and the creation of an informed and sustainable art praxis. The program is tailored to suit the needs of working artists with summer residencies in Berlin, winter residencies in New York and one-on-one advisement during the academic year, wherever students work and live. Students are free to pursue work in any art-related genre and to create their own course of study, working independently and with the support of self-chosen studio and research advisors. Short periods of intensive residency permit students to continue with their professional work and keep a balanced personal life while participating in the program.
The PhD Creative Practice is a low-residency three year program in which the creative work is the research.
About Transart Institute
Transart grew out of a desire to go beyond established institutional education where pre-formed and pre-formatted knowledge is passed on to all students in the same way. Transart works the other way around: a plethora of models and diverse input in a multi-perspective environment form a truly student-driven program. The Institute is also a platform for faculty to expand their teaching praxis by making space for creativity and experimentation. Beyond its educational objectives, Transart is engaged in building an international community in support of students, alumni, faculty and their artistic and academic practices.
The Un-School for International Creative Practice
Low-residency MFA/PhD + Mid-Career Summer Academy
Artist-run, post-national and utopian since 2004.