EEA12-TR application closed

The application period for EEA12-TR has come to an end. We have received an overwhelming number of interesting submissions from people worldwide and we are evaluating them at this very moment.

Participants selected for the second round, will all be contacted soon with instructions on the rest of the process.

Thank you all for your enthusiasm and interest in EEA12-TR.

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I told you not to come

Dear You,

The Title of this years European Exchange Academy was “Borders: Reach & Move” and that’s what we did with the help of great advisers and new-found friends. During the intense working period we all tried to reach new territory. Our working methods changed, we all tried new mediums and styles and unforeseen collaborations came about.

The show is a collection of works that were either made during the exchange, are a remix of the work we did or works that are still very much influenced by the new working methods that we developed during that period. This exhibition was a great opportunity to come back together as a group and to reflect on the impact that the EEA had on us.
We would love to see you at our exhibition opening and to enjoy some fine tunes and some nice typical EEA food.

See you there!
And we told you not come!


EEA11 participants

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EEA Turkey, Cunda – Open call for participants

Taking place: April 17 – May 8, 2012

Building on years of experience from European Exchange Academy-Germany, Beelitz,
which has been organised outside Berlin each year for the past decade, the EEA is
proud to present: EEA-Turkey, Cunda.

A brand new intensive course for emerging young artists in training at art academies and universities in Europe and beyond. Who are working towards developing concepts and creating projects, and want to provide these with a philosophical and artistic fundament.

Motivated by a personal search related to a concept/project, this course offers insights from, among others, philosophy, art history, history and society in relation to visual art at the level of personal development.

The program

The program of EEA12-Turkey revolves around the notion that the single most important knowledge an artist can posses is the understanding of his or her own practice. Without this understanding, acquired skills – be it technical or theoretical – will remain isolated entities. At best, and with a good portion of luck, these skills will result in sporadic successful works of art. By obtaining an under- standing of their own practice, young artists are able to recognize and make better use of their strengths, and work on their weaknesses. And most importantly, the young artist will be able to merge his or her different skills and fields of interest into a coherent and sustainable practice, while maintaining his or her diversity and individuality.

The main focus and goal of EEA12-Turkey is to assist the participants in acquiring the theoretical and practical tools needed to obtain this understanding. We acknowledge the fact that the path to gaining these insights are, and must be, unique to each participant. This said, there are aspects that all artists have to relate to.

Together with the fellow participants and advisors, the students will be encouraged to find out how they relate to these individual and shared aspects. They will be encouraged to investigate how they can shape and sharpen their approach into a methodology. This methodology then serves as a HQ or home base, from where different campaigns can be launched. Having this secure platform provides the creative process with a more relaxed state of, while providing the confidence to experiment and take risks when developing works and the methodology itself.

For extensive information on EEA-TURKEY, please visit:

Please note: The application period for EEA12-TR has closed.

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EEA11 Final Exhibition

Graphic design – Wouter van der Sluijs
Every summer since 2003 the European Exchange Academy unites around forty-five talented art students from all over the world. For one month they study art in the desolate and inspiring environment of Beelitz-Heilstätten. This period of hard work, investigation and experiment traditionally closes with a spectacular exhibition showcasing a broad variety of artworks by its particpants.

You are kindly invited to join us for the opening event and come see our exhibition.
Opening: 10 Sept. 2011
Open: 11 Sept. 2011

Samantha Adler de Oliveira (FR)
Sif-Lina Ankergård (DK)
Jacqueline Arnold (NL)
Christine Bax (NL)
Lies Boddaert (BE)
Emily Coughlin (UK)
Tijmen van Dijk (NL)
Anne van Duuren (NL)
Kevin Dost (NL)
Sotheany Sophie Ek (BE)
Åžirin Erensoy (IL/TR)
Sean Fahy (UK)
Amy Fishlock (UK)
Jack Fitzgerald (UK)
Michelle Go (CA)
Bianca Guthrie (CA)
Rachel Heemskerk (NL)
Rosa Helldörfer (NL)
Andrea Hooijmans (NL)
Zoë van Horen (NL)
Henna Hyvärinen (FI)
Judith Kleinemeier (DE)
Susan Kooi (NL)
Anne Larsen (DK)
Evelyn Loschy (AU)
Alexandra Lunn (UK)
Verena Meyer (DE)
Laura Minder (DE)
Hannah Ord (UK)
Ben Peppiatt (UK)
Jan Pötter (DE)
Spike Raquette (SE)
Kelly Salemink (NL)
Isabelle Schiltz (BE)
Anne Kathrine Sørup (DK)
Saku Soukka (FI)
Hind Souri (NL)
Ahmet Baturay Tavkul (TR)
Siarhei Tserasiuk (BY)
David Walton (UK)
Ismay Wolff (NL)
Ä°brahim Zengin (TR)
Thordis Erla Zoega (IS)

Participating Academies & Universities
ArtEZ Arnhem Academy of Visual Arts
ArtEZ Enschede Academy of Visual Arts
ArtEZ Zwolle Academy of Visual Arts
Bergen National Academy of the Arts
Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
Istanbul Kültür University
Kingston University London
KUVA Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki
Leeds Metropolitan University, School of Contemporary Art & Graphic Design
Minerva Art Academy Groningen
School of Art Glasgow
Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design
University for Applied Arts Vienna


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Turning Point at OT301

Crossing Points‘ was an exhibition of young art students gathered at the European Exchange Academy 2010 residency in Beelitz Germany.
In retrospect, the experience now stands as a turning point which changed the workingprocesses and practices of the participants.

Creating the same framework as at the EEA10, Turning Point is a 3 1/2 days project based on the intense process of working within limitation of time and space.This setting has a potential where inspiration and influence from fellow participants will contribute to the execution of the work. ‘Turning Point’ is a project of 27 art studens from around the world reunited for a few days to work together in Amsterdam.

Friday the 3th of December at 19.00 – 00.00
Saturday the 4th of December from 12.00 – 16.00

Overtoom 301
1054 Amsterdam

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