April 13, 2021 - apexart - apexart 2021–22 International Open Call results
April 13, 2021


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apexart 2021–22 International Open Call results

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Four exhibition proposals have been selected from 520 submissions to apexart’s 2021–22 International Open Call. They were evaluated by 514 individual jurors, including students from 24 university classes and one high school class, resulting in over 18,462 votes cast! Submitters and jurors represented 88 countries. The following highest-rated exhibitions will be presented in their respective proposed cities during apexart’s 2021–2022 season. Congratulations!

Oakland, California

Submitted by Janet Oh 
Bay Area artists with lineages in Asia engage radical modes of narration, responding to histories of racism in the US and thinking through ways to overcome historical and present-day hardships.

Arewa, Me Too
Kaduna, Nigeria
Submitted by Favour Ritaro 
Women artists living and working in northern Nigeria confront regional stereotypes and cultural expectations that perpetuate domestic and gender-based violence. 

Art for Women’s Lives
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Submitted by Milhas Pela Vida das Mulheres 
Women across Brazil use art to guide the urgent debate on the decriminalization of abortion, defying the ultra-conservative government’s 2018 petition to severely restrict access.

“Can you fuck it?” — The Fem-bot Phenomenon
Tokyo, Japan
Submitted by Elena Knox 
Using humor, deconstruction, and the speculative reframing of a familiar figure, international women artists working in Asia critique the modern phenomenon of the female-appearing robot.

Visit apexart online to read the original proposals, and consider submitting an idea to the 2022–23 NYC Open Call. Accepting proposals in October 2021 for exhibitions at apexart in New York City.

Want to be a juror for our next Open Call? Learn more here.

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