Contextile 2022 Open Call

Anatasiia Podervianska, Ukraine: Family, 2019, 266 x 175 cm, hand-emboidery, Contextile 2020, photo Beatrijs Sterk

Open Call Contextile 2022

CONTEXTILE invites all artists, national and internationally, to present artworks for selection to the International Exhibition (competitive), integrated in the programme of its 6th Edition, Contextile 2022 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, which will take place in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from the 3rd September to the 30th October 2022.

In 2022, the Contextile biennial focuses its activities on the thematic concept of “Remake – Dialogues for a Textile Culture” , read more on the concept here!

The International Competitive Exhibition will be composed by 50 artworks from 50 artists. Will also be accepted and selected 2 artworks for implementation in the outdoors (public space).

The jury is composed by Lala de Dios (curator and teacher of textile), Janis Jefferies (professor of visual arts and curator), Monika Grasiené-Zaltê (textile artist and curator), Orenzio Santi (teacher and textile artist) and Claudia Melo (artistic director of Contextile 2022).

The jury will award an Acquisition Prize of €6.000,00 (six thousand Euros) and Honourable Mentions, at the moment of the biennial’s opening.The 50 works of the international exhibition may also be selected, during the biennial, for the ATP Acquisition prize and the ASM Acquisition prize, in the amount of €2.500,00 (two thousand and five hundred euros) each.

Deadline 05.03.2022; Application paper see here!

Magdalena Kleszyńska, Poland: “Beyond”; Art residency exhibited in an old hospital Convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos from 5.September till 25 October 2020; Contextile 2020, photo Beatrijs Sterk
Héctor Ariel Olguin, France: Compte d Été, 2019-2020, 240 x 160 cm (30 pieces), cotton, hand-embroidered;Contextile 2020, photo Beatrijs Sterk
Collective Plasma, Portugal: Os Espaços fundem no vazio, 2018,160 x 90 x 200 cm (4 parts)photo transfer, cotton; Contextile 2020; photo Beatrijs Sterk
Irina Kolesnikova, Germany: Dotted Line,2019, 90 x x163 & Ridges in the Sand, 2019, 132 x 166 cm; hand-woven tapestry, linen, silk, polyester; Contextile 2020, photo Beatrijs Sterk