Call for Design Projects – Genetics and Identity

Ancestry Traveller invites visual artists to join a challenge to explore, through the art of drawing, questions on identity and genetics. This call is the apex of a research project on HUMAN DIVERSITY IN THE MAGALHÃES CIRCUNAVEGATION SPACE: genetics, history and culture, with a three-stage exploratory and selective process.

  • Motivation letter, small portfolio, biography, signing of commitment to participate in all subsequent phases;
  • Selection of a maximum of 12 artists + workshop on genetic ancestry testing, guided by researcher Luísa Pereira;
  • Creative research – individual process of drawing production and exhibition. The exhibition may travel to other places.

Deadlines and application submission:

May 5, 2023 – 

Production support

The authors chosen to be featured in the exhibition will be awarded a certificate of participation, an ancestry report, a production support fee of €400 and a copy of the book-catalogue.

Important dates

May 5, 2023 – Submission deadline.

May 10, 2023 – Notification of the chosen artists.

May 17 + July 19, 2023 – Workshop with researcher Luísa Pereira.

October 30, 2023 – Final drawings submission.

End of 2023, beginning of 2024 – Exhibition opening.

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