A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Residence, Inc.) is a feminist, not-for-profit, artist-run cooperative gallery for women, femmes and non-binary artists. As a collective, A.I.R. maintains a permanent exhibition space and exhibits the work of hundreds of artists each year. A.I.R. fosters a multiplicity of voices in the arts, facilitates intergenerational dialogue, continues investigations of feminism, and bridges art and activism. Founded in 1972, A.I.R. builds on its history while it seeks to expand the responsibility of a feminist space by supporting artists across a spectrum of intersectional identities and cultural perspectives.





 

NEW YORK MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

To apply for membership please complete all questions.

EXHIBITION PROPOSAL FORM

Your application must include the following:

  • A 500 word proposal describing your plans and ideas for the exhibition
  • Resume (one page)
  • Artist statement (one page)
  • Please list one (1) reference with contact information
  • Images or Video
  • Ten (10) images related to proposed exhibition in 1000px high (variable width), 72dpi, JPG, RGB
    • Three (3) videos, each of which can be a maximum of three (3) minutes long. Accepted file types include Mp4, AVI, MOV, MPG. Only moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted as video files. Videos of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed.
  • Completed image or video list

We have three different exhibition spaces, please consider this in your proposal. 

Gallery I- $3,600 (August ONLY) 

Gallery II- $3,200 ($2,900 for A.I.R. NY Artists or August Dates)

Gallery III-$3,200 ($2,900 for A.I.R. NY Artists or August Dates)

Ends on $40.00
$40.00

THE 2022 A.I.R. CURRENTS EXHIBITION

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 


Curators: Roxana Fabius and Christian Camacho-Light


Increasing in the wake of 2016, mainstream and alternative media alike have long published think pieces wading into a perceived fissure in contemporary political discourse: that between so-called “identity politics” on the one hand and class-based struggle on the other. On both the left and right, this has resulted in a muddying of the terms at play, giving the impression that contemporary politics is either/or, a zero-sum game.

On the eve of the 45th anniversary of the Combahee River Collective Statement, the 2022 A.I.R. CURRENTS exhibition Identity Politics looks to the concept’s origins in order to consider its continued relevance and contemporary manifestations. One of the most significant texts of the twentieth century and a pillar of Black feminist theory and praxis, the 1977 statement positions identity politics not as a force of atomization, but as a political analysis that emphasizes personal experience and multi-focal coalition building as wellsprings of revolutionary action. For the Combahee River Collective, identity politics allowed for the recognition that all forms of oppression are interconnected and thus cannot be fought in isolation. While importantly informed by who you are, identity politics poses the more essential question of what you might do with others.

Building on this precedent, Identity Politics aims to explore the unexpected and non-linear connections born from alternative forms of kinship. Artists might look to the agency they find in their own unique lived experience or may consider connection, solidarity, and collective action more broadly. The subject of submitted works might include embodied experience, familial histories both chosen and inherited, the bridging of art and politics, multiscalar approaches to change and coalition building, and personal and/or structural considerations of identity’s intersections. Curated by A.I.R. Gallery’s Executive Director Roxana Fabius and Director of Exhibitions and Fellowship Christian Camacho-Light, this exhibition is open to all artists working across all forms and disciplines. We encourage openness of interpretation and welcome the both/and.     


CURATORS 


Roxana Fabius Rozenbaum is a Uruguayan curator and arts administrator. She currently lives and works in New York City and serves as Executive Director at A.I.R. Gallery. During her tenure at A.I.R. she has organized programs and exhibitions with Gordon Hall, Elizabeth Povinelli, Jack Halberstam, Che Gosset, Regina José Galindo, Lex Brown, Kazuko, Howardena Pindell, and many others. She has also organized programs and exhibitions at the Judd Foundation, NYC, The Park Avenue Armory, NYC, The Hessel Museum, New York, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Zona Maco, Mexico D.F., Art Port, Tel Aviv, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, and Museo Zorrilla, Montevideo. Her research is focused on the intersection of aesthetics, art, design, technology, and feminist theories.

Christian Camacho-Light is a curator and writer based in New York. Their curatorial research deals with matters of difference and identity, recognition and resistance, and the relationship between aesthetic and social representation. They’ve organized exhibitions and public programs at Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, New York, NY; Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; The Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ; Knockdown Center, Queens, NY; The International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY; and the Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Camacho-Light is currently the Director of Exhibitions and Fellowship at A.I.R. Gallery and was formerly the Associate Director of Kate Werble Gallery (2017-2020) and AIRspace Curator-in-Residence at Abrons Arts Center (2017-2019). They hold an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College and a BA in Art History from Vassar College.


Transparency Statement

As a non-profit cooperative artist-run space, A.I.R. Gallery strives to provide a platform for artists in and out of its immediate network. The biannual CURRENTS open call exhibition is intended as one such service to the arts community. In our efforts to model more equitable and transparent dealings within the contemporary art world, we wish to communicate clearly how the funds collected from this open call are spent and how they are used to build the opportunity represented by CURRENTS.


Artistic Transparency

For this call A.I.R. will begin collecting information on the relationships formed, the inspirations sources found, and other benefits generated from these types of exhibitions in order to understand the needs of artists and better serve the arts community.



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Images must be JPG files only.
  • Each image may not exceed 1MB and 1000 pixels in any direction.
  • Images MUST be oriented properly (ex: top of the image is up).
  • Videos must be .MOV or MP4 format only and must not exceed 3 minutes in length.
  • Videos credits must not contain the artist name.
  • Text submissions must be in PDF format
  • Sound submissions must be in MP3 format


THIS IS AN ANONYMOUS REVIEW. Absolutely none of the submitted materials may include the artist's name—the artist's name may not appear in the file name or body of images, statement, CV, or any other submitted files. If a submitted file contains or is titled with the artist's name, the submission will be disqualified and the artist will not be permitted to apply until the next Currents cycle.


PLEASE NOTE

  • You must fill in all fields and upload at least 3 images in order for your application to be complete.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Applications will be reviewed in OCTOBER 2021. You may be notified as late as NOVEMBER 2021. Due to the amount of submissions the gallery cannot answer every inquiry regarding individual applications until all the applications have been reviewed. Please DO NOT call or email the gallery about your application status. Thank you! 


APPLICATION FEE: $35

REMINDER: BASE APPLICATION FEE WILL INCREASE TO $40 AFTER SEPTEMBER 18

2022-2023 A.I.R. GALLERY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

A 12-month sponsored A.I.R. membership and solo exhibition opportunity for emerging and underrepresented women and non-binary artists.

ELIGIBILITY:

In order to be eligible for the A.I.R. Fellowship program you must:

  • Be a woman or non-binary artist.
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a resident, or live within commuting distance, of the New York City metropolitan area for the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Not have had a solo exhibition at a permanent commercial gallery in NYC in the last 10 years.
  • Not be a student or enrolled in any degree-seeking program at the time of the program.
  • Not be participating in a comparable development, fellowship, or residency program during the Fellowship.
  • Not be a current member, employee, or board member of A.I.R. Gallery and must never have had a solo show at A.I.R. Gallery.
  • Not be a Fellowship alum. 

 
Not sure if you qualify? Check our frequently asked questions page for more info.

If you still have questions, A.I.R. will host a free Info Session. This session is not mandatory, however, it is strongly encouraged that potential applicants attend the event if possible. The Info Session will take place on Wednesday, October 6 at 7 PM ET via Zoom. Registration details to follow.

Artists awarded the A.I.R. Fellowship will receive a solo exhibition sponsored in full by the gallery, development workshops led by a professional in the field, a one-on-one studio visit with one of the review panelists, an artist-mentor at A.I.R. Gallery to work with throughout the program, and much more.

Fellowship artists are required to develop and execute one community project in the spirit of A.I.R.’s community. Artists will present a brief artist’s talk at the opening reception for their exhibition. They are expected to commit to participation in the program and the A.I.R. community by attending events and workshops.


IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  

  • 72ppi, JPG, RGB files only.
  • Image may not exceed 1000 pixels in any direction.
  • Images MUST be oriented properly (ex: top of the image is up).
  • All file names must be labeled with Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions (H x W x D) i.e. Untitled 2, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 14x14 inches.jpg
  • You must fill in all fields and upload all 5 images in order for your application to be complete.

 
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Video samples must not exceed 1 minute in length.
  • We only accept video submissions for artworks (video, film, performance, etc). Please NO "behind the scenes" or "personal statement" videos.
  • Video must be submitted as .MOV or MP4 format.
  • Videos credits must not contain the artist name.
  • All file names must be labeled with Title, Year, Medium, Duration i.e. Untitled 2, 2015, digital video, 15 minutes.mp4..

 
ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • All questions should be answered to the best of your ability.
  • Please submit CVs and artist statements in PDF format ONLY.
  • THIS IS AN ANONYMOUS REVIEW. Absolutely none of the submitted materials may include the artist's name; the artist's name may not appear in the file name or body of images, statements, CVs, or any other submitted files. If a submitted file contains or is titled with the artist's name, the submission will be disqualified and the artist will not be permitted to re-apply until the next Fellowship cycle. 
  • Any application that does not adhere to our guidelines will be automatically disqualified.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Each year, a rigorous selection review is conducted by a panel of three outside curators, critics, and established artists. Through a multi-round process, artists are selected based on the quality of and commitment to their work. A final interview and selection is made by A.I.R. Gallery Artists. A mandatory in-person interview is held prior to being accepted to the program. The A.I.R. Fellowship Program is open to artists working in all media and is intended to support those who could most benefit from the opportunities that the program offers.  Six artists will be awarded a Fellowship. This year's panelists are Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, Gordon Hall, and Baseera Khan.

A.I.R. Gallery reserves the right to omit any applications that do not meet our specifications.

If for any reason you do not get an email confirmation from Submittable after applying, please email info@airgallery.org. All applicants will be notified by APRIL 2022. Because of the large volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries regarding the status of applications.

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