Open Call 2021: One of Two Solo Shows at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Open Call 2021: One of Two Solo Shows at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY

This Deadline Expired: Friday, March 5, 2021

Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce an Open Call for TWO Solo Exhibitions to open in September of 2021: one in the main gallery space at OyG and one in The Skirt, OyG’s dedicated space for site-specific installations.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:59PM, EST

Learn more and apply here.

Both opportunities will include an opening reception on Saturday, September 11, 2021, $500 honorarium for each artist/proposal, and one programmed event (an artist talk or a closing event), and will be promoted on OyG social media outlets.

OyG Co-Directors will work with the artists and make studio visits leading up to the opening of the exhibitions, if possible. The artists are required to fully participate in the exhibitions’ installation and deinstallation. Visual artists of all disciplines and geographic locations are encouraged to apply.

The artists will be selected by a panel of OyG Co-Directors based on the quality of their work and commitment to their practice. Artists are highly encouraged to specify which space they’d like to exhibit in, the main gallery space or The Skirt (The Skirt space is dedicated to site-specific installation work). The OyG Co-Directors will make the final decision on which space the winning proposal will be realized.

An alternate list of candidates/runners-up will be posted on our website and considered for future programing at the gallery.

Past/future exhibition artists discovered from their past Open Calls include: Austin Ballard, KT Duffy, Patrice Helmar, Jihyun Hong, Familien Iglesias, Ezra Jude, Cameron Granger, Carl E. Hazlewood, Rose Nestler, Norm Paris, Ben Pederson, Padma Rajendran, Adam Liam Rose, Winnie Sidharta, Kuldeep Singh and Kate Stone. To see images of the spaces, please click here.

How to apply:

IMAGES: 10 images of work including: title, year, media and dimensions Work must be made in the last 5 years. Size requirements: Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each)
CV: 2 pages max
REFERENCES: Please provide two references who can talk about your work and practice: name, title/organization, relationship, email address. They will only contact these individuals if need be. Letters of reference are not required and will not be accepted.
PROPOSAL: Please describe your work and what you envision as your solo exhibition. Some things to consider: Why do you want a solo exhibition at OyG? What does this opportunity mean to you? If you’re applying for the Skirt, please consider how your work will respond to/interact with the specific space. (300 words max).
Application fee: $30 Dates: Application opens: Friday, January 29, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:59PM, EST

Notification: Late May/Early June, 2021
Exhibition install: Late August, 2021
Opening reception: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Exhibition ends: Sunday October 10, 2021

Ortega y Gasset Projects is an artist-run gallery founded in 2013, located within the Old American Can Factory building in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. OACF is a 24-hour access building accessible by the D, R, N, W, F, G trains. For more information about OyG click here.

OyG Co-Directors: Eleanna Anagnos (Mexico City /Brooklyn, NY), Clare Britt (Chicago, IL), Eric Hibit (Queens, NY), Leeza Meksin (NY, NY / Columbus, OH), Nickola Pottinger (Brooklyn, NY), Adam Liam Rose (Brooklyn, NY), Tiffany Smith (Brooklyn, NY), Zahar Vaks (Brooklyn, NY), Lauren Whearty (Philadelphia, PA)

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