Open call for proposals

The board of The Living Art Museum invites proposals for work to be exhibited in a group exhibition held on the occasion of the museum’s 40th anniversary.

The exhibition will open in June 2018 and continue throughout the summer.

5 – 6 successful proposals in total will be selected by the board from the submissions, with special attention given to applications that address contemporary issues and current events. Applicants with five years of practice or less are especially encouraged to apply. MA students and prospective BA graduates of 2018 are also welcome to submit proposals.

The board and staff of The Living Art Museum will provide the selected proposals with a small honorarium for material and production, an exhibition fee, installation assistance, design and printing of exhibition material, promotion, documentation and opening.

The exhibition will bring the selected proposals together with certain works from the collection of The Living Art Museum, spanning different periods and decades.

The Living Art Museum (Nýló) is a non-profit, artist-run museum and venue for contemporary art. The board of Nýló is committed to promoting critical discourse, progressive practice and experimental work in the field of contemporary art, to collecting and preserving work by artists who exhibit in the museum, and documents relating to the history of art, with focus on artist initiatives and performance art in Iceland.

Application deadline is January 15, 2018 at 12 o’clock midnight.

Submissions must include, in the following order:

1. Artwork proposal and detailed description of technical and installation requirements (max. 600 words in Icelandic or English)
2. Budget plan for the work proposed
3. Current CV (max. 2 pgs)
4. Support material / images (max. 6). All material must be labeled clearly with title, year, medium and dimensions

Proposal, CV, budget and image list should be submitted together as a single PDF attachment, no larger than 10 MB. Support material may be submitted separately in another attachment. Microsoft Word documents and submission text in the body of email correspondence will not be accepted.

For sound, video or time-based submissions, we ask that you please include a direct link to the content via your website or host page (Vimeo, etc.). Please do not include video files in your email application, we will only accept links to this material.

Please send your proposals to applications(at) by midnight on January 15, 2018 with the subject line Nýló for 40 years.

The board of The Living Art Museum reserves the right to final decisions in accepting and declining proposals without further explanation. All applications must be submitted on the deadline via email. Hardcopies will not be accepted.