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The Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts will soon blow out 360 candles. So you can already imagine how many students in recent years - and centuries! – have been sent here and have exchanged the studios and classrooms for a career in the arts sector or the cultural field.

We like to put a spotlight on our alumni, whether recently graduated or having left the schools years or decades ago.

  • Alumnus Frederik Heyman proudly presentes his newest triumph with Beyonce's Renaissance World Tour 2023! His beautiful work can be admired below.

  • PhMuseum is an online platform about photography where information about open calls, festivals, expos, etc. is bundled and shared freely with the photography community. In addition, they also actively participate in scouting and draw attention to young promising photographers. Currently in the spotlight: the work of Photography alumnus Matej Jurčević!

  • Congratulations to Florentina Leitner who hosted #belgiansinparis at Paris Fashion Week! Saturday March 4th Flanders DC and Florentina Leitner put the spotlight on Belgian creativity and gathered many talents and executives from the Belgian fashion industry and beyond, at the AW 23/24 presentation of Florentina Leitner's eponymous label. More information HERE and on Instagram!

  • Wallpaper* is the global design authority, leading the way in architecture, design, art, entertaining, beauty & grooming, transport, technology, fashion, and watches & jewellery.It was founded as a print magazine in 1996 and has evolved into a multi-channel media brand. Photographer Assaf Hinden is showcased on the website as part of the Next Generation 2022 showcase which shines a light on 22 outstanding graduates from around the globe. Congratulations! More info HERE!
  • Better late than never! In 2019, photography alumnus Albert Elias Grøndahl received a Hasselblad grant for his project The City Behind the Forest. The grant is a prestigious award for photographers, arsists and curators and is only awarded to not yet published projects. More information about his prized work can be found HERE. Congratulations!

  • Six of our alumni were added to Flanders DC's "20 to watch" list! Here, twenty designers are presented who recently took their first steps in the worlds of design and fashion – and who we believe will have great success in the future. How will they further develop their creative and business paths? Congratulations to Josefine Mass & Dabin Lee, Marc Pengel, Meryll Rogge, Marie Martens and Yanis Berrewaerts! read all about it on this page!
  • That Antwerp's fashion sector has a lot of international resonance has been proven once again by menswear designer Jan-Jan Van Esssche. On 10 January he presented his collection for the first time as a guest designer (the so-called Designer Project) at Pitti Uomo, one of the most important and well-known men's fashion fairs in the world, which takes place twice a year in Florence, Italy. Check out Jan-Jan's website for more information and news about his work!
  • Our Painting alumna proudly presents KHÕRA, the first publication of her drawings in a beautiful, well-kept edition in a limited edition. The collection of drawings arose from her participation in Kunstwerkt's “A paper / a day” online drawing challenge last October, an assignment that challenged her to make one drawing every day and share it on social media. More information can be found HERE. Congratulations!

Interested to find out what our researchers, teachers and alumni are up to? Visit the page Extra Muros on our website.

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