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2019-20 International Open Call Exhibition Ranking

We received 432 proposals from 67 countries, which were voted on by an international panel of over 350 jurors. Jurors were asked to read at least 50 anonymous proposals, and rate each one on a scale of 1-5. Nearly 12,000 votes were cast to determine the winning proposals. Below is a ranking of all submitted proposals in order of highest total score. Proposals with the same total score share place positions and are ranked with the same number.

The four highest ranking 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 Open Call 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.


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Rank ID Score Title
1 510 3.9012 Musow Ka Touma Sera
2 277 3.7654 Untitled (QueerArch)
3 331 3.716 WOMEN C(A)REATE
4 469 3.6875 Fantasy Battleground
5 505 3.675 HotHouse
6 268 3.6543 Banana Fever
7 123 3.642 Vivas nos queremos / We want us alive.
7 422 3.642 Plant Life
8 313 3.6296 Null
9 344 3.6173 Figures and Frictions
9 483 3.6173 Badlands: Against the War on Drugs
10 380 3.5926 INSIDE / OUT - Art in the Suburbs
10 436 3.5926 Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dot Dash (Damned If I Know)
11 239 3.5802 At Memory's Edge
12 504 3.5679 Shakai no Mado (Window on Society)
13 147 3.5556 Don't Touch Me
14 418 3.5375 Traces of a tropical future
15 341 3.5309 The Heard Unseen: Living with Invisible Disabilities
15 487 3.5309 Solete
16 511 3.5185 I am (present) Here and There
17 194 3.5062 Is this a lucid dream?
17 264 3.5062 Syria: Mobilizing Memory, Remembering Home
18 354 3.4938 Unoccupied Space
19 226 3.4815 Certitudes/Inexactitudes
20 367 3.4691 The Other Woman
21 140 3.4568 The Born-Free Club
22 412 3.4568 INLAND LETTER - Notes from the Hinterland
22 453 3.4568 Mistaken Identity - Back to Ubuntu
23 271 3.4444 Tucumcari Tonight: Women, Wanderlust, and the West
23 520 3.4444 Enter on 2 legs, Crawl Out on 4 –Ethnic Cleansing and Archeology in East Jerusalem
24 170 3.4286 Legendary Leaders
24 282 3.4286 Brazil shows your face - Brasil mostra a tua cara
24 409 3.4286 Transforming narratives
25 103 3.425 Suckle: Self-Portraits Nursing
26 200 3.4211 Hive
26 328 3.4211 El Contrato Natural
26 334 3.4211 Murky Waters: Colombia and Its Fishermen of the Dead
26 398 3.4211 Our perspectives, our story.
26 421 3.4211 New Culture Immortal
27 391 3.4198 Abandoned culture Promoting Contemporary ceramic art and artists in Kenya. (Sanaa ya Udongo)
27 343 3.4186 Afronauts rewriting space law
27 527 3.4186 Those Gods that Look Like You
28 523 3.4138 The Schliemann's Market
29 120 3.411 The only paradise is paradise lost
30 445 3.4103 ON THE LINE
31 195 3.4098 You Say You Want a R/evolution: Women and Borderless Tech
32 309 3.4091 (in)Hospitable Bodies
32 462 3.4091 MediaTerranea
33 273 3.4068 Don’t say don’t touch. Touch, but don't look.
34 286 3.4054 Her “I”/(love)
34 296 3.4054 Mind the Gap
34 326 3.4054 Broken Matter: The Age of Disposable Culture
35 532 3.4 Fluid Bodies
36 308 3.3953 Of Ashes and Remains
36 482 3.3953 A Germinating Partnership: Artists Collaborating with "Plant Intelligence"
37 288 3.3947 Kaluchua
37 350 3.3947 Body Present / Corpo Presente
37 406 3.3947 Queen
37 411 3.3947 IVUKA (The Relativity of Simultaneity and the Philosophy of Time)
38 125 3.3846 Turned into sterile land
39 126 3.3784 Calling All Divas: lineage, inheritance, fandom, idol worship, transference, and imaginings
39 130 3.3784 Inherited Memories
39 252 3.3784 Grow!
