phd & method questions-teaching workshop (25/10/2023)

September 13, 2023

Wednesday 25 October   12:30-16:30    Venue: 338 Stora Hörsalen, HDK-Valand, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8, 411 37 Göteborg, Sweden. This is a workshop for exchange of teaching experience and practices in working with PhD researchers on questions of method and methodology within the supervision process and/or within course work. This is a pre-event for the larger EARN Gathering 25-27 […]

Sensing Dissensus (25-26/10/2023)

March 2, 2023

Come to Gothenburg This is a two-day gathering of researchers and research groups, both formal and informal, institutional and para-institutional within EARN and its affiliated networks of colleagues. We will address different aspects of collaboration and forms of dissensus / disagreement in artistic research. PUBLIC PROGRAMME Attendance is free, booking recommended. Collective processes & sensing […]

Making Artistic Research Public (27-28/10/2022)

July 18, 2022

The next EARN Gathering will be held in Helsinki in October 2022 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Uniarts Helsinki. Making Artistic Research Public event is a platform for initiating further activities of the EARN working groups and their collaborations. Making something public is intrinsic to art making and artistic research. How could artistic research be […]

In Different Places: Imagining the Biennial Form (8/6/2022)

May 19, 2022

Public event – online and “in-real-life” – Göteborgs Konsthall, Wednesday 8 June, 5–7:30pm. Margarita Gonzalez Lorente, Ioana Leca, Bige Örer, Henk Slager, and Mick Wilson. ZOOM: The event is free. Streaming details posted shortly. No need to book for online, However, spaces are limited for physical attendance at meeting so booking is recommended for attending the event […]

Curatorial Studies Workshop (8-10/6/2022)

May 19, 2022

This is an internal network event for the Curatorial Studies Workshop that is also open to our colleagues, students, alumni and associates. The meeting is based on a series of short 15 minute presentations followed by 15 minute discussions in paired combinations alternating with breaks of 30 minutes or longer. The goal is for colleagues […]

New book out now: The Postresearch Condition

September 27, 2021

Out now in the Metropolis M Books Series: The Postresearch Condition, with contributions from Peter Osborne, Hito Steyerl, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Florian Cramer, Terike Haapoja, EARN Working Groups, Rachel Armstrong, Amanda Beech, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Irit Rogoff – Editor Henk Slager, Final Editor Annette W. Balkema. CONTENTS Editorial Henk Slager (HKU University of the Arts, […]

Call for Making Artistic Research Public (27-28/10/ 2022)

September 27, 2021

Colleagues based in UniArts Helsinki will organise an EARN plenary network event with exhibition, talks and happenings taking place in Helsinki in 2022 on the 27th and 28th of October. Anticipating the thematic of that event, the journal RUUKKU has announced a special call on “Making Artistic Research Public.” See  (Watch this space for […]

The Postresearch Condition (26-30 Jan 2021)

November 21, 2020

Utrecht, January 26-30 European Artistic Research Network (EARN) x Smart Culture Conference (NWO) After an omnipresent “Research Decade,” the concept of artistic research currently seems to be in need of a recharge. Emerging questions are: Should we talk about a postresearch situation and/or a postresearch condition? Could this be compared with how poststructuralism relates to structuralism […]

Citation Two-Day International Conference, Leeds (Nov 7-8, 2019)

July 11, 2019

Citation Two-Day International Conference School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, UK Keynote speakers: Anselm Franke, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin Catherine Grant, Birkbeck, University of London Conference Date:  7 & 8 November 2019 Citation is the 2019 edition of the European Artistic Research Network (EARN) conference. […]

EARN Conference, Dublin (Oct 18-19, 2018)

March 6, 2018

The annual conference of the European Artistic Research Network will be hosted in 2018 by the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) and Dublin School of Creative Arts & Media (DSCA) at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). INTER-NATION This two-day conference seeks to address the impact of contributory economies on traditional understandings […]

Exhibition HAUNTOPIA / WHAT IF Venice (Sept 8-Oct 15, 2017)

May 9, 2017

HAUNTOPIA / WHAT IF The Exhibition Save the date: Exhibition opening, September 7, 2017, 7 pm Download Invitation See Exhibition Guide and Glossary In times of violent political conflicts, the exhibition explores the conjuring of specters as a proper method of arts-based research. It welcomes the appearance of ghostly events, signs, images, practices and objects […]

