Oslo Open: Open call for curators

Adam Mickiewicz Institute, acting under its brand Culture.pl, announces an open call for curators based in Poland, who are interested in getting to know the Norwegian art scene and participate in the international visitor program in this year’s edition of the Oslo Open Festival (22nd - 25th April 2017). Application deadline: March 12th, 23:59.

The visit will involve participation in a program proposed by the organizers. The program will be prepared individually based on the participants individual needs. The program includes studio visits, speed dating portfolio viewing, and meetings with representatives of the Norwegian art scene. This is the second edition of an open call organised by Oslo Open and Adam Mickiewicz Institute. In 2016, four curators (Magdalena Komornicka, Agnieszka Pindera, Michał Woliński, Joanna Zielińska) were selected.

Oslo Open was established in 2000 by a collective of artists and art institutions in Oslo, Norway. It was created to give artists alternative venues to present their work, as well as an opportunity to be discovered outside established art institutions. Oslo Open is an unmediated event, which is what makes it as diversified and as varied as the artists themselves. Oslo Open offers informal meetings between professional artists and the public within the framework of the artist’s studio. Since 2014, the Oslo Open has been organizing an international study visit program, inviting gallerists, curators and collectors from all over the world to explore Oslo’s art scene. In 2015, the international program was expanded to include a “speed-dating” portfolio presentation. This year the speed dating will take place on April 14th and 15th . The jury for the speed-dating program will include: Ruben Steinum, artist and deputy chairman at UKS, Young Artists’ Society, Stina Högkvist, curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and Andre Gali, editor of the online magazine Norwegian Crafts. Since its inception in 2000, there have been 8 editions of Oslo Open. The idea behind Oslo Open was introduced by Gavin Jantjes in 1998.

Representatives of Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Oslo Open will select three people who will take part in the event.
Culture.pl will provide:

  • Accommodation in Oslo (April 21st to April 25th, 2017)
  • Return flight: Poland – Oslo –Poland
  • Per diems


There is no application form but your application should submit the following as part of only ONE PDF file titled as your full name (e.g. ‘Name_Surname.pdf’)

  • Letter of motivation (200-1000 characters)
  • Resume/CV
  • Portfolio (recent work, curatorial activities, participation in conferences, published articles, etc.) – max. 10 MB file

Application Deadline: March 12th

Applications should be emailed to: [email protected]

Find out more: http://osloopen.no/


Culture.pl: Promoting Polish Artists Worldwide

The goal of Culture.pl, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s flagship brand, is to promote Poland and Polish culture internationally. Through the presentation of high-quality initiatives and events in fields such as design, music, and visual art, Culture.pl aspires to introduce an international audience to contemporary Polish culture. The Culture.pl website provides daily fresh information on the most exciting Polish cultural events worldwide; it is also the biggest and most comprehensive source of knowledge about Polish culture. A special section dedicated to Polish visual arts includes information about the most intriguing exhibitions and the newest works by Polish artists – the young and up-and coming and the well-established and world-renowned.

Worldwide promotion of Polish art and its continuous support is one of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute’s main priorities. The Institute has supported and organized numerous exhibitions, artists residencies, study visits, and conferences on visual arts. Our success in the pursuit of this goal has been possible thanks to fruitful cooperation with renowned partners both in Poland and abroad. We have worked with, among others: the National Museum in Warsaw, the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, ms1 and ms2 in Łódź, the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).

Find out more: www.culture.pl

Published at: 2017.03.03 13:40
Updated at: 2017.03.03 13:40
Author: Karolina Babij
Written by: Karolina Babij