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Woman Made Gallery's Feminist Biennial juried by Ashley Wynn

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Woman Made Gallery seeks submissions for the first iteration of The Feminist Biennial, with the exhibition dates of September - November 2022. This is a group exhibition juried by Ashley Wynn (Recent Director at Monique Meloche Gallery, Board Member at LATITUDE Chicago). This exhibition will be held at Woman Made Gallery located at 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 in the Pilsen neighborhood. 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION

The Feminist Biennial is a bi-annual exhibition at WMG that puts forward reflections and evolutions of contemporary feminism, as a movement and personal subjective act. It highlights artistic excellence by artists working in any medium and who identify as women and non-binary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. 

As legendary historical moments, the first three waves of feminism are well theorized and widely known. The first, woman’s suffrage; second propelled forward by the civil rights act, woman’s sexual and financial freedom; and the third the rise of queer theory, race justice and intersectionality within the feminist moment and sex positivity.

Now speculating the fourth wave, which has yet to be theorized and is less understood, WMG asks what does it mean to be a feminist today? At its core, feminism has been and continues to be a personal and collective reclamation of power in a patriarchal world that undervalues and devalues feminine-presenting expressions of self.  It is a lived experience, a daily act, and held in community to makes sense of the world through a feminist lens. WMG's Feminist Biennial as an exhibition seeks to provide a platform for marginalized voices to put forth artwork that explores feminist thought, action, intersectionality and lived experience in 2022. 

As a juried exhibition, each iteration of the Feminist Biennial offers applicants the unique opportunity to have their work reviewed by esteemed arts professionals and industry connectors. The exhibition then results from a highly selective juried competition and presents work across career levels.  Awards include cash prizes or an additional two-person exhibition a WMG in spring 2023. A committee of professionals including the juror will award a two-person exhibition opportunity to awardees based on merit and the spirit of the exhibition.

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums. We encourage intersectional feminist approaches and lived experiences considering gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and/or disability, among other social locations.

PRIZES 

$1,000 in awards including the Best of Show cash prize of $500, 

A two-person exhibition at Woman Made Gallery scheduled for May 2023

ABOUT THE JUROR

Ashley Wynn is an independent arts professional living in Chicago, IL.  Formerly the director of contemporary spaces in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and most recently the director at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, Wynn has collaborated with established and emerging artists on projects and exhibitions operating across the disciplines of art and performance.  From 2017 - 2019 Wynn held positions at MoMA PS1 and MOCA, where she assisted with curatorial work focused largely on the intersection of art and politics, facilitating commission projects, architectural installations, site specific performances, and film installations from a diverse array of contemporary artists.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Art History from UCLA and currently sits on the board of LATITUDE Chicago.

IMPORTANT DATES

EXHIBITION DATES: September 24 – November 7, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 24, 4 - 7 PM CST

FINAL SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 11:59 PM CST

NOTIFICATIONS: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

SUBMISSION FEE
The submission fee for The Feminist Biennial is $30. The submission fee will then increase to $35 per submission for an extended deadline. 

Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires one artwork, though up to three artworks may be considered per submission. Paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. No refunds offered.

Members at the Enhanced Artist Level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email general@womanmade.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.

WMG offers fee waivers to those that request the need and upon approved application. WMG offers 30 fee waivers in total. To acknowledge the historic inequities of wealth distribution, 20 of the 30 are exclusively reserved for ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+. Factors that result in an approved application include financial instability or low income status, student or recent graduate status, identification as ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+, or a demonstrated need otherwise. WMG accepts Fee Waiver Request forms on a rolling basis until all fee waivers have been distributed. To request a fee waiver -- complete this form.

ELIGIBILITY
Woman Made Gallery is a space for women and nonbinary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. WMG seeks to exhibit artists who self-identify as women and non-binary artists. 

Due to limited staff and wall size restrictions, artworks must fall within 6’ horizontally and under 75 pounds in weight, unless delivered to and picked up from our 4th floor gallery by the artist. Artists may be additionally responsible for the installation of oversized works.

New media artworks are eligible. To be considered, artists must  submit a sample .mp4 or url under 10mins for purposes of consideration. For exhibition, WMG requires a digital transfer (Google Drive, Vimeo downloads, WeTransfer) as well as a USB formatted in .mp4 file format delivered to the gallery. WMG can provide a limited number of media players, Epson projectors and TV monitors with basic speakers. All other new media needs are the responsibility of the artist.

ART SALES
Accepted work may be listed for sale, though is not required. WMG will retain a 40% commission on sold works. Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artworks shall remain in the exhibition until the end of the exhibition. Artists will be paid no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibit.

TERMS OF EXHIBITION
An artist contract with full terms of exhibition will be administered at the time of acceptance notification. Please note that the shipping/delivery to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist including all associated fees, insurance of work en route. If work is not picked up from exhibition by the date noted in the artist contract, the work will become the property of Woman Made Gallery and subject to donation to WMG's fundraising efforts, or otherwise discarded. WMG is happy to talk through preparations, offer advice, and recommend resources as requested. 