EARN Conference HAUNTOPIA / WHAT IF Programme Venice (Sept 8-9, 2017)

April 19, 2017

HAUNTOPIA / WHAT IF The Conference See Exhibition Guide and Glossary Haunting has been employed to create a language for the ways in which an unfinished past (Avery Gordon) makes itself known in the here and now. Violent histories or stories make themselves known and cause disruptions, wronging the wrong (Eve Tuck). In the course of this conference […]

Programme online – Second Research Pavilion Venice Biennale 2017 (May 11-Oct 15, 2017)

February 17, 2017

Uniarts Helsinki is set to open a Research Pavilion in May in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale. During a span of five months, the Pavilion will host three contemporary art exhibitions and over forty multidisciplinary events. Under the theme Utopia of Access, the Pavilion calls for a variety of interpretations on urgent topics […]

CALL FOR INPUT – EARN Conference 2017 (Sept 8-9, 2017)

December 22, 2016

HAUNTOPIA / What if The organizers of this conference invite eight EARN members – PhD candidates in the field of arts-based research – to give a 15-minute input each. If your project is concerned with the question of Hauntopia/What if as laid out in the introduction (see details below), we encourage you to respond to […]

EARN Conference 2016 – THAT ART EXHIBITS – LUCA School of Arts (Oct 13-14, 2016)

September 6, 2016

EARN announces the 2016 Conference in LUCA School of Arts, Brussels. In the wake of the rising popularity of curatorial programmes, the shifting positions of both artist and curator have been the subject of intense debate in recent years. Crucial to these debates is the question of how to deal with the potential and agency […]

Second Research Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale

August 19, 2016

ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENT: EARN members will participate in the Second Research Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Following a successful and well-received pilot edition in 2015, the University of the Arts Helsinki has decided to again realize a Research Pavilion within the context of the Venice Biennale. This new edition will last five months (from early […]

AGAINST DELIVERY London (Nov 12-13, 2015)

June 6, 2015

The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, doctoral programme hosted a two-day research event under the auspices of EARN and LAHP entitled Against Delivery, which will be held at the Slade Research Centre Woburn Square on 12-13 November 2015. Go to the Against Delivery blog here: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 29 JUNE 2015 (CLOSED) The […]

1st Research Pavillion: Experimentality Venice Biennale

April 26, 2015

Sala del Camino, Giudecca, Venice. Image courtesy of Jan Kaila. EARN announces the first Research Pavilion: Experimentality, Venice Opening: May 6, 6–8pm Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo, Giudecca 621 (Vaporetto stop: Palanca) Hours: Tuesday–Sunday noon–5pm (later openings on certain days see below) Commissioner: Anita Seppä Curators: Jan Kaila and Henk Slager Coordination: Academy of […]

“What is Monumental Today?” (Oct 10-11, 2014)

September 13, 2014

The politics of memory at the moment of danger Chto Delat, EARN (European Artistic Research Network), Finnish Academy of Fine Arts/University of the Arts Helsinki Organized by Dmitry Vilensky, Jan Kaila and Henk Slager October 10–11, 2014 Smolny Institute ул. Смольного, 1 St. Petersburg Russia, 191124 How can the groups that are excluded from the […]

Call for contributions – PARSE Conference “TIME” (Nov 5-6, 2015)

July 10, 2014

The 1st PARSE Biennial Research Conference on TIME CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS – Panels, Papers, Performances, Screenings, and Workshops. The first biennial PARSE conference at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (5th and 6thNovember 2015) takes as its point of departure the question of TIME. Time arguably has always been […]

Thinking on Stage GradCAM@DIT, Dublin, Ireland (May 2-3, 2014)

February 18, 2014

‘Performance : Thinking on Stage’ 2nd and 3rd of May 2014 GradCAM@DIT, Dublin, Ireland Whilst the field performance studies has grown considerably over the last 30 years, with the turn to performance in contemporary art practice and the development of the performance in theatre studies, it perhaps an opportune moment to take stock. Discipline boundaries, […]

PARSE – new platform for artistic research

February 1, 2014

The University of Gothenburg has announced the launch of PARSE a new platform for artistic research publishing – combining conference, peer-reviewed journal, and imprint – and to promote research exchange between the arts and other disciplines. The Advisory Board for the new platform comprises internationally recognised figures from across contemporary art, design, performing arts, philosophy […]

radical imagination, valand, göteborg (Nov 14-16, 2013)

August 25, 2013

Confirmed speakers include: Marc James Léger, Jacqueline Rose, Andrea Phillips, Esther Shalev Gerz, Gertrud Sandqvist, Henk Slager, Joanna Warsza, Jason Bowman, Sally Tallant, Ingrid Elam, Annika Lundgren, Mika Hannula and … Access the conference brochure here. This conference will mark the conclusion of the Göteborg Biennial by interrogating the overarching thematics adopted by this year’s […]

call for input – “Not Now! Now!”
deadline July 30th 2013

July 15, 2013

the very exiting temporal politics of arts-based research October 17-18, 2013, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna The conference invites six EARN members – especially PhD candidates in the field of arts-based research – to give a ten minutes input each. If your project is concerned with the question of chronopolitics as laid out in the […]

The Counter Order of Things (Oct 25-26, 2013)

July 14, 2013

UPDATED SCHEDULE – FULL LIST OF SPEAKERS EARN. Symposium “A Counter Order of Things.” Venice. Symposium IUAV/Finnish Pavilion October 25–26 Organized by Henk Slager, Jan Kaila and Terike Haapoja Location: IUAV University of Venice, Aula Tafuri, Palazzo Badoer, San Polo 2468 To request a place at the event please contact: henri.wegelius(at) The symposium “A Counter […]

“Doing Research” EARN@dOCUMENTA(13)

August 29, 2012

Publication, Workshop and Symposium Project In December 2011, dOCUMENTA (13) and EARN (European Artistic Research Network) started preparatory talks in Kassel about how a collaborative project could be developed. The talks made clear that the casualness of how the notion of research is used today also causes the usual confusion of concepts. Is research merely […]


August 29, 2012

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 — SYMPOSIUM Doing Research Location: Ständehaus, Ständeplatz 6-10, 34117 Kassel. 14:00-20:00 DETAILED SCHEDULE 1400 – 1410 Opening Programme: Jan Kaila: Introduction EARN, D13 collaboration Henk Slager, Introduction Doing Research project. Launch publication: Doing Research RESEARCH STATEMENTS 1410 – 1430: Christian Phillip Muller (D13/rector Kassel Art Academy) 1430 –  1450: Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir (Gothenburg) 1450 –  1510: D13: Rene Gabri/Ayreen Anastas […]


August 28, 2012

Thursday 6th and Froday 7th September A platform for current doctoral artistic research. Overview: This unique two day programme of workshops brings together 26 practitioners engaged in formal graduate research studies through an ongoing art practice. The programme includes a variety of workshop formats from discussion groups to practical workshopping and from presentations of work […]

Workshop Abstracts – EARN@dOCUMENTA(13)

August 3, 2012

A platform for current doctoral artistic research. Thursday 6th and Friday 7th september, Kassel, Germany As part of EARN activities at dOCUMENTA(13) there will be a platform of workshop events over two days in Kassel, in the context of the “activated projects” strand of d(13). Overview: This unique two day programme of workshops brings together […]

EARN Researchers @ dOCUMENTA(13)

July 19, 2012

The EARN Academies network is participating in dOCUMENTA(13). There are four strands to this collaboration: (i) activated projects; (ii) “Doing Research” a chapter of the conference “On Artistic Research” co-organised with dOCUMENTA(13) (September 8 and 9); (iii) a book on different definitions, approaches, critical responses and positions on the question of artistic research to be […]

EARN Members at dOCUMENTA(13) Summer 2012

May 10, 2012

European Artistic Research Network will be a key collaborator in the 2012 dOCUMENTA(13) with Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki; GradCAM Dublin; MaHKU – Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design; Malmö Art Academy, Lund University; Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg; University of Leeds; Università Iuav di Venezia; and […]

EARN Members at London SHARE Conference 11-12 May 2012

May 10, 2012

Participants from Helsinki, Utrecht, Malmo, Gothenburg, Dublin, Vienna, and Brussels will attend the 2nd Annual SHARE Conference in London. The SHARE Network was established by EARN members working in conjunction with other networks such as EUFRAD and ELIA as well as several national platforms for doctoral level studies across the creative arts.

