In addition to its graduate courses, the ENSBA offers a one-year, Postgraduate programme with an international orientation, for a small group of student-researchers who have acquired at least a DNSEP or a Master’s degree.
In 1999, ENSBA, convinced that the singularity of an art school depends, among other things, on its freedom to reinvent itself and fully assume its role of transmission, decided to set up a postgraduate course program for a selected group of five young artists from different geographical backgrounds, already actively engaged in an art practice. During this yearlong program they are invited to pursue their work and will be given full access to the school’s facilities and studios. The development of individual work will be nourished through constant critical interaction, the creation of a collective project and opportunities for travel.
It is an articulation of elements that are too often kept separate: education and professionalism, the protected environment of the school and exposure to the world. The postgraduate program offers and involves a social experience based on openness to the exterior, which hopefully creates a certain form of destabilization.
Foreign travel, within and outside of Europe, will lead the group to meet many artists and art professionals, to analyze many exhibitions and artistic events, and observe, at the scale of a city, the conditions, needs and that which fuels an artistic scene.
Exchange and critical work
Ability to engage in reflection and collective activity.
Challenges & tools
This program is designed for five young artists, with the aim of making them familiar with the contemporary art context, to widen and sharpen their knowledge and to stimulate them to continue with their work.
The artists will enjoy a collective space in which to develop their work, and can also take advantage of the school’s facilities and workshops. Emphasis will be put on the growth of everyone's work ; on the making of a collective project (exhibition, publication…) ; on discussions with personalities from different backgrounds : artists, historians, art critics, curators, thinkers and philosophers…
Since its creation in 1999, the Postgraduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon supports young artists in the professional field of contemporary art.
Among the 65 artists who participated in the Postgraduate from its origin, determine the statistical distribution of women between 48% and 52% male, between 36% and 64% foreign origins of French and dual nationality, with more 15 countries represented ... The artists who have received Postgraduate programme in Art Ensba Lyon are referenced in this page.
Members of the 2014-2015 group are:
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