Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Awards

Awards

Congratulations to MIARD alumna Alexandra Bicheler, she WINS the national competition, ‘BNI Prize’ in the Master category for her graduation project ‘Domesticity’s Last Supper’

The ‘BNI Prijs’ a national competition of recent Masters and Bachelors Interior Architecture diploma projects.

BNI is the Dutch Association of Interior Architects. The aim of BNI is to stimulate and enhance interior architecture in the broadest sense.

http://bniprijs.nl

Congratulations to MIARD alumna Alexandra Bicheler, she WINS the national competition, ‘BNI Prize’ in the Master category for her graduation... Lees verder

Alumnus Janis Klimanovs' 2013 graduation film 'Weathering Love' was nominated for best documentary at theWatersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival in February 2014.

Weathering Love “Listen how the winds of spring are singing, they will bring you joy and my greetings of love…” February 14, 1953,  

 

Weathering Love is a documental film that reveals an intimate story of a life-long romance.Janis Klimanovs documents his grandparents. He is interested to find out what kind of memories are most valuable to them. The film depicts an intimate portrait which reveals a true love story. His grandparents daily life is simple, and yet special, holding some magical beauty deep inside.

Review by TakeOnecffWatersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film FestivalJanis Klimanovs 

Alumnus Janis Klimanovs' 2013 graduation film 'Weathering Love' was nominated for best documentary at theWatersprite: The... Lees verder

The Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute are proud to announce that their former bachelor students Stefan Rijsmus & Tayfun Sarier (Advertising), Fernando van der Vlist (Graphic Design), Amanda Nedermeijer (Animation), Alex Starr (Graphic Design), and their former master students Tomas Navarro (Media Design and Communication), Laurier Rochon (Media Design and Communication), Lieven van Speybroeck (Media Design and Communication), Laura Macchini (Media Design and Communication) are on the HOT100 list of 'most talented art, media and technology students'.

On September 17, Virtueel Platform ('Virtual Platform') will host the sixth HOT100 event during the PICNIC 2012 Festival in the film institute EYE in Amsterdam. The HOT100 is a list of the most talented and promising alumni of Dutch academies and universities that offer courses in media, art and digital culture.

Besides our own academy students, we would like to congratulate their fellow students of the Institute for Communication, Media and Information Technology (CMI).

Sources: Pinterest Virtueel Platform and website Virtueel Platform

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Piet Zwart Institute alumna Fine Art Esmé Valk (2008) has won the International Contemporary Art Prize Diputació de Castelló and received her award worth 60,000 euro. Her work 'Showcasing Today's Essentials' will enter the Diputació de Castelló collection.

The jury chose Esmé “because her installation is an aesthetic and historical exploration of the artistic correspondence between the geometry of designs for display cases and shop windows and their relationship with architecture, theatre and commercial concepts rooted in economic aspects and a drive towards marketing. Symmetry, a core axis of many of these disciplines, serves the artist as an artistic-historic ground base for a profound examination while at once lending particular attention to the artistic component in rendering the installation. The subtlety in the execution of the display and the exquisite realisation of the video, somewhere between performative, narrative and historic, earned it the approval of the jury who chose it as the winning work in this competition and it will now join the Diputación de Castellón's collection”.

The Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University congratulates Esmé and wishes her the best of luck in her future career!

Piet Zwart Institute alumna Fine Art Esmé Valk (2008) has won the International Contemporary Art Prize Diputació de Castelló and... Lees verder

Please feel free to visit Willem de Kooning Academy's Graduation Festival in the Fenixloodsen in Katendrecht, Rotterdam.

From June 23 until July 3, you can enjoy work by our 325 bachelor graduates in media, art, design and education. Visit our graduation shows, festive diploma and award ceremony, fashion show and film festival.

For the complete programme, go to our special WdKA Graduation Festival page and keep an eye on the website for updates.

