About Parallel Open Call 2018 - New Artists and New Curators

The call aim is to select 30 new artists working with photography and 8 new curators working with photography/new media/visual arts that will be participating in the PARALLEL Platform 2nd Cycle, which occurs between June 2018 and September 2019. If selected, you’ll be taking part in one of the most innovative creative processes going from scratch to the exhibition, alongside with 37 other artists and curators. The jurors are looking for new artists and curators who fit the following definition:

Be in the early stage of her/his career; Show significant artistic potential; Be defined by artistic practice engaged with contemporary discourse; Have had no more than 2 individual and/or 3 collective exhibitions in a festival/museum // Have curated no more than 2/3 exhibitions in a festival/museum; Lack international exposure. The call is open internationally to all new artists working with photography and curators working with photography/new media/visual arts who fit in the above-mentioned definition; Selection will be made paying attention to gender balance and diversity; There’s no specific theme.

Parallel Open Call 2018 Júri / Jury

Esther Teichmann Artist

Jörg Colberg Conscientious Magazine Founder and Editor

Louise Clements Artistic Director QUAD & Director FORMAT International Photography Festival

Nuno Ricou Salgado PARALLEL Platform Artistic Director

Simona Vidmar Maribor Art Gallery Head Curator

About Parallel European Photo Based Platform

PARALLEL is a platform that brings together 18 creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships, in order to set new standards in contemporary photography. Members include museums, galleries, festivals, art schools and publishers – 18 of the most vibrant European cultural hubs, from 16 countries, that will participate in selecting and hosting new artists and curators, organising exhibitions and promoting artistic networking. The large and diverse nature of the network ensures a wide geographical spread and a fertile ground for fostering new dialogues, sparking ideas and helping to boost creativity.

PARALLEL intends to remove artificial boundaries between artists and curators to create grounds for promoting a horizontal way of working and new forms of artistic cooperation through a process that instigates encounters to promote synergies and cross-fertilisation. The Platform work process is implemented in two-phases: Creative Guidance - selection, tutoring, peer learning and curatorship. Exhibition Platform - a diverse exhibition network engaging exhibitors, universities and art schools. PARALLEL Platform’s 1st Cycle took place between November 2017 and September 2018. PARALLEL is designed and led by Procur.arte and is supported by the Creative Europe Programme (2017 - 2021).

Event informations

The new artists and curators interested in taking part in the second cycle of PARALLEL have until May 4th to send us your application.

ARTISTS CALL - https://www.picter.com/parallel/open-call-2018/
CURATORS CALL - http://parallelplatform.org/parallel-open-call#about