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Unsolicited Proposal Program 2016-17 Ranking

Thank you for participating in the 2016-17 Unsolicited Proposal Program. We received 532 eligible proposals from 75 countries, which were voted on by an international panel of over 200 jurors. Jurors were asked to read at least 50 anonymous proposals. Over 9,700 votes were cast to determine the winning proposals. Below is a ranking of all submitted proposals in order of highest total score (i.e., 1st place, 2nd place...). Proposals with the same total score share place positions and are ranked with the same number.

The three winning proposals were submitted by: Clelia Coussonnet (Botany under Influence), Rabbya Naseer (Promises to Keep), and Emily Falvey (Animal Intent). The Unsolicited Proposal Program accepts ideas for group exhibitions to be presented at the apexart space in NYC. The three winning proposals receive a budget and administrative support to bring their projects to life in locations outside of New York City.


  Results of 2016-17 Proposals

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RANK
TITLE
ID #
1 BOTANY UNDER INFLUENCE 164
2 Promises To Keep 137
3 Animal Intent 369
4 FIND KEEP SNAP REPEAT 600
4 Exile: The Territory of Non-Belonging 652
5 Anxious to Make 349
5 Scents of Exile 413
6 Other Mothers 379
6 Slipping Past the Censor – moments of double-entendre, disguise and “complicity” in contemporary artistic practice in Chin 392
6 YOU - The City 177
6 Take Your Time 434
7 Border|Line 515
7 Propaganda News Machine 598
8 Effective Oppositional Culture: Political Art Documentation/Distribution, 1979-1988 442
9 “Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capital's Temporal Bullying" 646
9 Gaping: Scenes from a Chasm 201
10 Post-Apocalyptic Desire: The Queer Earth Body in Space 283
10 7 practical exercises of communication to try with your usual authority figures, should they be absolutely necessary to have aro 318
11 FRIENDLY FIRE 271
12 out of 448
13 Voices 567
13 I Am (In Nepal) Now 102
13 White Affect 403
14 Cocina Criolla: a food tale 518
14 hush 576
14 Borders & Hierarchy 166
14 Debitum 453
14 Hecho en Tránsito / Made in Transit: A U.S. - Cuban Art Exchange and Intercultural Dialogue 227
15 Edge of the Dark 290
15 Gazelle Intensity 638
16 [Counter] Monument 581
16 MY COUNTRY IS THE REPUBLIC OF REFUGEE 624
16 Photographing Cairo: City of Smog 418
16 Historical Amnesia 460
16 I Have Become to Perform Significant Embodiments 236
17 Technological Disobedience. Cuban Art and Technology. 588
17 Mobilities, Immobilities and Motility : Landmarks in Fluctuant Space and Time. 435
19 15 Minutes of Shame ;-) 266
19 Sissy assemblages: Grupo de Acción Gay (1983 -1985) 533
19 Démocratie à la Commande 251
20 1:1 (One-to-One) 296
20 Soma Sound 623
20 Black in Cyberspace: Contemporary Afrofuturism in the Era of Social Media 378
20 A Year in Revenue 129
21 THE STATE OF DESIRE 124
21 ART UNDER SIEGE: The Walls Tell No Lies 384
21 Your Life is a Story 411
21 Marking Time 187
21 C L O S E R THAN EVER 449
21 In the Labour and Language of Walking 250
22 Colorgraphy Talks 570
22 Reinventing the African Mud Hut 606
22 So HERE's My Jetpack 622
22 Cale, cale, cale! Caale!!! 173
22 Post-Ferguson 445
23 Waves of Resistance 528
23 Detention Nation 344
23 Insurgency 634
23 STRUCTURAL ADRJUSTMENTS 639
23 Manufacturing Boredom 654
23 State as spectacle 167
23 Wooing the Hyperlocal 500
24 The Expert Witness 265
24 (S)pain. A perspective on the REAL estate CRISIS. 321
25 Voices From Under The Rock 628
25 There is a Killer Among Us 410
25 Subdiscourse in Subversive Sonicity 484
26 Curating Embodied Instability 483
26 Common Place 496
27 The philosphy of the incapables 618
27 The Other Side | (an)Other Story 253
28 What's up? 536
28 LIQUID DEFAULT VALUE FILTER 480
28 Imag(in)ing Violence 248
