So Close

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So Close


Side x Side Contemporary is pleased to announce it’s first open call for an online juried group exhibition, So Close. So Close refers to a state of unity, of being united or joined together, but also to the idea of a near miss, the almost, and not-quite-there. We are interested in seeing work interpreting various states of closeness or absence and offer a moment to investigate expectation, proximity, intimacy, vacancy, and omission.

We invite artists to interpret this theme in relationship to space, process, representation, or material. We are asking artists to have their own interpretation and submit works that can address the theme of the exhibition formally and/or conceptually.

This is an international online juried group exhibition and artists from around the world are invited to submit their works in any media including photography, drawing, sculpture, new media, printmaking, ceramics, fiber art, painting, collage, mixed media, installation art, video art, performance, etc.  Selected artists’ works will be featured on our website and social media page and their works will be highlighted during the weeks of the exhibition.

Application deadline: June 4, 2020
Submission is free
Notification date: June 10, 2020
Exhibition dates: June 22 – July 6, 2020 (with the possibility of being extended)
Where to submit:

Send one email with your application to

Subject of the email: your name_So Close Exhibition

What to submit:

Please include a Word document or PDF file with the materials below and attach the images separately:

Your name and your email address
Link to your website and/or Instagram
A short bio
Artist CV (if not available on your website)
Statement (explaining how your work relates to the theme)
Inventory list of submitted work (up to 3 artworks) including your name, title of the piece, medium, dimensions, and the year
Attach up to three images (including stills for video works). We will ONLY accept high-resolution jpg files.  All the files need to be named: first name_ last name_title of the piece.jpg
Important notes:

All the material should be submitted via one email
Artworks should be original work created by the artist and follow the exhibition theme (formally and/or conceptually)
Artists must be 18 years or older to apply
Low-quality images will be omitted from the jurying process
For video works, send us a link (Vimeo, youtube, etc.) and a still from the video. If your work gets selected, we will show a still from your video and link it to Vimeo or youtube, where the actual video is located
All the work/text that you submit will be considered final (you cannot change your submission after submitting)
Only selected artists will be notified. We will also announce the results on our website and Instagram page (make sure to follow our Instagram to not miss any announcements!)
Submitting your work does not guarantee acceptance
Works submitted after the deadline will not be considered in the jury process
After the exhibition, selected artworks will remain online on our website for a few months (depending on the space that we have available)
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at
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