CALL FOR PORTFOLIO’S AND IDEAS 2022.
Name of curators: NŌUA / Marianne Bjørnmyr & Dan Mariner
Venue: Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland
Dates for exhibition: 10.9.–16.10.2022 opening on Friday 9.9.2022 5pm
Occasion: Northern Photographic Centre 35 year anniversary
For the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Northern Photographic Centre (NPC) in Oulu, Finland, NŌUA from Bodø, Norway, have been invited to curate the anniversary exhibition. Throughout 2022, the program at the Northern Photographic Centre will celebrate the diversity and versatility of photography with a Northern twist.
The curators are looking to invite a selection of artists that perform their ideas and themes through the use of new methods of photography and lens based art. The curators would like to give focus to the voices of artists who incorporate cultural commentary into their practice, and in particular narratives that are prevalent in the Northern regions (although this is not a requirement). They wish to use the exhibition as a survey to examine what the artists are concerned with in their thematic approaches, and will present a curatorial approach rather than a pre-determined thematic path once the artists have been selected. The final selection of work and presentation of it will be done in dialogue between the selected artists, the curators and NPC.
In the curators’ work towards the exhibition, artists are invited to participate in a Call for Portfolios, new ideas and works in progress. NPC will pay an artist fee for each selected artist and will cover the costs of transportation, artist accommodation and travel to the opening. Productions will be supported by NPC.Check the HELP-page for further information and instructions.
Open call period 17.1.–28.2.2022