Call for applications for the Independent Study Programme Maumaus 2018

Applications are invited for the 2018 Maumaus Independent Study Programme, which will run from 11 January 2018 to 27 July 2018.

The intense Programme runs for 27 weeks (312 hours) and is devised and organized by the art theorist and curator Jürgen Bock (director of the Maumaus School and Residency Programme and its associated exhibition space Lumiar Cité).

The Programme is open to a maximum of fifteen participants (artists or art-related researchers or other professionals). The Programme is designed to encourage the participants to analyse and develop their art practice in a stimulating, intellectually rigorous, yet informal environment. The Programme creates a context for the internalisation of comprehension and knowledge through discussion and critical thinking.

Besides regular classes of critical studies and group discussion, seminars, workshops and lectures will offer insights and multiple perspectives on current thinking inside and outside – but always in relation to – the field of art and are devised by a range of internationally renowned artists/film-makers such as Manthia Diawara, Renée Green, Florian Hecker, Judith Hopf, Erica Love/João Enxuto, Willem Oorebeek, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Simon Thompson, Fredrik Værslev and Emily Wardill; art historians Sabeth Buchmann, Toni Hildebrandt, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Gertrud Sandqvist and Giovanni Tusa; philosophers Stefanie Baumann, Bojana Cvejić and Alberto Toscano; sociologists Avery F. Gordon and Marcel Stoetzler; anthropologist Filip De Boeck; and cultural and political researchers Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Manuela Ribeiro Sanches

Studio visits will allow the enrolled artists to discuss and develop their work through discussions with Jürgen Bock, Willem Oorebeek, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Gertrud Sandqvist, Simon Thompson, Fredrik Værslev and Emily Wardill.

Applicants should take into consideration:

  1. Applications should be sent via email to (applications accepted until 30 September 2017).

  2. Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV and a portfolio documenting examples of work the applicants consider most relevant to their current practice. An interview at the Maumaus office in Lisbon (for international applicants via Skype) will follow and will determine the final selection for participants being accepted in the Programme. 

  3. The language of the ISP Maumaus is English.

  4. The administration of the ISP Maumaus provides foreign participants support for finding accommodation and studios in Lisbon, as well as support for obtaining a study visa if necessary.

  5. The next edition of the ISP Maumaus starts on 11 January running until 27 July 2018, with a one-week break at Carnival and a two-week spring break.

• Changes may occur during the course of the Programme.

For further information about the Programme and tuition fees, please contact the ISP office at



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Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 - 1º esq.

1150-227 Lisboa, Portugal

Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55

Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A

1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal

Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm

and by appointment

Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55

Manthia Diawara

Uma Ópera do Mundo

02.02 - 03.02.2018

02.02 | 21h30

Sala M. Félix Ribeiro

Cinemateca Portuguesa

Presented by Manthia Diawara and Jürgen Bock.

03.02 | 18h00


Fundação de Serralves

Talk with Manthia Diawara, Nuno Crespo and Jürgen Bock.

Collaboration with Cinemateca Portuguesa and Fundação de Serralves.

Lumiar Cité / Maumaus is funded by Ministério da Cultura/Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.