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Ranking - Open Call for Group Exhibitions in NYC 2018-19
Thank you for participating in the 2018-19 Open Calls Program. We received 509 proposals from people in 71 countries, which were voted on by an international panel of over 300 jurors (including students from 9 university classes around the world: Alfred University, New School, Evergreen State, Node Center, deAppel, RISD). Jurors were asked to read at least 50 anonymous proposals, and many read more. Together they cast 15,392 votes 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 three higest ranking proposals were submitted by: Evelyn Owen (Tracing Obsolescence), Alexandra Stock (Art in Custody), and Justin Tyler Tate (Peer2Pickle). The Open Call Program accepts ideas for group exhibitions to be presented at the apexart space in NYC. The organizers of the three highest-ranked proposals will receive curatorial honorariums, funding for their exhibitions, and funding for exhibition-related public programming.
  2018-19 NYC Winners

  2018-19 NYC Jurors

  Open Call Procedure
RANK
TITLE
ID #
1 Tracing Obsolescence 604
2 Art in Custody 553
3 Peer2Pickle 112
4 Object of doubt 542
4 Beyond the Pleasure Principle 163
6 Zoextropy: The posthuman beauty 314
6 I have no voice but I must scream 449
6 The True Stories Project 210
9 Cultural Watchdogs 609
10 Embedded Algorithms 389
11 She's a Knockout 406
11 Beyond the Veil 134
11 Un/ratify: Rogue Stories (of Science) From the Modern South 192
14 Wear Your Heart 465
14 A Part of Me 249
14 How to become an animal? 565
14 Performing the Barrier 582
18 Escape the Concrete Jungle 279
18 (Un)Familiar 593
18 Of thee I sing: Drawing the Diaspora 360
18 Unarming Silence 381
18 Knoking down walls. The freedom proyect. 216
23 Access Intimacy 263
23 Punctured Pasts and Parallel Realities 312
23 In Praise of Idleness 600
23 Border Triptych 577
23 YOU CAN SEE SYRIA FROM HERE 597
23 Archeologists of the Odds and Ends 382
23 What Belongs to Us 458
30 You Don't Need Eyes To See, You Need Vision 296
31 Behind Bamboo curtain. Critical art in post-socialist Laos. 420
31 Groundings 262
31 Kairos: From Kiribati Out 269
31 S.H.T.F. (Safe Room) 525
31 The Everlasting City of Last Things 282
31 Past Due 547
31 The breast is a magnet for excitement, pride, and shame 190
31 Bastards of the sun 471
39 In Good Health 258
39 Neither here nor there 596
39 Transformation as Survival 559
39 Rewind. Erase. Rewrite - Strategies for Re-examining History 361
39 The Structure of Secrecy 429
44 ALIENS WITH EXTRAORDINARY ABILITIES 587
44 Excuse my English 602
44 Out of control 236
47 DIRT: AFTER LAND ART 574
47 Coming Together: Queer NYC 575
49 Storefronts: Pulse, Life and Texture of the Lower East Side 268
49 Personal Agendas 271
49 Emergency Civics Lessons 310
49 Languitecture 373
53 Dark Paradise 536
53 My Future Is Not Your History 545
53 The End of More 302
53 Hidden Silence 588
53 In-Between Abroad 619
53 TOXIC WHITENESS 175
59 Exile: The Land of Non-Belonging 622
59 f[r]iction in between 448
59 The Measure of Breath 469
59 How easy it is to invent a humanity, for anyone at all 473
59 Conscious Equilibrium 489
64 An Absence of Ruins 572
64 Beneath Earth's Shadow 340
64 CREATIVITY AS STRENGTHENING YOURSELF 148
64 Geography for Revelations 189
64 Living in a Potemkin Village 481
64 The Eighth Circle 485
70 REQUIEM FOR A MAP OF THE SOUTH 285
70 Material Instabilities 552
70 Those with loaded guns and those who dig. 614
70 Sane in Insane Places 145