39 338 3.3784 Figures of Speech.
39 525 3.3784 Slant Step Forward
40 154 3.3684 Undocumented migrant women and their modalities of resistance.
40 329 3.3684 Promises From the East
40 494 3.3684 Tactile Sanctuaries
40 503 3.3684 Near and Far
41 349 3.359 Human in Posthuman
41 480 3.359 It's Not Always Sunny
42 312 3.3514 Dada Data. From dada tricks to post-truth politics
42 388 3.3514 The Dark Side of Paradise - Dinosaurs are Dying and They are Angry
42 427 3.3514 SUB-VERSIONS
42 512 3.3514 Archive Fever: Micro-Historia
43 217 3.3421 This far you may come, no further
43 314 3.3421 dis/placed
43 402 3.3421 30 years ago...
43 485 3.3421 Absolute Reality
43 497 3.3421 Paz con la selva (Peace with the selva)
44 185 3.3243 Brand New Earth: Tools for Tomorrow
44 300 3.3243 A Border is a verb: A Tale of Two Koreas
45 263 3.3158 Identities in flux:Memories of who we are.
45 438 3.3158 Symbiosis in the Age of Groundlessness
46 363 3.3056 In Your Neighborhood
46 456 3.3056 LOCAL OASIS
47 166 3.2973 Crossing a Daydream
47 481 3.2973 Passagenwerk
47 489 3.2973 Black and Indigenous Solidarity and Futurisms
48 345 3.2895 Post-revolutionary terror
48 526 3.2895 Action as Art
49 381 3.2778 An Assembly of Worldly Conversations
50 168 3.2703 Embodied
51 228 3.2432 Ghostland (鬼國 -working title)
51 426 3.2432 Odds and Еnds of Memory
52 325 3.2368 She Performs: The Body
52 443 3.2368 Patriarchy Over and Out: Discourse Made Manifest
52 499 3.2368 #TinyHouse: inside/out outside/in
53 145 3.2353 24/7
54 189 3.2353 Mass-Production-From truth and beauty to comfort and happiness.
54 379 3.2353 Uchronia: In Search of Alternative Historical Methods
54 403 3.2353 Camp fires: The body as a queer stage
54 474 3.2353 Piazza Citta Bella
54 484 3.2353 Black: Other
54 508 3.2353 EPISTEMOLOGÍA VIBRATIL (Vibrational Epistemology)
54 509 3.2353 Divided Nation; Denial Imagination
54 516 3.2353 12 steps in 10 steps
55 129 3.2286 Art as Radical Pedagogy
56 259 3.2121 Accessible Futures
56 324 3.2121 Rhizomes
57 227 3.2105 We are all black
58 110 3.2059 Transplant - remapping the boundaries of the self
58 233 3.2059 Deforming consumerism
58 316 3.2059 SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT
58 358 3.2059 Turkey's Small Trades
58 455 3.2059 Lines
58 477 3.2059 The Breath of Dust and Rocks: Dancing Sentient Matter in the Anthropocene
59 269 3.1892 Rhizomatic Intimacy
59 295 3.1892 PM 2.5
60 495 3.1818 Jack Ma No Baba
60 498 3.1818 Staying Volcanic: States of Eruption
61 115 3.1765 And Other Instruments: Decolonizing a Table
61 128 3.1765 Place of Voice - Lugar de Voz
61 151 3.1765 Killing with Kindness: White Saviors and False Promises in Global Circulation
61 178 3.1765 Translation/Transmisión: Mexico City
61 182 3.1765 PARALLEL : The Ramasun Station Art Trail
61 191 3.1765 The Walls Tell No Lies
61 279 3.1765 Early Years of Zippitydirtdada (working title)
61 301 3.1765 The Archive of Places that Have Never Been
61 322 3.1765 pseudodatada
61 347 3.1765 I create, therefore I am
61 397 3.1765 Kalunga Grande
61 399 3.1765 Bad Advertising
61 417 3.1765 Power of Doing Nothing
61 467 3.1765 Live Action Role Play
61 519 3.1765 Helios, The Sunny gaze
61 521 3.1765 CCTV
62 451 3.1515 CO-IMPLICATIONS
63 176 3.1471 Craft Queered
63 183 3.1471 Escort to Oblivion
63 401 3.1471 The Modernist Metabolic
63 433 3.1471 IMPERSON
63 435 3.1471 Under the Coffee Coasters
63 447 3.1471 Creativity of Practice in African Art
