Current artistic research projects (PhD)


On the perpetual becoming of sculpture and history and their moments of convergence

Laurence Petrone, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

On the perpetual becoming of sculpture and history and their moments of convergence (2023-2027)

Supervisors: Herman Van Goethem and Hans Theys

Voices of Materials: Probing the Cultural Ecology of Material Finitude

Irma Földényi, Sint Lucas Antwerpen

Voices of Materials: Probing the Cultural Ecology of Material Finitude (2023-2027)

Supervisors: Kyoko Iwaki and Wesley Meuris

Practice: a metaphor - Metaphorizing practices and practicing metaphors

Vedran Kopljar, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Practice: a metaphor - Metaphorizing practices and practicing metaphors (2023-2027)

Supervisors: Arthur Cools and Nico Dockx

Hyperwithin: a shy dramaturgy in shadowtimes

Anne-Lise Brévers, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Hyperwithin: a shy dramaturgy in shadowtimes (2023-2027)

Supervisors: Kyoko Iwaki and Annouk Van Moorsel

Benoit's language

Hannah Aelvoet, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Benoit's language (2023-2027)

Supervisors: Kevin Absillis and Jan De Wilde

Exploring the Diasporic Life of Armenian Script: a multiscript design laboratory

Garine Gokceyan, Sint Lucas Antwerp

Exploring the Diasporic Life of Armenian Script: a multiscript design laboratory (2023-2027)

Supervisors: Kathleen Gyssels and Ruth Loos

Against Forgetting: Exploring poetic gestures of return(ing) to the land in Palestine

Play-White: Racial Passing and Embodied Images

Bianca Baldi, Sint Lucas Antwerpen

Play-White: Racial Passing and Embodied Images (2020-2024)

Contemporary Kasala and Lukasa: towards a Reconfiguration of Identity and Geopolitics

The medium is the memory, the support the souvenir

Nicolas Baeyens, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The medium is the memory, the support the souvenir (2020-2024)

Arpeggio in baroque piano literature

Korneel Bernolet, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Arpeggio in baroque piano literature (2016-...)

Relational Creativity. The workshops as a space to build technical, social and creative relations

Andrea Cammarosano, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Relational Creativity. The workshops as a space to build technical, social and creative relations (2020-2024)

Connecting the dots

Lies Colman, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Connecting the dots (2021-2025)

​Historical performance practice of post-war avant-garde music for guitar

Nico Couck, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Historical performance practice of post-war avant-garde music for guitar (2014-...)

Perspectives on time in the music by Stockhausen: the experience of a performer

Karin De Fleyt, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Perspectives on time in the music by Stockhausen: the experience of a performer (2022-2026)

Disarming Design from Palestine

Annelys de Vet, Sint Lucas Antwerpen

Disarming Design from Palestine (2019-2024)

Thinking bodies in Dance

Klaas Devos, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Thinking bodies in Dance (2020-2024)

Synaesthesia and the Interconnectedness of the Senses: An Audiovisual Perception Theory

Sounding Equality. Investigating how contemporary composition can contribute as artistic activism for the rights of women and girls

The politics of publishing; researching encounters between artists’ books and intersectional feminist tools

The voice as instrument / The instrument as voice

Paolo Galli, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

The voice as instrument / The instrument as voice (2014-...)

Towards a theory of musical texture

Amit Gur, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Towards a theory of musical texture (2017-2024)

Design as a Cultural Communicator

Carl Haase, PXL MAD Hasselt

Design as a Cultural Communicator (2016-...)

Embodying Forced Migration Accounts within Devastated Middle Eastern Cultural Heritage Sites: A Physical-Virtual Experience

The Motolese Archive

Ilaria Lupo, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The Motolese Archive (2023-2027)

The traditions of mandolin music in the regions of Asia Minor and the Ionian Islands

Maria Markatatou, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

The traditions of mandolin music in the regions of Asia Minor and the Ionian Islands (2019-2024)

The traditions of mandolin music in the regions of Crete and Athens

Styliani Markatatou, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

The traditions of mandolin music in the regions of Crete and Athens (2020-2024)

The oral performance of visual poetry

Philip Meersman, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

The oral performance of visual poetry (2017-...)

Moving towards resilience. Joint creation through music and movement for local, immigrant and refugee children

Any Body, My Self: Conceptual Art and Personhood

Yuki Okumura, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Any Body, My Self: Conceptual Art and Personhood (2021-2026)

Different Tubes

Chiara Percivati, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Different Tubes - 2021-2025

Intersecting repertoire: towards an inclusive, diverse and representative repertoire

Lauranne Paulissen, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Intersecting repertoire: towards an inclusive, diverse and representative repertoire (2022-2026)

Empty Pages

Bas Rogiers, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Empty Pages (2019-2024)

La Grande Bouffe - Challenges in the performance of musical comedies

Stijn Saveniers, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

La Grande Bouffe - Challenges in the performance of musical comedies (2021-2025)

Visions of becoming and belonging

Muhammad Danial Shah, Sint Lucas Antwerpen

Visions of becoming and belonging (2021-2025)

Singing the Silences: Mediating female songs of resistance through audio-visual Performative art

​Sense of Wonder. Artistic portals between the real and the virtual

Kristof Timmerman, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Sense of Wonder. Artistic portals between the real and the virtual (2022-2026)

When the artist swallows his image

Karel Tuytschaever, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

When the artist swallows his image (2022-2026)

100 years of surrealism

Vincent Van Meenen, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

100 years of surrealism (2020-2024)

Toward a Poetics of Close-To-Each-Other

Robin Vanbesien, Sint Lucas Antwerpen

Toward a Poetics of Close-To-Each-Other (2018-2024)

Anthony Braxton's tricentric thought unit construct in post was western art music

Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Anthony Braxton's tricentric thought unit construct in post was western art music (2020-2024)

Interzone (architecture of the ritual space)

​Bart Van Dijck, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

Interzone (architecture of the ritual space) (2021-2025)

Black Yarns: A Decolonial Research into the History of Black Women’s Fashion & Jewellery Design Practices

Queering the censorship: A (self-)investigation through the first-person perspective of an experimental filmmaker in Vietnam

Towards Documentary Choreography. Intermedial approaches in working with extra-aesthetic materials

Movement system and sound production in marimba and percussion instruments

Anton Zhdanovich, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Movement system and sound production in marimba and percussion instruments (2018-...)