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#UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength Open Artist Call

Curated by Yosimar Reyes

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - Thursday, October 19, 2017

UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 19TH!
The media has created a certain archetype of undocumented people, often conjuring images of fear and despair. These images populate the collective imagination, but rarely are undocumented people portrayed as entrepreneurs, creators and artists. Too often voices of actual undocumented people are subdued by allies feeling they need to speak on their behalf. #UndocuJoy’s goal is to challenge mainstream media and institutional portrayal of undocumented people across the US. 

 

Galería de la Raza presents #UndocuJoy: Unfathomable Strength
Curated by Yosimar Reyes
Artist-In-Residence, Define American 
The media has created a certain archetype of undocumented people, often conjuring images of fear and despair. These images populate the collective imagination, but rarely are undocumented people portrayed as entrepreneurs, creators and artists. Too often voices of actual undocumented people are subdued by allies feeling they need to speak on their behalf. #UndocuJoy’s goal is to challenge mainstream media and institutional portrayal of undocumented people across the US. 
Galería de la Raza is honored to partner with Yosimar Reyes, Artist in Residence at Define American to announce an open call for its upcoming #Undocujoy: Unfathomable Strength exhibition: 
#UndocuJoy is a celebration of the day-to-day spirit, passion, intelligence and empathy needed to stand taller in our power. This project will bear witness to the personal narrative which then becomes the collective voice created BY us and FOR us.  For as organizers, advocates, elected officials, professionals, and change-agents, we are the embodiment of unfathomable strength.  - Yosimar Reyes
This exhibition is open to artists who are undocumented or formerly undocumented, whose works offer a counter narrative to the immigrant dialogue in the US and highlight joy. Please take a moment to view this video written by Yosimar Reyes and produced by Define American to get a sense and understanding of what we are looking for in the artistic submissions. We are searching for diverse perspectives and experiences from around the world. Womxn of color, queer, trans and gender non-conforming visual artists and art collaborations are highly encouraged to apply.  We welcome works in all mediums and alternative practices (e.g. traditional arts, textiles, installation, sculpture, ceramics and performance based work) to apply.  Please note: if you are considering submitting work and would like to remain anonymous to the public make a note of this in your submission email, we are happy to comply with your request. 
If you have any questions about the submission process or general questions about the exhibit please send your inquiries to curatorial.galeria@gmail.com. 
To apply, submit the following to documents to curatorial.galeria@gmail.com by the deadline of midnight, October 9, 2017:
Page 1: Artist Bio (100 words maximum) 
Page 2: A brief statement about your art/practice and why/how it fits into this exhibition (250 words maximum)
Page 3:  Artist Worksample List - please list the title, date, size and medium of each piece
Pages 4 to 6: Artist work samples as JPEG image attachments. 
Your successful submission will be a total of 6 documents
IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES
Submission Deadline: 11:59pm, Monday, October 9th, 2017
Announcement Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Works Must Be Received By Galería: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 -  Saturday, January 13th, 201

Galería de la Raza is honored to partner with Yosimar Reyes, Artist in Residence at Define American to announce an open call for its upcoming #Undocujoy: Unfathomable Strength exhibition: 

#UndocuJoy is a celebration of the day-to-day spirit, passion, intelligence and empathy needed to stand taller in our power. This project will bear witness to the personal narrative which then becomes the collective voice created BY us and FOR us.  For as organizers, advocates, elected officials, professionals, and change-agents, we are the embodiment of unfathomable strength.  - Yosimar Reyes

This exhibition is open to artists who are undocumented or formerly undocumented, whose works offer a counter narrative to the immigrant dialogue in the US and highlight joy. Please take a moment to view this video written by Yosimar Reyes and produced by Define American to get a sense and understanding of what we are looking for in the artistic submissions. We are searching for diverse perspectives and experiences from around the world. Womxn of color, queer, trans and gender non-conforming visual artists and art collaborations are highly encouraged to apply.  We welcome works in all mediums and alternative practices (e.g. traditional arts, textiles, installation, sculpture, ceramics and performance based work) to apply.  Please note: if you are considering submitting work and would like to remain anonymous to the public make a note of this in your submission email, we are happy to comply with your request. 

If you have any questions about the submission process or general questions about the exhibit please send your inquiries to curatorial.galeria@gmail.com

 

To apply, submit the following to documents to curatorial.galeria@gmail.com by the deadline of midnight, October 19, 2017:

Page 1: Artist Bio (100 words maximum) 

Page 2: A brief statement about your art/practice and why/how it fits into this exhibition (250 words maximum)

Page 3:  Artist Worksample List - please list the title, date, size and medium of each piece

Pages 4 to 6: Artist work samples as JPEG image attachments. 

 

Your successful submission will be a total of 6 documents

 

IMPORTANT CALENDAR DATES

 

Submission Deadline: 11:59pm, Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Announcement Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Works Must Be Received By Galería: Wednesday, Novmeber 8th, 2017

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, November 18th, 2017 -  Saturday, January 13th, 2018

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