29 you, me, angel, ghost 522
29 Already Unmade 552
29 So Far, So Happy 578
29 Momentum 619
29 The Savage and the Sivilized 430
29 Bridges Grand Maghreb 532
29 CollectiveView 327
29 Accidental Landscapes 119
29 The Lead Cloud: Investigations in Internet Infrastructure 186
30 Urbanaction 326
30 Recyclyed Music 179
30 The ( ) Museum 195
30 Virtual Freedom: power, agency and art in an era of immersive gaming 457
31 Inclusive Identities 450
32 Refuge and the Margin 568
32 Under the Sheets: Bed As Metaphor 156
33 Race just isn't what it used to be 274
33 Demystifying Disease: Depictions of the Body and Self 627
33 Netsuke, Neocraft and the God of Small Things 648
33 I Don't Write without Artificial Light 180
34 And You Are All Flops 616
34 Interference 452
34 What's in the package? 330
34 Crisis Tourism 162
34 Acts of Loneliness 433
35 dis"lodge 225
35 The Certainty of Uncertainty 264
35 Breathwork 653
35 MANY WORLDS 670
36 Multiverse 629
36 In the Shadow of your Smile 631
36 Lost in Translation: Communicating Conceptually Today 412
36 Here and Not Now 432
36 Paper Dolls: Women Sculptors and the Body in Pulp 233
37 The Dispersal 348
37 The Embodiment of, The Personality, The Such As Canvas 396
38 If yes, say yes. If no, say no 520
38 Exercises in Radical Imagination: Art as a Pedagogy of Hope 443
39 Everyday 541
39 Water for People 560
39 within a given structure. 641
39 Archaisms 465
39 Where to go from here 479
40 WHO IS AFRAID OF THE BLACK SQUARE? 526
40 Reinventing Appropriation - Five Practices in Postproduction Age 592
40 The Breakfast Show 367
40 30 days - a day-to-day-life 436
40 The colour of air, the colour of money: capitalism as the space we inhabit 503
40 The Promised Land 275
41 (Post) Human 558
41 The Vanishings (TBD) 319
41 Sway 346
41 Terms and conditions of use 561
41 Mind the Gap! To question social distance 331
41 Source Requisite 373
41 the closer you get, the farther you are 126
41 Trading the shadow network 482
41 Additivism 633
41 boom/bust 427
41 We crossed the sea to another sea 205
41 Doubly So 2/2 559
41 Exquisite Corpus: The Maize 579
41 Charted 663
41 Lost in Present 667
41 THE BIG GREEN GOLD RUSH 20 Years of Soy in Argentina 209
41 If Only You Could See, What Iʼve Seen With Your Eyes 563
41 Blurred Lines 431
41 NO IMAGE AVAILABLE - Possibilities of a no-picture zone in contemporary art 276
41 Right to be Right 323
41 How the Body Makes Marks 415
41 Drowning by numbers 424
42 Green Carnations 150
42 Matkailu ( Journey ) 163
42 (drill) BITS + (drywall) TITS 136
42 We dance, we smoke, we kiss (working title) 529
42 Choirs. Voices of Collectivity and Plurality in Contemporary Art 280
42 Superspace Web 540
42 Past is Now: interventions into archive photography 556
42 Hopping On One Foot 307
43 ERMO 644
43 FRACTURED | FIXED 455
43 Invisible Pictures 548
43 The Presence of Absence, or the Castrophe Theory 357
43 ’10 of 18’ 122
43 Circling Back into Those Things We Cast Forward 176
43 Women Seeing Women 230
43 Terrorism, Patriotism and Holy 494
43 Klipograd - Mapping Urbanisation Processes in Central and Eastern Europe Through Music Videos and Music-Based Videoart and Exper 509
44 Outskirts 303
44 The Act of Stretching 603
44 “Separation Anxieties: Parting with the ‘Cultural Memory’ Security Blanket" 611
44 The History of the Composite Portrait in Photography: 1880s-2015 104
44 The one who leaves, the one who stays 620
44 Edgework 636
44 Contemporary Art & the Classical Tradition 645
44 Spectrum of Ghosts 454
44 Hidden 208
44 Slippery When Wet 222
44 Buen Vivir 497
44 The Misery as a Mastery 502
44 When Democracy Calls 525
44 Internet Menagerie 287
44 Seaside Cemetery, imagination-in-exile 573
44 Brave New Worlds: Feminist Futurist Imaginaries 574
44 Cacao empires 584
44 The Shrinkage of the World - Six Degrees of Separation 334
44 Cloud Cover 381
44 The Capital of an Art Capital 650
