From June 29–July 14, 2024 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: 
Opening: Thursday 27 June (18:00 – 22:30)
Locations: V2_  Eendrachtsstraat 10 and UBIK WORM  Boomgaardsstraat 71/ Rotterdam
& continuing until Sunday 29 (everyday between 12:00 – 18:00, except Friday open until 21:00)
with link:

and link the XPUB opening:

Master Fine Art: June 28–July 6, 12-7pm
Six of one, half a dozen the other opening Friday, June 28, 5–10pm at MFA Studios at Karel Doormanhof 45.

Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design: July 4–11
A Moth in the Room opening Thursday July 4, 7pm at Nieuwe Instituut.

Master Experimental Publishing: June 27–July 6
Vulnerable Interfaces, opening Thursday June 27 7-9pm;
Friday June 28 – Sunday June 30, 12-6pm at WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 71
and again: Thursday July 4–Saturday July 6 at Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61.

Master Design: July 4–8
Presentations at WdKA Wijnhaven 61.

Master Education in Arts: Friday July 5, 5–9pm
Experimental graduation dinner with programme for invited guests at Kunstinstituut Melly, Witte de Withstraat 50.

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.

Photo: Chiara Catalini.