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Open Call for Artists, Curators & Researchers Trio





1a space is pleased to announce an open call for trio group(s) composed of an artist, a curator and a researcher to participate in the Mid-Career Artist Exhibition & Publication Series. In response to the shortage of mid-career retrospectives in Hong Kong and the need of documenting and researching the local art ecology, we aim to initiate a long-term commitment to a series of comprehensive solo exhibitions and high-quality publications dedicated to mid-career artists. Through demonstrating an artist’s creative process in a thorough and inclusive manner to the general public, the project serves to acknowledge and encourage prolonged artistic practices. In addition, by facilitating dynamic collaborations between leading Hong Kong artists, curators, and researchers, we hope to invite reflections upon different roles and possibilities in exhibition-making.

We seek to support a trio consisted of an artist, a curator, and a researcher, to realise a solo exhibition at the 1a space gallery in early 2022, coupled with an artist monograph publication. Pairing a deserving curatorial talent with a mid-career artist, the survey exhibition is expected to make visible the progression of an artist’s journey, demonstrating how an artist reflects, reconfigures and rejects idea. The project also sees curatorial research as a core component in tandem with exhibition planning. We intend to develop cohesive and well-contextualized retrospectives that fill in the gap between larger public institutions and commercial galleries. In accompany with the exhibition, public programmes such as artist talks and guided tours will be organized, inviting the local community to interact with the artist, curator and researcher, and to expand related discussions.

To further anchor the exhibition in the wider local art discourse, the selected researcher will be responsible to conduct research and produce essay(s) focused on the artist. The publication shall include, but is not limited to, introductory essay(s), biographical information on the artist, analyses of works of art, artwork illustrations and installation images of the exhibition. While the exhibition and related programmes are temporal events, the academic monograph produced will continue to contribute to the research of local art as a helpful and permanent resource.


Successful applicants will receive:

- Administration and venue support

- Publication support (including book designing, artwork and exhibition photography support, ISBN registration, collecting and sorting out cataloguing details, etc.)

- Production fee for each participating artist, curator and researcher

- Press materials and PR support



- Applicants must be living and working in Hong Kong, or Hong Kong artists/curators/researchers living and working abroad. Please note that the project will not be able to cover travelling and accommodation costs for successful applicants coming from abroad.

- We acknowledge that the careers of artists, curators and researchers progress in various ways. Thus, we broadly define the eligibility of each role through listing different milestones. Interested parties should show in the application that they have reached most of the milestones below or should demonstrate their accomplishment of other experiences that they see equivalent.

o The open call is aimed at mid-career artists with at least 10 years of experience working as artists; participation in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally; participation in local or international residencies; and an accumulated sizable quantity of works that showcases a linear development of the artist’s style and creative language.

o We are looking for curators who has actively engaged in curatorial practices locally or internationally in the recent 10 years.

o Applying researchers should have previous professional publishing experiences, or should possess relevant academic qualifications.

Application guidelines:

- Interested trios consisted of an artist, a curator and a researcher should submit ONE shared application pack. The pack should be in PDF format, and should include the following items in no more than 20 pages:

1. CV of the artist – Please note that the list of exhibitions should include maximum 10 selected items from 2016 onwards.

2. Artist’s portfolio - With images and captions of selected artworks and exhibitions

3. CV of the curator

4. CV of the researcher

5. A shared application statement – The statement should explain how your participation in the project can benefit your current states of career, and how your group visualize the upcoming collaboration. Some related questions include why this particular trio was formed, and how the trio can offer a comprehensive review on the artist’s career and deepen the understanding of the Hong Kong art scene.

6. Curator’s portfolio – with at least 2 exhibitions

7. Researcher’s writing sample – with at least 2 writing samples

- Considering the limited number of pages, applicants are encouraged to include website links in replacement of long texts.

- Each applicant can be involved in one application only.

- One representative of the trio shall submit the application pack via email to info@oneaspace.org.hk (Subject: Application for Mid-Career Artist Exhibition & Publication Series) on or before 7pm on 28 November 2021 (Sunday) .