Prize Summary: 
$1,000 in awards including the Best of Show cash prize of $500, A two-person exhibition at Woman Made Gallery scheduled for May 2023
Prizes Details: 

$1,000 in awards including the Best of Show cash prize of $500, 

A two-person exhibition at Woman Made Gallery scheduled for May 2023

Deadline: 
22/May/2022

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Fee Detail: 
30
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ART4T CALL FOR ARTISTS

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ART4T is calling young European emerging artists to apply for a non-formal training programme based on the co-creation, together with three internationally renowned artists, of new works to be produced and exhibited during BAM Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo. 

 

Deadline for submission: June, 3 2022.

 

Art Rethinks Transformation for Training (ART4T) seeks twelve emerging artists for a non-formal professional training program based on sharing the creation process. 

To lead the work and collaborate in the production, ART4T calls three internationally renowned artists: Egle Oddo, Gry Worre Hallberg and Başak Şenova. They have the task of involving the selected young artists in production-oriented learning activities, based on a shared creative process and on the experimentation of new models and tools.

The artistic production will be presented at the next edition of BAM - Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, scheduled in Palermo starting from September 2022. For young artists it will be an opportunity to enter the international artistic working world and consolidate their own creative network.

 

ART4T is:

- 20 emerging artists aged 18/35

- 3 internationally renowned artists - Egle Oddo, Gry Worre Hallberg, Basak Senova 

- 3 trainings sessions – online, in Palermo at BAM, in Copenhagen at Sisters Hope 

- 1 opportunity to share the production with the international art world during BAM

 

Funded by the European Union, ART4T is conceived and promoted by MeNO (Italy) in partnership with Aarhus University (Denmark).

ART4T was born from the belief that art is the result of a collective and collaborative confrontation of the artists with each other and with others and from the encounter of different cultural heritages and social living contexts. Based on this, ART4T explores innovative non-formal training methodologies in the field of interdisciplinary contemporary art, based on sharing the process of artistic creation between teachers and learners.

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03/June/2022

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Chianciano Biennale 2022

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Chianciano Biennale is organised by the Chianciano Art Museum. The exhibition showcases contemporary art selected from all around the world presented across a stunning network of 13 distinct art galleries and museum spaces.

The Chianciano Biennale is located in the heart of Tuscany, taking place from Saturday 6th - Sunday 28th August 2022. The Chianciano Art Museum has been showcasing thousands of international artworks for over a decade, making this 2022 exhibition the 7th edition of the Biennale. 

The Chianciano Biennale is a part of a network comprising the thirteen Clancianum Galleries and the Art Museum in the town of Chianciano, all coordinated by Gagliardi Gallery. During the 2022 Biennale, artists and attendees alike will roam through the galleries to soak up the permanent collections, the Biennale and other summer exhibitions on display in Chianciano. The cluster of galleries are located up on the hill of the Medieval Old Town, falling back on stretches of the rich green and gold landscape that Tuscany breathes.

Encompassing over 100 artists and artworks, the Chianciano Biennale artworks will be meticulously hung across a cluster of the Clancianum Galleries and the Art Museum. The remaining walls of the Clancianum Galleries and the Art Museum will glow with a showcasing of seven other exhibitions ranging from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the Savoy Gallery to Giorgio Armani at the Chelsea Gallery. The full list of exhibitions and their details can be found on the Chianciano Biennale website. 

There are no submission requirements for the Chianciano Biennale, the applications are open to all living artists without discrimination and wholly on the basis of the artwork itself. Great art has never been limited to established powers, therefore our application process is the same- no requirements, just submit the artwork you feel best represents you. 

The selection process is rigorous and allows critics and collectors to admire works of excellent quality both in the Art Museum and in the Clancianum Galleries, where contemporary art creates a magnificent contrast with the historic architecture of the medieval town.

To truly honour the dynamic talent of contemporary artists, the Chianciano Biennale offers sixteen awards. A grand total of €2500 will be prized to the artist with the judged best work. Others include being exhibited at the prestigious London Art Biennale 2023, Chianciano Biennale’s sister exhibition, or an artist critique written by the organisation International Confederation of Art Critics. 

Longevity and influence are married at the Chianciano Biennale and provide an unmissable platform for artists to further their career in an international setting. The hundreds of attendees are made up of critics, international artists, collectors and above all, a new audience and atmosphere to let your artworks expand in.

To participate in the Chianciano Biennale please visit the Artist Submission page on the Chianciano Biennale website.