63 465 3.1471 little, fragile, and so, free
64 466 3.1429 Art Labyrinth
65 232 3.1212 No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end*
66 150 3.1176 Art in the wild
66 218 3.1176 Repercussions at Play
66 247 3.1176 Whatever Speculation
66 471 3.1176 Healing Nature, Forgotten Nature
66 479 3.1176 Silence is Broken
67 374 3.0909 The Foreshore
67 396 3.0909 Queering the Future: Arabfuturism
67 448 3.0909 Flesh Trade: Sinking City
68 161 3.0882 Mutual Periphery
68 169 3.0882 Dirt Patch Heaven
68 222 3.0882 Reclaiming My Place
68 225 3.0882 Portrait of a Fig Tree
68 248 3.0882 Minding Dirt
68 255 3.0882 Humanity
68 405 3.0882 Cairo Kitsch
69 457 3.0606 Ephemeral Evidence
70 119 3.0588 VITALIST MATERIALISM. Mining Life.
70 172 3.0588 2 + 2 = MORE
70 180 3.0588 Sound System Culture
70 184 3.0588 Guineensis
70 281 3.0588 Tents of Resistance
70 336 3.0588 (Con)Currency
70 360 3.0588 The emotional marry-go-round
71 321 3.0303 La vita agra (It's a Hard Life)
72 171 3.0294 Exploration of the Equatorial Regions, from the Napo to the Amazon River
72 364 3.0294 Floating
73 193 3 Communal Alzheimer
73 208 3 Altered Lands
73 274 3 The place I want to be (in)
73 407 3 A ship is a metaphor of an island separated from a continent. To the beginning the Atomic Bomb and N
73 425 3 The Belt and Road 2049
73 446 3 Terraforma
74 133 2.9706 Skewed conversation
74 244 2.9706 In the same breath. Holy coincidences & meaningful simultaneities
75 142 2.9697 Wages War Faces of African Women
75 298 2.9697 (In)Space @V&A: That's my heirloom!
76 196 2.9375 Made in Taiwan
76 382 2.9375 Sult Purification
76 393 2.9375 The Newspaper Stand is Lagos' Version of the Parliament
76 429 2.9375 Decolonising the collection. Notes on a lost empire
77 304 2.9355 Osteria
77 452 2.9355 Endgame
78 431 2.9333 Where Ends Meet
79 289 2.931 Colony of Capital
80 213 2.9286 BOUNDARY STREET (I) : no.1 - 71
81 143 2.9259 IN-SIDE (3x3x3)
81 278 2.9259 Exploring Digital Spaces of Community
81 357 2.9259 Üç Vakte Kadar
82 317 2.9231 Giving Offense: Impolitical Nationalism(s).
82 459 2.9231 NEO EXTRA ACTIVISM
83 104 2.92 I wonder if the five of us would've been friends in real life
83 121 2.92 The Third Pill
83 155 2.92 GOD from the MACHINE
83 158 2.92 Pascualitas de hoy (Today’s Pascualitas)
83 177 2.92 The Food Diplomacy: Makan Ngga Makan Asal Kumpul
83 186 2.92 FONT
83 230 2.92 Happenings of Miscommunication
83 256 2.92 you i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
83 294 2.92 Propagandism4Good
83 416 2.92 Hybrid Memory
83 419 2.92 The Double Breasted
83 461 2.92 Azure Depression
83 473 2.92 It is about reality
83 490 2.92 Automatic Lover
84 475 2.9063 Let's Get Physical
85 478 2.9 OUR SPA
86 377 2.8966 Probing Anthropocene
87 375 2.8929 The real citizen
88 165 2.8846 Queer & Arab – critical perspectives on male homosexuality and Orientalism
88 437 2.8846 Spoil Island
89 127 2.88 High Treason
89 141 2.88 The Sunken Gardens
89 306 2.88 Naked State
89 307 2.88 Searching for the Miraculous
89 320 2.88 Learning from something
89 383 2.88 Archiving the Future
89 413 2.88 Order and Liberty (Liberty and Order are the words that are displayed on the national coat of the R
89 522 2.88 Emanuel's Middle Finger
89 531 2.88 Bad Omen - Golems of Today
90 199 2.8462 Other Uses for (An)Other
91 242 2.84 I AM NOT WHAT YOU THINK I AM (OR, EVERY OBJECT EXISTS IN ITS OWN SHADOW)
91 251 2.84 Footnote
91 337 2.84 Safe, between the covers (?)
