Parallel Open Call 2019

PARALLEL Open call aims to select 30 new artists and 6 new curators working with photography who will participate in the PARALLEL Platform 3rd Cycle, occurring between September 2019 and November 2020. Those selected will be taking part in an innovative creative process, from the very beginning to the moment of the exhibition, together with 36 other new curators and artists.

The jurors are looking for new curators who satisfy the following criteria:
– are in the early stages of their career; 
– show significant artistic potential; 
– have an artistic engaged with contemporary discourse; 
– haven’t yet attained international recognition;
– have had NO MORE than 3 individual exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (ARTISTS);
– have had NO MORE than 6 collective exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (ARTISTS);
– have curated NO MORE than 3 exhibitions in a museum/gallery/festival (CURATORS).

The call is open internationally to new artists and new curators of all ages working with photography. The selection will take into account gender balance and overall diversity. There’s no compulsory theme, all work is appreciated.

PARALLEL working language is English; therefore all applicants must understand, speak, read and write in English.

All those interested in partaking should send their applications until March 31st. 

Entrance Fee: 20€

More info and submission 

Parallel - European Photo Based Platform

We are very excited to be a part of new European platform - PARALLEL, that brings together 18 European arts organisations, emerging artists and curators to promote a new quality standard for contemporary photography - the first of its kind co-funded by the European Platforms of Creative Europe.

Dust and Gold

Happy to present the work created by artist Vika Eksta during her residency at Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, September - October 2016, as part of the project Alternative Storytelling.

Vika's video piece speaks about past and contemporary ways of archiving, also including conversations with people engaged in the practice. For the artist this was also her first personal encounter with Egypt – a country with a rich history and a complicated present. 

Putekļi un zelts

Aicinām uz pasākumu Putekļi un zelts - vakaru mūsdienu Ēģiptes atmosfērā, kas notiks 1. decembrī plkst. 19.30 Aleponijā. Septembra nogalē māksliniece Vika Eksta pavadīja trīs nedēļas mūsu organizētajā rezidencē Townhouse galerijā, Kairā, Ēģiptē, projekta Alternative Storytelling ietvaros. Šajā laikā tapa multimediāli darbi un vizuālas piezīmes par pavadīto laiku zemē ar bagātu pagātni, haotisku tagadni un neskaidru nākotni. 

Pelču leģendas - darbnīca Pelču iedzīvotājiem

Aicinām Pelču iedzīvotājus vecumā no 18 gadiem pieteikties radošai fotodarbnīcai "Pelču leģendas", kas notiks Starptautiskās fotogrāfijas vasaras skolas (ISSP) ietvaros no 2. - 3. jūlijam un no 6. - 14. augustam!

Flâneur rezidences prezentācija: Alekss F. Vebs, Jonass Feige + Orbīta

Ielūdzam uz Flâneur rezidences prezentāciju K.K.fon Stricka villā 25.maijā plkst 18:30 - savus Rīgā tapušos darbus vienreizējā instalācijā prezentēs mākslinieki Alekss F. Vebs un Jonass Feige. Notikums tapis sadarbībā ar radošo kolektīvu Orbīta.

We cordially invite you to the Flâneur residency presentation event featuring the works of Alex F. Webb and Jonas Feige created during their month long residency in Riga on 25 May at K.K.fon Stricka villa! The event is organised in collaboration with the Orbita collective.

Artist talks: Alex F. Webb, Jonas Feige

We cordially invite you to talks by the Flâneur project resident artists in Riga - Alex F. Webb and Jonas Feige on Wednesday 11 May 6.30 pm at the ISSP Studio! 

Aicinām uz Flâneur projekta rezidences mākslinieku Aleksa F. Veba un Jonasa Feiges autorvakaru trešdien, 11. maijā plkst. 18.30 ISSP Studijā! 

Fotogrāfijas rezidence Kairā

Priecājamies izziņot pieteikšanos rezidencei Kairā, Ēģiptē, starptautiskā projekta Alternative Storytelling ietvaros! Pieteikties aicināti Latvijas fotogrāfi un mākslinieki, kas izmanto fotogrāfiju. Pieteikšanas termiņš: 31. marts.