Call for applications: Open Space Curatorial Residency in Istanbul

Call for applications: Open Space Curatorial Residency in Istanbul

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March 13, 2019
Call for applications: Open Space Curatorial Residency in Istanbul

Application deadline: May 2, 2019
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Open Space welcomes applications from curators for the first Open Space Curatorial Residency, a new, two-month curatorial residency taking place in Istanbul between August 3-September 30. This residency will give one emerging curator, with 1-3 years of professional experience, the unique opportunity to spend eight weeks in Istanbul, working with artists, curators and art organisations to develop a new project that will be presented in Istanbul and London in Autumn 2019.

Following their selection by an international jury, the curator will be hosted by the Huma Kabakci Collection and Open Space team members in Istanbul. They will gain special access to the Collection and its archives, and will participate in a dynamic weekly schedule that will include research, site and studio visits, presentations, and workshops, in collaboration with acclaimed Istanbul art institutions.

The resulting project, which can take the shape of an exhibition, publication or discursive event, will draw on the curator’s experience of the Huma Kabakci Collection and their exchanges with Istanbul-based artists, curators, researchers and institutions. Open Space will also encourage curators to consider Open Space’s 2019 programme theme “Space without spaces” which aims to address a number of pertinent contemporary issues ranging from global matters such as the hardening of borders in an uncertain political climate, when developing their proposal. The project will be presented in Istanbul in September 2019 and in London in November 2019. The residency includes travel, accommodation and living costs.

The international Jury for the 2019 Open Space Curatorial Residency is: Alessio Antoniolli (Director, Gasworks & Triangle Network), Julie Lomax (CEO, a-n Artist Information Company & Chair of The Showroom), Kathy Noble (Curator and Manager of Curatorial Affairs, Performa), Bige Örer (Director Istanbul Foundation for Arts and Culture (IKSV), Director, the 2019 Istanbul Biennial), Inês Geraldes Cardoso (Head of Programming and Production, Open Space) and Huma Kabakci (Founding Director, Open Space).

Initiated by Inês Geraldes Cardoso, Open Space Head of Programming & Production.

How to apply 
Applicants can download guidelines and the application form from the Open Space website here. Completed applications and any queries should be emailed to Inês at: info [​at​] with the subject line Open Space Curatorial Residency 2019. Application deadline is May 2, 2019, 11:59pm BST.

About Open Space
Open Space is a peripatetic arts organisation that supports emerging creative practices and promotes dialogue in the arts through an annual programme of projects in unexpected spaces. Since its inception Open Space has collaborated on various projects and organisations including Alt, Artkurio, Block Universe, IKSV, Open Dialogue Istanbul, The Art Department and SALT. Previously Open Space Contemporary, Open Space has re-launched in 2019 with its first annual programme and a new visual identity:

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