Alumni in post-graduate, PhD and other third cycle research and fellowship programs.

*Alaa Abu Asad (DAI, 2018) is a 2022/2023 Fellow at the TXT department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL). In 2020 he was a resident at the post graduate Jan van Eijck Academie in Maastricht. 

*Florencia Almirón (DAI, 2017) is a 2022/25 PHD Candidate at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Potsdam in Germany. She was also a 2022 Revolution Resident at the Santa Fe Art Institute. 

*Mercedes Azpilicueta (DAI, 2013) was a 2015/2016 resident at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.

*Katia Barrett (DAI, 2015) embarked on a PhD trajectory in the Physical approaches to Cell Dynamics and Tissue Morphogenesis team as part of the CENTURI program in Marseille.

*Teresa Borasino (DAI, 2005) is a 2023/2024 fellow within the BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice in Utrecht.

*Vita Buivid (DAI, 2020) was a 2023 guest resident at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. 

*Benjamin Burtenshaw (DAI, 2015): PhD research CLiPS (Computational Linguistics & Psycholinguistics) at the Linguistics department of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

*Dayna Casey (DAI, 2020) is a 2022/2023 resident at the Jan van Eijck Academie in Maastricht. 

*Iliada Charalambous (DAI, 2023) is a 2023/2024 fellow within the BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice in Utrecht.

*Agata Cieślak (DAI, 2018) is, from 2022 onward, enrolled in a PhD Philosophy (Artistic Research) at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.

*Valentina Curandi (DAI, 2017) started a PhD trajectory within MERIAN (Maastricht Experimental Research In and through the Arts Network) inquiring the capability of practitioners rendered vulnerable by social and artistic standards to leave wishes and make dispositions upon death. 

* Raphael Daibert (DAI, 2020) is a PhD candidate at the cultural sciences research training group “Cultures of Critique” of the Leuphana University, Lüneburg in Germany.  

* Anna Dasović (DAI, 2014) was a 2017 / 2018 resident at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.

* Sebastian De Line (DAI, 2016): PhD research in Cultural Studies at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. Sebastian De Line (Haudenosaunee-Métis-Cantonese/Canada) is also one of the two inaugural fellows of the Curatorial Fellowship Program within the framework of the Toronto Biennial of Art.Through a reciprocal mentorship model, the fellows will engage and collaborate with artists, Biennial staff, and fellow culture workers, as well as connect with local, national and international audiences. 

* Philippa Driest (DAI, 2021) was a 2021/2022 fellow within the BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice in Utrecht.

* Fotini Gouseti (DAI, 2013): PhD research University of the Peloponnese, School of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Dept. of History, Archaeology & Cultural Resources Management, Greece.  

Rosie Heinrich (DAI, 2012) is a fellow of THIRD Cycle Research Group at DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam.

Anna Hoetjes (DAI, 2011) is the winner of the Mission: Art-Space Exchange research residency at the European Space Agency. During her residency in 2021/2022, Anna will spend two months with space science researchers at the European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, the largest ESA establishment and hub of European space projects. "My aim is to re-imagine the history of space science as one that is more inclusive and diverse." 

* Yota Ioannidou (DAI, 2009): PhDArts, international doctorate programme in art and design, is a collaboration between Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague.

* Sarah Jones (DAI, 2013): PhD ~ University of New South Wales School of Art and Design in Sydney, Australia.

* Gayatri Kodikal (DAI, 2020) was a 2021/2022 fellow within the BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice in Utrecht.

* Kristiina Koskentola (DAI, 2007): in 2017 Kristiina obtained her PhD, at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK.

*Jort van der Laan (DAI, 2011) is an external PhD candidate at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in Leiden, with Sven Lütticken as his supervisor. Jort has also been selected for the 2023-2024 Residency Program of the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam (non- degree, studio based research). 

* Ilan Manouach (DAI, 2017): 2017/2021, PhD research School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Aalto University, Helsinki. Supervisor: Bassam El Baroni, Doctoral Advisor: Craig Dworkin.

* Isabel Marcos (DAI, 2013): PhD research Art Investigation, UCLM (Universidad de Castilla-La Macha). Cuenca, ES (2018/2022).

* David Maroto (DAI, 2013): in 2019 David obtained his PhD from the Edinburgh College of Art (supervisors Maria Fusco and Jane McKie), in partnership with the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). His PhD project is called 'The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts'.

