Juried Exhibition Call for Submissions

10th Regional Juried Exhibition

14 June - 19 July 2008

The curatorial premise for this group exhibition is to reflect the wide-ranging practices of artists in the region and to provide a forum in which to compare artistic modalities from one year to the next. Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre invites artists to submit works produced in visual and time-based disciplines: painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, installation, sound, etc..

We also welcome proposals for performative, interventionist and live works for presentation at the reception or according to a schedule. This initiative to feature time-based works alongside more traditionally visual works is meant to reflect the diversity of artistic practices in the region.

This year, Modern Fuel has invited Camilla Singh to be the guest curator. She will be asked to select works based on their exploratory character – exploratory insofar as they pose interesting question (formally, conceptually and politically) within current artistic and broader socio-cultural contexts. Camilla Singh is a visual artist and curator, working in Toronto and exhibiting internationally. She is the Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, (MOCCA), where she has been working since 2002. She arrived at MOCCA with an intensive background of orchestrating contemporary art projects after receiving an M.F.A. from the Dutch Art Institute in the Netherlands. Her curatorial projects at MOCCA have often featured live areas hosting performances, concerts and sites of change within the gallery exhibition space. Recently, as curator of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche in 2007 she presented Supernatural City, consisting of ten major outdoor contemporary art installations viewed by 800,000 people over the course of 12 hours from dusk to dawn.

Singh is also an active member and co-founder of the New Remote art collective, a group of artists from Canada, the Netherlands and Serbia, who travel the world by invitation to produce spontaneous, site-specific installations. New Remote projects employ simple communication technologies to connect with geographically remote collaborators. The outcome of these works is often charged with the politics, culture and social conventions of the sites in which they are produced.

Modern Fuel is very excited to be working with Camilla Singh this year and is looking forward to receiving once again the very diverse and exceptional submissions from artists in the region. Note: According to our organizational mandate, Modern Fuel ARC will provide CARFAC fees to exhibiting artists.


Please click on the attachment below to download the entry form. (If you have trouble downloading the form contact us (modernfuel@bellnet.ca) and we'll send you one.) Once filled out, you can submit to Modern Fuel at anytime before May 5th 2008.