MIVC Graduation Show

Afstudeerders masters kunstacademie St. Joost Den Bosch tonen hun werk in Willem Twee
Beeldende kunst
Datum 29-06
Prijs Gratis
Locatie Kunstruimte
Zaal Grote Ruimte
MIVC Graduation Show

"Adrift, A Shift" is the 2023 graduate art exhibition hosted by the Master Institute of Visual Cultures at Willem Twee. This dynamic showcase is the culmination of two years of research-based study, where international artists and designers have explored contemporary issues through diverse approaches, presenting fresh pathways of understanding within the current discourse.

“Adrift, A Shift" showcases diverse artistic visions rooted in meticulous research and theoretical inquiry. Through the pathways of Ecology Futures, Situated Design, and Visual Arts and Post-Contemporary Practice, the exhibition invites dialogue, challenging assumptions and offering fresh perspectives on contemporary issues.

Utilizing a methodology of practice based research, these artists zoom in on pressing issues, offering new perspectives on emerging entanglements of the current time and our histories. By zooming in on specific stories and research questions, these works are the visual and experiential manifestations of the graduates’ theses. The exhibition encompasses various mediums, including lens-based media, installation, sound, sculpture, fibers, and more, ensuring a vibrant and immersive experience for all.

Join us on June 29th, from 14:00 to 18:00, for the public opening reception. It's an opportunity to celebrate the designers’ and artists’ journey and gain insight into their research, inspirations, and creative processes. Following the reception, the exhibition will be open to the public from June 29th to July 6th, allowing you to explore the gallery space at your convenience.

Embark on a journey of artistic discovery, engaging with the complexity of the world around us. Experience the work from emerging artists and designers and join the conversation inspired by the artists’ works. 

We invite you to engage with our journeys adrift on the current of our times, in the never ending pursuit of a shift of perspectives propelling us through the complexities of our current world.

Adrift, A Shift: Graduation Show Master Institute of Visual Cultures Den Bosch: 29 June - 6 July 2023 at Willem Twee Kunstruimte and Spiegelzaal


Ecology Futures 
Jurel Bakker
Roberta Esposito
Odette van Heesbeen
Raven Kiss
Roos Kobus
Chiara Pitrola
Stella Rigo
Mary Sarsam
Lea Topolovec
Yuxin Wang
Shuang Xu

In the pathway of Ecology Futures, students from a multitude of disciplines focus on the role of new media art and design research in interpreting, analyzing, critiquing, experiencing and visualizing ecological degradation and its broad network of cause and effect. At its core, this pathway considers societal, political, economic, and environmental issues as ecological, and unpacks its complexities through a multitude of transdisciplinary methodologies and theories. The eleven graduating students from Ecology Futures have spent the last two years experimenting, speculating and  proposing art and design as a way of examining the relationships that construct an environment.


Situated Design
Robbert van Binsbergen
Heba Daghstani
Anna Favalli
Lara Ippolito
Michelle Kanters
Yujia Lin 
Fleur van Stratum
Hongbin Yang

In the pathway of Situated Design, the focus of the students centers on the principle of design at the situated turn. The result culminates in vastly different design practices which exemplify the shift from the designer as an isolated entity into the designer who is situated beyond the human. During the Situated Design program the students have experimented with various media, engaged with rich methodologies and undertaken the masters’ thesis to display their research expertise.

The eight international artists and designers in the pathway of Situated Design have developed their projects over the course of two years engaging with subjects embedded into the fields of ecology, philosophy, psychology, theology and politics.


Visual Arts and Post Contemporary Practices
Ra'fat Ali 
Zhana Assaad
Milo Sharafeddine 
Sounak Das 
Cynthia Cheung 
Erin C. Doherty
Iliana Michali 
Xingrong Qiao 
Rikki Swart 
Radu-Mihai Tănasă 
Paolo Tarelli 
Jingjing Wang

In the pathway of Visual Arts and Post Contemporary Practice, students from various disciplines have developed practice-led and process-oriented artistic research. In an interdisciplinary learning environment, the artists in this pathway not only developed practices responding to current challenges and opportunities, but also how to shape their new realities in evershifting times. Over the course of two years, twelve international artists have dedicated themselves to developing their artistic practices further by testing and refining their artistic methodologies. Informed by diverse backgrounds and utilizing various media such as photography, moving image, sculpture, painting, fibers, and performance – they have interrelated their artistic practices with themes including cultural identity, migration, consumerism, ritual, self-care and agency.