[oberlist] FR* call/air/cur: La Galerie - residency for a foreign curator

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Noisy-le-Sec, France

La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre
Residency for a foreign curator

call for applications

Since 2006, La Galerie, a contemporary art centre located in the suburb of
Paris, hosts each year a foreign curator in residence for a period of
three months. The aim of the residency is to put on an exhibition at La
Galerie within the context of a public art centre, to meet artists and
professionals from the contemporary art field in France.

Residency dates: 3 April – 3 July 2013
Exhibition dates: 25 May – 13 July
Deadline: application is to be emailed at the latest November 19th 2012


The curator’s fee for his residency and exhibition project is 3000 €
The curator’s travel costs for one ticket go and back are in charge of the
art center.
The curator have a flat closed from the art center in Noisy-le-Sec.

The 65 m2 flat includes a bedroom, a living room/kitchen and a workspace.
In addition there is a cellar
connected to the flat which can be used for public events (projection,

Free accommodation is provided including costs of electricity, gas,
internet, phone and public transport.
The city of Noisy-le-Sec is 10 minutes by train from Paris plus 10 minutes
walk from the station.


A total budget of 22.000 € is provided by the art centre to cover all
expenses of the exhibition including :
- artists´ fees and travel costs, production costs, shipment of the works,
authors’ fees if needed.
- installation costs, scenography, renting for audio-visual devices

- costs to publish adverts, costs for the graphic design, translation,
exhibition views and opening are included in this budget and are estimated
at about 7000 €.

The art centre’s team (6 people) works in close collaboration with the
curator and accompanies him / her in his / her researches and in all the
aspects of the production of the exhibition.

The art centre takes in charge the costs for the printing and postmail of
invitations, flyers, poster, the
publication of a 16 page journal (bilingual French/ English) and of a 8
pages journal for children.

The art centre can provide a video-projector and sound devices.


La Galerie is part of the d.c.a network of Contemporary Art Centres in
France. It is funded by public
institutions: the City of Noisy-le-Sec, the DRAC Ile-de-France – Ministry
of Culture and Communication, the Seine-Saint-Denis county and the
Ile-de-France county.

Founded in 1999, La Galerie Contemporary Art Center is now an established
exhibition place of the art scene both locally and internationally.
Recently appointed as the new director, Emilie Renard intends to build on
the contributions of her predecessors Hélène Chouteau (1998-2004) and
Marianne Lanavère (2005-2012) with a project made up of thematic seasons
focusing on an annual line of research. The seasons will unify the
exhibitions, artists residencies, publications, special events and
workshops that shape the Art Centre´s ongoing contact with the public.
Four exhibitions a year offer hitherto unseen works by internationally
recognized artists together with those of emerging French artists. The
centre´s main activities are to produce art works, publish bilingual
reference publications, host artists and curators in residence and develop
a program of events and educational activities in relation to the artistic


Each candidate must submit an exhibition proposal which he/she would be
able to implement with the help of La Galerie´s team. The exhibition can
be a group show (5 artists maximum), a duo, a solo show

In addition, the application would be required to:
- Take into consideration the general artistic program of La Galerie
- Have an interest in the French art scene.

To facilitate communication with the team and the public of La Galerie,
the curator should speak French or English.

During the residency, the curator should engage as much as possible with
the context of the art centre and participate actively in public talks and
events organised by La Galerie.

The curator should also write an introductory text and accompanying texts
on the works for the press release and the journal of the exhibition.

Deadline: application is to be emailed at the latest November 19th 2012
to: lagaleriecac at gmail.com
to the attention of: Nathanaëlle Puaud, Residency coordinator.

Applications should contain only 2 attached files in PDF format (maximum
total weight: 4 Mo).

The two PDF files should include:

1) The curator´s CV/biography with his/her name, date of birth, address,
phone and email, a list of curated
exhibitions and a bibliography.

2) An exhibition proposal including:
- 4 lines which summarise the exhibition project
- a text (maximum 2 pages) explaining the idea of the exhibition project
- a list of considered artists (even if they´re obviously not confirmed at
this stage)
- a short text about each considered artist specifying how his/her work
relates to the exhibition (5 lines maximum)
- one picture (of an art work or exhibition view) for each artist.

In the case of a duo or a solo exhibition, please provide pictures of
various works.
- ideas about public events and workshops to be organised during the

Applications sent by post mail and applications which are incomplete will
not be accepted.

data limita: 19/11/12

La Galerie, Contemporary Art Centre
Nathanaëlle Puaud, Residency coordinator
1 rue Jean-Jaurès
F- 93130 Noisy-le-Sec
tel: +33 1 49 42 67 17
lagaleriecac at gmail.com


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