16th Annual Juried Exhibition: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Modern Fuel's 16th Annual Juried Members' Exhibition will be presented at Modern Fuel from 28 June – 9 August 2014.  Submission Deadline: 1 June, 2014. 

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre invites artists to submit works produced in visual and time-based disciplines such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, installation, and sound for our annual juried members’ exhibition. We also welcome proposals for performances, interventions and live works for presentation at the opening reception, or according to a schedule throughout the run of the exhibition. 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 patterns emerging in those practices from one year to the next. Note: According to our organizational mandate, Modern Fuel pays professional fees to all exhibiting artists.

This year’s guest curator will be Yan Wu. 
Formerly trained as a software engineer, Yan Wu is a Shanghai-born and Toronto-based curator. Her practice contemplates the interplay of public art, architecture and urban design. She has collaborated with arts organizations across Canada, including artist-run-centres, public art galleries, and commercial spaces, such as Gendai Gallery, Art Metropole, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Gallery 101, etc.

In 2012, she initiated and curated a yearlong spatial and institutional experiment titled Gendai Workstation with a team of likeminded interdisciplinary collaborators. The project received a special jury award at the 25th Images Festival, and subsequently dissolved and transformed itself into an on-going landscape of mobile organization strategies: a moveable unit of modular furniture, a tote bag, and a library that privileges relations to book titles. She recently co-curated the Canada Pavilion with Janine Marchessault at the 5th Bi-city Urbanism/Architecture Biennale in Shenzhen China. Currently Wu is a candidate for Master of Visual Studies Curatorial Studies at Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design at the University of Toronto.


Submission Details: Please send the following in digital format via email: An Artist’s Statement (max one-page) and CV and images of one to three works for consideration. (The works must not have been previously shown in Modern Fuel’s Main Gallery or its State of Flux Gallery). Include an image list (with titles, dimensions, dates, and media). Please submit  images of the work formatted to the following specifications: JPEG files only. Size must be 1024 pixels wide by 768 pixels high, and a 1 MB maximum. Images should be RGB, or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK). Number and title each file, and the number must appear before the title so that the order of the images will correspond to the image list, example: 001RedPainting.jpg. Do not submit images embedded in programs such as iphoto or Powerpoint.

If work is performance or video based, send a file or link to a file that is a maximum of 15 minutes. Time-based should be a media format that can be read by the following programs: Quicktime, RealOne Player, or are in the following formats: .mov .mp4 .avi. Include a separate documentation list (title, length, year, medium).

For more information on submissions please contact us.

To be considered for the exhibition, artists must be a member of Modern Fuel. If you are not currently a member, please include a membership fee and form with your submission. Not a member? Click Here to Join Today! 

Submission deadline: June 1, 2014. Email submissions to: artistic@modernfuel.org

Note: Submissions must be received on or before June 1, 2014

 Image above: Matt Kyba, 2013.