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2013 MexiCali Biennial Open Call for Work (now closed)

( Open Call Now Closed )

The MexiCali Biennial is a dynamic platform for creating new channels of communication between artists and audiences in the US and Mexico. We are proud to announce that the Vincent Price Art Museum will host the third MexiCali Biennial that will take place from January 19 to April 13, 2013. The theme of MexiCali 2013 is cannibalism.

The cannibal is a creature that threatens the collapse of identity and ethics, and instills anarchy in the social order. Cannibalism in the New World was one of the central rationales for colonialism, but MexiCali also proposes it as the path forward for a new model of avant-garde practice. Cannibalism can open up radical new spaces in art for bodies and their environmental interactions, and push against the oppressive pressure of hegemonic Western cultural systems. These transformative possibilities can change our relationship with art, and perhaps with the world itself.

All artists living and working in California and Mexico are eligible to submit proposals.

 Proposals should be sent to proposals@mexicalibiennial.org and should include web ready images (no more than 5) or a PDF that includes the proposal information and images. You should include a short artist bio and or statement, contact info (email), and CV. Web links of previous work and or online images of past projects are also welcomed.

Deadline for submissions will be May 15th, 2012 and confirmation of rejected or accepted proposals will be sent via email after the selection process.

2013 MexiCali Biennial curators
Ed Gomez
Luis G. Hernandez
Amy Pederson

For specific information email us at info@mexicalibiennial.org

for more information please visit: Vincent Price Art Museum