ver the past three years students have been offered a wide range of international guest-speakers and guest-tutors, such as Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jan De Cock, Elly Strik, Cécile B. Evans, Gert Robijns, Jan Hoet, Frank Demaegd (Zeno-X Gallery, BE), Nav Haq (MuHKA, BE), Stijn Huijts (Bonnefantenmuseum, NL), Jorge Fernandez (Biennial of Havana), Philippe Van Cauteren (S.M.A.K., BE) and Koan Jeff Baysa (Art and Olfaction Institute L.A.).
From September 2016 on, visiting lecturers working around the lower senses, such as olfactory art, food art and the moving body, will join this list, as well as guest-tutors and guest-speakers with other expertise.
Under the title GYM — Generating Young Masters — the Fine Arts department at PXL-MAD organizes several short exhibitions with the work of master students every year. These projects are important steps towards building professional exhibitions. Students also regularly participate in other projects and exhibitions, both in Belgium and abroad. At the end of the programme in June, all master students show their final projects at the annual EXIT-exhibition.
Thanks to the extensive network of our department, students are offered several possibilities to come in contact with international organisations, institutes, curators and artists focussed on the lower senses. This will allow them to create a professional network. The Fine Arts department also organises an annual study trip abroad. In the past years we visited Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York and Amsterdam.
Some of the international guest-speakers and guest-tutors
- Stijn Huijts (Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL) Stijn Huijts (Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, NL)
- Jan Hoet (founder of SMAK, Ghent, BE) Jan Hoet (founder of SMAK, Ghent, BE)
- Jorge Fernandez (Biennial of Havana 2015, CU) Jorge Fernandez (Biennial of Havana 2015, CU)
- Koan Jeff Baysa (Institute Art & Olfaction, Los Angeles, US) Koan Jeff Baysa (Institute Art & Olfaction, Los Angeles, US)
- Artist Koen Vanmechelen (Hasselt, BE) Artist Koen Vanmechelen (Hasselt, BE)
- Frank Demaegd ( Zeno-X Gallery, Antwerp, BE) Frank Demaegd ( Zeno-X Gallery, Antwerp, BE)