Call For Proposals

Doing and Undergoing

An art exhibition at Teachers College Columbia University from May 2013 – December 15th, 2013 celebrating its 125th year anniversary.

Presented throughout the historic Teachers College building on 120th Street in New York City, Doing and Undergoing will be a site-specific installation presented on four floors of the fully operational graduate school.


Artists must identify one of three themes under which they wish to propose their artwork:

“Experiential Inquiry”

“Experiment and Experience”

“Doing and Undergoing”

Artists must identify the site of the proposed artwork by going to the website which has all the sites numbered, listed and imaged. Please identify in your proposal the site by the numerical designation.

We ask that artists directly respond to the site and to keep in mind that the exhibition is location in an active and fully functioning graduate school and approach that in a thoughtful manner. Medium: no restrictions.

Please submit:

· 1 to 3 images of the proposed work. Drawings or sketches – if no images are available -, appropriately identified, by name, date, title, size.

· 10 images of previous work, appropriately labeled, name, date, title, size and medium.

· Short bio, max 200 words.

· Artist Statement: a short statement that connects your work to the theme and to the suggested site.

Artists may submit no more than 2 proposals of individual artwork. Proposals may contain a series if that is relevant to the work and the proposed site.

We also encourage collaborative projects. All names of the participants must be included in the submission.

Open to all professional artists (No students please).


All submissions must be received electronically, preferably as a single PDF with a maximum of 15 MB.

Please email your submission to:

We will provide a modest artist honorarium and very limited installation fees. Please note, there is no budget for production.


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