Alumni Embassy

Is there life after DAI? 

~ please scroll for individual alumni pages, or use the index to go directly to a specific person ~

We are very proud to say that the majority of our alumni thrive, somewhere, somehow, at the intersections of art (in all its hybridities, its ambiguities and all its temporalities and languages) activism and theory.

As Alma Mater, DAI is committed to support its alumni. We provide letters of recommendation, and we are always happy to advise, encourage and promote our former students wherever this makes sense. Increasingly our alumni are invited back on board of the spaceship, taking up roles as advisors to the Admissions Committee, cooks, communication designers, co-ordinators, curators, facilitators, filmmakers, local hosts of DAI as Roaming Academy, respondents to the Kitchen and as guest tutors to COOP study groups or otherwise. The future (of DAI) is in their hands!

DAI after-life:

We provide three online, curated platforms ( and we welcome suggestions for more): 

1) the “World” section on our homepage. Here we publish announcements, calls, campaigns, news and invitations, everything that can be revelant to people within our community and wider networks. Please send your edited announcements ( visual + text always to be send in as separate entities) to g.schleijpen@artez.nl

2)  DAI alumni in PhD trajectories 

3) the “Alumni Embassy” where you find yourself right now and where we publish bio's, video-documentation and brief written reports on lecture-performances as presented in the year of graduation.                                                                                                                        

For those who graduated before 2015, no video-documentation or written reports on the final lecture presentation are available. In some of these cases, you will find a written portrait commissioned by DAI.  On each Alumni Embassy page, you can furthermore find a link to an abstract of the written MA thesis as well as linkings to personal websites or social media  For the coming years it is our intention to gradually complete this collection with  more portraits to be written by guest-writers.