Fine Arts - Work.Master Contemporary Artistic Practices

The first goal of this MA programme is to provide you with space to develop and expand your own artistic approach, without distinction of means, media or aesthetics – individually, and in the form of collaborations and group projects.

Studio work is at the heart of the programme, the studio here being a simultaneously a space for independence – in the form of concentrated studio time, for dialogue – in the form of regular meetings with teachers and guest artists, and for exchange – in the form of studio group discussions with fellow students. Each student has the opportunity to develop their artistic research at their own pace, while having access to the productive environment that HEAD has to offer in the form of its technical workshops, audio-visual equipment, library, and group exhibitions in HEAD’s LiveInYourHead exhibition space.

The Work.Master programme is built up around four forms of educational approach:

1. Labzones – workshops and projects offering a collaborative framework led by visual artists and practitioners
2. Seminars – series of theoretical presentations and discussions led by theoreticians, artists and/or researchers. Part of this is the production of a written text and publication in the master’s second year.
3. Studio Discussions – bi-weekly moments to present, test and discuss your work in groups made up of tutors and fellow students.
4. The Work.Master annual ‘Winter Meeting’, held during 2-3 weeks in January, where each student’s work is installed and/or presented, making way for collective discussions centring around artistic practice, testing of artistic ideas and approaches through conversation with tutors, fellow students, and external guests.

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Marlie Mul

Laure Marville

Dorine Aguerre
Constance Brosse

Marie-Laure Allain Bonilla
Pauline Boudry
Jill Gasparina
Fabrice Gygi
Christophe Kihm
Ileana Parvu
Aurélie Pétrel
Lili Reynaud Dewar
David Zerbib

Degree awarded: 
Master of Arts HES-SO in Fine Arts, major in WORK.MASTER - Contemporary Artistic Practices

Invited speakers

Guest Artists: Sonia Kacem, Morag Keil, Donna Kukuma, Mårten Spångberg
Guest Lecturers: Giulia Bini, Clovis Maillet
Guest Tutors: Mabe Bethonico, Bastièn Gachet, Jeanne Graff, Vincent Kohler, Krzysztof Kosciuczuk, Mai-Thu Perret, Niels Trannois