Prizes Details: 

No artist can receive more than one prize and no prize will be awarded to more than one artist:

  • Cash prize: € 2500 to be awarded to the best work selected by the Chianciano Art Museum
  • Five artists will be automatically approved / selected to participate in the London Art Biennale 2023
  • Ten artists will receive professional art critique from the International Confederation of Art Critics
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31/May/2022

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40 euros
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International Open Call for Designers: Gwangju Design Biennale 2021

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The 2021 Gwangju Design Biennale (GDB) is pleased to announce our 2021 International Designers Open Call. We are looking for emerging, talented artists and designers who can translate the spirit of creativity, innovation, and experimentation into the GDB in response to this year’s theme <D’Revolution>. The successful applicants will be invited to have his or her exhibits presented at the 2021GDB as well as provided with numerous benefits. Apply now!

 

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23/May/2021

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2nd International Contemporary Art BIENNALE “NO standART. ‘no holds barred?’”

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2nd International Contemporary Art BIENNALE

“NO standART. ‘no holds barred?’”

1 May/30 May, 2021, Online, worldwide

 

We don't have to be very insightful to see that the recent events around the world that brought us into a state of chaos did not come out of nowhere. Our generation is facing very big challenge. We are at the historical moment.

What does it happened with this planet, with the nature and humanity? The world is going through a state of shock, and this moment somebody is using to achieve certain goals. Is this what is called a ‘global reset’? And what does it mean?

If you search for this term online, you will come across a huge amount of information revealing the chain of coronavirus, its events, and their consequences. The shock created by the coronavirus (which is probably itself a “hoax”) to turn the world into a high-tech dictatorship that will take away your freedom forever: pharmacy, GMO, 5G, forced vaccine, biometric implants etc.?

Where did we wake up? What does it hidden under the words ‘new normal’? What does it mean ‘reset’? And what is under the words ‘no holds barred’?

We are separating and continue opening ourselves more and more to what is real and what has been an implanted program. At this time, we are under a very important passage for those who are ready to co-create in a new level, for there is a massive human gathering taking place.

Let us remember the Truth behind the many human illusions lets us finally dwell in the higher knowledge that we all possess within, and let us respect those who think different than us. The past no longer exists and the only way out is to move forward from living of old memories that only keep us attached to old scenarios in our current reality.

This year introduces time of changes where freedom, at all levels, will continue being our main task, for there is always more self-liberation if we desire to reach higher levels of consciousness, as there is nothing that takes us apart more from who we truly are.

IAF ANIMA MUNDI is organizing the 2nd International Contemporary Art Biennale “NO standART. ‘no holds barred?” and inviting:

artists,

researchers,

educational and scientific innovators

to join an interdisciplinary program online.

 

THE DEADLINE for to send application is the 28th of February. THE SECOND DEADLINE to send application is 15th of March

The registration includes the fee.

For more information, rules and conditions please contact: www.iaf-animamundi.com, iaf-animamundi@gmail.com

 

Prizes Details: 

3 participants in will be selected by International Jury for the ANIMA MUNDI 2021 prize. Prize will include 1 year contract for promotion and different kind of possibilities which are mentioned in rules and conditions.

Deadline: 
28/February/2021

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Larnaca Biennale

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Larnaca Biennale had its first edition in 2018. With more than 18000 visitors at the main exhibition and more than 4000 spectators attending the parallel events, Larnaca Biennale is the biggest and most popular arts event in Cyprus!
Next edition will take place between October–November 2021. In addition to the main exhibition, the Biennial will host a series of artistic and culture events in the city such as concerts, theatre, performances, lectures etc. Co-organiser is ARTION Cultural Association of Larnaca. Main supporter of the Biennial is the Municipality of Larnaca and a number of art organizations and institutions including ”The Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts, E.KA.TE” and ‘’WAVA, World Association of Visual Arts’’.  If you’re an artist or a photographer, join us for the competition. If you are an art lover join us to experience the Biennale Larnaca 2020-21. Welcome to the beautiful city of Larnaca!

 

Larnaca Biennale 2020 grapples with limits.
That which is definable inevitably grapples with the question of limits. What is really there is in essence the area it takes up, either tangible or intangible, real or imaginary. Limits change, expand, shift; but they cannot be annulled because then what they define would be annulled too.
In this paradoxical age of utter deconstruction, of a single globalized society, of a single device, a single social model, such notion could sound provocative, perhaps because we often confuse challenging limits with challenging their very existence. The first could be the definition of freedom, the second is a rather superficial version of it. To claim that there are no limits is equivalent to shouting at the top of your lungs to someone standing right in front of you: “To me you do not exist!” But to address someone means to acknowledge they exist.
Creative thinking has always trodden along the border but also, quite often, beyond the limits. The scientist whose vision took him outside the limits of his era; the poet in quest of the impossible; the artist defending to death the unproven – they do not fight to abolish limits; they fight to change them. For humanity, this is the fulcrum of progress.
Are there spaces that do not negotiate their limits? Are there limits in nature or is this a socially constructed notion? Can something exist beyond limits forever or merely for some time? And if yes, at what cost?
In the end, are there any limits?
There are, but they are limitless.

Vassilis Vassiliades

Curator

 

Deadline: 
31/March/2021

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€50= for individual artists, €75= for couples and €100= for groups of 3 artists and more. The application fees are non refundable.
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