Open call for curatorial project proposals

The National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania, is pleased to announce an open call for curatorial proposals for the 23rd edition of the International Visual Arts Exhibition "ONUFRI”. This call is based on the Statute of the International Visual Arts Exhibition "ONUFRI", Chapter I, Article 1, Clauses 2 and 3; and Chapter III, Article 7.

Open Call

The National Gallery of Arts announces an open call for curatorial proposals to organize the forthcoming 23rd edition of the International Visual Arts Exhibition "ONUFRI" that will take place between December 2017 - January 2018 at the National Gallery of Arts, Tirana.

Terms and Conditions:

This call is open to all curators, of Albanian and non-Albanian nationality.
The applying candidates must have documented professional experience of organizing at least two international exhibitions, and three national ones.
The applying candidates need to have a minimum of 7 years’ work experience.
The applying candidates need to have published articles or essays on art in magazines, catalogues or books released in the last 5 years.

Deadline:

All applications must be received by 15 May 2017 in the National Gallery of Arts, Tirana.

Application details:

The interested parties should submit an application pack (hard copy) to the National Gallery of Arts that must include the following:

  • A written signed application (cover letter) stating your intention to participate in this open call as curator;
  • A curatorial concept and a description of how the curator thinks the exhibition will unfold, or develop, and what it will achieve;
  • A resume, or CV (artistic and academic) that includes also contact details;
  • Publications, catalogues, magazines and books that show the published writings of the curator (or a list of them in cases when producing hard copies is not possible).

Other

The Organizing Council of International Visual Arts Exhibition “ONUFRI XXIII” will announce the winning proposal within May 2017, after reviewing all the applications received within the stated deadline.

The Organizing Council of International Visual Arts Exhibition "ONUFRI XXIII" consists of a minimum of 5 members: two members from the staff of the National Gallery and three members as external/unaffiliated professionals.

This call is not open to current employees of the Albanian National Gallery of Arts.

The winning curator cannot be in the future a member of the Jury of the International Visual Arts Exhibition "ONUFRI XXIII".

The winning curator can appoint an assistant curator who may be of any nationality. The rights and duties of both are defined in the Code of Practice of the International Visual Arts Exhibition "ONUFRI" which can be found on the webpage of the National Gallery of Arts
http://www.galeriakombetare.gov.al/te-tjera/rregullorja_onufri.pdf.

The winning curator signs a temporary work contract with the National Gallery of Arts, under the applicable provisions of the Civil Code and the Employment Statutory Code of Practice of the Republic of Albania.

The basic fund to organize the International Visual Arts Exhibition "ONUFRI XXIII" exhibition is 1,010,000 ALL (approx. 7,500 euro). Based on Chapter I, Article 1, Clause 2, of the Statute of the Exhibition the curator has the right and the legal basis to seek additional funds from other sponsors, foundations, associations and other donors, who conduct their activity based on the current legislation in power.

 

For any other questions and inquiries regarding participating conditions please write to us at: info@galeriakombetare.gov.al or call +355 42 233 975.

If applying by post the address is:

Konkursi pr Kurator Onufri XXIII
Galeria Kombtare e Arteve
Bulevardi “Dshmort e Kombit”, Nr. 1
Tirana 1001
Albania



DIRECTOR
Artan SHABANI