Curating Collage Workshop

Deadline: 11 October 2020. A four week, virtual/online workshop with the University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum of Art. The Curating Collage Workshop is a four-week program designed to train artists as curators. In six virtual meetings over four weeks and through ongoing, online discussion, we will explore the fundamentals of curating, how to create critical context for collage, and various strategies for presenting collage to an audience. Topics will include art writing; gallery and museum issues; documenting artist practice; and working with art professionals. DETAILS

Collage Communities

Kolaj Institute has been hard at work preparing the first printed International Directory of Collage Communities which is due out in October 2020. The last chance to submit your information and be included in the print directory is September 29th, 2020. DETAILS

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Birmingham Collage Collective in the United Kingdom

The Birmingham Collage Collective was founded in early 2019 by Adam Wynn. After connecting with several Birmingham-based collage artists in various ways, it became evident that there is a strong connection to the medium throughout the city. The group has since expanded to 28 members and in just under a year has had two exhibitions and one zine release. MORE


El Club de Collage in Quito, Ecuador

The group was founded in 2017 after finding around 30 old fashioned magazines called “Vanidades”. They invited some friends to use them for collage and never stopped. El Club de Collage’s main goal is to provide a quick and fun outlet for the creative energy shared among the members. MORE


Free Collage Artists Club in Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Free Collage Artists Club was founded in 2018 by artists Irina Mashina, Zoya Gutnik, and Nina Freiman. They started making collages together and soon decided to organize open meetings, master classes, and workshops. Their goal is to make art and try new ways to express their ideas while sharing it with everybody who is interested in collage. MORE


Sociedade Portuguesa de Colagem in Portugal

Founded by Lia Rodrigues after noticing a lack of a collage community in Portugal that she saw present in many other countries. Rodrigues says “I think it’s a part of humans and artists to want to feel connected in a group. Not only to connect with others who do the same kind of art, but also other kinds of artists and art fans in general.” MORE


Kolaj LIVE Online is a series of virtual programs in the form of forums, panels, workshops, artist talks, studio visits, and other activities that allow people to come together, learn and talk about collage, and connect in real time to the collage community. Events are free and open to everybody.

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Women in Collage: An International Round Table of Artists

Thursday, September 24, 2020,

Join 516 ARTS and Kolaj Institute for a Women in Collage Round Table. Dafna Steinberg will lead a discussion about the role of women in collage as artists and subjects. The panel will discuss collage and individual practices as they relate to the artists’ femininity with Lory Ivey Alexander (Washington, DC), Ainize Txopitea (Guipuzcoa, Spain), Lisa Wicka (Green Bay, Wisconsin), and Marie-Pier Lopes (aka ZEPOL, Montreal, Quebec). The formal conversations will be followed by a free-form hangout where women, femme and non-binary artists working in collage are invited to share their experiences and discuss the themes raised by the speakers. MORE INFO & REGISTER


Navigating Digital and Analog Worlds: Collage and Printmaking

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

David Wischer and Lisa Wicka, who each use digital and analog collage in their work, will have a conversation about their process, concepts, and strategies in printmaking and how manipulating existing imagery helps connect them with the ever-changing world around them. They will speak about how printmakers are constantly working with the repeatable image and how printmaking and collage are natural partners. The event is an opportunity for collage artists to explore a dialogue with printmaking and consider the role analog and digital plays in their practice. MORE INFO & REGISTER

Recent Publications

Our goal with every issue is that Kolaj Magazine is essential reading for anyone interested in the role of contemporary collage in art, culture, and society. We not only hope you enjoy the articles and images in Kolaj #30, we hope it takes you somewhere you never knew existed. 




From the island of Cuba to the tip of South America, to Norway and Denmark then back across the Atlantic to North America, Kolaj #30 is a journey through the hearts and minds of the collage community. These artists are responding to social upheaval, questioning the function of the photographic image, repurposing old billboards, encouraging children to engage with art, making new festivals, telling stories about their communities, reflecting on personal histories, imagining cities, and intervening on the urban landscape. MORE

Kolaj #30 is sent automatically to members of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies and those who join before October 15th, 2020. These special subscribers support the work of Kolaj Institute while receiving an item from Kolaj each month. LEARN MORE


Radical Reimaginings

The curators of the 96-page book invited artists who use collage in their practice to put forward a work of art that offers a visual narrative that speaks to the unprecedented change unfolding in 2020. An essay by Ric Kasini Kadour reflects upon collage's unique ability to imagine new realities. Forty artists from nine countries and multiple Indigenous peoples—Salish-Kootenai/Métis-Cree/Sho-Ban, Tlingit/Nisga’a, Oglala/Lakota, and Seneca Nation—offer a variety of perspectives. The voices of Black, Latinx, Native, and white Americans mingle with those from Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Canada, France, and Germany. Artwork is accompanied by a statement in which the artists describe how they want to reimagine the world. MORE


Collage Magic
by Emma Anna

Part autobiography, part fantasy, Emma Anna’s vision of The New Old World (aka The NOW) fuses vintage ephemera with modern imaging technologies. Emma shapes this strange world by using the pen tool from Adobe Photoshop as her magic wand, in the process declaring herself to be a “collage magician”. Part artist book, part document of art making, Collage Magic, from La Casa Verde Editions, is Emma Anna’s journey through magic and art. MORE


Kolaj LIVE Online Program Book

The Kolaj LIVE Online Program Book is your guide to the event. The 62-page book includes in-depth descriptions of the fourteen Kolaj LIVE Online events along with biographies of the presenters and institutional partners. The book serves as the catalog for the Kolaj Institute Fundraising Exhibition. It also comes with four starter collages to participate in the Collage Castell activity, a cat-themed Cut Out Page for the Cat & Paste Workshop, and a commentary about the creation of the event. MORE

Each issue of Kolaj Magazine is dedicated to reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. We are interested in collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement.

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Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. We are interested in collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini. Visit Kolaj Magazine online.


About Kolaj Institute

The mission of Kolaj Institute is to support artists, curators, and writers who seek to study, document, & disseminate ideas that deepen our understanding of collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century movement. We operate a number of initiatives meant to bring together community, investigate critical issues, and raise collage’s standing in the art world.


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