Open call Podroom Gallery Exhibition Season 2021

26.05.2020., 12:00-20:00

The Cultural Centre of Belgrade invites you to submit proposals for exhibitions – solo, group, auteur/curatorial concepts – that will be realized in the Podroom Gallery during the 2021 Exhibition Season.

The deadline to apply is June 30th 2020!

We kindly ask you to read carefully the terms and information on what the gallery’s exhibition space offers before submitting your application. Incomplete applications and/or those received after the stated deadline will not be considered.

Programme and Criteria:

The exhibition programme for 2020, selected through the open call, will focus on moving images: artists’ films, video, video installations, animations and multimedia installations. When it comes to the presentation of the work(s), as before, the accent will be placed on the experimental approach in presentation and critical thinking on the contemporary context and environment in content and working process.

Terms of the Competition:

∎ The competition is open to individuals, groups and institutions;

∎ The competition is international, i.e., the citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign citizens can take part in the competition;

∎ Applications suppose to be sent in Serbian (or some of the languages of the countries of former Yugoslavia) and the English language or only in English;

∎ Individual proposals/authors might be invited to consider participation in group exhibitions/projects;

Technical information about the exhibition space and conditions:

• 200 m² of exhibition space (here you can take the gallery ground plan and photographs)

• Technical equipment and the setup team;

• PR’s and graphic designer’s services;

• Institutional support in securing additional financial resources for the realization;

• Possibility to cover post-production costs;

• Other expenses covered by the gallery: translation of texts into Serbian/English, printing of legends and other written material for the exhibition; accommodation for the authors, expenses for the opening, photo documentation;

• Postage costs (TNT, FEDEX, DHL, etc.) in line with possibilities;

• All details of future co-operation will be defined by a separate contract;

Competition material:

∎ Short description of the exhibition / exhibition project – a text (maximum length of one page/about 1,800 characters) clearly explaining the idea of the exhibition;

∎ Visual documentation includes instructions for reviewing the video material and/or maximum of 10 photographs: from video material, sketches, drawings, etc., that illustrate the exhibition/work(s). Send photographs in the jpeg format in a PDF document or as zipped file (MAX 8MB);

∎ Brief biography/biographies of the authors and/or participants;

∎ Send the material in one (1) e-mail only to , specifying in subject “PODROOM 2020”

Note: You do not need to send catalogues, portfolios, DVDs, brochures or other similar documentation; they will not be taken into consideration. We will acknowledge successful receipt of competition material to everyone via e-mail.

The final list of the selected proposals will be published on the site of the Cultural Centre of Belgrade in August 2020.

The Podroom Gallery was established in September 2012 and is located in the lower basement level of the premises of the Cultural Centre of Belgrade. Its programme is based on projects, exhibitions and programmes resulting from international and regional cooperation. It focuses on contemporary movements in the fields of film, video, animation and moving images with the emphasis on critical thinking on the contemporary context and environment.