Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial / Calls & Submissions

April 3, 2020

Organization Name: Katonah Museum of Art

Organization Location: Katonah, NY

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $35


The Katonah Museum of Art invites submissions for Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, June 28 – October 4, 2020. The exhibition, juried by Yasmeen Siddiqui, will bring together visual artists, sound artists, book artists, craft-based artists, poets and authors whose work explores connections between the past and present. This includes, but is not limited to, work that:

Engages with personal or family history
Examines the idea and form of the archive, or the ways in which historical objects and ideas are organized, categorized, and displayed
Borrows from the history of art
Challenges the dominant narrative of (art) history and questions what and who that history includes and excludes
With Cladogram: KMA International Juried Biennial, the KMA seeks to present a broad range of contemporary work created by artists based locally, regionally, and globally. In doing so, the Museum hopes to build networks of artists around the world. Awards will be granted to the top three submissions.


About Yasmeen Siddiqui

Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of Minerva Projects, whose objective is to support interdisciplinary artists who have expressed the desire to analyze their practice, and where curatorial ideas are tested in service to publishing books. In tandem with this work, Siddiqui writes and edits, having her work published in Hyperallergic, ART PAPERS, Cairo Times, Medina Magazine, Flash Art, Modern Painters, NKA and The Brooklyn Rail. Current projects include a book length manuscript on the subject of home and a series of essays considering authoritarianism through the works of artists and authors. She is also co-editing the anthology The Storytellers of Art Histories (Intellect Books, 2021). Siddiqui is a core faculty member at the School of Visual Art at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York and the Master of Arts in Critical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.



April 3: Deadline for submission of artworks.
May 1: Notification of accepted artists by email and web posting.
June 19-20, 9 am to 5 pm: Deadline for receipt of all artwork.
June 27: 1st Look Preview Opening
June 28: Members and Public Openings
October 4: Exhibition closes
October 5, 8 AM – 8 PM: Artists, or their shippers, pick up artwork.
(Artwork not picked up will incur a $50 per day storage fee).


To submit work, follow this link to the CaFÉ submission platform:

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