Jurgen Bey Opening presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Q: How many students are selected for the master of fine arts?
A: We accept around 12 students, per department, per year.
Critical Studies presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Propositions for post-disciplinarity
The Sorcerer
An Outline of Things, Sounds Cartography
Q: What’s the duration of the study?
A: All programs are full-time two-year courses. You earn 60 ECTS points per year (European Credit Transfer System).
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Short Worlds for Halftime - A reading
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Propositions for post-disciplinarity
Design Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Una película sin película A film without a film
Future Crystals of the Anthropocene
Q: What are the expenses of living in Amsterdam?
A: In addition to the tuition fee, costs vary depending on your personal situation and individual choices. Nevertheless, it's advised to count on at least € 1.130 living expenses per month.
Nuet är där mina kroppar möts (Presence is where my bodies align)
Dirty Art Department presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Untitled (ongoing night light series)
Access modes for encountering large industrial bodies
Mushroom Dreams
Si puedo y es facíl, estoy cansada
Hosting Air
Trapped in a glaze like in fossilised amber
Q: Do different departments collaborate?
A: There are some occasional collaborative workshops and seminars across departments, but generally each department follows their own trajectory. There are also a number of student initiatives which collaborate across departments.
st Anthony's Wilderness
Bursting Bubbles- Another Truth
Out of Service
Fine Art performance at Open Sandberg 2023
The Siblings
Goodie Bags
Fluffed Occupations
The girl who run into me (Touch(ed))
Exposure 2020
Sow reaper
Arita Porcelain Industry 有田の陶磁器産業
Studio for Immediate Spaces presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
prop nr. 1
Food Architecture
Do What You Love
Neighbours of Zero
It Had Something To Do with The Telling Of Time
Graduation project
Fabulous Future
Every Object tells many stories
If you knew time as well as I do
Q: What does a studio look like?
A: All departments, apart from Fine Arts, share a communal space. The Fine Arts students have individual studios within their department space (first years share one studio space, and second years have one to themselves).
Artificial Times presentation at Open Sandberg 2023
Q: Is there an age limit for candidates?
A: There is no age limit.
Peach Tree, Ambiguous
Your Future
Graduation project
The Apple Pie
p.i.a. services
Input Party
The Window
Monarchy Energy
Q: Is it possible to apply to more than one program?
A: Yes, you must indicate this on the digital application form.
A smokers theatre
Konzert fur Spielzug und schwimmbad
Q: Are the studies collective or individual?
A: Everyone follows their own trajectory and graduates individually. Frequently there are collective projects and collaborative workshops and seminars.
 wait, I thought I was supposed to be a generous cook in a greasy kitchen - true stories told
Bracing Bodies
The Pendant
How to Read a Spread with The Pendant Tarot Deck
The Pendant
Q: Are study years one and two intertwined?
A: Both study years of the main departments share the same space and follow the same seminars. There isn’t a strict divide between the years across each department.


Blacker Blackness, a new Temporary Programme at Sandberg Instituut, focuses on imagination as a method to decolonize, uncode, and liberate representations of Blackness in art and design. What are the questions you ask, your way of archiving, your use of existing archives, and/or your selection of art when you center the interior lives, memories, connecting identities, and lived experiences of Black people? The gap between the number of exhibitions and art shows in Western Europe that center Blackness and those that center decolonial Black audiences is telling. What’s missing from these so-called ground breaking projects is a collective refusal of the idea that one must always approach Blackness from a variation of the question: “How does this relate to whiteness?” Unlearning this reflex creates room to center questions that take artists beyond the point of constantly having to explain oneself. What freedoms come with that and how do the various artistic landscapes benefit from these artistic and intellectual liberations? The Blacker Blackness course will analyze and develop research and artistic practices rooted in Black-centered imaginations. We’ll study and create artistic representations of Afro-European communities whose presence can be traced from the fifteenth century until today. While focusing on the interior lives, joys, refusals, and everydayness of these Afrodiasporic communities, we’ll use imagination as a (re)centering tool. The first semester of this two-year master’s programme focuses on Afro-Europeans in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. What could artistic representations of their presence be if we centered, researched, and imagined their interior lives and various forms of what Amal Alhaag and Barby Asante call “Black Togetherness”? In the following semester we’ll (re)read three novels: Segu by Maryse Conde, Season of Migration to the North by Tayeb Salih, and After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haity by Edwidge Danticat. From these works we’ll imagine and create uncoded representations of Afrodiasporic spiritualities as forms of hope and survival, the impacts of being uprooted, and the social as well as the interior lives of enslaved people. Next to writing the thesis, the third semester starts with researching how practices of decolonization, imagination, rejection, and refusal—all of them amplified by technology in general and social media in particular—impacted not just the presence and art by but also positions of power of Black people. Our final semester focuses on final works and the social and political impact of sculptures, statues, and other art pieces in public spaces. Each semester is scheduled to close with a public event where the students present the storylines, collection of images, and research questions they worked on. The Blacker Blackness course requires a two year investment in decolonial, anti-racist, hype-free artistic representations of Blackness. The Temporary Programme welcomes students interested in literature and visual art by decolonial Afro-European, Afro-Caribbean, and Africontinental writers, as well as those in dire need to picture and discuss Blackness in ways that aren’t solely linked to trauma, injustice, or so-called street culture.

Unsettling presents Sydney Lowell at Open Sandberg 2023
Open Sandberg 21
Asian Union
Choir of Tongue
Asian Union