PhD scholarship opportunity in Architectural and Curatorial Practices

The Critical Practices Research Laboratory, in the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Monash University, Melbourne, invites scholarship applications for a new PhD specialisation at the intersection of Architectural and Curatorial Practices.

The PhD represents a joint venture between the Department of Architecture, the Department of Fine Art (Curatorial Practice Program), and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA). As catalysts for creative engagement across the visual arts and architecture, these three entities support an active community of the country’s leading architects, artists, designers, thinkers and cultural producers. The Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), is a museum of contemporary art committed to innovative and research-based art and curatorial practice.

The scholarship is fully funded for 3-years, for commencement in 2020. It provides a stipend of $27,872 per annum tax exempt for three years. In addition, access is provided to MUMA facilities, archives, and staff, and the selected PhD candidate will have the opportunity to develop a MUMA public program or exhibition contribution according to the nature of their project.

The scholarship welcomes proposals that test the limits of architecture and art institutions, and supports advanced scholarly work on exhibitions and their histories, the conditions of architecture’s public appearance, the politics of display, and the exhibition as an instrument of advocacy in architectural and other fields.

The successful candidate will address the intersection of architecture and curatorial practices broadly conceived. The place that architecture (as practice, profession, discipline and built work) has within curatorial practice; how curatorial work changes the perception of architecture; how curatorial spaces (exhibitions, galleries, museums, institutions) are conceived and designed; how architectural ideas are disseminated via exhibition and other media; what an ‘architectural exhibition’ might look like; the ways in which art and architectural practices within the realm of curatorial work, serve to test, augment, or change the disciplinary relationships between the two fields; and other innovative ways of thinking about the relationship between architecture and curatorial practices, are among possible areas of consideration.

Expressions of Interest are due by Thursday 10 October 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT.

For more information, including how to submit an Expression of Interest, visit Jobs at Monash...