CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS / Deadline 14th June 2015


The Living Art Museum (Nýló) is not for profit, artist-run museum and a venue for contemporary art with three exhibition and project spaces; The Living Art Museum’s project space, Living Collection and Núllið, Bankastræti 0.

The board of Nýló is committed to promoting critical discourse, progressive practice and experimental work in the field of contemporary art. Also to collect and preserve work by artists exhibiting in the museum, and documents relating to the history of art, focusing on artist initiatives and performance art in Iceland.

The board reserves the right to make final decisions in accepting and declining applications without further explanation.

The board and staff of Nýló will provide curatorial support, installation assistance, design, promotion, documentation and an exhibition catalogue to accompany selected projects.

Submitters are encouraged to seek outside financial assistance independently for their project.

All submissions should have a clear and well developed vision, should indicate which space the proposal considers and a possible date that would be ideal for the project.

The submission deadline is midnight, 14th June 2015.

Hardcopies or submissions arriving after this deadline will not be accepted.


The board accepts exhibition and curatorial proposals from artists, artist collectives and curators for the three spaces.

Programme 2015 – 2016
Núllið is located at Bankastræti 0, 101 Reykjavík in the former underground female public lavatories. The facilities have been listed and are protected by the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland. Applicants are encouraged to work with the entire space.

Programme 2016
The Living Art Museum’s project space occupies the space where an old bakery once stood and is located above the collection, archive and office space in Völvufell 13, Breiðholt.

The Living Collection space is also located in Völvufell, Breiðholt and was created with the purpose of highlighting works from The Living Art Museum’s collection. All proposals for this space should be in relation to the collection or the archives and/or the history of the museum.

To arrange an appointment and to visit the collection space please contact archive(at)

Other information about the Living Art Museum’s collection can be found on the museum’s database –

See floor-plans here:





In preparing your submission please consider the archive of the Living Art Museum’s previous exhibitions – as well as the floorplans to give an indication of the gallery spaces.

All applications must be submitted by midnight on the deadline via email. Hardcopies will not be accepted.

Submissions must include, in the following order:
– Exhibition proposal including technical/ installation needs and requirements (max. 500 words)
– Artist/curatorial statement (max. 300 words)
– Current CV
– Detailed budget plan
– Support material/images (10 max). All images must be labeled with details pertaining to the work, dimensions, media, title and year

The proposal, artist statement, CV, budget and image list should preferable be submitted together as a single PDF attachment, no larger than 8 MB. The support material/10 images may be included separately in another attachment. Microsoft Word documents and submission text in the body of email correspondence will not be accepted.

For sound or time-based submissions, please include a direct link to the content on your website or host page (Vimeo, etc.). Please do not include video files in your email application; only links.

Please send email submissions to applications(at)