21st June 2019: PLEASE FOLD HERE – DO NOT TEAR RMA Artistic Research Graduation Show and Research Presentations

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Graduates of the Research Master Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam were pleased to invite the public to their graduation show at Nieuw Dakota between June 21 and June 23, 2019. 


How to conduct and present an artistic research project within the confines of an academic institution and as part of an artistic field? This exhibition and public programme provided an important opportunity for the students to share and discuss their work and different ways of knowledge production with artists, academics, friends and visitors alike, based on the combination of transdisciplinary scholarly thinking and material practices. 


Reflecting on the relationship between theory and artistic practice, curator Suzanne Sanders related the students’ different individual practices to the Deleuzian concept of the fold, both on a conceptual level and on material level that puts the idea of ‘two sides to the same coin’ into substance. 


The UvA RMA Artistic Research occupies a unique position in the Netherlands, providing an alternative to the at times artificial opposition between professional arts training and academic programmes. It seeks to form a bridge between the arts and scholarly research by offering insight into, and training in new forms of research. These new forms provide an alternative to existing approaches, stressing applied, practical research as opposed to fundamental, theoretical research. The programme’s coordinators are Jeroen Boomgaard and Paula Albuquerque. 


Participating students:

Ester Eva Damen (filmmaker and visual artist)

Jesse Brinkerhof (visual artist)

Anouk Hoogendoorn (writer and visual artist)

Sabrina Huth (dancer)

Andrea Knezović (visual artist)

António Mesquita Cartaxo (musical researcher)

Christine van Royen (visual artist)

Hanna Steenbergen-Cockerton (visual artist) 

Sara-Lot van Uum (visual artist)




June 21, 2019


12:00 – 18:00


Nieuw Dakota, Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41b