“The Pleasure of Research”
Henk Slager
Book Launch, Helsinki, 4 Nov 2011

October 19, 2011

Research and visual art have coloured the context of many activities developed by Henk Slager over the last five years. Significant contributions to the debate on the situation of research in visual art resulted from his Professorship in Artistic Research and his position as Dean of the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design […]

SHARE Conference Helsinki 4-5/11/2011

October 17, 2011

Several of the members of EARN are co-organising with the SHARE Network a major conference in Helsinki on the current global contexts for doctoral level studies across the arts. SHARE #1 Helsinki Conference 04-05 November 2011 Hosted by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts SHARE #1 Conference Helsinki will share and discuss outcomes of the […]

Art as a Thinking Process, Venice 2011

May 29, 2011

International Symposium on Visual Forms of Knowledge Production Sunday 5 June & Monday 6 June 2011 IMAGE: workshop Common Ground: Projects for the Lagoon, 2010, Marjetica Potrc & Marguerite Kahrl Graduate Program in Visual and Performing Arts, Università Iuav di Venezia Speakers include: Amerigo Restucci, Medardo Chiapponi, Chiara Vecchiarelli, Angela Vettese, Mara Ambrozic, Sarat Maharaj, […]

Dublin Meeting 25/2/2011

February 8, 2011

EARN members will meet in Dublin later this month (Friday 25th February) to review the work-programme of EARN 2005-2010. During the meeting in Dublin the group will also finalise plans for its work programme in 2011 and 2012. This meeting in Dublin will co-incide with the first meeting of a new working-group on “Graduate School […]

New Study Opportunities

December 16, 2010

As part of the development of the EARN website, we are now providing information about study opportunities provided by the EARN partners. The first call to be announced comes from the Finnish Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki. This call is open until 28 February 2011. Further calls will be announced for 2011. Please check regularly […]

SHARE Step-change in Higher Arts Research & Education

November 30, 2010

Several EARN partners – Helsinki, Vienna, Utrecht, Gothenburg, Dublin, Brussels, and Venice – have initiated a new collaboration with ELIA, EUFRAD and other higher arts education institutions across Europe to explore the development of the “3rd Cycle” – doctoral level – creative arts research and education. The “Step-change for Higher Arts and Research Education” (SHARE) […]

EARN @ Manifesta 8 Schedule

September 14, 2010

AS THE ACADEMY TURNS December 2-4 2010 Murcia Collaborative Programma, Manifesta 8 & EARN DECEMBER 2 10.15. OFFICIAL OPENING- Manifesta and EARN 1030. Matts Leiderstam (Malmo). Supervisor Sarat Maharaj. Critical opponent: Juergen Bock (Lisboa) 13. Irene Kopelman (Utrecht). Opponent: Jan Svenungson (Berlin). 14-16 Lunch 16. Maija Timonen (London). Supervisor: John Aiken. Critical opponent: […]

EARN @ Manifesta 8 – ‘As The Academy Turns’ 2-4/12/10

August 22, 2010

‘As the Academy Turns’ – the EARN Winter School during Manifesta 8 Murcia December 2010 – is a unique experiment at the intersection of artistic research, contemporary art, and the new art academy practices that have emerged across Europe in the last decade. ‘As the Academy Turns’ is a multilayered project exploring the potentials and […]

The Academy Strikes Back Brussels 4 – 5/6/10

May 9, 2010

exhibition and conference june 2010, brussels renee green, irit rogoff, hans ulrich obrist, dieter lesage & centrifugal     EARN (European Artistic Research Network) presents The Academy Strikes Back, Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. [4-5/6/10]. The Academy Strikes Back is the concluding presentation of a two-year project exploring the current academization of […]

Researcher led Workshops – ‘The Academy Strikes Back’ 2010

May 1, 2010

As a prequel to the conference ‘The Academy Strikes Back’ the Sint-Lukas Transmedia programme collaborated in three workshops, led by doctoral researchers Clodagh Emoe (GradCAM), Paul Landon (KUVA) and Jeremiah Day (MaHKU). During the conference the doctoral resaerchers presented reports on how their workshops operated and on the relationship between their own research and the […]

