LB Graduation Show 2023

29 June – 2 July 2023

Graduating students of the Piet Zwart Institute’s Lens-Based Media Master’s program, invite you to their graduation exhibition 54 BPM, held at two locations in Rotterdam and curated by V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Garvan Corr, Aitan Ebrahimoff, and Shannon Liang.

54 BPM, the rate your heart drops to when diving into water. 54 BPM brings together film and video installations by 12 lens-based artists. We invite you to dive deep into 12 personal narrative approaches. Take time to slow down. Reduce your tempo to an adagio. Sink into these sonic and visual encounters.


at V2_

Melek Bahçe
Garvan Corr
Aitan Ebrahimoff
Shannon Liang
Luca Ottmann
Maruša Vehovar


Kotryna Buruckaitė
Yuqing Cao
Veere van Gent
Luis Luján
Mathilde Nai
Pelle Nijburg

The Master of Arts in Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media program focuses primarily on artistic and experimental lens-based practices (both still and moving image/animation) that embrace the use of artifice, formal and technical innovation, fictional strategies, and other unconventional visual approaches to create new and meaningful visions of the world.

We support visions that seek to move beyond the conventional narratives of our society and create new impetus in the viewer towards an open-eyed engagement with myriad challenges humans (and non-humans) collectively face in a world saturated with disinformation, increasing polarisation and fragmentations of communities, centuries-old political and social injustices, marginalisation of the most vulnerable, and a rapidly degrading global environment.

Dates and times

Opening: Thursday 29 June 6–10.30pm

(Commencement Speech: 7pm at _V2_Lab for the Unstable Media)

Exhibition opening hours: Friday 12pm-9pm, Saturday to Sunday 12pm-6pm


V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012XL Rotterdam, Netherlands

UBIK / WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012XA Rotterdam, Netherlands


Happening in parallel

Making Things Bubblic: Experimental Publishing Graduation Show and Shop 2023

S/ash Gallery (part of WORM)

Opening Thursday 29 June 6-10:30pm

Commencement Speech: 8pm Performance by mitsitron (mitsa chaida): 9pm

A note on access

Please note that UBIK and V2_Lab for the Unstable Media are not wheelchair accessible.

For further details or any questions related to accessibility please email roblj (at)