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Moritz Neumüller (b. Linz, Austria, 1972) is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. He holds a Master Degree in Art History and a PhD degree in Information Management and has worked for several important art institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, PhotoEspaña in Madrid and LOOP in Barcelona. At the moment, he works as Festival Curator for PhotoIreland in Dublin, and directs the Photography Department of the Istituto di Design in Madrid. In 2009, he founded artecontacto, a project aimed at exploring art through all senses, in order to provide access for all, including visitors with visual impairments or learning difficulties. Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, a platform that provides useful information for visual artists. Since 2011, Moritz Neumüller is Co-director of Museum For All, a network of museums in Europe working to advance accessibility in the areas of culture and learning in a collaborative, all-inclusive way. This project is a partnership between artecontacto and the Design For All Foundation in Barcelona.

Smack Mellon Call for emerging curators. Deadline: Sept. 1, 2016

Proposals are accepted annually from Emerging Curators for the Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition. The Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition will be curated by a selected Emerging Curator and will be made up of Emerging Artists. An Emerging Curator is defined as an independent curator who is beginning their career as a curator. Proposal must show history of at least 3 prior curatorial projects successfully presented to a public audience.

The selected curator’s exhibition theme will be announced in the open call process for the emerging artists program. The theme should be relevant to political, social or environmental issues. Curators must select 50% of their artists from the pool of emerging artists. The exhibitions must include at least 60% women artists, as part of Smack Mellon’s mission to support women artists.

Smack Mellon provides curators a stipend and a budget for artists’ stipends. The curator is encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space in order to tailor their proposal to the space.

Smack Mellon can provide audio and visual equipment such as projectors and flat screen monitors as well as technical support for installing complex projects.

The curator should realize that we expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC to review all submissions. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for the execution and installation of the artwork. The curator should clarify to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. Smack Mellon does not have a full time staff of preparators. Smack Mellon will hire an installer for 2 days to help with general installation. Smack Mellon gallery staff can assist in installation of work requiring a lift or special mounting. Our gallery staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site. Our technical staff will install all of the equipment (projectors, monitors etc.) belonging to Smack Mellon. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist.

Specifics about the installation of artwork and about the equipment that Smack Mellon is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.

Curators do not have to propose a completed show but must submit the following:

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1. Documentation of past exhibitions
(Up to 20 still images and/or a maximum of 3 three-minute videos of past exhibitions.)

2. Resume

3. Curator’s Statement about past exhibitions

4. Curatorial Proposal for new exhibition
(A list of artists under consideration can also be included.)

5. Work Samples
(Curators should also include images of the artists’ work to be included in the exhibition. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. A maximum of 20 still images can be submitted. )

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TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS

https://smackmellon.submittable.com/submit/e60ea1cc-58fb-49db-99f0-4d572885d5de

(You are not required to finish your application in one session.)

http://smackmellon.org/

En Foco Releases Newly Designed Nueva Luz vol. 20:1 Spotlighting the Bronx Women’s Photo Collective

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Layza Garcia & Bill Aguado
Email address: info@enfoco.org
High-resolution images available upon request

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Bronx, NY | July 2016 – Nueva Luz vol. 20:1, the revitalized and redesigned photographic journal from En Foco is now available in print and online. As with past issues of Nueva Luz, the magazine has illustrated the provocative, the avant-garde and the perspicacious photographic prognostications and philosophies from photographers of color who probe the heart of humanity through their lens.   This newly released and rebranded special issue is no different than an exploratory probe into the human psyche of inner-space.

En Foco and by extension Nueva Luz, has always sought to include and expand the parameters of visual presentation and has challenged concepts of identity for and about photographers of color.

Curated by Juanita Lanzo and designed by Nestor Otero, this edition of Nueva Luz features three dynamic…

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Open Call for Curator in Residence. Deadline: Aug. 29, 2016

Curator in Residence Program in Nebraska, 2017

Now celebrating its 35-Year Anniversary, the Bemis Center is thrilled to launch the first Curator-in-Residence Program in the state of Nebraska, infusing Omaha with thought leaders in contemporary curatorial practice to engage the local arts community. Competitive applicants will possess a strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a genuine interest in researching and responding to cultural production in Omaha and the region. The Curator-in-Residence is part of the cultural fabric of the city, serving as a professional resource for local artists and arts professionals, and as an ambassador of the Bemis in the community. S/he will be an integral member of the Bemis’s Artist-in-Residence Program, sustaining an intellectual discourse surrounding contemporary art practice through studio visits, knowledge-sharing workshops, and other organized programs with fellow residents.

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its inaugural Curator-in-Residence Program. Starting in January 2017, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis’s renowned exhibition program. Reporting to the Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs and the Artistic Director for Residency Programs, the Curator-in-Residence is a full-time temporary position. S/he will be involved in all curatorial and administrative aspects of organizing three exhibitions over a 12-month residency. The 2017 exhibition seasons are scheduled for February 2–April 29, June 1–August 26, and November 9–January 27. Exhibitions will be original, conceptually rigorous, and exemplify the true breadth and experimentation currently defining contemporary art. Duties include, but are not limited to, research, artist and donor relations, exhibition design and installation, writing/editing of scholarly texts and didactics, budgeting, conceptualizing and leading public programs, and exhibition tours. The Curator-in-Residence studio is for single occupancy only; Bemis is unable to accommodate partners, children, and pets at this time.

There are no fees to apply.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Residency opportunities are open to national and international arts professionals 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history.
  • Bemis Alumni are allowed to re-apply for residency after a three year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume. Preference may be given to applicants who have not previously attended.
  • Students enrolled in an academic program during the time of requested residency are not eligible to apply.
  • Bemis welcomes internationally based arts professionals to apply. A working knowledge of English is helpful for international artists as an interpreter will not be provided.
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. For special needs or questions about accessibility, please contact the Residency Program Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in curatorial or museum studies, art history, or related field; or 5 years equivalent professional work experience in the field;
  • A minimum of 1-2 years curatorial experience in an academic, non-profit, and/or commercial gallery setting;
  • Strong knowledge of international contemporary art and a keen interest in understanding and working with Omaha’s cultural landscape are required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential;
  • Creative and strategic thinker with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently and as a team player in a fun, yet demanding arts organization;
  • It is understood the ideal candidate will understand and promote the Bemis Center’s mission and, as an ambassador of the organization, perform all Bemis-related duties in a professional, responsible manner.

FEES & BENEFITS

Submission of applications are only accepted online through www.slideroom.com.

There is no fee to apply.

The selected Curator-in-Residence will receive:

  • Monthly honorarium: $2,500
  • Relocation allowance: $2000*
  • Ground transportation allowance: $300/month
  • Travel/research budget: $3,000
  • Free lodging in a sizable, well-appointed live/work studio with private bath and kitchen and complimentary utilities, laundry, and Wi-Fi
  • Administrative staff support
  • Dedicated gallery; approximately 2000 square feet; 12.6 foot ceilings; concrete floors

*Curator-in-Residence will organize own travel to Omaha for residency.

Application Review Process

SlideRoom will confirm receipt of your submitted application. Residency applications are reviewed each cycle by a rotating panel represented by arts professionals such as artists, curators, academics, and/or critics. The review process will take 6-8 weeks from the application deadline. Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decision.

The final date for submissions is the 29th of August, 2016.

To Apply: https://bemis.slideroom.com/#/login/program/31340

More information about the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts: http://www.bemiscenter.org/

 

Photobook Club Aarhus

If you live in the Jutland area and want to help us in setting up a Photobook Club in Aarhus — something which would extend the  conversations that happen around Aarhus Photobook Week throughout the year, please get in touch with us.

This new association would be part of the worldwide Photobook Club Network.

Hoping to hear from you!

 

Moritz

 

Two research residencies in Barcelona. Deadline: July 15, 2016

Encura research residency 2016/17

Call for two fully funded research residencies

Hangar Barcelona in association with Curators’ Network is offering two fully-funded one-month-residencies in Barcelona, Spain. They will take place from November 14, 2016 – December 18, 2016 and from January 18, 2017 – February 19, 2017.
Application form

http://www.hablarenarte.com/convocatorias/convocatoria/encura2/

The call is free of charge and open to all curators and researchers who currently do not live and work in Catalonia. Deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2016, midnight, Spanish time, CEST time zone.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with the artist residents at Hangar Barcelona. They will also have the occasion to research the wider artistic context of Barcelona and Catalonia as well as to establish networks and dialogues with other local and international cultural agents.

Applicants should submit a proposal that fits into the general lines of work of Hangar and Curators’ Network. This proposal should also foresee a collaboration with at least four of the current artist residents of Hangar as well as a presentation of the outcomes in a format other than a classical exhibition.

The selected candidates are expected to realize the suggested project during the residency.
Conditions

Hangar will provide the following for each residency:

In and outbound travel (up to 300 €)
Honorary (1185 € before taxes)
Accommodation (own bedroom in a four-room house located at Hangar residency space)
A working space and internet connection (Please bring your own laptop as no computer will be provided)
A production budget of 400 € per artist (1600 € overall) which will be collectively defined among resident, artists and Hangar production team.
Technical assistance for the activities that the candidates will undertake during their residency.

Curators’ Network will provide the following:

the two successful candidates will get a permanent profile and presentation space at Curators’ Network Database
the blog of the residents will be hosted through the art-spy section of Curators’ Network
the online presentation of the projects of the residents will be hosted and promoted through http://www.curators-network.eu

The successful candidates are required to arrange for their own visa and insurance in advance.

About Hangar

Hangar is a centre for art research and production located in Barcelona, Spain. Hangar’s mission is to support visual artists and other cultural agents during the different moments of their art production processes as well as to contribute to the best development of their projects. Hangar facilitates equipment, facilities, production assistance and a suitable context for free experimentation and knowledge transfer. Hangar is located in the Poblenou neighborhood in Barcelona and in a mid 19th Century that was originally designed for the textile industry. At present, and after the centre was extended to the adjacent warehouses, the buildings used by Hangar cover a total surface of 2,600 m2.

Begira Photo VI Festival Call. Deadline: July 31, 2016

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Begira Photo Festival is looking for participants!

The International Begira Photo festival of contemporary photography, which will take place from 20th October to 13th November, has opened its official programme to public participation.

On its sixth edition, Begira Photo Festival opens to the public to focus on a specific theme: The forest. The call is open to all those who wish to participate in a collective photography exhibition.

The organisation will only select photographs directly related to the theme. The selected artwork will be exhibited in large format and included within the official programme of the festival.

Those wishing to participate shall follow the submission requirements listed bellow. The call for applications is open until 31st July. The images shall be sent to: info@begiraphoto.com.

Submission requirements:
1. Participants shall submit a photograph on the theme THE FOREST (JPG format; longest side maximum 1200 pixels; resolution of 72 DPI). For selected photographs the organisation will require a high-resolution copy (minimum 30x45cm with a resolution of 300 DPI).

2. Each image will be named with the participant’s name and surname: TxominEgia.jpg

3. Only one photograph per person.

4. Photographs subject to the rights of a third party will not be admitted. The photographer confirms that the entered photograph is his/her own original work and the photographer is the sole owner of the copyright. The organisation reserves the right to require a signed letter from the participant that authorizes the use of his/her image that the participant will provide in the event of his/her artwork being selected.

5. The organisation reserves the right to reject works that do not reach the minimum quality requirements to be printed and exhibited.

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Begira Photo VI Festival Internacional de Fotografía Contemporánea

El festival internacional de fotografía contemporánea Begira Photo, que se celebrará del 20 de octubre al 13 de noviembre de 2016, extiende su programación oficial a la participación popular.

Begira Photo encara su sexta edición realizando una convocatoria pública para seleccionar fotografías en torno al tema de este año: EL BOSQUE. La convocatoria está abierta a todas aquellas personas que deseen optar a participar en una instalación fotográfica colectiva.

De entre todas las fotografías recibidas, que deberán acogerse exclusivamente al tema propuesto, la organización hará una selección para crear la instalación fotográfica de gran formato que será exhibida dentro de la programación oficial del festival.

Todas aquellas personas interesadas en participar deberán hacerlo según las siguientes bases de participación. El plazo para la recepción de fotografías terminará el 31 de julio. Las imágenes deberán enviase a la dirección electrónica info@begiraphoto.com.

Bases de participación
1. Cada participante podrá presentar 1 fotografía sobre el tema EL BOSQUE (imagen en formato JPG, cuyo lado mayor no supere los 1200 pixeles a 72 ppp de resolución. En caso de ser seleccionados se pedirá en alta resolución: mínimo 30×45 cm. a 300 ppp.)
2. Cada imagen deberá ir identificada con el nombre y apellido del participante: Ej. TxominEgia.jpg
3. Sólo se admitirá una fotografía por persona.
4. No se admitirá ninguna fotografía cuyos derechos de propiedad intelectual no pertenezcan íntegramente y sin excepción a la persona participante. La organización se reserva el derecho a pedir una carta firmada a los participantes autorizando el uso de su imagen, que el participante deberá presentar en caso de ser seleccionada su obra.
5. La organización podrá rechazar una obra cuando no alcance los requisitos de calidad mínimos para ser reproducida y expuesta.
6. El 15 de agosto se publicará en la página de Facebook de Begira Photo el listado de las personas seleccionadas y se mandará un correo electrónico a cada una de ellas

Photography Residencies Madrid / Birmingham. Deadline: June 17, 2016

International Photography Residency Opportunity

GRAIN and IED Madrid are seeking submissions from artists, photographers and curators both from the West Midlands, UK and from Spain, to apply for a residency program in Birmingham and Madrid. The applicant must have a photographic practice.

1.) For Spanish artists (in Spanish, scroll down for English version, for Midland-based artists):

¿Tienes ganas de volar lejos con tu fotografía?

IED Madrid y GRAIN queremos invitar a artistas, fotógrafos y comisarios residentes en España a participar en un programa de residencia artística que se llevará a cabo en Birmingham (Reino Unido).

Esta residencia tiene como objetivo que fotógrafos, artistas y comisarios puedan dedicar tiempo a trabajar en un espacio alejado de su entorno y obligaciones habituales. Un espacio para reflejar, investigar y explorar su práctica profesional en otra comunidad; conocer gente nueva y utilizar nuevos materiales experimentando la vida en un nuevo lugar.

Anímate a participar en esta oportunidad que proporcionará al ganador un acercamiento a la amplia oferta de colecciones e investigación cultural de Birmingham. Podrás trabajar con comisarios, artistas, académicos, comunidades e investigadores con el fin de forjar nuevas relaciones e inspirarte para profesionalizar tu portfolio.

Valor de la Beca: 1.500 £

Cuándo solicitar
Tienes de plazo hasta las 18.00h (GMT+1) del 17 de junio de 2016.
Las fechas de la residencia serán entre septiembre y noviembre de 2016 (durante un mínimo de 7 días). Al mismo tiempo, se realizará una residencia con un artista, fotógrafo o comisario de Midlands (Reino Unido) en Madrid. Puedes ver su invitación aquí.

Cómo solicitar la participación
Descarga el brief e inscríbete en el formulario que encontrarás a continuación.

Descarga el Brief


 

2.) For Midland-based artists:

When

Deadlines: apply by 5pm (GMT) on 17th June 2016

Residency dates: September – November 2016 (for a minimum of 7 days)

How to Apply

Please download the full brief and application below.

For any enquires please contact hello@grainphotographyhub.co.uk

The residency is a special opportunity for an emerging artist or curator to research and devise new work that contributes to their professional development, portfolio and the cultural significance of the spaces/hosts/communities.

This opportunity is part of a broader series of continued professional development opportunities conceived and developed by GRAIN in partnership with IED Madrid, supported by Arts Council England and Birmingham City University.

GRAIN and IED Madrid will be the host and will provide introductions, contacts, networks, information about accommodation and the local area etc.

The Residency has been designed as an exchange. At the same time a residency will be undertaken by an artist, photographer or curator from Madrid/Barcelona in the West Midlands, UK.

We are looking for artists to engage with this opportunity, to gather information and inspiration from experts in other fields, to develop their practise in new ways and to create work that engages wide ranging audiences.

The material outcomes of the residency must engage with photographic practice. The outcomes may take the form of new work for a portfolio, research outcomes, new writing, temporary artworks created with input from a community. It is expected that the artist will present work in progress and give at least two public talks about the experience.

Residency Fee: £1,500

The selected artist will be paid the bursary in instalments to be agreed on appointment.

This fee is inclusive of all travel costs, subsistence, materials and accommodation.

IED Madrid will help coordinate travel arrangements and excursions to other places of interest in Spain and the artist/curator will be able to attend selected workshops in the framework of IED’s photography program, available at iedphotography.com