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Together, more than 120 jurors logged over 5,500 votes to determine which 4 proposals received the highest scores and will become apexart Franchise Exhibitions in our 2015-16 season. We are pleased to share the results!

  2015-16 Franchise Results

  2015-16 Franchise Ranking

  2015-16 Franchise Jurors

Tiffany Boyle & Jessica Carden
Rum Retort is an exhibition on the site of a previously-forgotten burial ground for African slaves at Pierhead Docks in Bridgetown, Barbados, drawing attention to the island’s colonial history.

Marie Nipper & Peter Amby
In Vitro (Studies On Entropy) engages artists to show works in ten abandoned modernist vitrines in Copenhagen, Denmark’s city center, focusing on transformation and disorder.


Atif Akin & Dilek Winchester
Apricots from Damascus invites artists to prepare survival guides in the form of zines for Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey.

Jennifer Davis & Su-Ying Lee
How to Make Space highlights the powerful way in which female migrant workers in Hong Kong, China, use temporary structures to create community.

  • Submit your proposal for an idea-driven, group exhibition to be presented anywhere in the world – outside of New York City.
  • Submissions are 500 words outlining your idea, where it will take place, and why the idea and location are connected.
  • Proposals for the 2016-17 season will be accepted from February 1 - 29, 2016.
  • Space Between Our Fingers
    on view through May 30.
  • Organized by Rachel Dedman, this constellation exhibition with works in 5 venues across the city explores outer space and science fiction as imagined and challenged by artists from the Middle East.
  • Featuring work by Jananne al-Ani, Ali Cherri, Faycal Baghriche, Ala Ebtekar, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Assad JradiMehreen Murtaza, and Larissa Sansour.
Read all past winning proposals
  • No previous experience required.
  • All exhibitions must include the work of at least three artists.
  • apexart provides a budget of up to $8,000 for travel, shipping, artist honorariums, and installation expenses.
  • Artists do not need to be confirmed before you apply.
  • Please note that apexart is not a funding organization and exhibitions are part of apexart's regular programming.
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