Call for applications for the Independent Study Programme Maumaus 2020

Applications are invited for the 2020 Maumaus Independent Study Programme, which will run from 9 January 2020 to 24 July 2020.

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 seventeen 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, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Willem Oorebeek, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Simon Thompson, Fredrik Værslev and Emily Wardill; art historians Sabeth Buchmann, Helmut Draxler, Toni Hildebrandt, Elvira Dyangani Ose and Gertrud Sandqvist; philosophers Stefanie Baumann, Bojana Cvejić, Alexander García Düttmann, Michael Marder, Alberto Toscano and Giovanni Tusa; 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, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Willem Oorebeek, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Simon Thompson, Fredrik Værslev and Emily Wardill.

Applicants should take into consideration:

  1. Applications should be sent via email to (applications accepted until 31 August 2019).

  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 9 January running until 24 July 2020, 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

Maumaus Independent Study Programme at Art & Education



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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

Tiffany Chung

Thủ Thiêm: an archaeological project for future remembrance

08.06. - 06.10.2019


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amor Halfway down the stairs

09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

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

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