The Spudnik Press Exhibitions Program invites artists and curators to submit proposals to be considered for the 2020 cycle of exhibitions. This is an opportunity for artists to spotlight their work in a solo show, a group to build a collaborative exhibition, or a curator to make their vision a reality. Proposals may be for existing or new work. Any and all are welcome to apply.
Exhibition proposals are reviewed by a committee of Spudnik Press members and guest jurors. Final selections are made using the organizations’s curatorial statement as a guidepost.
Please note that while installations and performances may be included in proposals, 2-D or wall-mounted artwork is typically best suited for our gallery, which functions as a multi-purpose space. Additionally, while we welcome proposals from beyond Chicago, applicants should be aware that there is a limited budget for each exhibition and final selections may need to partially cover shipping and travel fees.
Proposals due: Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Exhibitions will occur between February 2020 and February 2021. Exact dates TBD.
Exhibitions typically run for 9 weeks with two weeks in between shows for gallery preparation.
Spudnik Press Cooperative Curatorial Statement:
Spudnik Press exhibitions amplify the impact of our resources by providing opportunities for artists and audiences to move through a variety of creative roles: from making to experiencing, and learning to teaching.
Spudnik Press showcases work that has ongoing relevance to our mission and vision, while also encouraging a breadth of community participation. Exhibitions create an active platform to expand and diversify our cooperative.
To achieve these goals, Spudnik Press exhibitions:
Are selected by a curatorial committee that includes active members.
Emphasize printmaking and print-based projects within contemporary art practices.
Showcase the creative, analytical and/or technical process of art making.
Feature exceptional projects, whether produced at Spudnik Press or beyond.
Engage diverse levels of professional experience.
Spudnik Press exhibitions offer participating artists opportunities to: