[artinfo] Call for applications 2019: MA Exhibition Studies

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Call for applications: MA Exhibition Studies

Application deadline: August 1, 2019, 12pm

The MA Exhibition Studies programme at Liverpool 
John Moores University is immersed in the 
cultural life of Liverpool, with a wide 
international reach. It is delivered by 
practising curators and academics working at Tate 
Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial. We welcome 
applications for 2019 entry commencing in 
September 2019.

Exhibition Studies is dedicated to the practice, 
history, and theory of worldwide exhibition 
cultures and the development of curatorial 

Postgraduate students will engage with a range of 
topics that build upon exhibition cultures 
internationally; from the contemporary biennial 
to the historical collection. We understand the 
process of curating as a research-based activity 
that engages with a range of other disciplines 
that may diverge from art history, or other 
disciplines. We actively encourage applications 
from candidates who are working in a museum or 
gallery context, or those who wish to peruse a 
career in this field.

Programme structure
The curriculum focuses on exhibition practices 
and histories; collaborative practice with 
partner organisations; as well as curatorial 
studio practice, to develop research topics 
through project-based learning. The dissertation 
project consists of a written or practical 

The programme has links with 
Curating at Aarhus University in Denmark, where 
joint activity is coordinated through staff and 
student exchanges throughout the year.

Exhibition Studies is delivered by 
Michael Birchall, Curator of Public Practice at 
Tate Liverpool, and 
Joasia Krysa, Head of Research, Liverpool 
Biennial. Both students and staff engage in 
cultural partnerships in Liverpool, and actively 
produce and partake in lectures, symposia, 
exhibitions, and engage with visiting curators 
and researchers. This is substantiated with an 
annual international excursion.

for the MA Exhibition Studies. Applications close 
on August 1, 2019.

International links
Visiting speakers 2016-19 included: Elise 
Atangana, Ei Arakawa, Ryan Avent, Elmgreen & 
Dragset, James Charlton, Jessica Coon, Geoff Cox, 
Meehan Crist, Eoin Dara, Paul Elliman, Juliana 
Engberg, Marina Fokidis, Patrick Fox, Kristoffer 
Gansing, Verina Gfader, Candice Hopkins, Anne 
Kølbæk Iversen, Lars Bang Larsen, Jacob Lund, 
Raimundas Malas–auskas, Francesco Manacorda, Mark 
Miodownik, Angela Nagle, Jussi Parikka, Alexander 
Provan, Terry Smith, Cornelia Sollfrank, Wolfgang 
Sützl, Sally Tallant, Suzanne Treister, Eyal 
Weizman, Misal Adnan Yžldžz.

The programme is embedded in the 
Research Lab, a research group and dedicated 
public venue with the year round programme of 
visiting fellows, seminars, talks, exhibitions 
and publications.

Applications should be submitted via the 
Opportunities page for Liverpool School of Art 
and Design (click on apply direct). For further 
details contact Dr. Michael Birchall, Programme 

Liverpool School of Art & Design
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom


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