APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 19TH, 2015
REVERSE invites curators to submit proposals for an exhibition of contemporary art in our 1000 sq ft space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. REVERSE is a multidisciplinary workspace and art gallery with an emphasis on new and experimental forms of expression. We are looking for curators with a vision that coincides with the gallery’s mission of providing an engaging space that fosters innovation and exploration. As REVERSE seeks to be a platform for emerging artists to produce and present their work, as well as a site of sustained dialogue with the public, we are open to curatorial proposals that draw from a wide range of artistic practices. Strong proposals will be clear, concise and engaging while presenting innovative ideas that show a solid understanding of the spirit of REVERSE. We encourage you to visit our gallery website, review our exhibition history and consider the gallery floor plan before submitting a proposal. Curator must contact potential artists prior to their inclusion in the proposal, to assure interest and availability.
Submissions will be reviewed twice a year. The deadline for the next application cycle is July 19th, 2015. Applicants will be contacted with a decision from the REVERSE committee within six weeks of the deadline.
– Curatorial statement of no more than 300 words, describing your approach to curating and the concept of the exhibition. Include the exhibition title, list of artists and how the show resonates with the mission of REVERSE. (Labeled: lastname_firstname_statement.pdf)
– Resume of the curator (Labeled: lastname_firstname_resume.pdf)
– Link to website or blog with samples of your recent work.
– Examples of artwork: Maximum of 10 images (no larger than 1mb each). If there are video pieces in your proposal, include a link to examples on vimeo or youtube.
– Application Fee: a non-refundable fee of $25 (send copy of the paypal receipt)
Send all materials in one zip file attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage applicants to review our past exhibitions and download the reverse_space_floorplan.
The selection committee for this year’s curatorial submissions is composed of Jessica Gallucci, Independent Curator, Denise Treizman, Visual Artist, Melissa F. Clarke, Visual Artist, Aleksandra Kolanko, Visual Artist, Assistant Director of REVERSE, and Andrea Wolf, Visual Artist, Founder and Director of REVERSE.
Jessica Gallucci, Independent Curator
Jessica Gallucci is an independent curator based in New York City. She is a May 2014 graduate of New York University’s M.A. program in visual arts administration, prior to which she held editorial positions at The Economist, Intelligent Life, and Vogue. In 2010 she became co-director of A.D. Projects, a curatorial collaborative dedicated to presenting the work of emerging contemporary artists in alternative spaces in New York City. She was a participant and symposium presenter in Independent Curators International’s Fall 2014 intensive seminar, “Curating Now.” She holds a B.A. in English from Georgetown University, and is currently on staff at Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services.
Denise Treizman, Visual Artist
Denise Treizman is an artist working mostly with found objects and materials. Her work explores ideas of informality, improvisation and new forms of sculptural assemblage. Denise has an MFA in Fine Arts (SVA, 2013). She has been a fellow resident at Vermont Studio Center, at the Brooklyn Art Space and Berlin Collective’s resident at APT Institute.
Melissa F. Clarke, Visual Artist
Melissa F. Clarke is a New York based interdisciplinary artist whose work employs data and generative self-programmed compositional environments. Clarke often works across mediums as a way to look at hybridizations of wilderness and technological spaces—towards considerations of nature at the center of human experience, myth, science, and information collection. Melissa received her master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and was a recent artist in residence at the Simons Center for Geometrty and Physics.
Leksi Kolanko, Visual Artist, Assistant Director REVERSE
Leksi is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and designer. She received her BA from Vassar College in 2012 and is currently enrolled in Pratt Institute’s MID program. Working at the intersection of media, Leksi combines performance and visual aesthetics to explore relationships, discomfort, action and inaction, deception, and the design of purposefully anti-functional consumer objects.
Andrea Wolf, Visual Artist, Director REVERSE
Andrea Wolf is an artist interested in the subjects of time, memory, image, and the devices of remembrance that we produce. She has an MFA in Documentary Filmmaking (UAB, 2005), an MFA in Digital Arts (UPF, 2006), and an MPA in Interactive Telecommunications (NYU, 2011). Andrea has exhibited widely in New York City and internationally. Andrea became the director of REVERSE in 2012, and since then she has curated exhibitions and talks at REVERSE, as well as at the Interactive Art Fair in Miami.