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Exhibition Proposal Writing Workshop

June 4, 2019

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


June 4, 2019

6-9 pm


Xpace’s annual Exhibition Proposal Writing Workshop is intended to help with the planning and writing of your project proposal. Xpace staff will talk about our experiences in applying to calls for submissions, putting out calls for submissions, and what we look for in a great proposal. We will discuss tips on writing artist statements, project descriptions, and how to best represent your work through documentation and file organization.

Our special guest for this workshop will be artist Shellie Zhang.

Bring in your project proposals (completed or partial) for one-on-one feedback!

Shellie Zhang is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. She has exhibited at venues including WORKJAM (Beijing), Asian Art Initiative (Philadelphia) and Gallery 44 (Toronto). She is a recipient of grants such as the RBC Museum Emerging Professional Grant, the Toronto Arts Council’s Visual Projects grant, and the Canada Council’s Project Grant to Visual Artists. Recent projects include a residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Creative Time Summit, and publication with the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU). Upcoming projects include a long-term research project in Saskatoon and a solo exhibition at the New Gallery (Calgary).

By uniting both past and present iconography with the techniques of mass communication, language and sign, Zhang’s work deconstructs notions of tradition, gender, identity, the diaspora, and popular culture while calling attention to these subjects in the context and construction of a multicultural society. She is interested in exploring how integration, diversity and assimilation is implemented and negotiated, how this relates to lived experiences, and how culture is learned and relearned.

View Xpace’s current call for submissions HERE.

Tickets available HERE