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This is Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute Graduation 2020 Catalogue.

Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute proudly present the work of emerging young artists and designers as they celebrate their achievements and embark on the next step in their creative careers.

Under the extraordinary circumstances of recent months, our students have proven to be true pioneers. More than ever, the graduates of 2020 deserve to present their graduation work to the world in a grand and compelling way. To provide this, the Academy has developed a new and radically different form of presentation, which is a product of collective research and reflection.

We are happy to share the first results of our joint effort with the world: the online platform holding Graduation Catalogue. And, subsequently, Graduation Show programme, The Chain of Events, will follow. It will commence in August and will last until the end of March 2021. Watch this space and our main site for details of The Chain of Events.

Outstanding Performances 2020

  • Fine Art
    Social
    View project
    Sarafina van Ast
    [24:30]
    View project
  • Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing
    View project
    Paloma García García
    Cartographies of Counter-Speculation
    View project
  • Graphic Design
    Commercial
    View project
    Stella Shi
    Formation of a New Order: Story of Pass_permit
    View project
  • Illustration
    Social
    View project
    Veerle van Herk
    Nordsjøen Dike
    View project
  • Product Design
    Autonomous
    View project
    Nicky Vollebregt
    Uncover
    View project
  • Audiovisual Design
    Autonomous
    View project
    Younes Laaguidi
    Grapefruit for Breakfast
    View project

How does it work?

Every student owns a site on Graduation Catalogue platform. Take time to browse through the graduates’ sites and discover work, both in progress and complete; follow and connect with the young artists. From July the 17th on, our graduates will start sharing their work and making the platform their own. Please revisit Graduation Catalogue to watch the already shared projects continue to grow over the year and see the new ones added. Go to all projects.

WalkByExhibition

Our Extraordinary Chain of Events continues with the kick-off of a WalkByExhibition on billboards throughout the city of Rotterdam. All work is freely accessible outdoors from Monday, August 10, the city is our exhibition space.

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