Akbank Sanat announces the first edition of the International Curator
Competition. Curators from around the world are encouraged to submit
proposals by November 5, 2012.
Akbank Sanat International
Curator Competition is intended to provide support for emerging curators,
reinforce interest in curatorial practices, and encourage new projects in
the field of contemporary art. Developed and coordinated by Basak Senova,
the competition has an application-based process. The content and the
quality of the proposals will be evaluated by an international jury
consisting of three curators. This year's jury includes Jack Persekian
(director of the Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art in Jerusalem and
the artistic director of Darat Al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation,
Amman), Francis McKee (director of CCA, Glasgow, tutor and research fellow
at Glasgow School of Art), and Basak Senova (independent curator).
The winning curator is given opportunities to realize the proposal
as an exhibition that will run from February 15–April 30, 2013 at
Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and
additional activities. The curatorial fee, the exhibition production,
travel expenses of the curator/s and artists, the production of the
catalogue and the additional activities will be covered by Akbank Sanat.
Curators under the age of 40 are
eligible to apply for the competition. There is no condition of residency
or citizenship. Curators may apply for the competition as individuals as
well as in groups (or as curatorial collectives). Curators will not be
allowed to participate as artists in the projects.
By filling the application form (to be downloaded
the curators will explain the conceptual framework of the exhibition
proposal as well as the artists and their works in detail. There could be
additional activities (for instance: talks or video screenings) that could
be incorporated into the exhibition proposal. Application forms must be
written in English. Applicants are expected to submit (only
electronic copies) the completed application form, CV (max. 2 pages) and
accompanying visual material for their proposals (max. 4MB in total) by
sending emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is November 5, 2012, 17h GMT +2. Late
applications shall not be considered for evaluation. Entries must be
previously unpublished, and the proposal must not have been realised or
The website www.akbanksanat.com/icc contains
the plan of the exhibition space, guidelines, and the application form.
All applicants will be notified of the jury's decision by
November, 23, 2012.
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