Research Interests 

Transart faculty and student research gravitates toward: international diaspora, post-nationalism and post-colonialism; identity; exile; the role of art in peace and mediation; home; space(s) in between; temporary architecture; foreignness, otherness and the uncanny are all areas Transart Institute supports and instigates research, projects and practices within. We champion open-minded independent thinking, experimentation and informed endeavors. 

Our current research initiatives—including the Transart Triennale, ELSE Journal and new NEST (New Experiments in Sharing Terrain) project—are what make the Transart educational experience distinctive, vital, relevant and useful. We actively blur and erase any divide between academia and current cultural and social concerns, theory and practice offering opportunities for students, alumni, faculty and advisors to create and forge meaningful international and trans-disciplinary relationships, establish networks and foster experiences that expand, enhance and sustain their individual and collective practices. We solicit and encourage research that engages with Transart’s research priorities in the belief that collective minds, praxis and action are greater than the sum of their individual parts.

Current students work in all genres and media based on what best articulates their ideas and problems including activism, animation, creative writing, choreography, curating, cyber art, dance, digital and new media, drawing, film, video, game design, graphic design, installation, interventions, music, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, spoken word, writing and text art.

Transart Institute's current research theme and related projects for 2016-2019 can be found here: