Open Call 2019: TWO SOLO EXHIBITIONS at OyG Projects


Empty Gallery at OyG Projects

Empty Gallery at OyG Projects

Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce an Open Call for TWO Solo Exhibitions to open in September of 2019: one in the main gallery space at OyG and one in The Skirt, OyG's dedicated space for site-specific installation.

Both opportunities will include an opening reception on Saturday, September 14, 2019, $350 honorarium for each artist/proposal, and one programmed event (an artist talk or a closing event), and will be promoted on OyG social media outlets. OyG Co-Directors will work with the artists and make studio visits leading up to the opening of the exhibitions, if possible. The artists are required to fully participate in the exhibitions' installation and deinstallation.

Visual artists of all disciplines (and geographical locations) are encouraged to apply. The artists will be selected by the OyG Co-Directors based on the quality of their work and commitment to their practice. Artists are highly encouraged to specify which space they'd like to exhibit in, the main gallery space or The Skirt. The OyG Co-Directors will make the final decision.

An alternate list of candidates/runners-up will be posted on our website and considered for future programing at the gallery. Past/future exhibition artists that we discovered from our past Open Calls include: Patrice HelmarJihyun HongFamilien Iglesias,  Carl E. HazlewoodRose NestlerNorm ParisBen PedersonPadma RajendranAdam Liam RoseWinnie Sidharta and Kuldeep Singh.

See more info on 2018 open call.

To see images of the spaces, please click here.

How to apply:
See submittable application


10 images of work including: title, year, media and dimensions 

Size requirements:  Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each)

2 pages max

Please provide us with two references who can talk about your work and practice: name, title/organization, relationship, email address. We will only contact these individuals if need be.

Please describe your work and what you envision as your solo exhibition. 

Some things to consider: Why do you want a solo exhibition at OyG? What does this opportunity mean to you? If you're applying for the Skirt, please consider how your work will respond to/interact with the specific space.

(200 words max).

Application fee: $25

Application opens: January 14, 2019

Deadline: Thursday February 28, midnight, EST

Notification: May 1

Exhibition install: August 31

Opening reception: Saturday, September 14, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Exhibition ends: October 13

Ortega y Gasset Projects is an artist-run gallery founded in 2013, located within the Old American Can Factory building in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. OACF is a 24-hour access building accessible by the D, R, N, W, F, G trains. For more information about OyG click here

OyG Co-Directors:

Eleanna Anagnos (Brooklyn, NY)
Clare Britt (Chicago, IL)
Catherine Haggarty (Brooklyn, NY)
Eric Hibit (Queens, NY)
Will Hutnick (Wassaic, NY)
Nickola Pottinger (Brooklyn, NY)
Zahar Vaks (Brooklyn, NY)
Lauren Whearty (Philadelphia, PA)