Practitioners Program

The Practitioners Program brings an individual artist or art collective to the context of artistic research through PARSE in the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts at Gothenburg University. The aim of the program is to invite an artist or artist collective to engage with faculty members and students through a residency in which they produce a body of work in relation to the current research frameworks at the faculty, and to follow their creative and research process through either seminars or workshops and a public event. The program gives the artist(s) the opportunity to pursue research and/or realize a specific project while drawing on PARSE’s resources and faculty’s research and expertise.

During the course of the program, the artist(s) will create a project that engages with the institution’s research community and will be expected to make one public presentation. The artist may work with an exhibition, performance, screening, or installation which will be documented and made available on the PARSE platform. Contact with other disciplines at the Faculty is encouraged.

The Practitioners Program will support the relationship between art and research by providing artists of any discipline with the space and time to work on a nascent project, offering access to the intellectual and archival resources of PARSE and the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.

Spring 2023: Cem A.

Courtesy of Cem A. aka @freeze_magazineCem A. is an artist and curator with a background in anthropology. He is known for running the art meme page @freeze_magazine. Since its inception in 2019, @freeze_magazine has become a tool for creative collaborations between Cem and fellow artists, researchers and organisations. His memes explore topics such as survival and alienation in the art world, often through a hyper-reflexive lens.

Selected exhibitions include documenta fifteen, Kassel (2022) and solo exhibitions Hope You See Me as a Friend at Barbican Centre, London (2022); Pleased to Announce… at Versus Art Project, Istanbul (2022) and The Party at Weserhalle, Berlin (2021). He has held lectures at HeK Haus der Elektronischen Künste, Basel; Universität der Künste, Berlin; Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins, London. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Art Newspaper and Dazed Magazine.