Sunday July 14th Research Award Ceremonies
We invite you to enter our Graduation Show.
See, hear, and feel the questions that we as artists, designers and educators are asking ourselves.
As we reflect on the roles we play in this world, and the changes happening around us, we do not stand idly by. Instead, we keep reinventing ourselves, reinventing art, reinventing design. This process knows no end, only intervals and milestones.
The Graduation Show embodies our path of self-directed learning and the ability to cross existing boundaries: we dare you to explore new territories, create new horizons and acquire a variety of new skills.
By combining knowledge with imagination, by questioning established patterns and embracing the hybrid approach, we encourage tomorrow’s artistic and design practices to reveal themselves.
At this year's exhibition, you will meet art that is so much more than art; design that is so much more than design. You will find the works of artists, designers and educators who are ready to become pioneers.
Explore the unexpected with us.
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly
AWARD CEREMONIES GRADUATION SHOW 2019 | WDKA & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE
Check out the winners here! Drempelprijs Award Ceremony | Gemeente Rotterdam, Saturday July 13th, 14:00 -15:00
Check out the winners here! Research Award Ceremony, July 14th, 14:00- 14:45, Wijnhaven 61, ground floor auditorium
BlueCity Lab | Biodesign Award Ceremony, July 14th, 14:45-15:00, Wijnhaven 61, ground floor auditorium
OPENING EVENTS GRADUATION SHOW 2019 | WdKA & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE
GRAND OPENING EXHIBITION> Opening speech by Jeroen Chabot, dean. With a special performance by Saturners - music theatre collective, alumni Codarts >Thursday, July 11, 18:15, Wijnhaven 61
Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based, Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design and WdKA Master Design > Thursday, July 11th 17:00, Wijnhaven 61, fourth floor
Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art > Thursday, July 11th 20:00, Het Nieuwe Instituut
Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing > Friday, July 12th 19:00, WORM, Ubik+Slash Gallery
Master Education in Arts > Saturday, July 13th 11:00, TENT
GENERAL OPENING HOURS GRADUATION SHOW WdKA & PZI, WIJNHAVEN 61
Thursday, July 11th 11:00 – 23:00
Friday, July 12th 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday, July 13th 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday, July 14th 11:00 – 18:00
GRADUATION SHOW 2019 | PIET ZWART INSTITUTE
Master Fine Art > Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB
Thursday, July 11th 11:00 – 22:00, Friday, July 12th– Sunday, July 14th, 11:00 – 17:00
Master Media Design, Experimental Publishing > UBIK + SLASH Gallery, Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA
Friday, July 12th 19:00 – 22:30 and Saturday, July 13th 11:00 – 14:00
Master Education in Arts > TENT Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR
Saturday, July 13th 11:00 – 18:00
Willem de Kooning Academy Bachelors
The world is changing fast – and so is the role of art and design. The WdKA has reinvented itself to adapt to these changes. This blurring and cross-fertilisation between majors reflect both the fast-changing world around us and the shifting role of art and design. Artists, designers and educators are trained within one of three future professional practices.
Willem de Kooning Academy Master
The Master Design is a two-year part-time course. It is centred on doing design research. This research seeks answers to self-defined design questions and combines methods of making, gaining in-depth knowledge and positioning. The language of instruction is Dutch.
Piet Zwart Institute Masters
The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. PZI specialises in a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The programmes all share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline.
Graduation Show 2019 Design Team
We'd like to give a very special shout-out to the second year designers/Graduation Show 2019 Design Team, who have created this year's Graduation Show identity: Maarten Baan (Graphic Design), Leonie Edel (Graphic Design), Jessy Richter (Graphic Design), Dianne van der Hoeven (Graphic Design), Lois Simon (Lifestyle Transformation Design).
Graduation Show 2018, Review
The Graduation Show 2018 was a great success! With around 6100 visitors in five days, the event will be remembered as an innovative, original and incredible showcase of graduation projects created by our talented Bachelor and Master students. Needless to say, the Graduation Show 2018 will stick not only in the memories of the graduates but also in the ones of the visitors and the team that had helped to organise this event. Read about the Opening Night here and the review of the full programme here.
Left: Berend Brus, the winner of The Rotterdam New Talent Award. Photography by Kamiel Scholten.