Open Call 2023 Group Exhibition

NOV 4, 2023 – JAN 21, 2024
New art for New York
Installation view of works (left to right) by Luis A. Gutierrez, Jeffrey Meris, and Bryan Fernandez in the Open Call 2023 Group Exhibition, The Shed, New York, November 4, 2023 – January 21, 2024. Photo: Adam Reich.
Three gallery goers stand around a sculpture that hangs from the ceiling. It resembles a chandelier with long aluminum pipes bent upward gracefully. At the end of each pipe hangs an orchid in a ceramic pot. From the center of the sculpture, a string of LED light bulbs hangs to the ground.
Luis A. Gutierrez, Las Nueve Demandas (The Nine Demands), 2023. Oil, acrylic, and thread on canvas; nine parts. Each panel: 72 x 36 x 2 inches; Overall installation: 90 x 204 x 192 inches. Commissioned by The Shed. Artwork © Luis A. Gutierrez. Photo: Adam Reich.
Nine painted fabric panels hang from a gallery ceiling in a grid. Two gallery visitors walk between the panels. The panels are painted in orange and black bands, with screen printed sections with black and white images of banana plantation workers in the 1920s.
Sandy Williams IV, 40 ACRES: Weeksville, 2023. Video (color, sound), 18 min., with archival documents, inkjet photo prints. Commissioned by The Shed. Artwork © Sandy Williams IV. Photo: Adam Reich.
Two gallery visitors peer into a long, lit vitrine. They are examining images as the lights from the vitrine illuminate their faces. Behind them, the gallery is in shadow and a film screen hangs from the ceiling. The screen shows an image of a blue sky.
Lizania Cruz, Evidence 071: Frederick Douglass and The Commission of Inquiry, 2023. Vinyl wall installation, interactive app, archival documents and photos, sculptural elements. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by The Shed. Artwork © Lizania Cruz. Photo: Adam Reich.
A long narrow gallery. Its long wall is painted gray and the intersecting wall at the end of the gallery is yellow. Two visitors stand in the foreground watching a tv screen on a metal shelf. In the background, another visitor looks at a print hanging on the wall. Beside her is an imposing pulpit, like you might find in a Gothic church.
Installation view of works (left to right) by Luis A. Gutierrez, Jeffrey Meris, and Bryan Fernandez in the Open Call 2023 Group Exhibition, The Shed, New York, November 4, 2023 – January 21, 2024. Photo: Adam Reich.

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 Dejá Belardo, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts and Civic Programs, with exhibition management by MK Meador, Exhibition Producer, and Freddy Villalobos, Project Manager.


