Program 2021

In addition to the uncertainty about the Corona situation, decisions about possible renovation work in the palazzo by the decision-makers must now be awaited. Therefore, if you are interested, we ask you to send us an informal email so that we can inform you immediately as soon as the dates are fixed.

If we are honest, we have to admit that normal operation will not take place in 2021 either. It is not until 2022 that we can assume that we will be able to realize our program as we know it from the Academy.

Since each of us has to plan, but at the same time we can make very difficult predictions, especially in this Corona pandemic situation, we want to assume the following planning for the summer of 2021. This planning can of course also be thrown over the top again due to acute changes in conditions, but it should be seen as a guideline for action: since we assume that even with the release of effective vaccines, immunity in the general population will not be established as quickly, we assume a scenario that next summer will still keep security measures such as distance, perhaps also mask duty will be necessary. Even if the travel restrictions will be largely lifted, these precautions do not make teaching and artistic work, as we are used to at the Academy in Venice, possible.

As an exception, we want to carry out a pure studio program in 2021, whereby the usual premises will be made available for the entire three weeks as a studio for individual use or in small groups.

We are convinced that it will be a fascinating summer academy in this form, albeit in a very different way.

In 2022 we will probably be able to be present again with full force, with all lecturers and lectures as in previous years.


from 20. June - 16. July 2021 we offer the following studios:


Dates: 20. June – 16. July 2021

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The International Summerschool of Fine Arts and Media | Venice is grounded in the tradition of Black Mountain College and Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center.

Our interdisciplinary approach welcomes students of all skill levels and backgrounds to our idyllic location in Venice, where the school was founded in 2003. The school partners with the Venice Biennale, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Francois Pinault’s collection at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

Students enrolled in our summer art classes will find a global teaching staff, peers from more than 15 nations, and classes geared toward everyone from the complete beginner to the advanced career artist.

The courses are scheduled weekly, allowing students to immerse themselves in an interdisciplinary and creative environment. The master classes start on Monday and end on Sunday. Saturday evening is the exhibition of the work of the students curated by the teaching professors. 

In 2022 we will start a new model of organization.

As the International Summer Academy Venice has to facilitate high end art and innovative experimenting, the classes will be divided in 2 weeks of training and 2 weeks of innovative studios. During the first 2 weeks training in different art disciplines will be offered as it has been offered in the recent years. During the second 2 weeks artists will work in their own studios for individual or small group work. In order to support interdisciplinary work, we will invite a New Media expert to assist the project work during this time. Artist are welcomed to book a studio for their individual project work during one or two weeks.


Program 2022

The following Summer Master Courses and Studios are offered from June 19 to July 17, 2022:

Painting I

Teaching Professor: Wolf Werdigier
Course date: 19. June – 3. July 2022

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Painting II

Teaching Professor: Lucia Riccelli
Course date: 19. June – 3. July 2022

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Teaching Professor: Gisela de Villiers
Course date: 26. July – 3. July 2022

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Teaching Professor: Orshi Drozdik
Course date: 19. June – 3. July 2022

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Creative Writing - German

Teaching Professor: Harry Walter
Course date: 19. June – 26. June 2022

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Artist Career

Teaching Professor: Christine König
Course date: 26. June – 3. July 2022


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Dates: 3. July – 17. July 2022

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