The Ensba Lyon offers a one-year postgraduate program for five international artists who have acquired a Master's degree (or DNSEP).
It aims at creating the conditions to enact and support a position in the contemporary art field for emerging artists. It stimulates the articulation of practice, research, discourse, critical reflection, and sociability through individual and collective practices.
Promoting transmission rather than education, the postgraduate program based in the School of Fine Arts, Lyon, invites five young artists from different geographical backgrounds who are already actively engaged in the art practice.
During this year-long residency the artists are invited to elaborate on their individual practice and will be given full access to the school's facilities and studios. The development of individual work will be challenged through constant critical interaction, the creation of collective research and exhibition projects and opportunities to travel and meet with international artists and art practitioners.
Recent projects initiated by the postgraduate group took place at : Santiniketan University, Bengal, India; Temporäre Galerie, Köln, Germany; Parkur, Lisboa, Portugal. Long-term partnerships are settled between the postgraduate program and the Lyon Biennial, Lyon, and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.
The Postgraduate Art Program Lyon, 2016–2017– This sixteenth session will include five young artists for a one-year residency.
– During the selection process, the jury will focus on the autonomy of the artist, demonstrable artistic qualities and the potential for exchange and dialogue.
François Piron is an art critic, curator and publisher. He has organized numerous exhibitions, recently at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, the City Gallery in Prague, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid. He is the curator of the 2016 edition of the biennial of contemporary art in Rennes.
Since its creation in 1999, the Postgraduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon has accompanied young artists in the professional field of contemporary art.
The statistical make up of the 65 artists who have participated in the Postgraduate since its beginnings breaks down as follows: 48% female, 52% male, 36% are foreign origins and 64% French or dual nationality, with more than 15 countries represented ... The artists who have received Postgraduate programme in Art Ensba Lyon are referenced in the index
2016-2017 programme participants
• Soufiane ABABRI
• Marielle CHABAL
• Michael FITZGERALD
• Ghita SKALI
• Hajnalka TULISZ