Please feel free to visit Willem de Kooning Academy's Graduation Festival in the Fenixloodsen in Katendrecht, Rotterdam. From June 23 until... Lees verder

Exhibition 'If you say something, see something'

July 10 – August 22 2010Opening: July 9, 20hrsLocation: TENT.Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

Ghislain Amar (FR), Derek Brunen (CA), Diana Duta (RO), Priscila Fernandes (PT), Bitsy Knox (CA), Tom Kok (NL), Sjoerd van Leeuwen (NL), Bat Sheva Ross (IL), Marnie Slater (NZ), Jay Tan (UK), Selina Taylor (UK), and Annie Wu (AU).

Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab

From 9 July to 22 August, TENT. presents 'If you say something, see something', the graduation show of the PZI Master Fine Art. Twelve artists from various countries present new installations, photographs, videos and performances. The exhibition is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab in collaboration with artist Guy Ben-Ner. The title of the exhibition, 'If you say something, see something', is taken from the title of a poem by Charles Bernstein. Like this word play, it skews the habitual hierarchy of form and content.

Mai Abu ElDahab is director of the art space Objectif Exhibitions (Antwerp, BE) and was invited as guest curator for the final presentation. For the past six months, she has been working together with the twelve participating artists on the basis of a brief informed by the students' interests and written by artist Ben-Ner on her request.

Presentation of Promotieprijs 2010

Before the opening, the Promotieprijs 2010 will be awarded to one of the graduates. The Promotieprijs is an initiative by Stichting Promotieprijs. The jury for the Promotieprijs 2010 consists of: chairman Hugo Bongers (secretary Rotterdamse Raad voor Kunst en Cultuur), David Baars (architect), Elizabeth Kleinveld (artist, director Artstart). Last year's Promotieprijs was awarded to Rachel Carey (US).

Publication

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication edited by Mai Abu ElDahab and the artists. Design: Kaisa Lassinaro. The publication is available from the reception desk at TENT. for € 4.

Exhibition 'If you say something, see something' July 10 – August 22 2010Opening: July 9, 20hrsLocation: TENT.Rotterdam, Witte de... Lees verder

Willem de Kooning Academy and its affiliated Piet Zwart Institute are proud to announce that Keith Griffiths, external curriculum advisor at the Lens-Based Digital Media programme, has won a Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.

'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives', produced by Keith Griffiths and his colleague Simon Field (Illuminations), received the prestigious award during the famous French festival on May 23.

The Palme d'Or (Golden Palm; MA) is the highest prize awarded to competing films during the festival. It was introduced by the organising committee in 1955.

You can find more information the Piet Zwart Institute website.

image: still from ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives'

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Willem de Kooning Academy’s début at the ‘Biennale Internationale Design 2008’ in St. Étienne/France, represented by three current and freshly graduated students of the Master Media Design program at the Piet Zwart Institute, could hardly have been more successful. Surveying the exhibition of international design schools, the Jury of the Biennial found Linda Hilfling's work ‘Google Misspelling Generator’ to be outstanding. The Jury and awarded her as ‘Best Young Designer’ 2008.

Linda's ‘Google Misspelling Generator’ is a plug-in for the Firefox web browser that allows to circumvent the censorship of, among others, Google China.Users who search a particular term also receive a clickable list of its most common misspellings in the Web. In most cases, political censorship filters do not catch those misspellings. In a Chinese Google image search result on ‘Tiananmen’, for example, one cannot see the tanks and military one would see on a Dutch or English Google page. But if the name of the square is misspelled, many of the censored images reappear.

Linda created this work as part of her Master studies in Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute. It was supported with a project grant by Impakt Online. The work is included in the current exhibition  ‘Speaking Out Loud’ (Nov 15, 2008 – January 24, 2009) at the Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst (Montevideo), Amsterdam.

Willem de Kooning Academy and her Piet Zwart Institute, both proud, warmly congratulate Linda Hilfling on this nice title. We hope to see more of you in the future!

Willem de Kooning Academy’s début at the ‘Biennale Internationale Design 2008’ in St. Étienne/France, represented... Lees verder