70 Contemporary Art of Chinese Women 159
70 the sentence before 466
76 Tell Me Some Thing 281
76 Cold War Remains 289
76 Infinite Selfie 319
76 How to Tell a History 431
76 Inside the Atomic Bomb 497
76 Solitary Gardens 246
82 Crossings: Between Memory and Landscape 293
82 Digital Institute for Survival 610
82 Gateways: exploring water the African diaspora 621
82 An All American Icon. On Guns in American Culture 624
82 THE MAP AND ITS TERRITORY 408
82 Going Home 439
82 From Here Onwards 477
82 Hunters, killers and other artists 501
90 Kuschelkurs 521
90 Two men standing 280
90 Self-portrait Gallery Ou la fin du social 353
90 Doing Absolutely Nothing at all 437
90 Sabbath 438
90 Witches in the Garden 467
90 becoming Mommy 232
97 Disappearing Waste: Alchemy and Recontextualization 543
97 Art and Rural China: Beyond Theatre of the World 601
97 Artist Run Shops in the 1980s, New York City 169
97 #whatyouseeiswhatyousee 440
97 Outward Gaze 509
102 Regulating Intimacy 613
102 Let's get (meta)physical 441
102 Saturation 206
105 By Her Own Movement 516
105 Rock You Rock 264
105 In No Defense 585
105 Moldwarp 387
105 Give the Violet More Violence 464
105 Fear. Gypsy. Fear 499
111 Vertigo: Stacked Livings 523
111 How do you displace an image, to replace a body? 343
111 Stolen Moments 396
111 right after truth 220
111 GUN 235
116 Things Not Actually Present 562
116 Matrixial Matrix: The Myth of the Other 316
116 NATIVE | IMMIGRANT 344
116 TRACE: Wayfinding in Contemporary New Media Art 102
116 Beyond the foreshore 388
116 The Spinners 137
116 THE LAST AMERICAN TABOO 393
116 Raise Your Flag [Declare Independence] 160
116 The Open Forum 199
125 A sense of belonging 529
125 Housing as Housing: Architecture Against Real Estate 535
125 Social contracts by private law 122
125 Rebooting the World 404
125 IF YOU ARE MANIPULATED, MANIPULATE BACK! 208
125 Fuels 209
125 If you have two legs, borrow another pair and run. 502
132 Potentially Viral 558
132 Language as a Living Thing 591
132 The Politics of the Invisible 608
132 In: Bodied, The Augmented Self 125
132 Unexpected Fibers 172
132 BOUNDARIES 452
132 A Soft Hard / A Hard Soft 197
132 Subversive Play 200
132 Women Artists Explore the Cosmos 457
132 Between 1 and 0 494
142 Temporary solutions that stay forever 519
142 5 CM 270
142 Objection 555
142 Mediating Distortions: possible nows and laters. 324
142 "And We Created You In Pairs." 584
142 Note to Selfie 332
142 Shushan's hands 612
142 A Watch of Women 121
142 Rapid Protoypes 221
151 Mind the Urban Matter 266
151 Erotic Phallacies 527
151 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SHIPWRECK, WE ARE CALLED UPON TO REPAIR THE SHIP 298
151 NEWS | Visibility Strategies 318
151 Persona Non Grata 341
151 Global choreographies: K-Pop as Class-Queering Populism 615
151 ESCAPE ROUTE 141
151 Post-Future-WWar 409
151 A Celebritized Masque 475
151 For the record 511
161 AND/OR 347
161 Reflecting Reality... Experiments in Perception and Interconnectivity 364
163 Phosphor-essence: An exhibition of Photography, Video, and Sound installations 313
164 Drawing a Line: A Matriarchal Landscape of Saudi Culture 578
164 Manifestations: sentience of the audible 362
164 LOOKING BACK to LOOK FORWARD [reassessment] 379
164 The Good State 130
164 Soft Territories 139
164 Unrest 433
164 The Art Facilities of Anti-Terror 447
164 Stone Tapes 476
164 Exotica: curious, strange, unusual and exotic things 496
164 The Artists' Mind Maps 243
174 More Happiness Than Allowed By Law 277
