From June 29–July 14, 2023 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Master Design, Education in Arts, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media. The Graduation Shows will take place at various venues through the city of Rotterdam. See below for the full program.

Dates & Locations:

Master Lens-Based Media at V2_ & UBIK Gallery
29 June – 2 July
Curator: Florian Weigl
Opening on Thursday 29 June, 18.00 hrs.
Opening hours:12:00-18:00

Prompts for the Time Being
Graduation Presentation 2023, Master of Education in Arts
TENT Auditorium
Witte de Withstraat 50
Friday July 7, 3 – 8 pm
Saturday July 8, 1 pm – 6 pm

Master Design at WdKA Wijnhaven 61
Thursday 6 July

Four Meter High Ceiling
Master Fine Art: MFA Studios at Kareldoormanhof 45
7 – 14 July
Opening July 7, 17:00 – 22:00

Anything that is alive cannot be in the gallery space
Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design at Nieuwe Instituut
6 – 12 July
Opening July 6, 19.00 hrs

Graduation Show & Shop 2023 | Making Things Bubblic
Master Experimental Publishing at WORM
29 June – 2 July
Opening 29 June from 18:00
Opening hours Expo 30 Jun – 2 July 12:00-18:00
XPUB graduate work will also be represented at the WdKA Graduation Show, 6 – 8 July.

(opening hours and accessibility will vary per venue)

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master’s programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of research, in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment.

The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment.

We have six master’s programmes. Full-time programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media and our two part-time master programmes, Education in Arts and the Master Design. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young and/ or mid-career professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work.

As an educational institute the notion of “making public” is core to our activities. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, a framework for exploring timely and relevant issues, and building a community around areas of interests. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of academia, while simultaneously valuing the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge building that is only made possible through the rigorous master framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.