44 Art for social justice, peace building and conflict resolution 141
44 Trust the void 401
44 Oeuvre-Exposure 659
44 YU dOKUMENTA 1989 / Twentyseven years later 151
44 Kepler 186f 419
44 STORMY WEATHER IN THE CHANNEL 172
44 To Wait 204
44 Out of Bodies 217
44 Naya Nepal: Art in Uncertain Times 475
44 Be Somebody 501
44 Terrae Incognitae - Chapter 1: Manhattan 510
45 Strategies of Camouflage: Invisibility, Smuggling, 564
45 IF YOU WANT TO DESTROY MY SWEATER 372
45 ICARIAN NIGHTS 451
46 Art-gardener: a new profession in the art field 512
46 inside/outside 621
47 IN A POST WORLD : POST-PUNK ART NOW 335
47 Needle points 486
47 a-sociations #1 289
48 Bonds. 519
48 Carousell - Next round 143
48 Landmachine 240
48 See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil 508
49 We come from nowhere 255
49 Self-Centered: Auto-Portraits 103
49 We navigate the world with our mind and senses 390
50 Loop 514
50 Laws Change. People Die.The Land Remains. 279
50 Y-TURN / U-TURN 545
50 Glitch 314
50 Something to generate from 577
50 Young, Black and in America 351
50 Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. 353
50 Sage it Stood 359
50 PETROCENE 360
50 I would prefer not to 125
50 NO Envy, NO fear 382
50 The Animal Show 394
50   655
50 The White Cube and the Altar of Darkness. 145
50 WITHOUT INTENT: Distribution 404
50 UnSeen 153
50 If on a winter's night a traveler 680
50 Girl Scouts 184
50 Melody of Pain 196
50 I ni ce, Thank You, Merci: Artistic Collaboration Across Cultures 198
50 Achilles Heel 471
50 Back to Cession 216
50 Iron Triangles 495
50 ESSE EST PERCIPI AUT PERCIPERE 498
51 Good vibrations 402
52 Just eat it - From identity to art 547
52 ARCADIA AMERICANA 292
52 Critical Romantics 299
52 Babel 2.0 301
52 Soft Articulation 575
52 The transparent society 322
52 A planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. 337
52 Unthinking Identity 597
52 Kindness and Generosity in Five Movements 120
52 Interregnum Rule 376
52 Mastering the Art of 121
52 Dame los Poderes. Give Me the Powers 130
52 Mise-en-abîme 642
52 Body, Liquidity and Identity 406
52 Too Big To Fail 668
52 Race to the Top; Towards the Bottom of Class 421
52 Re: Humanization 191
52 Queerly Classed, or Happy Valentine's Day, Karl Marx! 447
52 Agony, Again 467
52 Feardom-RedState 220
52 Things They Don't Want You To See 239
52 ;) The Art of Online Dating 252
53 Whatever happened to gender equality in Scandinavia?* 278
53 SEARCHING FOR A PACHAKUTI 407
53 Global illiteracy and other potentials 423
54 IN ALIGNMENT 263
54 Probe 270
54 ~!@£$%^&*()_+ 531
54 Umwelt 281
54 Ephemeral Currencies 543
54 The Taste of Salty Water 291
54 Untitled 310
54 One feels the presence of the body everywhere 569
54 The House of Sleep 324
54 'Sanctified Air' SOS We Can't Breathe 328
54 Invisible Possible Worlds 595
54 Plurality of Times 345
54 Contemporary Reproduction 602
54 An Estonian Encounter in Marfa 354
54 The island - resignified. 355
54 Double Bind 117
54 Knowledge is not for knowing 375
54 Thinking Asylum 640
54 Landscape, etc. 399
54 POST IMAGE 175
54 DECAY 193
54 The Extinction of Empathy with New Age Chronic Pain Syndromes 466
54 I"ll tell you again 237
55 Dynamics in between 607
56 Chess - Of Machine and Men 257
56 One thing leads to another 298
56 The floating invisible life 585
56 Extraordinary Ordinary 336
56 Grounds for play 106
56 Haptic Perception 118
56 Periferia (Non-centred Thought and Practice) 127
56 Reconstruction of memory 132
56 Unconditional love, towards an aesthetic of the impossible 388
56 Spontaneous Transmigration 409
56 An unknown woman from an unknown mother 669
56 PHANTOM PAINS: THE IMPLACABLE (IM)MATERIALITY 438
56 Peripheral Vision 464
56 What do you see? 214
56 TRY TO FOCUS 472
56 Errata: To a Present incontemporaneous with Itself 229
56 Neon Modular Connectivity 241
57 The Limits of Community 315
