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International Open Call 2019-20 Results

For apexart’s 2019-20 International Open Call, 354 jurors evaluated 432 proposals submitted by people from 67 different countries. We are pleased so many people found this program worthy of their time and want to thank both the submitters and the jurors for their valuable contributions.

The four winning proposals were submitted by: Fatima Bocoum (Musow Ka Touma Sera), Kang Seung Lee and Jin Kwon (Untitled (QueerArch)), Elnaz Mohammad Tehrani and Anahita Rezaallah (WOMEN C(A)REATE), and Clarissa Aidar (Fantasy Battleground). The International Exhibition Program accepts ideas for group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world, except New York City. The organizers of the four highest-ranked proposals will receive curatorial honorariums, funding for their exhibitions, and funding for exhibition-related public programming.


  2019-20 INTL19 Ranking

  2019-20 INTL19 Jurors

  More about our Open Calls
  Musow Ka Touma Sera
Bamako, Mali
Dates TBA


submitted by:
Fatima Bocoum
  Untitled (QueerArch)
Seoul, South Korea
Dates TBA


submitted by:
Kang Seung Lee and Jin Kwon
  WOMEN C(A)REATE
Tehran, Iran
Dates TBA


submitted by:
Elnaz Mohammad Tehrani and Anahita Rezaallah
  Fantasy Battleground
São Paulo, Brazil
Dates TBA


submitted by:
Clarissa Aidar

  Translated as “The Era of Women has Arrived,” this exhibition addresses the socio-political condition of Malian women and its relation to gender-based violence, and is the first in Mali that is organized by a woman.

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  Through works that re-emphasize and re-imagine QueerArch in Seoul (a.k.a. the Korea Queer Archive), this project underscores absences in the history of art and queer culture.


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  This exhibition addresses gender-based inequities and stigma around drug addiction in Iran by presenting tapestry-based installations resulting from a collaboration between artists and recovering women addicts.

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  Through installations exploring fantasies and dreams, six transgender women artists envision strategies to defy the heteronormative desire for massacre ascending throughout Brazil.


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For more information on apexart Open Calls, visit our Open Calls page.

apexart’s International Open Call invites 500-word proposals for group exhibitions that take place anywhere in the world, except for New York City. Exhibitions can be about anything that the organizer finds compelling. No prior curatorial experience is required and we accept submissions from people around the world. Proposals do not have to be for the city where the curator is based, and do not need to take place in traditional gallery settings. Venues for the exhibition and artist lists do not need to be confirmed in advance of submitting an idea.

Four winning proposals receive support to mount an apexart exhibition in the location of their choosing. apexart works with winning organizers on all details of the project. In addition, apexart produces an exhibition brochure in an edition of 7,000 with an essay from the curator, which is distributed to subscribers in more than 100 countries. The apexart Open Call is an opportunity to bring a compelling idea to fruition and illustrate that the center of the world is wherever you are. apexart is not a funding organization and exhibitions are part of apexart’s programming.
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