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International open call: BIENALSUR 2023


BIENALSUR 2023 invites artists and curators from all over the world to submit their works and/or curatorial research projects to be included in the programme of its fourth edition.

The deadline to apply to the International Open Call is Friday, May 27, 2022, at 6pm (GMT-3). Applications will be submitted online, through a specially designed platform available here.

This new call to participate in BIENALSUR is open to artists and curators of any nationality regardless of gender, age, or any other category, who may present individual or collective proposals on any topic within the horizon of contemporary theories of art and culture, seeking to contribute to reflecting upon, problematizing, or providing other views and approaches to the multiplicity of life experiences of our time.

One of the purposes of BIENALSUR is to contribute to the creation of a cultural citizenship from the south of the world. Its particular format and collaborative approach seek to integrate the art of each region into the international scene not just as a mere diversity quota, but on an equal footing based on its singularities and relative positions. Therefore, one of the objectives of this project is the creation of a space that contributes to the development of critical thinking beyond the major canonical narratives. It also aims to promote the emergence of alternative practices within the world of art and culture, both in the production of ideas and works and in their exhibition, circulation and consumption modalities.

How does the International Open Call towards BIENALSUR 2023 work?
The submission of artwork and/or curatorial research projects for BIENALSUR 2023 will be made via an online platform. The entire application process is free of charge.

Upon registration applicants will have the possibility to register in four different categories: individual artist, group artist, individual curator and group curator. A single submission can be made for each of these categories. In order to complete the application procedure correctly, you can access a step-by-step instruction guide that will assist in uploading the required information. The platform is dynamic and functional, allowing applicants to save and correct their submissions as many times as necessary before submitting them.

We are not looking for projects that conform to pre-established topics, as these will emerge from a recurrence of topics within the total set of proposals. This will give rise to an international cartography in line with the concerns and experiences currently addressed by artists and curators. All the projects submitted will be considered for the drafting of the Axes, regardless of whether they are selected or not, so we wish to thank you for joining the BIENALSUR Community through this application.

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