Disciplines 
Curating Visual Arts
Language 
English
Founded 
2016
Duration 
1 month
Paid by host 

Travel, accommodation, meals, technical resources.

Application guidelines 

No application fee. Please send an email to [email protected] with the following attachments in PDF or Word format:

  • Short biography
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Curator/Artist statement
  • Links to documentations of artworks or projects that majorly represents the candidate’s practice

Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association

Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association

NOMAD SPIRIT - Visual performance art project in Mongolia

Description 

MCASA is a non-governmental organization established with the aim to support and promote contemporary art in Mongolia. The Association implements strategically important projects to improve competitive capacity of Mongolian artists at domestic and international platforms, through involving them in various training, exchange and grant programs, competitions and exhibitions; works to improve public education in art and raises public awareness on social, environmental issues through art.

Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association (MCASA) has launched an international call for the engagement of a curator and an artist for the performance art project NOMAD SPIRIT, to be organized in Mongolia. The project is funded by Swiss Development Agency and MCASA. The NOMAD SPIRIT project aims to raise public awareness on potential threats to vital environmental and cultural resources in rural areas of Mongolia, caused by mining activities. The selected curator and artists will are expected to travel to the environmentally damaged area and collaborate with local nomadic community on concept development. Performance must be held on the site and documented by the selected Mongolian artists. Video and photos of live performances will be exhibited in Ulaanbaatar for a month.

Eligibility:

  • Experienced in performance art
  • Fluent English
  • Open to different cultures and people
  • Experience in environmental and social awareness projects is a plus.
  • Swiss artists and curators are encouraged to apply.

International artists must arrive in mid of August, 2016 and work for about a month. International travel expenses and accommodation in Mongolia will be covered by the project. 

Outcome 

The curator shall play major role in the concept development and in organization of performance and documentation. He/she will also write press release for the exhibition and essay for the catalog.

The artist will be expected to bring international expertise and creative ideas to the project.

Accommodation Information 

2 bedroom apartment.

Studio Information 

Gallery space with 2 large rooms.

Location 

Ulaanbaatar city and to be selected mining site in the countryside.

Address: 
Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association
1st floor of Best Western Premier Tuushin Hotel
Ulaanbaatar 14200
Mongolia

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