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Freundeskreis Annual Bursaries for Master Students

In 2022, the Freundeskreis der HFBK offer four annual bursaries for Master students of all departments in their last year of studies:

  • 4 Freundeskreis bursaries worth 5,000 € each

Master students in their last year of studies (exam in February 2023 or in June/July 2023) may apply. Applications should include:

  • a recommendation by their professor
    please note: each professorsor may only recommend one Master student.
  • a brief written outline of future project plans (1 page max.)
  • documentation of work already completed (portfolio)
    (film students are asked to send a link and password
  • a curriculum vitae.
  • Please note: The age limit for applicants has been set by the Freundeskreis at 30 years.

Selection procedure

The HFBK jury will make a preliminary selection based on the submitted documents on January 12, 2022.

The selected students will present their work to the Freundeskreis on January 26, 2022.

Application deadline: January 6, 2022

The Freundeskreis der HFBK offers 4 annual bursaries, each totalling 5,000 euros, to Master students at the HFBK Hamburg. The purpose of this bursary is to improve study conditions.

These bursaries are intended for Master students and Diploma students of all departments in their last year of study.

Scholarship Holders

2021

Benjamin Hassmann (Film, Prof. Angela Schanelec)

Espen Melin Hagedorn (Bildhauerei, Prof. Martin Boyce)

Caspar Reuss (Grafik/Typografie/Fotografie, Prof. Ingo Offermanns)

Mona Rizaj (Zeitbezogene Medien, Prof. Jeanne Faust)

2020

Verena Buttmann (Zeitbezogene Medien, Prof. Jeanne Faust)
Camillo Ritter (Bildhauerei, Prof. Andreas Slominski)
Anna-Sophia Unterstab (Design, Prof. Jesko Fezer)
Daniel Vier (Malerei/Zeichnen, Prof. Anselm Reyle)

2019

Sarah Draht (Film, Prof. Robert Bramkamp)
Sina Manthey (Bühnenraum, Prof. Raimund Bauer)
Julia Romas (Theorie/Geschichte, Prof. Dr. Astrid Mania)
Paul Rutrecht (Grafik/Typografie/Fotografie, Prof. Ingo Offermanns)

2018

Lucia Bachner (Sculpture, Prof. Pia Stadtbäumer)
David Reiber Otálora (Time-based Media, Prof. Matt Mullican)
Gabriela Tethalova (Painting/Drawing, Prof. Jutta Koether)
Kolja Vennewald (Design, Prof. Jesko Fezer)

2017

Lukas Sonnemann (Bildhauerei, Prof. Ceal Floyer)
Natalie Andruszkiewicz (Grafik/Typografie, Prof. Ingo Offermanns)
Paul Spengemann (Film/Bildhauerei, Prof. Andreas Slominski)
Shuchang Xie (Film, Prof. Angela Schanelec)

2016

Jakob Engel (Zeitbezogene Medien, Prof. Jeanne Faust)
Rosanna Graf (Zeitbezogene Medien, Prof. Jeanne Faust)
Lukas Schneider (Malerei, Prof. Werner Büttner)
Paul Smith (Malerei, Prof. Jutta Koether)

2015

Pachet Fulmen (Malerei, Prof. Anselm Reyle)
Nicolas D. Lillo (Malerei, Prof. Werner Büttner)
Anna Mieves (Bühnenraum, Prof. Raimund Bauer)
Judith Rau (Zeitbezogene Medien, Prof. Michaela Melián)

2014

David Jahn (Film, Prof. Robert Bramkamp)
Laura Link (Malerei, Prof. Jutta Koether)
Zahava Rodrigo (Bühnenraum, Prof. Raimund Bauer)
Tilman Walther (Zeitbezogene Medien, Prof. Dr. Michael Diers)

2013

Lars Unger (Master Bühnenraum, Prof. Raimund Bauer)
Johanna Bruckner (Master Theorie und Geschichte, Prof. Dr. Friedrich von Borries)
Bastiana Stutterheim (Diplom Grafik/ Typografie/ Fotografie, Prof. Ingo Offermanns)
Rebekka Seubert (Master Grafik/ Typografie/ Fotografie, Prof. Silke Grossmann)

2012

Josefina Gill (Master Film, Prof. Pepe Danquart)
Johanna Grenzheuser (Master Theorie und Geschichte, Prof. Dr. Hanne Loreck)
Eibe Maleen Krebs (Master Film, Prof. Pepe Danquart)
Yann-Vari Schubert (Diplom Zeitbezogene Medien, Prof. Heike Mutter)

2011

Annika Kahrs (Diplom Kunst, Prof. Dr. Michael Diers)
Hannes K. Stimmann (Master Film, Prof. Robert Bramkamp)
Irene Stoll (Master Film, Prof. Udo Engel)
Esther Stühmer (Diplom Design, Prof. Glen-Oliver Löw)

2010

Jana Aylin Hochmann (Master Grafik/Typografie, Prof. Ingo Offermanns)
Monika Farukuoye (Master Film, Prof. Wim Wenders)
Joachim Glaser (Master Film, Prof. Robert Bramkamp)
Lourdes Schulz (Diplom Design, Prof. Marion Ellwanger)

2009

Vera Müller (Master Film, Prof. Wim Wenders)
Philipp von Essen (Master Grafik/Typografie, Prof. Ingo Offermanns)
Gonzalo Barahona (Master Film, Prof. Udo Engel)
Kathrin Roussel (Master Grafik/Typografie, Prof. Ingo Offermanns)

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Annette Wehrmann, photography from the series Blumensprengungen, 1991-95; photo: Ort des Gegen e.V., VG-Bild Kunst Bonn

Conference: Counter-Monuments and Para-Monuments.

