Transart Summer Academy Berlin

Deadline June 15th 2015


The Transart Institute offers International MFA and PhD Creative Practice Programs (accredited by Plymouth University, UK) with Intensives in New York and Berlin, individual advisement and critique groups wherever you live and work.

2015, SomoS is once again proudly hosting some of Transart Institute’s presentations and persons involved.

Detailed Information:

Transart Summer Residency Certificate Program 2015

Get a creative surge, revitalize your practice, show in Berlin, make international connections, and optionally get support and input for a year long independent project.

Transart Summer Academy 2015 will take place in the spacious, beautiful, fully equipped, dance and performance spaces and excellent cafe at Ufer Studios in Berlin with exhibitions, performance and time-based events occuring on the weekends at Somos Art Space.

First weekend is devoted to a public pop-up exhibition, performance, and screening events, and openings. Last weekend packed with cultural excursions including studio, museum and gallery visits.

Choose up to four elective workshops, either studio or theory. Optionally present your work to the school body for feedback as well as in small groups followed . Choose one Berlin curator for a full afternoon critique in small groups followed by intros and reception with five other curators to make connections.

Optionally propose a year long independent project, get one on one feedback with faculty and guests and continue with your critique group throughout they year ahead to sustain your practice (by invitation).

Weekday morning yoga, weekday evening talks from artists, theorists, curators, and guests throughout.

Week 1 choices:
Wolfgang Sützl: Skin >
Angeliki Avgitidou: Line Beyond Drawing >
Elena Marchevska: Encountering the Subjectivity >
Herman Mendolicchio: Mobility, Networks and the Politics of Exchange >
Merete Rostad: The Artist as Curator – Breaking the rules >
Simon Pope: Art After the Antropocene >
Jean-Ulrick Desert: Art and the Echo-chamber(s): Your art-practice in critical times >

Week 2 choices:
Ece Pazarbasi: Berlin Art Grant Clinic 3RS >
Jean Marie Casbarian: Naming the Invisible >
Caroline Koebel: Alienation >
Linda Montano: Letting Go >

Week 3 choices:
Laura Gonzalez: Obsessions and Possessions >
Lynn Book: Intensities – Extending Body and Voice >
Michael Bowdidge: Art Vs. Life >

Full program and course descriptions:
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Transart Institute is a utopian institution established in 2004, founded and run entirely by artists. Transart additionally offers fully accredited Creative MFA/PhD programs. A non-degree certificate is awarded for the Summer Academy Berlin Residency.