About this exhibition
The Open Call 2023 Group Exhibition features new artworks by emerging NYC artists who intersect their personal stories with global history, proposing care- and community-based responses to the urgent issues of our time. The exhibition presents the work of artists selected as part of Open Call, a large-scale commissioning program for early-career, NYC-based artists, and will be followed by a performance series in summer 2024.
The exhibition is organized by Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Associate Curator at Large and Deja Belardo, Curatorial Assistant, Visual Arts and Civic Programs, with exhibition management by MK Meador, Exhibition Producer, and Freddy Villalobos, Project Manager.
About Open Call
The third edition of Open Call is organized by Tamara McCaw, Chief Civic Program Officer, and Darren Biggart, Director of Civic Programs, with Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Associate Curator at Large, and Deja Belardo, Curatorial Assistant, Visual Arts and Civic Programs. The exhibition is produced by MK Meador, Exhibition Producer, and Freddy Villalobos, Project Manager.
The program was conceived by The Shed’s Artistic Director Alex Poots; Tamara McCaw; Emma Enderby, former Chief Curator; and Senior Program Advisor Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Special thanks to former program team colleagues who facilitated the third edition’s call for proposals and selection process: Solana Chehtman, Sarah Khalid Dhobhany, Alessandra Gómez, and Andria Hickey.
Thank you to our partners
Additional support for Open Call is provided by Warner Bros. Discovery 150, The Wescustogo Foundation, and Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation.
The creation of new work at The Shed is generously supported by the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Commissioning Fund and the Shed Commissioners.