KUVA Welcomes Delegates to Helsinki

April 27, 2010

Artists, researchers, conference speakers and colleagues from across Finland, Scandinavia, Europe and beyond started arriving earlier this week at KUVA (Kuvataideakatemia / Finnish Academy of Fine Arts) in Helsinki in preparation for Tables of Thought the international exhibition and conference on artistic research. The exhibition and programme have been organised by Jan Kaila and Henk […]

Phase I EARN Networking Platform

April 27, 2010

As part of the “Tables of Thought” Conference in Helsinki (28-9/4/10) EARN is launching the Phase I of its new platform for sharing information, opportunities and exchanges in artistic research. This site will evolve over the coming months to become a key resource for artistic research brokering access to information about the partners and […]

MaHKU DARE #5 ‘Dutch Artistic Research Event’

April 27, 2010

Dutch Artistic Research Event (DARE) # 5 “Doing Dissemination”, August 27- September 12, 2010 See for more

Gothenburg Publishes PhD Thesis on “Concrete Fashion”

April 25, 2010

Concrete Fashion: Dress, Art, and Engagement in Public Space Author: Kajsa G Eriksson, School of Design and Crafts, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Perfomaing Arts. This dissertation is an example of artistic research that explores the border between fashion design and contemporary art, in order to place situated bodily practices within the larger field of […]

Sint-Lukas, Transmedia Exhibition, Brussels

April 25, 2010

DISPLAY, a Transmedia anthology Fundamental to any explanation of digital art is an understanding of the context in which we view it – the ‘art experience’ itself. As Bruno Latour once said ‘What counts is that all spokespeople are in the same room, engaged in the same collective experiment, talking at once about imbroglios of […]

IUAV Case Studies: Sustainable Venice

April 25, 2010

Common Ground: Projects for the Lagoon (until 16/05/10) Projects by Marjetica Potr , Marguerite Kahrlč and the students of the Degree in Visual Arts / IUAV University of Venice Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation Palazzetto Tito, Dorsoduro 2826, Venezia Saturday 10 April, in the rooms of Palazzetto Tito, the exhibition Common Ground: Projects for the Lagoon […]

Slade’s “CitiesMethodologies” 2010

April 25, 2010

CitiesMethodologies was inaugurated in 2009 as a pan-UCL initiative to showcase innovative methods in urban research, drawing together work from undergraduate programmes, through to PhD studies, and the staff research community, including work by John Aiken. Following on the success of last year’s exhibition, talks, screenings and workshops, CitiesMethodologies 2010 will be held in the […]

Vienna hosts “A Conceptual History of Exhibition-making”

April 25, 2010

Simon Sheikh Lecture “A Conceptual History of Exhibition-making” (English) within the framework of the WWTF/Art(s) & Sciences research project “Troubling Research. Performing Knowledge in the Arts” Since 1989, we have not only seen (geo)political and cultural changes in Europe, former west and east alike, but also a renewed interest in the exhibition as the main […]

Malmö Art Academy PhD Seminar Presents

April 25, 2010

Malmö Art Academy PhD Seminar Presents Ongoing Research Conference at Inter Arts Center, Bergsgatan 29, Malmö 30 April – 2 May 2010 See

Tables of Thought, Helsinki. Exhibition & Conference

April 25, 2010

Tables of Thought, Helsinki 28-29/4/10, is an exhibition and symposium organised by the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and the European Artistic Research Network (EARN). The exhibition takes place in the gallery of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (Kuvagalleria). Participating artists include: Maria Finn, Daniel Jewesbury, Susan Pui San Lok, Katrin von Maltzahn, Lauren […]

GradCAM Book Launch

April 25, 2010

GradCAM in association with de Appel and Open Editions will launch the book, Curating and the Educational Turn in London on 28/04/10 during the conference “Deschooling Society” Following the bestseller from 2007 Curating Subjects Open Editions (London) and de Appel arts centre (Amsterdam) publish the companion: Curating and the Educational Turn. Edited by Paul O’Neill […]