Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association (MCASA) has launched an international call for the engagement of a curator and an artist for the performance art project NOMAD SPIRIT, to be organized in Mongolia.
The NOMAD SPIRIT project aims to raise public awareness on potential threats to vital environmental and cultural resources in rural areas of Mongolia, caused by mining activities. The selected curator and artist will travel to the environmentally damaged area and collaborate with the local nomadic community on the concept development of the art project. Performances must be held on the site, the documentation of it will then be exhibited in Ulaanbaatar. The stay is organized for one month. Travel expenses and accommodation in Mongolia will be covered. International artists must arrive in mid-August, 2016.
The role of the curator is to develop the art project with the artist, to organize the performance and documentation of it, as well as to write the press release for the exhibition and an essay for the catalog. Curators and artists should be experienced in performance art, speak English and be open to different cultures and people. Experience in environmental and social awareness projects is a plus.
Please send your application with a short biography, detailed CV, a statement and links to documentations of past projects to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is June 30, 2016.
Mcasa is a non-governmental organization established with the aim to support and promote contemporary art in Mongolia. The Association implements strategically important projects to improve competitive capacity of Mongolian artists at domestic and international platforms, through involving them in various training, exchange and grant programs, competitions and exhibitions; works to improve public education in art and raises public awareness on social, environmental issues through art. Started with very little funding and few numbers of staff, the association has been working ambitiously to fulfill its aim, utilizing limited resources and bringing together people and organizations, who share their enthusiasm for the support of contemporary art in Mongolia.
Mcasa collaborates with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Mongolia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar City Government, Arts Council of Mongolia, Embassy of Mongolia in Canberra and Rome, U.S. Department of State, Embassy of the United States in Ulaanbaatar, Goethe Institute in Ulaanbaatar, Getty Foundation, Prince Claus Fund, Swiss Development Agency, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Global art Affairs Foundation and others. In 2015, MCASA organized the first ever Mongolian Pavilion at the 56th La Biennale di Venezia.