Open Call for Exhibitions in Korean Cultural Centers in UK and Germany

Jan. 28, 2022

The Korean Cultural Centers in the UK and Germany are offering artists an opportunity to exhibit in their gallery spaces. Individuals and groups whose work has been exhibited more than once, either domestically or internationally, are eligible to apply.

Under the exhibition theme ‘Begin Again,’ artists are invited to consider what radiates permanence and clear perspective when uncertainty abounds. Prescient and popular science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin wrote, in her novel ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ (1969): “The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next,” suggesting it is precisely the lack of anything definitive which propels us forward, searching for answers and widening the scope of new possibilities. The very process of questioning through the haze and fog of destabilisation, then, has the potential to shift perspectives and lead to growth.

The Korean Cultural Center provides up to $800 USD per successful applicant in support for shipment, standard class travel expense (transportation) and work production materials only. The Center will also take care of promotion, opening ceremony, installation, and de-installation.

External and internal jurors consisting of curators and visual arts professionals will review the applications before voting on the winner. Announcements of successful applicants will appear on the websites of both Cultural Centers in early March 2022.

Applications, including biography (maximum 500 characters), portfolio (title, material, size, year of production, fill in technique rider if necessary, and up to 5 works with 3 or less images per work), work description (max. 1500 characters explaining how the theme and your artwork are connected) and exhibition plan (max 1 A4 sheet) should be submitted as one PDF file to

Application Info
Deadline: Feb. 11, 2022; 11pm

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