International Curator Competition 2012

DEADLINE : November 5th, 2012

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 as 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 release the proposal as an exhibition that will run from February, 15 ¢€” April, 30, 2013 at Akbank Art Centre, Istanbul, accompanied with an exhibition catalogue and additional activities. The curatorial fee, the exhibition production, travelling expenses of the curator/s and artists, the production of the catalogue and the additional activities will be covered by Akbank Sanat.

Eligibility: Curators under the age of 40 are eligible to apply to the competition. There is no condition of residency or citizenship. Curators may apply to 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.

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