Join the Graduation Research Hub 2023


The Master Institute of Visual Cultures graduating class of 2023 cordially invites you to join us at the Graduation Research Hub from May 22nd to 25th for a one-of-a-kind art research presentation.

During this event, our talented students will showcase their methodologies, experimentations, and current outcomes in the presence of their peers and esteemed external experts.

The theoretical underpinnings of their practice and  final theses will serve as a propellant for the discussion of specialized research in the field of art and design.

The invited public will have the opportunity to join the discussion and pose questions exchanging ideas with the students and the professional panel.


New means of engaging with the current discourse

The Research Hub will comprise the work of students who complete one of the three interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary masters courses of the program: Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practices, Ecology Futures, and Situated Design.

From lens-based media, to installation, to sound, and beyond, the versatility of the practices will reveal an exciting interchange of ways of thinking that holds the potential to open up new means of engaging with the current discourse.


Join us at V2 or via livestream

We would be delighted to have you join us for this unique and inspiring event. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend this special occasion!

The Graduation Research Hub will take place at V2_Lab for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam and live streamed via thecurrent.is .


EKP Excellence in Research Award

During the Hub, the external experts will select three nominees, one from each pathway, for the EKP Excellence in Research Award. The EKP Excellence in Research Award, generously sponsored by SDK Vastgoed, is a yearly prize of 2,500 EUR bestowed upon the more outstanding master’s level research project.

The award recognizes a graduation project that demonstrates the visionary capacity of art to generate novel ideas and perspectives and to imagine a more hopeful and impactful future for us all.


Please register to attend by May 19

We invite you to join the Graduation Research Hub 2023 by watching the livestream via thecurrent.is. You can register here. We kindly ask you to register by 19 May.