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Ortega y Gasset Projects – Open Call – Last Day to Apply

March 13

Ortega y Gasset Projects

363 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States

Ortega y Gasset Projects Open Call 2024

The application deadline for our 2024 Open Call is NOW OPEN


Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to announce an Open Call for TWO Solo Exhibitions opening in September, 2024: one in the Main gallery space at OyG and one in The Skirt, OyG’s dedicated space for site-specific installations. Both opportunities will include an opening reception on Saturday, September 7, 2024, a programmed event (an artist talk or a closing event) and promotion on all OyG social media outlets. In celebration of OyG’s 10 year anniversary last year, the honorarium was increased to $1000 for each artist/proposal.

OyG Co-Directors will work with the artists and make studio visits leading up to the opening of the exhibitions, if possible. The artists are required to fully participate in the exhibitions’ installation and deinstallation. Visual artists of all disciplines, ages and geographic locations are encouraged to apply. The artists will be selected by a panel of OyG Co-Directors based on the quality of their work and commitment to their practice. Artists are highly encouraged to specify which space they’d like to exhibit in, the Main gallery space or The Skirt (The Skirt space is dedicated to site-specific installation work).

The OyG Co-Directors will make the final decision on which space the winning proposal will be realized.

An alternate list of candidates/runners-up will be posted on our website and considered for future programming at the gallery. Past exhibition artists that we discovered from our past Open Calls who received solo or two-person exhibitions include: KT Duffy, Cameron Granger, Katya Grokhovsky, Carl E. Hazlewood, Robert Hickerson, Patrice Helmar, Jihyun Hong, Familien Iglesias, Ezra Jude, Rachel Klinghoffer, Mary Laube, Kristen Mills, Giancarlo Montes Santangelo, Rose Nestler, Renana Neuman, Norm Paris, Ben Pederson, Padma Rajendran, Adam Liam Rose, Kat Ryals, Dalila Sanabria,Gyan Shrosbree, Winnie Sidharta, Kuldeep Singh, Alicia Smith, Rachel Stern and Kate Stone.

To see images of the spaces, please click here.


We are also excited to announce that this year we have partnered with PARADICE PALASE, an art platform on a mission to democratize the art world through access and transparency. They support both sides of the ecosystem with their offerings: a digital membership for emerging artists to develop their practices; an online place for collectors to view and buy ultra-contemporary art.

Each of our Finalists will receive their 1 year Essentials Membership: an all-access pass to their private network, which helps artists realize their studio goals through peer & industry networking, resource exchange, accountability & support groups, and wide-reaching career opportunities. This offer is for one year of complimentary access to the membership, valued at $300.For more information you can visit paradicepalase.com/membership and follow them on Instagram at @paradicepalase.

How to apply:

IMAGES: 10 images of work including: title, year, media and dimensions.

Work must be made in the last 5 years. Size requirements: Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), Audio (up to 30MB each)

CV: 2 pages max

REFERENCES: Please provide us with two references who can talk about your work and practice: name, title/organization, relationship, email address. We will only contact these individuals if need be. Letters of reference are NOT required and will not be accepted.

PROPOSAL: Please describe your work and what you envision as your solo exhibition. Some things to consider: Why do you want a solo exhibition at OyG? What does this opportunity mean to you? If you’re applying for the Skirt, please consider how your work will respond to and interact with the specific space. (300 words max).

Application fee: $25 *The application fee helps to support OyG’s 2024-25 programming and make opportunities like this possible. If you’re experiencing hardship and cannot pay the application fee, we offer a number of waived fee application, so please email us at oygprojects@gmail.com

Application Opens: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 12AM, EST
Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 11:59PM, EST
Notification: Early June, 2024
Exhibition install: Late August/Early Sep, 2024
Opening reception: Saturday, September 7, 2024
Exhibition ends: Sunday October 13, 2024

Ortega y Gasset Projects is an artist-run gallery founded in 2013, located within the Old American Can Factory building in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. OACF is a 24-hour access building accessible by the D, R, N, W, F, G trains. For more information about OyG click here.

OyG Co-Directors: Clare Britt (Chicago, IL), Eric Hibit (Queens, NY), Leeza Meksin (Ithaca, NY / Brooklyn, NY), Nickola Pottinger (Brooklyn, NY), Adam Liam Rose (Brooklyn, NY), Zahar Vaks (Brooklyn, NY), Lauren Whearty (Philadelphia, PA)

For more information: oygprojects@gmail.com


March 13


Ortega y Gasset Projects
363 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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