174 Logistical Paradise 581
174 Thus Far 590
174 Cero Latitud - Imaginary of the north and south of the rock 346
174 The Other Side of Paradise 398
174 Mutant Space 411
174 Achilles' Heel 416
181 Hip Hop beyond Street Art 259
181 Involuntary Painting from Around the World 273
181 HABITS FALTER 569
181 Relative Distance - Family Memoir of the Black Archipelago 616
181 Power to see/a 618
181 1 = 0,99 375
181 Silo 421
181 Uneasy Bodies: Media Images Tripping Over Ourselves 460
181 fake lie 217
181 WE CARE LTD. Where money and intimacy meet 495
191 After After (the Exhibtion) 554
191 (Re)Productive Efforts. 607
191 Take another route: Environmental psychology and State hegemony 124
191 Bodies change when we move 428
191 DREAMLANDS//ASSIMILATIONS 174
191 Infelicity Conditions 211
197 Parasite (Sponger) Gallery - self-organizing community model 520
197 Trans-formations... in polluted environments 274
197 First Amendment Freedoms: Understand More, Fear Less 580
197 Abstract Networks - Systems from Biology, Architecture, Information Technology 366
197 BRAT ADWORKS 380
197 Autonomy, Groupthink, and the Power of the Deep State 401
197 Imaginary Micronations 410
197 Look Mama, there is an airplane up in the sky 170
197 People Who Hate Contemporary Art 503
206 Reliquary of Beasts 256
206 Poetics of the Unknown 311
206 Puzzle 371
206 Porous Assemblages 415
206 Anagrams 461
211 Untitled exhibition 508
212 Latin American video artivist poetry 267
212 Quit Playing Games w/ My Heart 531
212 Weekend in Bed - the Politics of Staying Still 276
212 The Utopia of Fear 540
212 moving sands. Apocalypse. 546
212 Transient Hole (Variations) 563
212 Citizens of the Anthropocene 564
212 Sneeze with open eyes 403
212 Fire or Freeze 180
212 Ways of seeing 226
212 We Forget Where We Come From 228
223 Orient{ally}; Ethical outrage 522
223 AfroSPunk 598
223 Settings and Preferences: The New Customizable Reality 418
223 Interior Weather 186
223 The Invisible Bullet 443
223 Homeostasis Lab NY 229
223 THREE TO THE THIRD 242
230 Outsiders on the Inside 524
230 Interplay: Creating New Narratives Through Image, Sound and Sculpture 560
230 Gool 579
230 Why Won't My Future Love Me 328
230 Dance Me Through the Panic 331
230 For the cosmos to know itself 378
230 everything is going to be ok.. 128
230 Notes for the 8th method 144
230 Millenevil: Depictions of evil in contemporary art 412
230 Worship in worship in the future 463
230 Liquid Excess 252
241 In the Air Tonight 482
242 Consented Cannibalism 530
242 Too Late to Duck and Cover 541
242 1001 Senses 291
242 To Be Other Than What We Are 303
242 What Connects Us 309
242 Personal and Collective Traces 350
242 Fleshed Out 606
242 Crossings Cultures: Belmonte Calabro - Civic Assembly 136
242 The Second Skin 185
242 A Trajectory of Choice 468
242 complicit 222
242 A Tribute to "Young Italians": Fifty Years Later 223
242 Flood 490
242 Center for Undisciplined Research Archive 506
256 Faces of Memory 330
257 The Richness of Matter (Temporary Name) 261
257 Hard Bandages & Soft Sciences 517
257 Remote viewing 322
257 GET RICH (Humanly) or DIE TRYING (Working) [WORKING TITLE] 2018 335
257 The Transfiguration of the Commonplace 114
257 Endgame 422
257 The economy of the sandwich 224
264 Consumed 384
264 Simultaneous Multiplicity of a Body 405
264 Holding Soil and Space 188
264 The Revolution of the Fairytale 238
264 The Cosmos as Pictured by Contemporary Female Artists 512
264 I am Sylvia Plath 265
264 Thresholds of matter 275
264 Are We Safe? 287
