Artistic Research at KHiB

The Universities and University Colleges Act of 1995 equates Artistic Research with Scientific Research. The ambition of Bergen Academy of Art and Design is to strengthen its artistic research to a high international level.

Artistic research is about acquiring new knowledge. Through being more than the sum of a series of individual works, artistic research is a process that contributes to development and innovation. Based on art and design practices, contextualization, method and critical reflection, artistic research increases and develops understanding and knowledge within art and design.

Learning and teaching at KHiB are rooted in and are based upon interactions with artistic research.

Artistic Research at KHiB

  • is clearly established in arts and/or design practice;
  • generates new art and/or design perspectives and contributes to the development of arts and design fields;
  • contributes to reflection around content and context;
  • contributes to the articulation of, and reflection on methodologies and ways of working;
  • promotes critical dialogue within arts and design environments as well as with other relevant professional environments;
  • is available to the public in professionally relevant forms and represents an important voice in society.


Image: Eamon O´Kane, 'Fröbel Eames Studio: A History of Play' (2011), shown at  'It´s about time ', Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, LA, USA, 2011.
Eamon O´Kane is Professor of Visual Art and Leader of an Artistic Research group at the Department of Fine Art at Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

Published: 6/20/2013 by Cecilia Gelin Updated: 8/17/2015 by admin