Emerging Curators Institute collaborating fellows Adrienne Doyle and Gabby Coll are seeking visual artworks for a group exhibition grounded in the work of Burn Something Zine. The exhibition will open in March 2020.
Submissions will be accepted through Friday, December 6th with notification to selected artists by Friday, December 13th.
Burn Something Zine (2014-2016) was a submission-based, queer- and trans-inclusive media project that focused on amplifying the voices of women of color (WOC) and gender non-conforming (GNC) folks of color in the Twin Cities. It was created by Adrienne to form a cultural space in the Twin Cities for WOC and GNC folks of color to claim their narratives, build social connections, and heal by being heard. The submission-based nature of the project facilitated the documentation of hyper-local happenings, personal reflections, and political movements that impacted contributors and their communities. Examples include the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in the Twin Cities and the experience of being othered in predominantly white queer spaces. The forthcoming exhibition will honor the work of Burn Something by amplifying the zine’s mission and engaging its target audience through an innovative and collaborative curatorial perspective.
Submitting artists may be of any age, must be based in the Twin Cities, and must identify as a WOC or GNC person of color. Submissions may be of any medium, size, or style. Individuals may submit up to 5 pieces of work. Submitted work must respond to one or more of the following themes:
- Tenderness, care, and cultivation
- Growth, collective power, and coalition building
- Transition, loss, and longing
- Survival and the impacts of personal and cultural trauma on the bodies of POC
- Relationship to identity and place
We will select 4 to 6 artists for this exhibition. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $175 and may be invited to participate in future events related to the exhibition and Burn Something Zine for additional compensation.
Please send questions about this call for work to [email protected].