Graduation 2024: "Speculative Gatherings" MFA Fine Art

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The Master's programme in Fine Arts presents "Speculative Gatherings" at Slakthuset in Gothenburg. In the spirit of creative and experimental ambitions, graduating students share a selection of their artistic work.

10 May 2024 - 18 May 2024

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This year’s student group have taken up the opportunity of a new, temporary location at Slakthuset, understanding it as a kind of creative hub in which they can welcome and host new audiences to their work.

Developed as 14 independent artistic projects motivated by processes of research and enquiry, Speculative Gatherings is a public occasion offering a dynamic series of art works, hosted talks, dinners, performances, readings and screenings. 

Under the collective title of Speculative Gatherings the group aims to explore: “What worlds are possible? What stories do we want to tell? In a society focused on the individual, how do we create ways of gathering? Speculating asks us to think about how things are and how they could be. When we gather we make worlds, share ideas, use tools, and tell stories.”


Participating graduating students

Alqumit Alhamad (SE/SY); Ida Bomm (DE); Sam Druant (BE); Karen Froede (SE); Ville Hulling (SE); Dominika Kemilä (SE); Theres K Agdler (CH/SE); Cori Rina Oancea (RO/SE); Iza Štrumbelj Oblak (SI); Raghad Resres (PS/JO); David Spraggs (GB); Josefin Tingvall (SE); Catja Tonberg (SE/FI); Zhang Xiya (CN). 

Investigating new futures

In 2024, the graduating MFA Fine Art students will occupy the space of Slakthuset in Gamlestan, the future location of Göteborgs Konsthall. The MFA Fine Art programme has had multiple forms of partnership with Göteborgs Konsthall for almost 70 years, the exhibition of the Master’s students degree projects being one. This year the partnership with Göteborgs Konsthall has continued through the development of the events programme, which will investigate new futures for both.

Programme and activities

A public programme will be announced in mid-April.

Follow the students during preparations and activities

You are welcome to take part of the preparations and activities on these platforms:

Opening hours

Opening: Friday 10 May, at 17.00-19.00

Saturday 11 May, at 12.00-18.00
Sunday 12 May, at 12.00-18.00
Monday 13 May and Tuesday 14 May: closed
Wednesday 15 May, at 12.00-19.00
Thursday 16 May, at 12.00-19.00
Friday 17 May, at 12.00-19.00
Saturday, 18 May, at 12.00-18.00

Find us at Slakthuset

Tram station: Gamlestads torg

Find us at Slakthuset


More information about other graduation events during the spring of 2024.