Selection Process:

Submissions will be evaluated by a committee that includes representatives and the curatorial panel of 1a space. Applications will be evaluated based on the applicants’ artistic and academic merit, and the exhibition’s benefit to the applicants’ development. Results of the open call will be announced in late December 2021.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.oneaspace.org.hk/announcement

If you have any enquiry, please email to: info@oneaspace.org.hk


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Hong Kong | Open call for art | Virtual exhibition






【Theme: Metaphysical Ging Zik 形上驚蟄】

The A R T • 9 is pleased to announce an open call for art opportunity for the coming online juried art exhibition in mid April, “Metaphysical Ging Zik 形上驚蟄”. The exhibition will focus on the negative side of humanity and morality in our modern life.

“Ging Zik” is a Cantonese term which refers to the insects that are awakened from winter sleep and the soil, and it serves as a symbol of the start of the first season in a year. The curatorial committee favours any works that can explore and respond to the rise of the darkness and toxicity from human nature, modern humanity and morality with a metaphysical approach.

For more information about the cultural context, you could start searching with just these keywords on the internet:

驚蟄 香港 | Ging Zik | Jingzhe | The Waking of Insects

【Important Dates】
Submission Deadline: 22/03/2021, 23:59 (UTC +8, HKT)
Announcement of Selected Artists: 29/03/2021
Proposed Exhibition Dates: 19/04/2021 - 23/05/2021

A R T • 9 is seeking your highest quality work in all media including but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, mixed media and photography. However, applicants must be a current student in a higher institution for an Undergraduate Degree program in a relevant discipline with a strong connection in creative art. No restriction for nationality.

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​Group On-Line Exhibition:


"Covid Era Masterpieces", (emerging and mid-career artists) exhibition period: 

25 March 2021 - 23 April

Deadline: 4 MARCH 2021


You can APPLY for our Open Calls by sending us your introduction letter, CV and 5 - 10 photos of your work to lafeniceart@yandex.com.


Opened to mid-career and emerging artists. In Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Video, Performance, Sound, Writing.


This is an opportunity for all those artists who are already international artists or for all those who have the ambition to work internationally-globally or have a wish to exhibit and create in the booming parts of Asia...

"Covid Era Masterpieces", (emerging and mid-career artists) exhibition period: 


THEME: Your best biggest masterpieces you created during  this Covid Era time.

Categories: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media, Digital Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles.

We look for the artists who work alone without assistants, who's work has intimacy, that we can feel the person behind it, the touch and the closeness, someone's hand, that individual touch. As communication now days is all on the phone and the Internet, we want to reach out for something more personal.


We will give priority to woman artists with at least B.A. Fine Art Degree who had a solid track record of working hard and exhibiting over the years. Who's work is in important collections and who show that they are here to stay.

We will also give priority to women artists that belong to more than one culture due to parents, birth, migration, travel...


Everybody can apply. If selected, there are some exhibition fees, listed below that you will be asked to pay in the 3 days after our positive answer. If your works are sold, the fees will be returned to you. In the opposite case we will donate them to charity, governmental art institutions in Asia that we support. Preference will be given to those works that are bigger in size, more valuable and numerous.

-up to 100 x 100 cm 29 Euros for first work, 25 Euros for second work, 19 Euros for third work, 10 Euros for the 4th and 5th work.

-up to 150 x 150 cm 39 Euros for first work, 35 Euros for second work, 25 Euros for third work, 10 Euros for the 4th and 5th work.

-above 150 x 150 cm 49 Euros for first work, 45 Euros for second work, 29 Euros for third work, 15 Euros for the 4th and 5th work.

We will do an extensive global promotion of your exhibition on our web site, social media and YouTube, offering your works to a huge global audience and will still be selling your exhibition on our site until 3 months after your exhibition is over (negotiable).


We will make a catalog of your exhibition that will sell on Blurb.com. The catalog will outlive the exhibition.

We ask 20% commission from our sold works.

You don't need to send us your artwork to Hong Kong. You can keep them at home. When they sell, we will send you the courier to pick them up. You will only need to pack them well. You will be paid 30 days after the collector receives your work.

Application fee is 15 Euros. Please, use our email lafeniceart@yandex.com for payments with PayPal.  The fee will be donated to Charities that promote Art in South East Asia.



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Art Future- In search for future talents in Contemporary Arts ── Part 1: Open Call for Artist/Curator (local talents)





In response to the unprecedented challenges and its impact, Art Future invites young and emerging art talents to submit innovative project idea highlighting the possibilities and imagination of the future for the art circle, humanity and beyond. The project empowers selected curators and artists to realize their concept into physical events with an online showcase.