A headshot of Minne Atairu. She wears a blue turtle neck shirt and sits against a paler blue background. She wears locs pulled up on the top of her head with one loc falling down over her face. She wears glasses, looks directly at us, and smiles without opening her mouth.
Courtesy Minne Atairu.
Minne Atairu
A portrait of Jake Brush, a white person posing with arms loosely crossed across his knee. He has short bleached blond hair and smiles with his eyes without opening his mouth. He wears a dark green tshirt and has tattoos down his left arm. Photo by Dana Golan
Photo: Dana Golan.
Jake Brush
A headshot of Cathy Linh Che, a Vietnamese American woman who poses outside in sunlight with trees and bushes in the background. She has short brown hair swept across her forehead, wears red lipstick, and smiles at us. Photo by Jess X. Snow
Photo: Jess X. Snow.
Cathy Linh Che
A portrait of artist Armando Guadalupe Cortés, a Mexican man who poses with arms crossed in his lap, facing us. Armando wears his dark hair in two long braids that hang down over either shoulder and wears a light blue button down shirt buttoned to the collar. Photo by Dana Golan
Photo: Dana Golan.
Armando Guadalupe Cortés
A portrait of Lizania Cruz, a Dominican artist who has curly hair that she wears over her forehead, slightly covering her eyes. She poses with her hands brought together in front of her waist and wears a green short sleeve shirt, long necklaces, glasses. She looks at us. Photo by Guarinex Rodriguez.
Photo: Guarinex Rodriguez.
Lizania Cruz
A headshot of Bryan Fernandez, a Dominican artist. He wears a dark cap and a tan jacket over a black shirt. He has a mustache and trimmed beard and poses in front of a painting. Photo by Kiara Terrero
Photo: Kiara Terrero.
Bryan Fernandez
A portrait of Luis A. Gutierrez, a Colombian man who poses against a plain beige background. He sits with arms at either side, wearing a green herringbone shirt buttoned over a white turtle neck. He has a dark beard and mustache and wears glasses. Photo by Dana Golan
Photo: Dana Golan.
Luis A. Gutierrez
A portrait of Christopher Radcliff. He is seen in profile close up wearing a baseball cap and glasses. He is backlist by the setting sun behind which is setting behind the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.
Courtesy Christopher Radcliff.
Christopher Radcliff
A Black artist sits casually on the floor of a white-walled gallery space, with one arm draped over her leg. She looks directly at us, dressed in all black wearing cap, glasses, t-shirt, pants, and boots. Around her and sculptures sitting on the ground and on a pedestal. One sculpture behind her shoulder includes spiky protrusions from a square surface.
Photo: Euhnee Cho.
Calli Roche
This is a portrait of Sandy Williams IV. They pose with the trees lining a street behind them. They are wearing a dark blazer over a dark hoodie and have their hair in short locs that fall to their jawline.
Photo: Johnny Fogg.
Sandy Williams IV
Minne Atairu
Minne Atairu is an interdisciplinary artist whose research-based practice seeks to reclaim the obscured histories of the Benin Bronzes. Utilizing generative AI and additive fabrication, Atairu reassembles visual, sonic, and textual fragments into conceptua​l​ works that ​engage with repatriation-related questions. Atairu has exhibited and performed at the Harvard Art Museums (2022), Markk Museum (Hamburg, 2021 – ), SOAS Brunei Gallery University of London (2022), Microscope Gallery (New York, 2022), and Fleming Museum of Art (Vermont, 2021). She is the recipient of the 2021 Lumen Prize for Art and Technology (Global Majority Award).
Jake Brush
Jake Brush is an artist working in video, performance, sculpture, and installation. After graduating from SUNY Purchase with a bachelor’s degree in new media and fine art in the spring 2016, Brush went on to participate in residency programs at Signal Culture (Owego, New York) and Shandaken: Storm King (New Windsor, New York). In 2020, Brush participated in the Visual AIDS 2020 VAVA program NOT OVER with his video “NOW MORE THAN EVER.“ In 2020, Wave Hill awarded Brush with the 2021 Van Lier Fellowship. Brush’s first solo show The Multiple Murders Of Lady Gilgo opened with DUPLEX in the spring of 2021.
Cathy Linh Che
Cathy Linh Che is a Vietnamese American writer and multimedia artist from Los Angeles. She is the author of the poetry book Split (Alice James Books, 2014), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. She is also the co-author, with Kyle Lucia Wu, of the children’s book An Asian American A to Z: A Children’s Guide to Asian American History (Haymarket Books, 2023). Her work has been published in the New Republic, The Nation, and Best American Poetry, and she has received awards from MacDowell, Bread Loaf, and Tin House. She works as the executive director at Kundiman, a national nonprofit organization nurturing writers and readers of Asian American literature.
Armando Guadalupe Cortés
Armando Guadalupe Cortés was born in Urequío, Michoacán, México, and was raised in Wilmington, California. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn. He attended UCLA (BA 2012) and Yale School of Art (MFA 2021). He has exhibited at the Craft Contemporary (Los Angeles), Space One (Seoul), and White Cube (London, digital exhibition) amongst other venues. Recent projects include Castillos (2021, Mass MOCA) and ¿Y la Gente? (2020, Arizona State University Art Museum). He was a Franklin Furnace Fellow (2021 – 22) and the Saint Elmo Fellow and Artist in Residence at the University of Texas at Austin (2021 – 22).
Lizania Cruz
Lizania Cruz (she/her) is a Dominican participatory artist and designer interested in how migration affects ways of being and belonging. Through research, oral history, and audience engagement, she creates projects that expand and highlight pluralistic narratives on migration. Cruz received the 2023 New York City Artadia Award. Recently, she was part of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at the Aldrich Museum and ESTAMOS BIEN: LA TRIENAL 20/21, the first national survey of Latinx artists at el Museo del Barrio. Her work has been exhibited at Sharjah’s First Design Biennale, Untitled, Art Miami Beach, The High Line, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and more. She has presented solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery, CUE Art Foundation, International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP, Alma Lewis, and Proxyco gallery and has been featured in Hyperallergic, Fuse News, KQED Arts, Dazed Magazine, Garage Magazine, and the New York Times.
