The next Independent Studies Programme (IEP) will have a conceptual direction shared between Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Bolivian-German writer, curator and philosopher who is currently artistic director of the Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne; Kader Attia, an artist who grew up between France and Algeria, curator of the 2022 Berlin Biennale and founder of La Colonie, Paris, in 2016; and Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of MACBA. In addition to thinking and planning the programme, this management team has established a collaborative network promoted by MACBA, the Akademie der Künste der Welt and La Colonie.

The PEI will begin in March 2023 and run for four terms until June 2024.

During the preparation period in the autumn of 2022, online talks will be held between the Akademie, La Colonie and the PEI about the programme’s working lines, which will take the form of PEI Open seminars in the autumn.