Art Future encourages young and emerging local and international talents in the contemporary art field with curatorial guidance, training and advice to help actualize their artistic project. To enhance regional and international idea exchange and dialogues, the project will be divided into two parts to engage with talents locally and internationally. Projects that take innovative curatorial approaches and experimental formats will be encouraged.

The current situation has set the stage for an shift toward the online and digital solutions. Art Future is highlighting the variety of programme that make possible within the online format and its potential to innovative programme structure. Applicant should consider a possible plan to conduct and curate the project at a distance and remotely through online channels.

Selected artist/curator will receive:
• Professional advice, curatorial comments and instructions by 1a space's curatorial panel members
• Administrative support in constructing and implementing an exhibition plan
• Exhibition opportunity at 1a space gallery
• Production fee of the exhibition/exhibit artworks
• Promotion of the exhibition on 1a space’s audience and media networks


Part 1: Open Call for Artist/Curator (local talents) 

Submission deadline:6-9-2020
Exhibition period: Oct 2020 (includes an online virtual exhibtion produced by 1a space) 

Submission Requirements:
• An exhibtion proposal on the theme “ Future” with at least 1 participatory-based public programming
• Individuals who have recently completed an art course/formal training in the arts within 5 year
• Expectation and objective for joining the project
• A no more than 10-page artist CV and portfolio with images of his/her previous artworks
• With the commitment in launching professional career in the arts
• Priority will be given to applicants without solo exhibition experience

To apply, please send us the required documents (in English) via e-mail to: info@oneaspace.org.hk or by post at Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.oneaspace.org.hk

If you have any questions, please write to: info@oneaspace.org.hk

Part 2: Open Call for Artist/Curator (international) 
**Further details will be announced soon.


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新銳當代藝術人才培育計劃 The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art





About The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art

1a space aims to provide young and emerging curator and artists a platform and resources for implementing conceptual and experimental art project. The Emerging Talents in Contemporary Art encourages local and international talents with curatorial guidance, training and advice to help actualize their artistic project. To enhance reginal and international idea exchange and dialogues, the project will be divided into two parts to engage with talents from different part of the world. Projects that take innovative curatorial approaches and experimental formats will be encouraged.

Part 1: Open Call for Artist/Curator (Pan-Asia/Belt and Road regions)

Exhibtion period: September – October 2019 (exhibtion duration not less than 6 weeks)

Application deadline: 28th July 2019 24:00 HKT

Announcement of result: early August 2019

With the aim of encouraging curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning, the programme provides deserving curatorial talent or curatorial team/ artist or artist group a platform and necessary resources to realize an innovative and experimental project to fill the gap between larger public institutions and commercial ventures. The aim of this curatorial residency programme is to promote arts in Hong Kong with international collaborations and to enhance international curatorial research in Hong Kong. The first Open Call in 2019 autumn will start with inviting 1 art talent/art unit from the Pan-Asia region and “Belt and Road” regions. For countries included in the “Belt and Road” regions, please refer to : https://urlzs.com/Tgjji

An honorarium will be provided for selected artist/curator. 1a space provides allowance for flight tickets (for non-Hong Kong curator(s)/artist(s) only), accommodation (for non-Hong Kong curator(s)/artist(s) only), exhibition space and production fee to the curator(s)/artist(s), who produces an exhibition in 1a space in September to October with at least 1 related public programming. S/he will organize and present the exhibition and related public programmes within the residence period. For curator scheme, an inclusive of local artist(s) is encouraged.

All applications submitted will be considered final and treated as such. Applicants will not, under any circumstances, be permitted to add or edit an application once it has been submitted. All incomplete or duplicate applications will be immediately disqualified. All the submitted plans and materials will be entrusted confidentially.

Submission Requirements:

Group and solo exhibition proposals are both welcomed

Curator/curatorial team/artist from Pan-Asia region and “Belt and Road” regions

A no more than 10-page detailed exhibition proposal that outlines both the curatorial statement, background and plan for the exhibition

a short synopsis of proposed project

expectation and objective for joining the project

A preferred duration of stay and if accepted this can be negotiated according to gallery availability and schedule

a working timeline for the exhibition to open in September – October 2019

List of participating artist(s) and short bios for each (maximum 4 participating artist)

A completed Budget Plan with considerations for shipping and/or art production as well as artist fee


Portfolio of previous production


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