The Open Call for next year’s OpenART biennial has officially closed and the extensive work of selecting the artists will take its first steps in September.
The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury of artists consisting of Cecilia Jansson (SE), Peter Ojstersek (SE) and Pia Männikkö (FI). All of the jury members have previously exhibited their work at OpenART.
Cecilia Jansson is a Swedish artist with a local connection to Örebro through her artistic projects with the inmates at Kumla Prison and teaching position at Örebro Art School. Only in the past year she has won Örebro County’s Culture Prize, been exhibited at Swatch Faces at the Venice Biennial and just recently completed an Artist in Residency stay at NARS Foundation in New York.
Peter Ojstersek is a Swedish artist living and working in both Gothenburg, Sweden and Berlin, Germany. Although, splitting his time between the two countries he has also, since 2007, been working as a Senior Lecturer at Valand Academy, University of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Pia Männikkö is a Finnish artist living and working in Helsinki, Finland. She participated in OpenART’s residency project Academy in 2013, ending the stay with three artworks represented at the biennial. Throughout the years she has been exhibited in countries like Germany, Spain, Scotland, Australia and more.
The 6th edition of OpenART is taking place 18 June – 10 September 2017.