Call for Trans* Visual Artists, ARTMOB

Deadline: Sunday 31 January 2016 (Deadline extended).

We’re looking for UK-BASED VISUAL ARTISTS who identifies as TRANS*

By Trans* we mean any non-cis gender identity, i.e. transsexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, transvestite, to name but a few!

ARTMOB is looking for expressions of interest from UK-based Trans* Visual Artists for a new exhibition in 2016/17 titled: Continuum: Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain.

The project will be curated and designed by ARTMOB founders Louis Bailey (artist-academic) and Alex J Gardner (artist-designer), both of whom are trans* identified, and will showcase work that documents trans* voices and experiences in 21st Century Britain.

We are looking for proposed work that addresses the following themes (the list below is not exhaustive!):

Trans* lives, bodies, experiences; legal, physical, psychological, philosophical issues related to living as trans*;examinations of gender in society from a trans* perspective; trans* sexualities; the representation of trans* lives in media/society; (in)visibility

At this stage we are looking for expressions of interest and examples of work as we are in negotiation with a major Manchester venue and are in the process of obtaining funding. Selection will be based on potential ideas as well as examples of previous work.

Media Accepted: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Art, Video Art. If your medium is not listed here, please get in touch to discuss your work with us via email at artmobvisualarts@gmail.com

We are looking for new or recent work that has not been previously exhibited in the UK. Please note that contributing artists can exhibit under a pseudonym.

Selections will be made by a panel. We are keen to ensure that the exhibition represents a diversity of trans* identities and experiences.

We hope to be able to provide a fee to all successful artists, depending on funding.

Please submit an Expression of Interest form, an up-to-date CV and up to 3 images of previous work – details and forms available at www.artmob.co.uk under PROJECTS.

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