Bryan Fernandez
Bryan Fernandez is a Dominican American artist from Washington Heights in Manhattan. He began creating art in high school as a form of self-expression leading him to attend the School of Visual Arts where he received his BFA in 2022. His community in Washington Heights, with its ties to his identity and family history, has been the biggest influence on his life and current art practice. He is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, has shown work at the Independent Art Fair and Untitled Art Fair, has had solo shows with Los Angeles gallery NewImage Art and London Based Gallery TaymourGrahneProjects, and participated in multiple shows and auctions with Phillips, ARTNOIR, regular normal, superposition gallery, and Ross+Kramer.
Luis A. Gutierrez
Luis A. Gutierrez is a mixed-media artist connecting our past and present through the exploration of historical events. He creates multilayered paintings and installations by dissecting painted canvases and abstracting historical images. Gutierrez presented the solo exhibition Entre Sombras | Between Seams at the Cherry Arts Gallery (Ithaca, New York) in 2023 and was a 2022 resident at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (New York). In 2021, he received the City Artist Corps Grant (NYC); in 2020, he was an AIM Fellow Artist at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NYC). In 2019, Gutierrez presented the solo exhibition Entre Sombras, From Figuration to Abstraction at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (Pennsylvania). In 2016, Gutierrez was a semi-finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series (Florida) and received the Launchpad Artist Award and a site-specific installation from Spectrum Miami Art Fair. He has also shown work in the Coral Springs Museum of Art (Florida), Contemporaneo Asheville (North Carolina), SoMAD (NYC), and Christie’s (NYC).
Jeffrey Meris
Jeffrey Meris (b. 1991, Haiti) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice engages with the relationship between materiality and larger cultural and social phenomenon. Working across sculpture, installation, performance, and drawing, Meris’s work considers ecology, embodiment, and various lived experiences, while healing deeply personal and historical wounds. Meris earned an AA in arts and crafts from the University of the Bahamas in 2012, a BFA in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art in 2015, and an MFA in visual arts from Columbia University in 2019. Meris has exhibited at the Amon Carter Museum, Texas (2023); the Aldrich Museum, Connecticut (2023); Lehmann Maupin, New York (2022); James Cohan Gallery, New York (2021); White Columns, New York (2021); the Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco (2020); Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany (2017); and the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, the D'Aguilar Art Foundation, and Mestre Projects, all in Nassau, Bahamas (2012, 2017, 2021). Meris is a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture alum (2019); a NXTHVN Studio Fellow, New Haven (2020); and a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program artist in residence, Brooklyn (2021). Always Jeffrey never “Jeff.”
Christopher Radcliff
Christopher Radcliff is a New York–based Chinese American filmmaker whose first feature film The Strange Ones was released theatrically in 2018. It was named by John Waters as one of the top ten films of the year in Artforum magazine. His short films, including The Strange Ones, Jonathan’s Chest, and Lost Episode, have screened worldwide including at the Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals, and online via the Criterion Collection, Short of the Week, Vimeo Staff Picks, and Le Cinéma Club. He received his MFA from Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program and currently teaches in the undergraduate Film/Video Department at Pratt Institute.
Calli Roche
Calli Roche, whose personal lineage and creative ancestry lie in tailoring and dressmaking, trained as a patternmaker and craftsperson. Their great grandfather was a tailor in St. Kitts; their great-great-aunt a dressmaker in the Bronx; and their great-uncle a costume maker in Birmingham, UK. They take great pride in the makers in their family tree, while fully acknowledging that they, like many other Black, poor people and non-degree-holding Black craftspeople have had to “tailor” their artistry to an income-generating praxis. Roche has shown at the Colored Girls Museum (Philadelphia), Housing Gallery (New York) Aggregate Space Gallery (Oakland), and Gallérie Perrotin (New York). They were the 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work and the Artist in Residence at Field Projects Gallery and the Artist Alliance LES Studio Program.
Sandy Williams IV
Sandy Williams IV is an assistant professor of art at the University of Richmond, a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artist Fellowship, and the New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship. Williams has had solo shows at 1708 Gallery (VA), the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (Ontario), Reynolds Gallery (VA), and Second Street Gallery (VA). Selected group exhibitions and performances include Socrates Sculpture Park (NYC), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, The Arlington Museum of Contemporary Art, The Harnett Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU, Martos Gallery (NYC), M+B Gallery (LA), de boer Gallery (LA), Springsteen (Baltimore), NADA House (NYC). Williams has been an artist in residence at Mass MOCA, the Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL), SOMA (CDMX), ACRE (IL), and the University of Cumbria (United Kingdom). Permanent collections: the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Pamela and William A. Royall’s private collection, The Harnett Museum, the Westhampton College at the University of Richmond, The Roanoke College Olin Hall Collection.

