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The 2023 Honorary Degree Recipients, Indigenous American Chef and Author Nephi Craig; Mexican Author, Historian, and Editor Margarita de Orellana; and Mexican Author and Editor Alberto Ruy-Sánchez will speak at the annual IDSVA Commencement Ceremony at the National Museum of Art (MUNAL) in Mexico City on January 14, 2023.
The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) offers a non-studio PhD in philosophy and art theory for artists and creative thinkers. With no campus, IDSVA is a truly nomadic institution, existing everywhere our students and faculty are. We are now accepting applications for September 2023 enrollment with a priority deadline of April 3, 2023.
IDSVA awards one David Driskell Fellowship with each incoming cohort. Driskell Fellows are students of color who show promise in carrying forward David Driskell's mission to encourage worldwide community and equality through art.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Ana Fernández Miranda Texidor has been awarded the 2023 IDSVA Ted Coons Dissertation Prize, for the dissertation: ‘Vegetal Soul’: Plant Ontology, The Amazonian Yachag And The Artist In Trance, directed by Dr. Dejan Lukic. The award was conferred at the IDSVA Commencement ceremony in Mexico City, Museo Nacional de Arte, on January 14, 2023.
The IDSVA Librarian is a faculty-equivalent appointee who provides a wide range of professional services in the low-residency PhD program, in support of its research, teaching, and educational missions.
We're pleased to announce that multiple students, alumni, and faculty will participate in the 2022 SECAC Conference in Baltimore, MD, from October 26-29, 2022.
Please join IDSVA and the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria on October 29, 2022 at 11am EDT / 5pm SAST.
Join us on October 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm (EDT)
Join us for this virtual event on September 24th at 11:00 (EST) /17:00 (SAST)
“IDSVA has shaped my awareness and thinking in a way I could not have imagined. Before IDSVA, I thought of art as the exclusive domain of practicing artists, or the stuff in galleries and museums; now I think of an all-encompassing aesthetic life that continues to inform me as a human being.”
Dr. Conny Bogaard, IDSVA PhD ’15
Executive Director, Western Kansas Community Foundation