2nd open call 2020
Open Portfolio is an inspiring space that breaks borders and rethinks concepts, supporting emerging artists by providing a professional platform that functions as an intersection point between experimentation and knowledge.
After ´ace landing at FIG Bilbao in 2019, with Argentina as a guest country – and the will of both organizations to expand their international networks – we have signed a collaboration agreement between FIG BILBAO and Fundación´ace. Alicia Candiani, director of ´ace, becomes part of the Management Committee of Open Latin America with the aim of giving mobility to artists and their works internationally.
About this Open Portfolio call for entries
On the occasion of the celebration of the 9th Edition of FIG Bilbao 2020, the International Printmaking and Art on Paper Festival and Fair, we announce the open call for participation at the 7th Edition of OPEN PORTFOLIO, with the aim of giving visibility, supporting, disseminating and promoting emerging artistic practices in the field of printmaking
Open Portfolio is a platform for promotion, dissemination and professionalization for all those emerging creators and contemporary artistic manifestations in the field of printmaking and print media. It is conceived as a tool that allows establishing the necessary bridge between the educational field and the professional practice of art.
Who can apply
Open Portfolio is aimed at all those emerging artists whose practice focuses on the field of printmaking (engraving, woodcut, screen printing, lithography and digital printing).
The organization will award one of the works exhibited during Open Portfolio 2020. The award will consist of an exhibition both in the next edition of FIG Bilbao 2021 and a residency at the CIEC Foundation, the International Center for Contemporary Print in Betanzos A Coruña, Spain.
Due to the current pandemic situation, the 2020 call will be held in online format.
October 15th, 2020
Selected artists exhibition
Among the June and October selection, eight artists will be awarded with the exhibition of their work at the FIG Bilbao Fair.
In this second call, a maximum of 16 artists will be selected to participate in the October Open day. The day will consist of an online exhibition on the Open Portfolio platform, with the presence of the artists, interviews and connections with a professional jury.
Among those selected in October, four will be those that will take part in the Open Portfolio Fair of the FIG 2020, which will take place on November 28th, 2020 at the Euskalduna Palace.