Since its foundation, the HISK has grown into an internationally esteemed institute which not only provides educational activities (post-graduate training), but is also dedicated to a culture of artistic development and exchange. Less well known is the fact that the HISK is and should be active in research (cf. academisation, doctorate in arts).
The artistic research of the candidate laureate is a main focus point within the HISK's educational policy. This research is necessary in order for the artist to fully develop within their artistic practice. In this process, they are provided with artistic, technical and practical support by the HISK's permanent team and given critical guidance from, among others, the visiting lecturers. The HISK believes that critical commentary and expertise from experts at the heart of the contemporary art field strengthen the artist's inner dialogue and sharpen their work.
Jeremiah Day will be the HISK research coordinator for 2023. This theoretical and content-based guidance includes establishing a dynamic program that provides the artists with a working knowledge of research in and through the arts.
Jeremiah Day studied art at the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles (US, 1997), and completed the residency program at the Rijksakademie (2003-2004). In 2017, the artist earned a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam (VU) with the presentation of A Kind of Imagination that has Nothing to Do with Fiction: Art in Public Life, a practice based project, drawing upon Hannah Arendt and Allan Kaprow as the basis for renewed exploration of art's role in civil society. His most recent publication is If Its For The People, It Needs To Be Beautiful, She Said, (2021) produced in collaboration with Will Holder and accompanying the 2020-21 travelling solo exhibition at the Badischer Kunstverein (DE), Centre d'art Le Lait (FR), and Villa Romana (IT).
Recent solo exhibitions include: Citoyenne Reprise, Jeremiah Day & collaborators, Netwerk Aalst, BE (2021); But not knowing what to do isn’t giving up, is it?, Arcade, Brussels, BE (2021); If It’s For The People, It Needs To Be Beautiful, She Said, Villa Romana, Florence, IT, Centre d’Art Le Lait, Albi, FR, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE (2020); Jeremiah Day, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL (2016). Selected group shows: Waste/d Pavilion, Episode 3, State of Concept, Athens, GR (2022); Project Palace, a centenary, Bozar, Brussels, BE (2022); Desertado (...), Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, PT (2019)