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Room to Bloom: a new platform for feminist artists | Open Call

Spring has finally sprung, and with it, we are starting a new journey launching an open call for young feminist artists navigating the fields of postcolonial and ecofeminism.

Studio Rizoma is funded in the belief that involving other parts of the world in our reflections and activities is necessary to make new alternatives emerge. With Room to Bloom we are opening up a new platform that it’s engaging since its beginning with transfeminist, ecofeminist, revolutionary, and therapeutic practices. Throughout the process, we will examine the most challenging feminist, queer, and postcolonial theories and artistic practices at a global scale that will help us collectively to challenge the Eurocentric bias. From this plurality of worlds, we aim to open a discussion and peer-to-peer learning process between different disciplines, opening the possibilities of a wide project of construction, de-construction and co-creation.

Through this call, we will collectively select a group of 100 emerging feminist artists working in the field of ecofeminism and postcolonial practices to participate in a mix of trainings, workshops and talks throughout the year. Out of the 100 artists, 15 artists will be selected to work over the Summer to produce artworks reflecting on the central themes of the platform. In a collective curatorial process, the 15 artworks selected will be pointing out new ways for transnational, post-colonial and environmentally sensible art practices to imagine new possible futures for women and minorities in the Art world. All the selected participants will be presented in an online index of artists that will be publicly available and distributed among international artistic institutions.

Room to Bloom artworks will be exhibited in the context of the artistic programme for the city of Palermo curated by Studio Rizoma, in the Biennale of Kyiv and the Biennale of Warszawa. 

With Room to Bloom, co-run by our partners from European Alternatives, Museums of Cultures of the World, AthenSyn and Avtonomi Akademia, we launch a programme online approaching artists and creators from all across the globe imagining new methodologies that allow the artists engaged to de-centre Europe, to articulate a new centrality for the peripheries of the world and re-establish Europe’s rapport with Northern Africa and the Americas. 


Deadline to apply is 23rd April, 2021 midnight CET.

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