91 339 2.84 Call Them by Their True Names
91 395 2.84 Floating Cities
91 408 2.84 Ghost and Place
91 439 2.84 immunity/immunity
91 530 2.84 Remaining Aloft
92 148 2.8 Spark not a spark
92 346 2.8 Corpus separatum
92 378 2.8 Imagination is a Territory of its Own
92 415 2.8 Tiger in Space
92 476 2.8 DUVALIERVILLE | THE BLACK DOG OF CIVIC SPACE
93 356 2.7692 Body Politics
94 157 2.76 Sense and Masculinity
94 290 2.76 Life Monitor: Art and the city
94 302 2.76 A FABLE OF THE WARRIOR AND THE CAPTIVE
94 507 2.76 Pretension of Becoming
95 303 2.7391 Sin 2100
95 488 2.7391 This is the last cry before eternal silence
95 496 2.7391 BACK TO BABYLON
96 432 2.7308 Mass Customization
97 311 2.7273 The Joyful Melody of The Cyborg
97 491 2.7273 The origin is no(w)here
98 351 2.72 The unbearable power of the untraceable feelings.
99 112 2.7143 HOLY SUSPENSION - A THIRD TEMPLE
99 113 2.7143 Beginning of a Century
99 162 2.7143 Animal Early Warning Systems
99 197 2.7143 EXOTIC MARS
99 212 2.7143 Feels Like 97°
99 261 2.7143 if…then…else(where)
99 299 2.7143 From the Wilderness, with Love
99 332 2.7143 Slippage
99 373 2.7143 The Uncanny Experience
99 389 2.7143 Sustainable Allusions
99 400 2.7143 DOR VA DOR - From generation to generation
100 486 2.6957 temps mort
101 203 2.6667 Subverted Grounds: Alternative Architectures & Ecologies, or Someday We’ll All Be Free
101 250 2.6667 Desperate shamans or the illusion of control
101 219 2.6667 Concrete Dreams: the Invisible History
101 254 2.6667 Save Our Souls & Bodies
101 310 2.6667 Cult(ure, tivation)
101 352 2.6667 How to Separate Truth from Illusion?
101 460 2.6667 Piece Yourselves Together
102 146 2.619 Raise Your Flag [Declare Independence]
102 205 2.619 Reality Matters
102 287 2.619 Could be Urbanism? | शायद शहरी है ?
102 305 2.619 INDEXTRICITY
102 386 2.619 Tracing Livelihood after Utopia
102 444 2.619 On being healthy, horny and rebellious: tales of greekness
102 468 2.619 New Poetics of Labor (working title)
103 102 2.5882 fake it till you make it
103 111 2.5882 BIZARRE COLUMNS. The COlumns are Back in Town.
103 164 2.5882 A portrait of the AI as a young algorithm
103 257 2.5882 An Almost Island
103 284 2.5882 Birthright: The Politics of the Reproductive System
103 293 2.5882 Merely By Being There
103 370 2.5882 Material Dialogues
103 387 2.5882 Private Song, Algorithm and Database
103 394 2.5882 With every bowel movement shadows cast and align
103 428 2.5882 Governance 2.0
103 501 2.5882 Bridges of Truth
103 502 2.5882 Holding Together
103 524 2.5882 Persistance of the ephemeral
104 371 2.5789 Smart Phone-booth. Artworks around the esoteric tradition of the booth.
