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apexart Exhibitions Invites Curators, Artists, and Others to Turn Their Idea Into an Exhibition

The 2019-2020 exhibition schedule features shows in South Korea, Mali, Iran, and Brazil, and five in New York City.

Dalit Indigenous Trans Poetry Circle, program in New Delhi, India (October 2018); Sto Len’s performance program at the Newtown Creek Center of Visual Research, Queens, New York (October 2018); Opening reception for Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation, Lagos, Nigeria (February 2019); Creating Playable Spaces with Code Liberation, program at apexart NYC (April 2019).

Internationally-known arts organization apexart offers opportunities to independent curators and artists to challenge their ideas about art, its practice, and its curation as an apexart exhibition in New York City or around the world.

Open Call Submission Dates for the 2020-2021 apexart Exhibition Season

The schedule below was selected from over 1000 submissions anonymously juried by more than 600 people and university classes internationally. Winning proposals become part of apexart’s exhibition season, and receive production support and funding of up to $10,000 USD to produce a modest-sized, local, focused exhibition.

2019-2020 apexart New York Exhibitions

  • Sep 7 – Oct, 26, 2019
    The Criminal Type, curated by Elizabeth Breiner
    19th century rogues’ galleries to Mugshots.com; history of photographic portraiture and criminality
  • Nov 7 – Dec 21, 2019
    Surrendered to the Air: Remembering Toni Morrison, curated by Tom Healy (invited curator)
  • Jan 11 – Mar 7, 2020
    Souls Grown Diaspora, curated by Sam Gordon
    Contemporary, visionary African-American artists; Great Migration; re-informing art history
  • Mar 19 – May 16, 2020
    To be announced
  • May 28 – Aug 1, 2020
    Meteorological Mobilities, curated by Marianna Tsionki
    Climate injustice; radical rethinking; challenging governments and corporations in power

2019-2020 apexart International Exhibitions

  • Oct 6 – Nov 2, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea
    Untitled (QueerArch), curated by Kang Seung Lee and Jin Kwon
    QueerArch in Seoul (a.k.a. the Korea Queer Archive); history of art and queer culture; new commissions
  • Dec 5 – 31, 2019 in Bamako, Mali
    Musow Ka Touma Sera (The Era of Women has Arrived) Curated by Fatima Bocoum
    Gender-based violence in Mali; photography; first exhibition in Mali organized by a woman featuring all women artists
  • Feb 16 – Mar 14, 2020 in Tehran, Iran
    WOMEN C(A)REATE, curated by Elnaz Mohammad Tehrani and Anahita Rezaallah
    Drug addiction in Iran; stigma; women’s empowerment; tapestry-based collaborations
  • Apr 26 – May 23, 2020 in SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil
    Fantasy Battleground, curated by Clarissa Aidar
    Public installations responding to transphobia in Brazil; six transgender women artists; survival

For details on how to submit a proposal or about the classroom juror process visit apexart.org/opencalls.