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
- New York Exhibition proposals will be accepted from October 1 – 31, 2019.
- International Exhibition proposals will be accepted from February 1 – 28, 2020.
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 São Paulo, Brazil
Fantasy Battleground, curated by Clarissa Aidar
Public installations responding to transphobia in Brazil; six transgender women artists; survival
Although Khedoori does not depict living beings, their presence is evoked in the traces they leave behind.
The Bronx Museum’s fifth biennial continues to focus its programming on individual identity, eliding the ever-divergent interests of the art market and local communities.
Part of the university’s Artists on the Future series pairing renowned artists with cultural thought leaders, this online event is free and open to the public.
While it may be strange to think of food insecurity as a basis for art, the works in Food Justice reveal barriers and injustices in food access.
Shiv would definitely have a Chihuly chandelier.
“[The art market] provides an opportunity for people to move money in a way that they can’t with other commodities,” says FBI Special Agent Chris McKeogh.
Black American Portraits features over two centuries of artworks centering Black artists and subjects.
Weisman Museum of Art Presents Highlights From the Kinsey African American Art and History Collection
An exhibition at Pepperdine University in Malibu chronicles the achievements and contributions of African Americans over the last five centuries.
A love of Black art and history was the bedrock of the friendship between Dell Marie Hamilton and Susan Denker, who had markedly different racial, economic, and generational subject positions.
With what he says is his final museum bow, Fitzpatrick shines a light on the colorful diversity that composes his city.
The question of race — however hidden, however camouflaged by the shouts of the crowds — is a constant theme and an unanswered challenge.