104 440 2.5789 The observers of the stones
104 458 2.5789 Perspectives on trade / Warsaw
105 181 2.5714 Faccia a Faccia
106 131 2.5625 First Exhibtion of the World
106 198 2.5625 An Artificial Future
106 229 2.5625 History is Hysterical. History is What Hurts.
106 237 2.5625 E-Mortality: Digital Technology and Immortalization
106 330 2.5625 Geographies of the Past/Present
106 361 2.5625 Real & Imagined
107 118 2.5556 PANERA FESTIVAL
107 384 2.5556 Background modes
107 450 2.5556 This Is A Conversation. Thank You.
108 114 2.5294 Hshuma
108 134 2.5294 A SENSE OF PLACE: RE-IMAGINING POSTCARDS
108 204 2.5294 Reforming the Social: Private Utopias and Public Space
108 253 2.5294 The city in several dimensions
108 276 2.5294 Good Measure Collected
108 362 2.5294 Day and Night will Never Cease
108 442 2.5294 Contiguity and incompleteness
109 410 2.5263 Club Love
110 327 2.5238 The Inhuman That Therefore I Am
111 105 2.5 CLASSICAL REPRESENTATION OF HUMAN BODIES IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
111 333 2.5 ZAPADORES The new voices of art
111 513 2.5 Lexotan 6mg
112 117 2.4706 Pharmac(it)y: A Pharmacy in the city or The City of Medicine
112 156 2.4706 The Observatory of Strange Things
112 190 2.4706 HEX-PATS
112 209 2.4706 Extra Limen
112 231 2.4706 Through my eyes
112 267 2.4706 Bivacco (Bivouac)
112 285 2.4706 Plastic Ark
112 292 2.4706 Migration - Malaysian
112 348 2.4706 Inside of every blasphemer exists a garden
112 492 2.4706 The Nomadic Sea
112 514 2.4706 not here to win
112 517 2.4706 Supercity, The end of the old values, the dawn of difference. Divergence or Decadence?
113 206 2.4375 The Unpredicted Future: The Collapse of Limits
113 245 2.4375 BALKANS - EAST COAST / WEST COAST
113 315 2.4375 Spunkt Art Now
113 385 2.4375 archetype
113 470 2.4375 PIRACEMA – a conversation on postcolonial fluxes and decolonization
114 109 2.4118 Disorder of Desire
115 275 2.375 ANTI-MASS
116 167 2.3529 Seed: main human message. An untold story of mess age
116 207 2.3529 Desire Paths
116 243 2.3529 Monument VS Sound
116 297 2.3529 Rupture
116 366 2.3529 Anonymous is the answer
116 372 2.3529 Invisible Traces
116 376 2.3529 UGLIFICATION
116 414 2.3529 #Re-fashioning the Internet
117 500 2.3125 Tides of Change
118 163 2.2941 Art can make sadden, art can make hurt you
118 265 2.2941 Protopia & Al: Symbiosis with non-human
119 359 2.25 Four Bricks of Anthropocene: dot, comma, dot and you!
119 493 2.25 Invisible as a whole
120 138 2.2353 Shouting At the Desert
120 335 2.2353 «Flying Holes» or «Follow the wires!»
121 124 2.1875 The Means of Produxxxion
121 187 2.1875 Exhibition of the world's first Museum of Animal Art
121 260 2.1875 … and so, the temples ruins became mountains.
121 430 2.1875 Radical Moderation
122 108 2.1765 untitled
123 122 2.125 The contradictions of fragility
124 246 2.0588 Bread / Body
125 137 2 Working title – You Are My Isaac (meaning of Isaac- He laughs/He will laugh)
126 515 1.9375 Tat Tvam Asi: Reimaging Oneness
127 135 1.8824 Buñuel. Transposition. Vivisection method
128 528 1.875 Afterlife
129 342 1.6471 Unfinished Sentence
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