Le Fresnoy is a post-graduate art and audiovisual research centre. Its aim is to enable young artists to produce works using professional standard equipment under the direction of established artists. The theoretical and practical work embraces all audiovisual languages, from electronic and traditional media (photography, cinema, video) to digital technology and other state of the art media developments.
The projects developed by students are directed by invited artists/teachers who, in the course of their one or two year residency, will produce a personal project with the assistance of students. The artists who have acted as visiting teachers at Le Fresnoy since October 1997 are: João Pedro Rodrigues, Miguel Gomes, Tsaï Ming-Liang, Bruno Dumont, Mathieu Amalric, Claire Denis, Joan Fontcuberta, Hannah Collins, Ramy Fischler, Atau Tanaka, Pascal Convert, Ryoji Ikeda, Christian Rizzo, Scanner/Robin Rimbaud, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Edwin van der Heide, Cyril Teste, Manon de Boer, Yann Robin, Pablo Valbuena…
The work of production is complemented by an ambitious artistic programme. This includes various exhibitions and events which explore all aspects of creativity, in particular “Panorama”, when all the works produced at Le Fresnoy are presented under the auspices of a guest curator every year in September.