Are you a beginner photographer interested in learning from the best? This year’s ShowOFF Section, the twelfth, will feature another competition for aspiring visual artists—enter today! Submissions will be open until 15 November 2019.
The ShowOFF Section is one of the most important parts of the Krakow Photomonth Festival. Every year, out of over 600 submissions, the section’s jury selects eight artists. Under the eye of acclaimed visual arts experts, the selectees work on an exhibition that will be shown during the festival. This year, the expert roster will include Andrea Copetti, Joanna Kinowska, Joanna Rzepka-Dziedzic, and Mateusz Sarełło.
Why is the section worth your time?
ShowOFF gives you the opportunity to showcase your work before acclaimed photography and visual arts experts, as well the festival’s international audience. Additionally, the eight selected newcomer artists will work on the final shape of their exhibitions under the watchful eye of four curators. They will also attend a one-day workshop at the Lablab photography laboratory, where a team of professionals will introduce them to the most important technical aspects of producing art exhibitions.
A newcomer is an artist who has not yet had a solo exhibition at an authoritative art institution, i.e. a museum or an art gallery actively involved with promoting artists, who has not yet received a prize at a festival or another photography-oriented event. We’d like to receive submissions from photographers as well as artists involved with interdisciplinary projects. The submissions can tackle any subject you like—no restrictions apply.
Each artist can submit a maximum of two projects for review by the jury. This will be beneficial to both the undecided and the curators, as it will allow the latter to get a better feel for the applicants’ overall oeuvre.
Find your #showOFFpower—apply today!
- Sign up for an account at picter.com
- Navigate to the 2020 ShowOFF Section
- Complete your profile
- Pay a one-time submission fee
Submissions are open until 15 November 2019. Visit the Picter platform and check out the details >>
The Organiser will cover the costs—up to 1500 PLN including tax—of producing the Presentation or renting the equipment necessary to showcase the Presentation.