57 And So When I Finally Looked For You You Were Not There 329
57 Time is Money 586
57 Racedog 587
57 We Want People to Look Up the Sky.... With their Feet on the Earth 589
57 Serial Obsession: The Culture of Binge Watching 339
57 Politics of game, economy of empathy 352
57 Ink: Transgressor of Form and Language 370
57 Reify me 115
57 Gramming les Riches 635
57 Expanding on an expansive subject 389
57 self-destructive female icons 138
57 collections from the collective and vice versa 142
57 Open Up the Taboos 398
57 Informal forms 674
57 The Joy of Apartheid 168
57 The Shout Heard ‘Round the World: Contemporary Art in Pakistan 469
57 Pushing the Pink 507
58 I Will Have My Own Washing Machine 542
58 POLAR BUTTERFLIES 428
58 Roads of Hope, baggage of memories 566
59 The Deep 223
59 Coming to Terms 232
59 WHAT IS NEXT? 555
59 Data Mine 582
59 The Shifting 591
59 ARTE DEGENERADO 340
59 I Want To Believe 626
59 Make It Blue 386
59 Adverse / Advert 649
59 After the Die is Cast. 405
59 women and oppression 506
60 Clip-Act 416
60 From Hybris to Hybrid: Mongrel Democratic Art 202
60 Circumstance of the Rural 490
61 Aspirational Aesthetics 524
61 Confluence of 3 continents into a chakra 546
61 Above the World 297
61 monsters 572
61 Let me breathe 338
61 ORDER CHAOS AND SOUND 601
61 REACTION 604
61 If I were a grown-up 615
61 The Measure of Distance 363
61 The Neo-Grotesque 110
61 Starry Speculative Corpse 113
61 Sin Affectum 625
61 Keepers of the Earth 123
61 I_____l 387
61 and together we are alone 647
61 INTRAMURAL 656
61 Masked Dreams 169
61 Spirits of Cryptocurrency 178
61 Immanere/Immanis 456
61 Survival Guide, Strategies for Survival and Connection in an Unsupportive World 499
61 How free could I be without you, Money? 254
61 METAMORPHOSIS 511
62 The Dog Is Dead 395
62 Drawn Conclusions 608
62 Souls which are one shall meet 657
62 Immigrants, Refugees, Expats, and More 662
62 Artful Debate 439
62 A Roomful of Teeth - An Oral Exhibition 215
62 Exceptional Abilities 234
63 Pixels Forever 260
63 Super+Spirit 284
63 Research in Reverse 306
64 The Metaphysical Figures (a mixed reality exhibition experience) 594
65 Parallel Campaign : 527
65 Everyday urgencies: Sexual Dissidence in Latin America 609
65 Q&A: queering abstraction(s) 197
66 Tasting Triangles 590
66 Basic Needs 651
66 Sublimate The Impossible 154
66 MARE NOSTRUM - The sense of the sea 165
67 Displacement 256
67 MultipliCity: Rich Sol 286
67 MATZA - NAILS OF DEMOCRACY 313
67 The Sweetness of Disgust, or the Unintentional Closeness 613
67 Golden Section: Reinterpretations of Matila Ghyka 362
67 Silence of the unsaid 364
67 INTIMATE COMMISSIONS: This Is an Art Party 637
67 Abstract Impressionism: How Color Creates Light and Space 147
67 Pre-Post 426
67 CONTEMPORARY VISUAL POETRY 458
67 New York Time Capsule: 2116 245
68 JAMMED 550
68 L.O.O.K.: The Persistent Eye in Contemporary Art 383
68 Liber Mundi 170
68 Microfiction 491
69 Square Spaces 272
69 HETERONOMY 277
69 EXTENDED BODIES 535
69 the landscape painting: beach 302
69 No love lost 571
69 Take A Penny, Leave A Penny 116
69 Pork bones, puha and Pakeha 380
69 Phantoms speak to the living, we shall listen with our eyes. 397
69 Label 658
69 Breastfeeding our nightmares away 161
69 The Mercury Theatre 673
69 Neck of the Woods 185
69 INVISIBLE ARCHITECTURES 221
70 Movement / Low Frequencies 294
70 Super-Tradition: Negotiating Territory 485
71   516
71 Future Memories 134
71 Anti-theme 139
71 After Paterson 676
71 Understanding Sites, places, non places - in the age of the Anthropocene 493
72 Pier #16/17 262
72 3X3 580
72 Who are you? 158
72 SUBLIMINAL PHANTASMAGORIA 414
72 Shut the Fuck Up 182
72 DISPLACED 441
73 Possible Content for 18 Pages 112
74 Fuck Forever Now! 385
75 IMAGINE: Perception, Reality and Spiritual Visions in the Natural World 267
75 Quarter-life Crisis – How art reacts to the youth’s vision-loss 523