Exhibition Tours

Learn more with free, guided tours of the exhibition. Tours begin:

Fridays at 1, 4, and 7 pm
Saturdays at 12 and 3 pm

Tours are first come, first served with admission to the exhibition.

Public Programs

Join us for screenings, talks, and more with the Open Call artists. These public programs are included with free admission to the exhibition, first come, first served.

Past Public Programs

Appocalips: Poetry Reading, Screening, and Q&A
Friday, November 17, 6:30 pm
Level 2 Gallery
A full viewing of the film will be followed by a talkback/Q&A with artists Cathy Linh Che & Christopher Radcliff and cinematographer/coproducer Jess X. Snow

Book signing of An Asian American A to Z: A Children’s Guide to Our History
Friday, November 17, 8 pm
McNally Jackson at The Shed in The Doctoroff Lobby
A book signing with artist and author Cathy Linh Che followed by a small reception

A history of imperialistic practices and labor abuse
Saturday, November 18, 1 pm
Level 4 Overlook
A conversation with artist Luis A. Gutierrez, Dan La Botz, history and urban studies professor at Queens College, and Stephanie Luce, professor of labor studies at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, moderated by Associate Curator at Large Eduardo Andres Alfonso

To The Hand: Reclaiming the Benin Bronzes with AI
Saturday, November 18, 4 pm
Level 4 Overlook
A dialogue with artist Minne Atairu and Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University Dr. Davinia Gregory-Kameka, moderated by Associate Curator at Large Eduardo Andres Alfonso

Quiénes Somos
Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm
Level 2 Gallery
A tour with artist Bryan Fernandez, followed by a Q&A with the artist and Yelaine Rodriguez, an Afro-Dominican New York artistic scholar, educator, and independent curator

Living in an Attention Economy
Saturday, December 9, 1 pm
Level 2 Gallery
Artist Jake Brush, along with collaborator Sydney Fishman, will give a talk (30 – 45 minutes) presenting past work samples, reference material, and found text that inspired his Open Call project.

