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Professional Practice Workshop for Artists
13. März 2019 - 26. März 2019
The goal of this workshop hosted by Glogauair and Anita Kroo is to assist artists in obtaining and developing their skills for the multifaceted professional art world. Writing artist statements, constructing artist talks and presentations, assembling digital portfolios, and writing grant applications are all some of the challenging career tasks artists encounter on a regular basis as working professionals.
This workshop provides artist useful guidelines and mentoring through a weekly session of group discussions, interactions and critique, in order to tackle these practical concerns. Throughout the meetings artists will have the opportunity to rehearse their oral presentation skills, develop their writing, and research themes of their work through a contemporary art context.
The three main topics of this introductory workshop are artist portfolio, artist statement writing, and presenting an artist talk. By participating in this workshop, artists will be able to create competitive application materials, and gain a broader sense of the professional art world.
Workshop Fee: 80 euros for the entire three-week workshop
( Workshop consists of three consecutive two hour long weekly meetings.)
Class size is limited to 12 participants
For registration, payment, and reserving a space, please write to:
Weekly meetings will consist of two-hour discussions
Class 1. 13th of March, Wednesday, 16:00-18:00
Each participating artist will introduce their work through a portfolio slideshow, followed by a constructive group critique and discussion. Workshop instructor will provide a list of important guidelines for creating a digital artist portfolio. For the following class, artists will be assigned the task of writing a short (half page) artist statement.
Class 2. 20th of March, Wednesday, 16:00-18:00
Critiquing the Artist Statements
We will discuss the artist statements written for this meeting. For the next class artist will be assigned the task of preparing a short 15minute artist talk. Readings and helpful tips for preparing this oral presentation will be provided in advance.
Class 3. 27th of March, Wednesday, 16:00-18:00
Participants will have an opportunity to present an artist talk. Each artist talk will be followed by a group seminar discussion consisting of critical feedback for the presentations.
About the Instructor
Anita Kroo is a Hungarian visual artist currently based in Berlin. She received her first MFA in Painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (2011). In 2015 she was awarded the Merit Scholarship of Pratt Institute, which enabled her to complete her second MFA in New York City (2017). She has received numerous grants, among others, the Hungary Initiatives Foundation Study Scholarship, The Artist Grant of The Hungarian Academy in Rome, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Artist Award, the Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, and The Nerken Scholarship Award of the UJA-Federation of New York. Bordering on abstraction and figuration, her artwork consists of drawings, paintings, and intaglio prints. She has participated in various exhibitions in Budapest, Rome, New York City, and Berlin.