August 31, 2018 - apexart - 2018–19 season fellowships, exhibitions, and open calls
August 31, 2018

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2018–19 season fellowships, exhibitions, and open calls

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September 4–October 3, 2018
NYC Fellowship: Mariam Natroshvili
Tbilisi, Georgia to NYC
Recommended by Noah Naime, artist in NYC

September 6–October 5, 2018
International Fellowship: Margaret Saliske
NYC to Seoul, South Korea
Recommended by Jean Feinberg, Assistant Professor at FIT

September 8–October 27, 2018
Tracing Obsolescence (NYC)
Organized by Evelyn Owen
Exploring the material and psychic residues of large-scale global manufacturing and extraction, this exhibition draws links between industry and contemporary environmental, socio-economic, and geopolitical crises.

October 1–31, 2018
apexart NYC Open Call
We accept proposals for original, thematic group exhibitions through an online open call. Everyone—including curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals—is invited to submit a 500-word proposal. A jury of 300 reads and votes on the anonymized proposals. The top three submitters organize their exhibitions in NYC as part of the 2019–20 season.

October 7–November 3, 2018
Saavdhaan: The Regimes of Truth (New Delhi, India)
Organized by Shaunak Mahbubani
As India’s right-wing party nears the end of its current term, this exhibition initiates a conversation between the work of artists and independent media organizations, which challenges government use of propaganda to claim and consolidate political control.

October 9–November 7, 2018
NYC Fellowship: Ga Ram Kim
Seoul, South Korea / NYC
Recommended by Seoul Art Space Geumcheon

November 8–December 22, 2018
How to Travel in Time (NYC)
Organized by S.I. Rosenbaum
Traveling in time to salvage the past is a narrative motif that seems to appear only after the 1800s, without precedent in legends, scripture, or drama. This exhibition features artists who attempt acts of temporal recovery by reimagining history.

November 15–December 15, 2018
International Fellowship: Kewulay Kamara
NYC to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Recommended by Elena Martinez, Folklorist at City Lore

January 12–March 19, 2019
Peer2Pickle (NYC)
Organized by Justin Tyler Tate
Peer2Pickle takes on the global problem of food waste and consequent greenhouse gas increases by designing a workshop and factory for transforming fresh local produce into extended shelf-life goods.

February 1–28, 2019
apexart International Open Call
We accept proposals for original, thematic group exhibitions through an online open call. Everyone—including curators, artists, writers, and creative individuals—is invited to submit a 500-word proposal. A jury of 300 reads and votes on the anonymized proposals. The top four submitters organize their exhibitions in their location of choice as part of the 2019–20 season.

February 10–March 9, 2019
Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation (Lagos, Nigeria)
Organized by Innocent Ekejiuba and Yinka Elujoba
Evolving from a road trip across Nigeria undertaken by a group of creatives in 2016 and 2017, this exhibition examines Nigerian identity, and responds to the country’s political instability, ethnic crises, and colonized past.

February 12–March 14, 2019
International Fellowship: Mildred Beltré
NYC to TBD
Recommended by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC Arts Media

March 14–April 12, 2019
NYC Fellowship: Matheus Rocha Pitta
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to NYC
Recommended by Jesús Fuenmayor, Curator for the XIV Bienal de Cuenca

April 28–May 25, 2019
System Failure (San Francisco, California)
Organized by Harris Kornstein and Cara Rose DeFabio
Silicon Valley mantras often celebrate the high-octane risk-taking that is a hallmark of the tech world. But who gets to fail? This exhibition critiques ideologies of technological failure and tactically engages breakdown itself.

May 30–July 27, 2019
Art in Custody (NYC)
Organized by Alexandra Stock
Examining the consequences of overzealous border control in a regional climate of political paranoia, this exhibition presents artworks defaced or destroyed at the hands of customs officers in the Middle East.

June 9–July 6, 2019
Resisting Paradise (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Organized by Marina Reyes Franco
Drawing inspiration from Caribbean history, this project addresses tourism as a new means of colonization. Through transgression and appropriation, artists challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be Caribbean.

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