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Launch of the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial studies at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome

June 24–July 14, 2022

The Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies MA has begun classes in Rome, and NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, is pleased to announce its opening.

The MA program was started in Milan in 2006 and combines a thorough education in artistic production with extremely skilled curatorial practice. The curriculum examines the connection between art, visual culture, aesthetics, and social dynamics, focusing on the primary research and theoretical techniques of contemporary art and being directed by internationally renowned artists, curators, critics, and intellectuals. Students will be encouraged to develop a strong interdisciplinary approach, critical thinking, as well as to embrace new educational and operating models within the field of contemporary art given the solid positioning of the NABA Visual Arts Department within the contemporary art system and its international team.

A scholarship covering the full tuition costs to enroll in the two-year Master of Arts program in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies will be offered by NABA to one highly motivated and talented young person as part of its promotion of the recently established MA program in Rome, beginning in October 2022. The scholarship will be given after a portfolio, motivational letter, and resume review of the applicants. A global jury made up of Andrea Bellini (Director, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève), Cristiana Collu (Director, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome), Hou Hanru (Art Curator and Artistic Director, MAXXI, Rome), Marco Scotini (Visual Arts Department Head, NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), and Kathryn Weir will evaluate (Director, MADRE, Naples).

NABA Visual Arts Department collaborates with: Yuri Ancarani, Pierre Bal – Blanc, Massimo Bartolini, Elisabetta Benassi, Gea Casolaro, Matilde Cassani, Vincenzo Castella, Luca Cerizza, Anna Cestelli Guidi, Zasha Colah, Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Ana Devic, Emily Jacir, Evelyne Jouanno, Rä di Martino, Liu Ding, Ettore Favini, Hou Hanru, Francesco Jodice, Pesce Khete, Salvatore Lacagnina, Franco La Cecla, Marcello Maloberti, Christian Marazzi, Adrian Paci, Alessandro Piangiamore, Steve Piccolo, Gianni Politi, Alice Ronchi, Amalia Rossi, Andrea Sala, Stefano Serretta, Sean Shanahan, Giulio Squillacciotti, Andrea Staid, Marco Tadić, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Kathryn Weir.

Visiting professors and lecturers since 2006 to today include: Marina Abramović, John Akomfrah, Marc Augé, Nanni Balestrini, Ute Meta Bauer, Erick Beltrán, Daniel Birnbaum, Roger M. Buergel, Catherine David, Clémentine Deliss, Umberto Eco, Charles Esche, Pascal Gielen, Heiner Goebbels, Joseph Grima, Anselm Franke, Peter Friedl, Jens Hofmann, Joan Jonas, Vasif Kortun, Jannis Kounellis, Jakob Jakobsen, Maurizio Lazzarato, Chus Martínez, Angela Melitopoulos, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Viktor Misiano, Antoni Muntadas, Deimantas Narkevicius, Hans Ulrich Obrist, John Palmesino, Gianni Pettena, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Grazia Quaroni, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Gerald Raunig, Tim Rollins, Sara Raza, Florian Schneider, Marinella Senatore, Eyal Sivan, Hito Steyerl, Pelin Tan, Françoise Vergès, Eyal Weizman.

All interested students can submit their application by presenting their project/portfolio, filling in the call for application here and uploading the complete digital documentation here.

To discover all the available scholarships visit here.

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