Mattress Factory 2021 International Open Call

Application deadline: December 10, 2021

The Mattress Factory is pleased to announce our new International Open Call for artist residencies and solo exhibitions.

Continuing our commitment to centering artist voices and decentering institutional voice, the review of submissions and selection of artists will be done by artists who have previously exhibited at the Mattress Factory.  The artists forming the Artist Review Panel for the 2021 International Open Call are vanessa german, Sohrab Kashani, Christopher Meerdo and Sarah Oppenheimer. The Artist Review Panel will review submissions and select artists to be offered residencies and solo exhibitions, shaping the upcoming programs of the Mattress Factory from submissions to the open call.

During their residency, artists are free to explore wherever their process leads them. The Mattress Factory will support each artist’s process from development through production and installation to exhibition. Solo exhibitions resulting from residencies will be scheduled from Spring 2023 onwards.

Submissions close December 10, 2021 at 4:59pm, EST.

For further information please visit

Mattress Factory
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Tel.: 412.231.3169

Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition

Application deadline: December 19, 2021

From 29 November – 19 December 2021 artists – regardless of background, education and nationality – can submit works to the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2022. The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is one of the most important open submission exhibitions in Northern Europe, and has been held annually at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen since 1857. Today, the exhibition showcases international visual art, architecture and design

Over the years, the spring exhibition has been the first significant step for many young artists on the path to a professional career, while the exhibition has often also presented new works from more established artists. Throughout Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition’s long history, artists who are today internationally recognized, debuted or presented works at the exhibition, including Per Kirkeby, Alvar Alto, Jørn Utzon, Olafur Eliasson, Jasmina Cibic, Jeppe Hein, benandsebastian, Anne Haaning and many more.

The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition is held every year at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. Since 1883 contemporary art has been presented in the unique exhibition building. The Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2022 will be open from 6 February – 13 March 2022.

Online application 29 Nov – 19 Dec 2021

For further information please visit

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Kongens Nytorv 1
1050 København K

VIS Open Call #8: »Of Rules and Alternatives«

Application deadline: January 6, 2022

VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research is a digital journal presenting artistic research, with a special emphasis on the Nordic region.

In this issue of VIS, which is organized as a dialogic editorial endeavor, we seek expositions that situate themselves between a claim of breaking with the rules and the establishments of new orders, work which thereby amalgamate or reject the very concept of this dichotomy by operating in the liminal field (or limbo) in between. How does this ambiguity manifest in your work? How and why does this liminal space materialise in your work, and what strategies – conceptual or concrete – do you use to navigate it? Do you plan for it, or is it something that emerged through the process? What boundaries is your work pushing or permeating, and vice versa?

We are interested in artistic practices that are exploring and/or questioning the artistic possibilities that lie within (and beyond) the liminal space between rules and alternatives, be they cultural, scientific, social, or political, to unravel and propose ideas and insights that will meet the needs, desires, or challenges of our times.

Selected authors are granted 2-3 months to develop their proposals into full expositions. These expositions are to be fully developed and ready for peer-reviewing.

The call for VIS issue 8 is open until 6 January 2022.

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