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Open Call for Application: Curatorial Residency @ KHOJ

Khoj International Artist’s Association is pleased to invite applications from young curators working in contemporary visual arts for its second residency in 2011. 
The residency aims to establish a model of practice-based training for curators. It is an attempt at developing a training ground for emerging curators who will engage with various modes of artistic practice as well as be actively involved in critical writing. Two resident curators will be selected for the residency. They will benefit from the support and network of art practitioners that are associated with KHOJ.  
Curatorial Concept: Khoj invites applications for projects which blur boundaries between disciplines and have a pointed inquiry into practices such as New Media, Performance and Socially Engaged Practices within and outside the white-cube paradigm of galleries/ exhibitions. Since Khoj’s inception in 1997, various projects have actively engaged with practices that resist objectification. Premised on the process, many of the projects are manifested as research based initiatives, programmes with communities, temporal performances and interventions in public spaces.
The curator has the option to delve into the rich archive at KHOJ (aural, visual and textual) of such projects to identify themes to curate process-based art practices. Working with this idea, the resident curator can engage with the ideas and politics of representation and develop an exhibition model that is able to ‘represent’ processual art practices that defy containment within the traditional exhibition space. 
The duration of the residency will be two months (mid- July to mid September) and will culminate in a project/ exhibition by end October 2011. After a juried selection process, the invited curator will be provided with travel expenses, housing, and a stipend for expenses while in residence at Khoj studios as well as a seed budget for the proposed exhibition.
The resident curator will have at their disposal the Khoj archive and library.
The programme is part of the four-year Curatorship Programme by India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with select institutions across the country. For more information click here >>>
This is the second residency in a series of projects that KHOJ will undertake as the nodal centre facilitating curatorial practice in the visual arts. The Curatorship Programme is funded by the Jamsetji Tata Trust. 
 Requirements for the application:

Please send us:
•    A copy of your latest resume
•    3 writing samples/ Post graduate thesis
•    Catalogues/ documentation of exhibitions that you have curated in the past
•    A brief proposal for the residency based on the brief above
•    Two recommendation letters from art professionals who are familiar with your work.
•    Any additional material that may support your application
•    The applicant should also need to articulate his/her concerns and aspirations as a curator, and offer some perspective on the context of curatorial practice in India and how their proposed curatorial project hopes to address this context.
 Important Dates:
 Last date for submitting applications: 31st May 2011
(Applications received after this date will not be accepted)
Announcement of results: mid June 2011
Residency commences: mid July 2011
Residency ends: mid September 2011
Exhibition: October  2011
S-17 Khirki Extension
New Delhi -17
* Funding available for Indian Nationals only.