CALL FOR ARTISTS: Dak’Art - Biennale of African Contemporary Art

Artist: Modou Dieng
ARTIST: Modou Dieng

African and Diaspora artists are invited to submit their work for consideration to the 9th edition of Dak’Art – Biennale of African Contemporary Art, scheduled 07 May to 07 June 2010.  

DEADLINE: 31 December 2009.

Application Procedure

Application must include the following documents digitized and CD-rom/DVD format:

1.  Application letter.

2.  Detailed Curriculum Vitae: civil status, studies, exhibitions, awards, residencies, publications, Internet links.

3.  Two recent passport size photographs (printed AND digitized).

4.  Five colour copies of recent works (less than two years old).

5.  Technical form describing these works (downloadable on

6.  Copies of published articles, art magazines and art critic articles on the artist’s work. One or several statements from well-known experts (optional).
  • Text documents must be presented in .doc, .rtf, .pdf or .txt files.
  • Pictures and photo documents, including passport photos, must be jpeg, tiff or png files in high resolution, 300 dots per inch. However, artists unable to provide digitized documents are allowed to send application documents printed on paper.
  • Each picture file must be named with an explicit title and include a text file with name of the file, name of the artist, title of the work, technical description, year, size, and name of the photographer of the work (obligatory).
  • For photos printed on paper, these details must appear on the back of each photo.
  • INSTALLATIONS: Join to the application a detailed description of the installations and, if necessary, include a plan and sketches of the installation.
  • VIDEO WORKS / DIGITAL ART: Join to the application a CD-rom or DVD of the works and any useful information regarding install of the work in the exhibition space.

Please be aware that these documents will not be returned to the artist after the deliberations of the selection committee. They will be added to the Documentation Centre of the Biennale.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The work submitted must not have been shown in any international exhibition.

Application documents must reach the General Secretariat of the Biennale no later than 31 December 2009.

Completed applications must be sent to the following address:

Secrétariat Général de la Biennale de Dakar
19, Avenue Hassan II (ex Avenue Albert Sarraut)
B.P. 3865 Dakar

For further information, visit:
or the Creative Africa Network, where this call was originally found.
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