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2 x 2 Solos: Call for Curators

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2013, midnight

Pro Arts is now accepting applications from curators for 2 x 2 Solos, an exhibition series commissioning new work from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area. The program recognizes artistic excellence, artistic merit and supports the freedom to create challenging and non-commercial work. 2 x 2 Solos engages multiple layers of the regionís arts ecology by providing institutional and monetary support for artists, curators, and writers in the Oakland/Bay Area.

Four curators will be selected for the project. Selected curators will, in collaboration with Pro Arts independent curatorial committee, finalize artist selections based on studio visits held in late January/early February 2013. Selected curators will then produce a solo exhibition in Pro Arts' downtown Oakland gallery space. This includes overseeing the production of new work, coordinating installation and layout of work, writing a curatorial statement, and finding regional arts to produce essay for the exhibition catalogue.

Final exhibitions will take place at Pro Arts in September-November, 2013. An honorarium is provided.





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Instructions to Apply:

Entry is FREE. Online application only via Pro Arts' online system. Application should include:

  • Curatorial statement (maximum 4,000 characters) with web links of past exhibition documentation
  • Resume (maximum 8,000 characters)
  • Up to 8 images of curated exhibitions (.jpg, approx 800 x 600 pixels and 72 dpi)

Important Dates:

  • Studio Visits: tba (scheduled late January/early February)
  • Series Exhibition: September-November, 2013

For more information, please contact Amy Spencer: amy@proartsgallery.org or 510.763.4361




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2 x 2 Solos 2012:

2 x 2 Solos: Amy M. Ho, Curated by Zachary Royer Scholz
2 x 2 Solos: Cybele Lyle, Curated by Jacqueline Clay
2 x 2 Solos: Lordy Rodriguez, Curated by Eric Murphy
2 x 2 Solos: Wafaa Yasin, Curated by Lauren Schell Dickens

2 x 2 Solos Catalogue