264 Coven 548
264 Taking a knee 567
264 RESILIENCE: Force Lab! 323
264 Keep Your Tote on the Pulse 611
264 Domestic Everyday 397
264 From reactive to self-aware 478
264 DENSITY MAPS 479
279 What a Doll! 301
279 LOVE & OTHER FORMS OF PAIN 427
279 Abjestification: Humor, Power, Horror 470
279 Multicultural Ecology 239
279 GOING BEYOND THE MEDIUM: A MEDIATED CULTURE 599
279 UNFRAMING THE IMAGE 191
279 Between the Color 254
279 Performing Animals 255
287 Transcodes 272
287 Mo(ve)ments. Exploring 60 Years of Everyday Movements. 539
287 WOUNDS 295
287 Inside the Four Lines 306
287 ARTPOCALIPSE 391
287 The Age Of Pecarious 434
287 Unspoken 250
287 Sacred and Profane 253
287 SAND-SCORCHED HANDSHAKE 557
287 Half-Life 304
287 CONFIRM HUMANITY 103
287 Seoul is Buffering: Dungeons, Unicorns, Pirates, and Face-Recognition Technology 626
287 The Obscene Anthropocene 377
287 Some Things are Permanent 225
287 Uncertain realities 491
287 OUTTHERE 500
303 New York Public Sound Works | a series of sonic monuments for the city 513
303 To come a day after the show 528
303 Relational Exploit 286
303 salo de mulher: 544
303 Universities of Absurdities 300
303 About the invisible 583
303 Trumping Trump, Sisters? Laugh! 586
303 Publication For Publication 106
303 Stacked with the odds 383
303 'replica' 399
303 Pouring the East 166
303 Upwards, Downwards 196
303 La nueva republica bananera 453
303 The other life of artworks 201
303 Mediterranean - not as it once was 510
318 Beast of Art Burden: Return of the Minotaur in Contemporary Art 532
318 LaborPlay 566
318 Confronting Meillassoux with the reality of Middle East: An Exploration of Hyper Chaos, the Great Outdoors and Divinology 365
318 Collective Voices 367
318 Olfactophilia 627
318 ONE OF CHINTAN'S BABIES: SANDARBH 127
318 "No Work/No Works For/Before Capital" 152
318 The dream of Bolivar 417
318 Atomic Reflections 419
318 Where Three Roads Meet 426
318 #peng tings 212
318 Redrawing the present 533
318 Landscape 3 Ways 292
318 They Are Leftovers 556
318 Masters of Art and the Two Percent 339
318 water wood green flower 472
318 How to Build a Wall 227
318 Mtani Utani Exhibition 248
336 [This Space] 550
336 GuessBoxing 551
336 Wigstock/Bushwig 307
336 Race to the Bottom: Digital Queer Arts 109
336 More Than Just Desserts 445
336 Lugo 592
336 The Old, The Hashtag 385
336 Come Closer 150
344 NextGen 561
344 What Can Be Done With An Egg? 317
344 Art in the Age of Worry 334
344 DESIGN-N-N-N-N 605
344 THE HUT OF THE LOSERS. 352
344 Tom Thumb of America 424
344 Resistance 233
344 The Virtual Class 244
344 The Spirits of Benin 245
344 Tales of the Ancient African Mythology 320
344 impossible child 325
344 Cosmic Pain 617
344 Self-Encapsulated 129
344 Stacks on 392
344 A resurrection of the final analog decade by the cyber age. 395
344 Emotional Geographies 430
344 Marius Hills, Oceanus Procellarum, 14°N, 56°W, Moon 450
361 Catastrophia 278
361 "I am human and I need to be loved just like everybody else does" [as written by Johnny Marr + Morrissey] 288
361 The Land Art Sketchbook 369
361 Unnatural Order 132
365 Crying in front of a painting 514
365 Into Thin Air 260
365 Geographies 518
365 Burn to build 526
365 Taken from the Time Before 333
365 Nature's Claim 104
365 How Are You Holding Up? 620
365 Palimpest 372
365 half pigeon 474
365 Our Own Gods: Titans of The Modern World 219
375 harrow. whales. she died at play, gambolled away 537
376 Bridging the folk and contemporary: A case for collaboarative art practice 486
376 The Not Yet - Performativity, Inclusion and Change 538
376 MONSTERS: Familiar Forms for the Future 589
376 At the Roof of the Mouth 336
376 Does my identity become a hurdle for myself? 356
376 Haven't You Gotten What You Wanted? 135
376 Rubber-chew / Clink, adieu 140
376 Metaphorically Speaking 414
384 Retransformation 402
384 le partage du visible (sharing what we see) 483
384 NonDegenerate 504
387 The Persistence of History 329
387 Experimentation of Styles From Figurative Abstraction To Non-Objective Art 110
387 Erase for Good 394
387 From Solid to Liquid - Volatile Images 442
387 Personal Jesus 195
387 Gimme (Shelter) 198
387 Future Perfect 202
387 Get over it 459
387 Art Appropriation 484
396 The Word in Flight: Transmigratory Art & The Flag of No Nation 193
397 e n e r g i a n e g r a 257
397 The Kitchen of Desires, food not to eat 576
397 MakeSense 359
397 THE GOOD SAMARITAN 623
401 Energy of time 327
401 Este o aquel? En busca del equilibrio. 345
401 Less Is More, More or Less 143
401 A Walk to Remember 149
405 (In)heritance: Shared Spaces 294
405 References to the infinite in contemporary art 349
405 definite edges/continuum 184
408 Sketchlight - Debut or LPWA 182
408 HAVE YOU CONSUMED ART TODAY? 204
410 Three Activation Strategies 308
410 Art and work, a changing relationship in the near future 569
210 Open in new tab 218
413 True Colours 116
413 Louder than Bombs - Silence and Masculinity 157
413 Abstraction to make sense of the world 451
416 Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 299
416 Syphilitic Tropical-Colonialism 113
416 Art as Food as Art 151
419 Drawing scenes of the world's future happiness 297
419 "and I am the curator of this show"; a thematic exhibition 178
419 The Incredible Dr. Matrix 205
422 No place to go 573
422 MoANA: the Museum of Ambiguous and Negative Art 374
422 biennale of lovers / lovers biennale 400
422 HORS-SÉRIE 187
422 Silent Treatment 446
422 What gives fear is not fragile. What is frightening is strength. 194
428 Niggers 283
428 "Make art not war" or "We have met the enemy and the enemy is us" 368
430 A glimpse into the future 549
430 Ut Pictura Poësis - Painting through its poetical emotion 363
432 Never Give Up...! 355
433 Hic et Nunc 101
433 glimpse 3000 625
433 Treasured Trash : Untold Stories of the Old & New. 161
433 In-Between 423
437 A Scratch on the mind 120
438 The Administration of Life and Death 515
438 The Left-Handed Path 215
440 Clean skins envelop us, but they are not our own 435
441 Zeus Branch 158
442 LANDSLIDES 534
443 EROS IS LIFE 570
443 Untitled 413
445 BODY / BEDEN 305
446 Foreign Affairs 230
447 Ai 154
448 To Catch a Lie 462
449 Third generation abstract expressionist-impressionist painters 138
450 sur-face 436
451 Break the mold 386
452 Politics Is Not A Metaphor, Economics Is Not A Metaphor, Art Is Not A Metaphor (Please Say "Thank You" At The End And There 376
453 The Impact of Apps on Art as an Artefact 507
454 The Limits of Corporality 133
455 Artwork from the work Place 231
455 Fractal Geometry in Expansion 240
457 Doodoo 123
458 Sado Maso Masc Mask, Mine Mine Mine Mine 456
458 They redacted the anthropocene 234
460 "Hot Bodies" a novel by Eva Oddo, Alexandre Camarao & Bernardo Bello 505
461 DIGITAL NUDITY & REAL WORLD, Just 10 seconds to make a decision! 358
462 how To Become A Bunny Robot? 168
463 The future 162
464 HEADLINES 183
465 Music Therapy 247
466 Our Spirit Within 146
467 The Dream of a Greater Country 119
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