It’s Fitting: a public ecdysis (ek-duh-seez)
Friday, January 12, 6:30 pm
Level 2 Gallery
Garment fitting and conversation with Open Call artist Calli Roche and artist and patternmaker Destiny Brundidge, moderated by exhibition co-organizer Dejá Belardo

Palenque Reprise
Friday, January 19, 6 pm
Level 2 Gallery
Performance and activation of Armando Guadalupe Cortés’s artwork Palenque followed by a Q&A with the artist. Cortés will enter the space/center of the palenque structure. From there they will lead a talk/performance. The talk/conversation will reference past works and sources of inspiration while touching on themes of movement across land and time (both personal and historical), violence, masculinity, spectacle, celebration, death, and time and projection.

Self Care Saturday
Saturday, January 20, 1:30 pm
Level 4 Overlook
Hatha yoga led by interdisciplinary artist and yoga instructor Mónica Félix followed by an artist’s talk with Open Call artist Jeffrey Meris

Mónica Félix (she / her, b. 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist, professional photographer, and yoga asana teacher born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has a BA in communications from the University of Puerto Rico, a photography certificate from Pratt Institute, and a visual arts MFA from Columbia University. She intersects her visual arts practice with her yoga practice into a holistic way of living, where mindfulness is a constant grasp and breath is the key to the sacred space within.

Happening: Evidence 071
Saturday, January 20, 2:30 pm
Level 2 Gallery
As part of Investigation of the Dominican Racial Imaginary, participatory artist and designer Lizania Cruz will reveal a selection of the archival evidence for her Open Call project, Evidence 071: Frederick Douglass and The Commission of Inquiry, and invite the audience to discuss and vote if the revealed material is of importance.

Cruz’s ongoing work The Investigation of the Dominican Racial Imaginary is a participatory research-based project that shows the ways in which the nation-state of the Dominican Republic has erased and repressed African heritage in the Dominican imaginary.

Freedom Is Not a Metaphor
Saturday, January 20, 4 pm
Level 4 Overlook
Artist Sandy Williams IV will share a presentation on their 40 ACRES Archive followed by a live drum performance by percussionist Chief Baba Neil Clarke in partnership with the Weeksville Heritage Center.

Reimagining and Celebrating the Black Archives: From Samaná to the Americas
Sunday, January 21, 12 pm
Level 4 Overlook
An interdisciplinary panel discussion, exploration, and re-imagining of the archives of Samaná with scholars, archivists, and artists Sophia Monegro, Jhensen Ortiz, and Lizania Cruz, who will be joined in discussion by moderator Ryan Mann-Hamilton

Unapologetically, Para Siempre
Sunday, January 21, 3 pm
Level 4 Overlook
In collaboration with Bryan Fernandez, the CUNY DSI Orchestra presents a concert of jazz-tinged típico music inspired by New York–based Dominican bands, such as accordionist Angel Viloria’s group, and merengues written by the great Dominican composer Rafael Petitón. Led by CUNY DSI’s distinguished research professor Dr. Paul Austerlitz the band performs original interpretations of the music featured on the Institute’s website, A History of Dominican Music in the United States.

Sunday, January 21, 5 pm
Level 4 Overlook
An hour of music with DJs, Kilo Seve, DJ Kyros, Vivo Mori, and Srebbie closing out the Open Call 2023 Gallery Exhibition public programs

In The Works
Go Inside the Artists’ Studios

Location and dates

This event takes place in Level 2 Gallery.

November 4, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Gallery Hours

Wednesday – Thursday: 12 – 7 pm
Friday: 12 – 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

Exhibition Tours

Fridays at 1, 4, and 7 pm
Saturdays at 12 and 3 pm

The Shed is located at 545 West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. View The Shed on a map.


The Shed’s Level 2 Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening and captions for video artworks will be available from Access Kit on your smartphone via a QR code on the gallery labels. To learn more about what to expect during your gallery visit, please read this description.

To prepare for your visit, download this PDF visual guide to The Shed and Open Call.