The international conference at HFBK Hamburg on December 2-4, 2021 – jointly conceived by Nora Sternfeld and Michaela Melián –, is dedicated to the history of artistic counter-monuments and forms of protest, discusses aesthetics of memory and historical manifestations in public space, and asks about para-monuments for the present.

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

23 Fragen des Institutional Questionaire, grafisch umgesetzt von Ran Altamirano auf den Türgläsern der HFBK Hamburg zur Jahresausstellung 2021; photo: Charlotte Spiegelfeld

Diversity

Who speaks? Who paints which motif? Who is shown, who is not? Questions of identity politics play an important role in art and thus also at the HFBK Hamburg. In the current issue, the university's own Lerchenfeld magazine highlights university structures as well as student initiatives that deal with diversity and identity.

Grafik: Tim Ballaschke

Grafik: Tim Ballaschke

Start of semester

After three semesters of hybrid teaching under pandemic conditions, we are finally about to start another semester of presence. We welcome all new students and teachers at the HFBK Hamburg and cordially invite you to the opening of the academic year 2020/21, which this year will be accompanied by a guest lecture by ruangrupa.

Graphic design: Sam Kim, picture in the background: Sofia Mascate, photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

Graphic design: Sam Kim, picture in the background: Sofia Mascate, photo: Marie-Theres Böhmker

Graduate Show 2021: All Good Things Come to an End

From September 24 to 26, the more than 150 Bachelor's and Master's graduates of the class of 2020/21 will present their final projects as part of the Graduate Show at the HFBK Hamburg. We would like to thank all visitors and participants.

photo: Klaus Frahm

photo: Klaus Frahm

Summer Break

The HFBK Hamburg is in the lecture-free period, many students and teachers are on summer vacation, art institutions have summer break. This is a good opportunity to read and see a variety of things:

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

ASA Open Studio 2019, Karolinenstraße 2a, Haus 5; photo: Matthew Muir

Live und in Farbe: die ASA Open Studios im Juni 2021

Since 2010, the HFBK has organised the international exchange programme Art School Alliance. It enables HFBK students to spend a semester abroad at renowned partner universities and, vice versa, invites international art students to the HFBK. At the end of their stay in Hamburg, the students exhibit their work in the Open Studios in Karolinenstraße, which are now open again to the art-interested public.

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Studiengruppe Prof. Dr. Anja Steidinger, Was animiert uns?, 2021, Mediathek der HFBK Hamburg, Filmstill

Unlearning: Wartenau Assemblies

The art education professors Nora Sternfeld and Anja Steidinger initiated the format "Wartenau Assemblies". It oscillates between art, education, research and activism. Complementing this open space for action, there is now a dedicated website that accompanies the discourses, conversations and events.

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

Ausstellungsansicht "Schule der Folgenlosigkeit. Übungen für ein anderes Leben" im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg; photo: Maximilian Schwarzmann

School of No Consequences

Everyone is talking about consequences: The consequences of climate change, the Corona pandemic or digitalization. Friedrich von Borries (professor of design theory), on the other hand, is dedicated to consequence-free design. In “School of No Consequences. Exercises for a New Life” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, he links collection objects with a "self-learning room" set up especially for the exhibition in such a way that a new perspective on "sustainability" emerges and supposedly universally valid ideas of a "proper life" are questioned.

Annual Exhibition 2021 at the HFBK

Annual exhibition a bit different: From February 12- 14, 2021 students at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, together with their professors, had developed a variety of presentations on different communication channels. The formats ranged from streamed live performances to video programs, radio broadcasts, a telephone hotline, online conferences, and a web store for editions. In addition, isolated interventions could be discovered in the outdoor space of the HFBK and in the city.

Public Information Day 2021

How do I become an art student? How does the application process work? Can I also study to become a teacher at the HFBK? These and other questions about studying art were answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. In addition, there will be an appointment specifically for English-speaking prospective students on February 23 at 2 pm.

Katja Pilipenko

Katja Pilipenko

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Exhibition Transparencies with works by Elena Crijnen, Annika Faescke, Svenja Frank, Francis Kussatz, Anne Meerpohl, Elisa Nessler, Julia Nordholz, Florentine Pahl, Cristina Rüesch, Janka Schubert, Wiebke Schwarzhans, Rosa Thiemer, Lea van Hall. Organized by Prof. Verena Issel and Fabian Hesse; photo: Screenshot

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

Alltagsrealität oder Klischee?; photo: Tim Albrecht

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

Ausstellung Social Design, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Teilansicht; photo: MKG Hamburg

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?