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Artistic Research: Sharing Methods and Practices

Coordinators: Colin Sterling, Marta Pagliuca Pelacani (

Artistic Research Research Group

The Artistic Research Research Group focuses on Artistic Research as an approach to tackling research questions. It aims at promoting the exchange of ideas between artists and scholars from a wide range of fields and disciplines. As a discipline itself, Artistic Research develops a discursive form of communicating research results in parallel with a non-discursive, artistic practice. This enables researchers/makers coming from fine arts, design, dance, film, performance art, theatre and music to share and compare processes of production, methodologies and results with the scientific community, while working as practicing autonomous artists. It allows autonomous artists to delve deeper into scientific disciplines their work is already concerned with. Furthermore, Artistic Research contributes to existing scientific disciplines by way of its discursive/non-discursive processes and outputs, while at the same time presenting work within the context of existing art institutions. The outcomes of artistic research actively contribute to bridging the gap between science and art, and strive to make its body of knowledge visible in a societal context. Bringing together academia and the art world, artistic forms of research change the social status of both and introduce a potential array of practice-oriented methodologies that challenge institutionalized forms of knowledge production.

A series of five seminars will be organized to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among artistic researchers and those interested in the field, during the seminars members of the group will present their research and receive feedback from their peers. One or two artistic researchers who have recently completed their PhDs will be invited to share their process with the participants of the seminars. The participants include PhD Candidates, but also those who have already completed their PhDs and would like to keep discussing their artistic research within a community of like-minded artists/scholars. Those interested in maybe pursuing such an academic study are also welcome to join, including Research Master students who wish to attain first-hand knowledge about the discipline.

The sessions take place on the first Friday of the month, every two months, between 13:00 and 16:00. You can find the programme of our next sessions and some general information about ARRG below. This year, Marta Pagliuca Pelacani will be assisting Colin Sterling with the organization of ARRG, to receive information about registration and credits, do not hesitate to contact her. To receive a reminder three weeks before sessions, together with the materials provided by the participants, register via Marta on ARRG’s mailing list.

ARRG 2022-2023 Programme

The programme will take place in Vox-Pop (University of Amsterdam, Binnengasthuisstraat 9, Amsterdam), on Fridays from 13:00 to 16:00. 

7 October
Charles Rouleau
Sharelly Emanuelson

2 December
Brian McKenna and Anika Schwarzlose
belit sag

3 February
Nicola Baratto & Yannis Mouravas
Ester-Eva Damen

18 April
Building Artistic Research Futures: An Open Assembly  

2 June
Isabel Cordeiro
Rosie Heinrich