HKU organizes a four-day online festival for graduates

  • 23 juni 2020
The clock is counting down quickly on only a short while until the official start of the very first online edition of HKU Exposure!
HKU organizes a four-day online festival for graduates

Many hundreds of graduates normally exhibit their exam work for the public and the professional field in the buildings of HKU and at locations in the city. The latest crop of creative professionals deserves a suitable stage even in corona time, which is why a four-day online festival will start on Wednesday 24 June at 5 p.m. full of talk shows, performances, interactive sessions and continuous exhibitions.

Diving board

HKU Exposure is traditionally the springboard for graduates towards the public and professional field. This year this is done differently than usual. Since the outbreak of corona, the art university has been building an online festival platform at a rapid pace, so that the newest group of HKU students can present themselves well. In addition to a richly filled four-day program, the festival platform will also offer an overview of portfolios of the many graduates with images, videos and descriptions of the exam work from next Wednesday.

Festive kick-off

On Wednesday June 24 at 5 p.m. Exposure Online will start with a varied evening. Presenter, director and actor Lucas de Man (Stichting Nieuwe Helden) kicks off festively from TivoliVredenburg, together with a small selection of graduates and the HKU Executive Board. At 6 p.m. the brand new class of Fashion Designers will present themselves with the online production 'IS THIS LIFE LIVE?', Followed by a talk show about identity and the spirit of the times (7 p.m.).

Stages in the city

HKU makes grateful use of well-known locations in Utrecht for the four-day online festival. In addition to TivoliVredenburg, this is, for example, the EKKO cultural stage, which forms an important backdrop for performances by graduating music technologists and concerts by conservatory students. On Thursday 25 June from 11 p.m. HKU, in collaboration with the LiGHT-UP COLLECTIVE, will project graduation work on the building. In addition, there is an important role during Exposure for Fotodok, Kapitaal and the House of Meaning, from which exam candidates from various disciplines present their final projects.


The above is only a limited selection from a range of possibilities that HKU Exposure Online 2020 offers from 24 to 27 June. Whichever route the visitor chooses, one thing is certain: on Saturday evening, four days of art, culture and education culminate in a genuine online afterparty with HKU DJs! Time: 10 p.m., from EKKO.