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)
A.I.R. GALLERY NATIONAL ARTISTS PROGRAM APPLICATION
Four year A.I.R. membership and group exhibition opportunity for women and non-binary artists who reside outside of New York City, but within the United States.
DEADLINE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 15TH, 2021 AT 11:59 PM
In order to be eligible for the A.I.R. National Artist Program you must:
- Be a woman or non-binary artist.
- Reside outside of New York City, but within the United States.
- Not have been an A.I.R. National Artist Program member for the previous 2 years.
- Exhibition opportunities: Every member in the program exhibits annually in a curated group show.
- Juried Exhibitions: In addition to the curated National Members Exhibition, artists may apply without fee to the following juried exhibitions: Generations, the Biennial exhibition series, and the Currents exhibition series.
- Solo Show: after two years a National Artist can apply to the Exhibition Committee for a solo show.
- Representation on the gallery website and in the A.I.R. mailing list.
- Access to fiscal sponsorship when requested for grants and donations requiring 501(c)(3) status.
- Support in looking for local funding sources for their membership.
- Opportunities for artist led events (i.e. Artist talks, panel discussions etc.)
- The membership is a four-year commitment to the program. The artist may choose to continue for 1 additional two-year term extension (totaling 6 years). Then after a 2-year hiatus, one can reapply.
- Membership dues of $1,440 per year, payable in two $720 segments, each, paid on September 1st and January 1st. Expenses will go towards exhibition catalogue, announcements, press, postage, opening reception and photography.
- National Artists are encouraged to organize additional programs or projects using the gallery space and to provide resources or exhibition opportunities in their own regions.
- Artists may submit professional activities outside the gallery for publication in the gallery’s NEWS page.
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 10 images OR three 5-minute videos in order for your application to be complete.
VIDEO SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- Upload a 5-minute video to youtube.com. Copy and paste the URL of the uploaded video into the field provided in the online application.
- Video samples may not exceed 5 minutes in length.
- We will only accept a video artwork piece - NO 'behind the scenes' or 'personal statement' videos
- Video must be submitted as .MOV or MP4 format
- Videos may be a 5-minute clip of a full video. Please indicate that, if so.
- 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".jpg.
ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
- All questions should be answered to the best of your ability.
- Resume and artist statement in PDF format ONLY.
The A.I.R. staff initially reviews applications to ascertain whether the applicant meets the eligibility requirements of the National Artist Program. In August the selection panel will conduct a review of applications considering the following criteria:
- Ambition shown in the execution of artwork presented, work demonstrating intellectual rigor and innovative approaches to materials and concepts.
- Concepts shown from a variety of perspectives; political, social and art historical.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants will be notified by AUGUST 2021. Please do not contact the gallery to inquire about your application.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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