Call for Curators: 2×2 Solo Shows at Pro Arts Oakland — Due: September 21, 2015

by admin on August 21, 2015

2 x 2 Solos: Call for Curators

Entry Deadline: Monday, September 21, 2015, midnight
Pro Arts is accepting applications from curators for 2 x 2 Solos,
an exhibition series commissioning new work from four accomplished emerging artists
based in the Oakland/Bay Area.



Four curators will be selected for the project. Curators will, in collaboration with Pro Arts’ independent curatorial committee, finalize artist selections based on studio visits held in October/November 2015. Selected curators will then produce a solo exhibition with the artist they are paired with in Pro Arts’ downtown Oakland gallery space. This includes overseeing the production of new work, coordinating installation and layout of work, writing a curatorial statement, and finding a regional arts writer to produce an essay for the exhibition catalogue.

Final exhibitions will take place at Pro Arts in August – October, 2016. A $500 honorarium is provided.

About 2 x 2 Solos: 2 x 2 Solos serves as a significant platform for the production of, and engagement with, art in Oakland. Supported, in part, by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the program establishes important professional opportunities, networks and critical visibility for emerging artists, curators and writers. Artist participation in the program is based on nomination by the top art professionals in the region. From over 100 nominations, four artists are selected based on reviews by a curatorial panel and studio visits with independent curators.

Instructions to Apply:
Entry is FREE. Submit application via Pro Arts’ Online Application Form. Application should include:

Contact information
Curatorial statement (maximum 4,000 characters)
Resume (maximum 8,000 characters)
Please note, the 2 x 2 Solos selection process pairs selected curators with nominated artists based on review of submissions and studios visits.

Important Dates:
Applicant Notification: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Studio Visits: tba (scheduled in October for visits happening in November 2015)
Series Exhibitions: August – October 2016
For more information, please contact Amy Spencer: or 510-763-4361