Master of Arts in Fine Art & Design Lens-Based Media

Graduating students of the Piet Zwart Institute’s Lens-Based Media Master’s program, invite you to their graduation exhibition 54 BPM, held at two locations in Rotterdam and curated by V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, Garvan Corr, Aitan Ebrahimoff, and Shannon Liang.

54 BPM, the rate your heart drops to when diving into water. 54 BPM brings together film and video installations by 12 lens-based artists. We invite you to dive deep into 12 personal narrative approaches. Take time to slow down. Reduce your tempo to an adagio. Sink into these sonic and visual encounters.

We are: Melek Bahçe, Kotryna Buruckaite, Yuqing Cao, Garvan Corr, Aitan Ebrahimoff, Shannon Liang, Luis Luján, Mathilde Nai, Pelle Nijburg, Luca Ottmann, Veere van Gent, Marusa Vehovar

54BPM - MA Lens-Based Media Graduation Show 2023

The PZI Master Lens Based Media is a full-time, two-year, research driven program.
The program focuses primarily on artistic and experimental lens-based practices (both still and moving image/animation) that embrace the use of artifice, formal and technical innovation, fictional strategies, and other unconventional visual approaches to create new and meaningful visions of the world. We support visions that seek to move beyond the conventional narratives of our society and create new impetus in the viewer towards an open-eyed engagement with myriad challenges humans (and non-humans) collectively face in a world saturated with disinformation, increasing polarisation and fragmentations of communities, centuries-old political and social injustices, marginalisation of the most vulnerable, and a rapidly degrading global environment.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design and Communication
Willem de Kooning Academy
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences