1. PhDArts

    PhDArts offers an international, high-level doctorate in art and design. The PhDArts research trajectory consists of two elements: individual research and participation in the doctoral study programme. An appropriate team of supervisors is sought for each doctoral student. The doctoral study programme, which consists of lectures, seminars, trainings, and workshops, is an essential part of the research environment in which the student undertakes his or her research.

  2. Doctoral students

    1. All doctoral students

    On Wednesday 9 December 2015 at 13.45, at the Academiegebouw of Leiden University (Rapenburg 73, Leiden) visual artist Ruchama Noorda will publicly defend her dissertation entitled ℞eform. The exhibition ℞eFormat, presenting art work that Noorda made within the framework of her PhD research, takes place in the Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague from 27 November until 14 December 2015.  

    On Thursday 17 October 2013 at 16.15, at the Academiegebouw (Rapenburg 73, Leiden), visual artist Krien Clevis defended her doctoral project: 'LOCVS. Memory and Transience in the Representation of Place.'

    On Wednesday 18 December 2013, at 13.00 at the Academiegebouw (Rapenburg 73, Leiden), visual artist and researcher Wjm Kok defended his dissertation: 'Thirty Sixth Series of the Next Kind of Series'.

  3. Programme

      1. PhDArts Symposium: Arts in the Eyes of National Identities
      2. 23 – 24 June 2016
      3. 23 June 2016, 10.30-18.30: Small Auditorium, Academiegebouw Rapenburg 73, Leiden 

        24 June 2016, 11.30-18.30: Spectrumzaal, Studentencentrum Plexus, Kaiserstraat 25, Leiden

        Open to researchers, artists, students and the general public.
        Reservation is mandatory as seating is limited.
        Please rsvp before 15 June 2016 by sending an email to info@phdarts.eu

        Arts in the Eyes of National Identities is a two day symposium that inquires into the relationship between nations and artistic practices, their connections and boundaries. The gap between, on the one hand, certain conceptual assertions and claims of contemporary art practice, and on the other, practical boundaries and limits will be debated through posing the following questions:

        ‘How can art and artists today actually cross borders and be part of public space? What are the limits and what are the different ways to deal with these restrictions? How do the different roles of embodied national identities influence artistic practices in the city’s public sites?’

        The symposium is organized by PhDArts researcher Thalia Hoffman and performing artist and activist Eliesh. Two case studies related to their respective practices will be part of the programme, namely the figure of the refugee artist in Europe and Guava,a platform created by Thalia Hoffman.


        23 JUNE 2016

        10:30 - Registration
        11:00 - Opening Remarks
        11:30 - PANEL 01: Performance Lecture: Thalia // Eliesh
        14:30 - ROUND TABLE 01 with k.g. Guttman
        17:00 - FILM SCREENING: 'On the Bride's Side', followed by a discussion with the director Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry

        24 JUNE 2016

        11:30 - PANEL 02: 'Refugee art within European Policies', with Greta Galeazzi and Bassam Alkhouri
        14:30 - PANEL 03: 'Borders and Nationalities in Arts', with Prof dr Henk van Houtum and Urok Shirhan
        16:30 - ROUND TABLE 02 with Basma Hamdy
        18:30 - Closing Remarks

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      2. 28 January – 24 June 2016
      3. This semester, the PhDArts doctoral study programme will consist of lectures and workshops by PhDArts staff and invited guests, as well as presentations by doctoral students of their individual research projects. Among the guest speakers are: Gertrud Sandqvist, director of Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Sweden and professor in Theory and History of ideas of Visual Art; Bart Verschaffel, professor in Theory of Architecture and Architectural criticism at Ghent University, Belgium and Frans-Willem Korsten, professor in Literature and Society at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and associate professor in Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

        Only for PhDArts students.

      4. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)
  4. Individual projects

    1. All individual projects
      1. Eleni kamma, regarding that moment when i didn’t speak the truth (although i could), 2016, courtesy of the artist and tinos quarry platform
      2. Curiosity
      3. 2 July – 31 October 2016
      4. Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition that is part of the residency programme Tinos Quarry Platform.

      5. Cultural Foundation, Chora, Tinos island (GR)
      6. www.tinosquarryplatform.com
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      1. 007
      2. After Europe
      3. 22 June – 7 October 2016
      4. This solo exhibition of Jonas Staal, curated by iLiana Fokianaki, centers on the current political, economic, and humanitarian crises in Europe.

      5. State of Concept, Tousa Botsari 19, Athens (GR)
      6. www.stateofconcept.org
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      2. 25 February 2016 – 21 January 2017
      3. Yota Ioannidou takes part in the public series of events entitled ‘The Kids Want Communism’, marking the ninety-nine years to the Bolshevik Revolution. 
        Opening MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam: February 25, 20.00–23.00

      4. Struma 6, Bat Yam (IL)
      5. tkwc.tumblr.com
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      1. Stéphane Gilot-Le catalogue des futurs.
      2. 19 February – 4 September 2016
      3. In May, 2016, k.g. Guttman performs at the Musée d'art de Joliette as part of the exhibition 'Stéphane Gilot – Le catalogue des futurs'. 

      4. 145, rue du Père-Wilfrid-Corbeil Joliette, Québec (CA)
      5. www.museejoliette.org
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  5. Admission

    The yearly application deadlines for PhDArts are 1 April and 1 October. Accepted applicants can join the programme in September or January of each year.

  6. Contact

    PhDArts c/o Judith Westerveld
    Prinsessegracht 4
    2514 AN Den Haag
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31 (0)70 315 47 55

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