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About OFF TRIENNALE

Every three years, the Triennial of Photography Hamburg showcases international photography in collaboration with the city’s major museums, cultural institutions, galleries and artist’s spaces. Since its foundation in 1999, the festival has gained recognition and has become an important photography event throughout Germany and internationally. With a large number of exhibitions reflecting each Triennial’s leitmotiv, it highlights current topics through photography. The theme for the upcoming Triennial of Photography 2018 will be: BREAKING POINT. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE. Next to the official program of the Triennial, which runs June through September 2018, the festival features conversations with artists, thematic discussions, lectures, portfolio viewings, evening events and an international conference.

For the first time, the Triennial of Photography Hamburg will launch the OFF TRIENNALE during its opening week, June 7-17, 2018. The OFF TRIENNALE was conceived as a dynamic, experimental and cutting-edge component contributing and complementing the exhibition program at the primary venues. It is the fringe of the central events of the Triennial of Photography, the unconventional, avant-garde and edgy addition alongside the main program. The photography showcased in the OFF TRIENNALE will be generated through a juried international open call. The OFF TRIENNALE is looking for outstanding work from emerging and established artists working in the medium of photography and will present the works in solo shows at Off-locations throughout the city of Hamburg.

The OFF TRIENNALE is organized by the Triennial-Team and is curated by Nina Venus.

Open Call

The OFF TRIENNALE is looking for outstanding work from emerging and established artists working in the medium of photography reflecting upon the theme of the 7th Triennial of Photography: BREAKING POINT. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE. The participating artists will present their work in solo-shows at selected Off-locations throughout the city, will be featured in press communications and included in the catalogue publication as part of the 7th Triennial of Photography. Each selected project will be supported by the OFF TRIENNALE with up to €1000.

The open call is juried by a panel of acclaimed and influential professionals in the field of art and photography.

Judging criteria

The OFF TRIENNALE is looking for creative minds and innovative artists working with the medium of photography to contribute their work to the 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, reflecting upon its leitmotiv BREAKING POINT. SEARCHING FOR CHANGE.

Juror Information

The open call will be judged in two stages. The initial Jury will meet in Hamburg to review all submissions and preselect a shortlist of entries. As next step, in addition to representatives of the Triennial of Photography, an extended Jury will choose the finalists from the juried shortlist.

Members of the jury

Krzysztof Candrowicz

curator, artistic director of the Triennial of Photography 2018

Ute Meta Bauer

international curator, professor of contemporary art and founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Singapore

W.M. Hunt

photography collector, curator

Susanna Kirschnick

artist, photographer and master-printer, owner and founder of gOlab Berlin.

Alison Nordström

independent scholar, former senior curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, founding director of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, FL

Nina Venus

artist, curator of OFF TRIENNALE

Timeline

July 3, 2017
Submission opening
September 28, 2017
Submission Deadline
November 9 - 12, 2017
Shortlist announcement (during Paris Photo)

Requirements

Submission Criteria
  • Photographic works (20 images max)
  • Short project description (max 1500 characters incl. spaces)
  • Short Bio (max 1500 characters incl. spaces)
Entrance Fees
15€

FAQs

Q. How do I submit my work?
A. Enter our open call through picter.com or follow the link on our website

Q. What do I need to submit?
A. Fill out the online registration form
Pay 15€ entry fee
Upload a maximum of 20 images
Write a short project description (max 1500 characters incl. spaces)
Write a short bio (max 1500 characters incl. spaces) and tell us about yourself

Q. What if I have questions that have not been answered here?
A. Get in touch with us: info[at]off-triennale.de

Call closes
September 28, 2017
23:59 UTC+2