The place of art in a society in transformation, as ours nowadays, is strictly related to the spaces and the processes of daily social environment, and to the ways in which the artist is able to find its place among all the possible social, individual, economic and political spaces and times. As a consequence there is a close relationship, even an overlapping, between artistic and curatorial research, continuously redefining each others role in the artistic space.
The two-year MA program is the only program in Italy and Europe with the objective of uniting a solid education in the field of visual arts production with a highly specialized curatorial program, with the aim of building the skills of artists and curators starting from the same shared exhibition environment
The program is structured on a wide network of partnerships, allowing students to widen their contacts within the artistic scene. Particular attention is focused on creating the students artistic portfolio, and providing the student with a network of contacts allowing them to effectively promote their artistic work with collectors, galleries, public institutions, and critics. Graduates from this MA program enjoy professional careers as artists, curators, editors of specialized magazines and books, journalists, and exhibition designers.
Graduates from the two-year MA Degree in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies have been collaborating with, among others:
* Archive Books - Berlin
* ARTRA-Arte Contemporanea Milan
* BAK, basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht
* Careof - Milan
* Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto - Biella
* Corraini Edizioni Arte Contemporanea - Milan
* Form Content London
* Hangar Bicocca - Milan
* Istanbul Biennial - Istanbul
* Francesco Jodice - Milan
* Kaleidoscope Magazine - Milan
* Isola Art Center Milan
* MADRE - Naples
* Manifesta - Various places
* MiArt-Fiera Internazionale dArte Moderna e Contemporanea - Milan
* Museion - Museo dArte Moderna e Contemporanea Bolzano
* Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica - Comune di Bologna
* Prometeogallery - Milan
* Viafarini Milan
* Skira Editore - Milan.
The program offers a series of theoretical lessons and project workshops, developed in collaboration with different Italian and European artistic institutions, covering the various subjects related to the production, realization and communication of artistic practice, under an interdisciplinary perspective.
In addition to the classwork, students participate in a wide range of laboratory projects in which they engage directly with external partner artists and professionals of international standing: from the design of a format for an exhibition space to the production of an art magazine, from the planning of a travelling exhibition to the realization of a performance in a public space, every year they have the opportunity of experimenting different schemes for artwork production.
A series of interdisciplinary lectures and seminars, organized in collaboration with other NABA programs, provides students the opportunity of dealing with a wide range of artists and professionals in the field of Contemporary Art.
Together with its partner institutions and companies, NABA offers a program of scholarships for talented students requiring financial support, based on the evaluation feedback provided by the course Director.
The number and amount of such scholarships can vary from one year to another, therefore we warmly recommend interested students to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be inserted in the related mailing last and to receive updated information.