75 Inclusion/Exclusion 537
75 Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way 539
75 That which unites us... 285
75 Draw Me Nearer 562
75 blue, white, foam, waves 309
75 Form is the Function 311
75 One, No One, and One Hundred Thousand 325
75 Blue-pencil. Black-out. 596
75 I AM MY OWN PRIMAL PARENT AND I COPULATE WITH MYSELF 107
75 Clouds 111
75 Passing Through 630
75 Artificial insanity- dreams from other minds 632
75 Sticky Words, Slippery Images: Gum on the Ceiling 377
75 waste management, renovation and art 643
75 This is one of the main problems we have with imagination today 135
75 REBORN 148
75 Beauty Of African Culture 155
75 Warped Perception 157
75 The Pestilential Gnaw 671
75 Critical Desire 446
75 The Wonder Of Possibilities 470
75 Our Transparent Lives 244
76 Mount Trailer: Kitti & Joy inviting friends 549
76 FATAL JUMP FROM A STEP STOOL 312
76 The Relic 316
76 YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW CAN PARTICIPATE: SOCIAL MEDIA; A NEW FRONTIER FOR VISUAL ART 317
76 Art Against Broken Windows- US to CAN (Using a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut) or Broken Windows Policing 128
76 Why Are You Here? 190
77 I don't want to talk about the world anymore 333
77 The Curator Algorist * 679
77 Partouch 461
78 Thursday? 538
78 Living off hope 554
78 ANIMAL VISION 200
79 Ayanti Anahi 513
79 Nothing to See Here? 282
79 "I know…" Reconstructions of trauma through the story 544
79 Yours or Ours? History and memory and the knowledge about the past 293
79 Cloud Conversations 295
79 Dirt is my Rug 583
79 USB-SHUFFLE-SHOW (FIVE) 332
79 Mechanism mechanism 612
79 DISAPPEAR 105
79 The Art of Universal Appropriation 114
79 A 371
79 High School Diaries 149
79 Refuse to an 'Infographic' 664
79 Rock You Like A Hurricane 417
79 ART & NARRATIVE 425
79 Introduction to Fourth Dimensionalism 681
79 Films of Self 429
79 The Women Art Show 437
79 Visceral Vision 188
79 IN BETWEEN 468
79 I Love Dick, the Exhibition 473
79 TAKE ME WITH YOU AND BE MY HOME 504
80 Do we live in the same world? 273
80 #$@&%*!!! 288
80 We Go No Where: Escapism as Social Activism 304
80 Will You Work For Free? 565
80 Podcasted 356
80 Beyond aesthetics 614
80 Three Wild Women in Black Cocktail Dresses 617
80 Aquarium 133
80 5: A Celebration of the Senses 660
80 Proof of Life 160
80 Decline 422
80 Public space, global city and suburbs technological: places and present times 181
80 Three Dollar Bill 183
80 Chomp: a way into the heart of 459
80 Confronting Borders 463
80 What Is Real: Abstract Photography Today 218
80 Remembering The Future 219
80 Acrobatic of the energy / Acrobatic of the lack ? 228
81 BEWARE OF DOMESTIC OBJECTS 521
81 Three Way Ticket 553
81 Saving the Artist in Our Times 343
81 THE MEANING OF LIFE 393
81 Conquered Spaces 666
81 On loosing words. 189
81 The Art of Subversion: Changing Dominant Paradigms and Perceptions of Art 194
81 NO FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED 206
81 BOO! 462
81 Korea Sports Art 474
81 Native Art as Modern Will 489
81 Aletoric Artists of the 21st Century 238
81 School of Fish - who is the boss ? 505
82 "See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil". 557
82 The Cartoonists need you 305
82 Luminance 599
82 How Are You Feeling Today? 109
82 "Everything is interconnected and constantly expanding." (Al Held) 131
82 Chapter 1: Authorship 144
82 Brainstorms 152
82 The Potemkin Reflex 420
82 HEART/BEETS 224
83 Turning Corners 268
84 the city designed like a living system 308
84 Safe Spaces 320
84 Intersecting Methods 146
84 One E=mc2 481
84 Women in 3D 235
85 Project light art exhibition 259
85 ReUnit 350
85 Groupcracy 408
85 EAT IT 203
85 Meglarama 207
86 Four Artists on the Run 249
87 The Invisible Baby 140
87 Latin Art Fight Club 159
87 3 171
87 New paths 174
88 a 675
 
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