If you have any questions or requests, please email or call (646) 455-3494. For information about accessibility and arriving at The Shed, visit our Accessibility page.

What to Expect

Arriving at The Shed

Thank you for planning a visit to The Shed. We’re looking forward to welcoming you for Open Call. The Open Call 2023 Group Exhibition takes place in the Level 2 Gallery, which is wheelchair accessible.

You can enter our building through The Doctoroff Lobby at 545 West 30th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. The nearby 34 St–Hudson Yards subway station is serviced by elevators. As you arrive at The Shed, you will enter The Doctoroff Lobby through two sets of wide doors. There is an accessible push button door at this entrance. There are no steps leading into the building.

The Doctoroff Lobby is a wide space loosely divided into three sections. The center of The Doctoroff Lobby is open, with a staff member seated at a desk to greet you. To your left you will find the ticketing desk and bookshop. To your right, you will find the bar Cedric’s, which has a variety of seating options, from a table with wooden chairs, to a bar with barstools, to lower couches. Before a performance or in the evenings, Cedric’s can sometimes be crowded and noisy with guests, but during the day it often offers a calm atmosphere with low music. Restrooms are located in the back left corner, behind Cedric’s. An elevator is in the opposite corner behind the ticketing desk. The upper levels can also be reached by way of escalators, found behind a glass wall running along the back of the space.

The Open Call 2023 Gallery Exhibition is in the Level 2 Gallery. You can reach Level 2 by using the elevator or escalators. The escalator landing outside the gallery on Level 2 is filled with bright, natural light. A staff member will greet you at the entrance to the exhibition, and can help open the door to the gallery if you’d like some help.

Entering the Level 2 Gallery

The floor of the escalator landing is level with the floor of the Level 2 Gallery, so you won’t have to navigate any steps when entering. The gallery will have lower light than in the hallway. There will be some sound coming from three video installations in the gallery, to your right when you enter the exhibition, but the volume is not designed to be overwhelming.

With the exception of two artworks, all of the works are presented in an open space without walls. Cathy Linh Che and Christopher Radcliff’s video installation to the right of the entrance is curtained off with heavy black drapes, with two unobstructed entrances on either side. A smaller breakout space is accessed through two wide unobstructed entrances at the back of the gallery. This space holds Lizania Cruz’s installation and is full of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows.

There are benches throughout the gallery if you’d like to sit for a moment. A visitor experience staff member can help you find one.

There are several access points you may want to anticipate:

  • Large-print object labels for each work in English and Spanish are available from a staff member at the entrance to the gallery.
  • Video works by Jake Brush and Sandy Williams IV include assistive listening and accessible captions from Access Kit on your smartphone via a QR code on the gallery labels.
  • A video work by Cathy Linh Che and Christopher Radcliff includes assistive listening from Access Kit on your smartphone via a QR code on the gallery label. (Open captions are included on screen.)
  • Che and Radcliff’s film includes strobe effects. The film is presented on three screens, all along one curtain wall in front of the benches.
  • Lizania Cruz and Sandy Williams IV’s installations include free, takeaway prints that are stacked in low stacks on the floor.

For any additional access needs or requests, please email or call (646) 455-3494.

About Open Call

Launched as part of The Shed’s inaugural year program, Open Call is now in its third edition. Eighteen proposals out of more than 1,200 total submissions by artists and collectives were chosen by interdisciplinary leaders and professionals in their fields, including other artists and members of The Shed’s staff, to present work in this exhibition and a performance series in summer 2024. Selected artists receive a commissioning fee of up to $15,000 depending on the scope of their projects, robust production support, and resources to further nurture their practices and expand their audiences. The 2023 and 2024 Open Call artists create work in disciplines from drag performance and sculpture to filmmaking and poetry, each proposing care- and community-based responses to the urgent issues of our time.

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 Dejá Belardo, Assistant Curator, 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

The Sponsor of Open Call is
Support for Open Call is generously provided by

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.