* Marianna Maruyama (DAI, 2014) was artist-in-residence at the KNIR (Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome) 2020/2021. The Artist-in-Residence Fellowship in Rome is meant for artists who spend three months at the KNIR in Rome working on a project that contributes to cross-fertilisation between the arts and science.

* Samantha McCulloch (DAI, 2019): Doctor of Philosophy, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam (2020/2024).

*Dina Mohamed (DAI, 2019): PhDArts Program at Leiden University (2023/...). 

* Momu & No Es (Lucía Moreno Murillo & Eva Noguera Escudero) (both DAI, 2013): PhD program Fine Arts University of Barcelona UB, Barcelona, Spain

* Yen Noh (DAI, 2019) was a 2021/2022 fellow within the BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice in Utrecht.

* Panagiotis Panagiotakopoulos a.k.a.Taka Taka (DAI, 2016) is a fellow of THIRD Cycle Research Group at the DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam since 2022.

Marie-Andrée Pellerin (DAI, 2015). In 2017 Marie-Andrée embarked on a PhD trajectory at the Kunst Universität Linz under the supervision of Gerda Lampalzer-Oppermann and Gudrun Rath: Science Fictional Words: Language Fluidity and Fictive Words in Feminist Science Fiction.

* Maoyi Qiu (DAI, 2022) is a 2023/2024 fellow within the BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice in Utrecht.

* Aldo Esparza Ramos (DAI, 2018) was a 2019/2021 resident at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.

*Miguel Ángel Rego Robles (DAI, 2016): right after finishing DAI, Miguel embarked on a research trajectory with CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) at the Philosophy Institute, CCHS. Department of Science, Technology and Society in Madrid, Spain. 

*Charlotte Rooijackers a.k.a. CPR (DAI, 2011) was a 2015/2016 resident at the Jan van Eijck Academie in Maastricht. 

* Simon(e)van Saarloos (DAI, 2019): PhD in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. PhD in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Simon(e) has been appointed for at least five years. They study mostly under Fumi Okiji and take courses such as Disability Theory & Anthropology from Karen Nakamura and Laure Wilkie.

* Sergi Selvas (DAI, 2017): PhD research at the Open University of Catalonia UOC, Barcelona, Spain.

* Joy Mariama Smith (DAI, 2017) was a  fellow within the BAK 2019/2020 Fellowship in Utrecht.

* Tommie Soro (DAI, 2014): recently completed a doctorate that analysed the discourse practices of online contemporary art magazines. Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin 1, Ireland. 

* Fraser Stewart (DAI, 2013) was a 2014/2015 resident at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam.

* Aarti Sunder (DAI, 2015): FSC - Harvard Fellowship 2021/22. The Film Study Center is Harvard University’s ( Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) one center devoted to supporting artistic practice and creative work in film, video, and sound.

* Nika Timashkova(DAI, 2017): PhD research Practices of Aesthetic Thinking at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)/University of Zurich.

Laila Torres Mendieta (DAI, 2015) is pursuing a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Media) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Their trajectory focuses on the creative appropriation of Nepantla (the Nahuatl word for in-between) as a phenomenological approach to contemporary cultural and technological individuating processes. Supervisor: Yuk Hui.

* Kristy Trinier (DAI, 2004): received a PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought at European Graduate School (EGS) in Switzerland, with advisors Dr. Catherine Malabou and Dr. Terry Smith; her research concerns formlessness in contemporary art.

* Petra Vacková (DAI, 2011): PhD research Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, The Open University (UK). Petra researches processes of social inclusion and exclusion in and around visual arts activities in early-years settings through a socio-material lens grounded in (new) materialist theories.

* Zhenia Vasiliev (DAI, 2017) - MPhil/PhD Culture Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London (2018 - 2024)

*Rui Vilela (DAI, 2012) artist and a PhD-student of the doctoral programme in Music with specialisation in Ethnomusicology at the University of Aveiro. 2020: he was accepted as a candidate by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. 2021: Vossius Research Fellow. Rui's research project focuses on the sounding practices of the Bissau-Guinean Liberation Movement (1963-1974). 

* Maya Watanabe (DAI, 2018) - MPhil/PhD Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London. 

* Xue Mu (DAI, 2006) - was a 2011/2012 resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.


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