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Exhibition Opportunities

 ‘Hide me, Steal Me, Be Nice to Me’

 (Freedom to roam, overcoming barriers, confronting crossings)

Curator: Diana Ali (UK) www.dianaali.com

Gallery: ARTE.M, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

Art Center Caravel as a gallery

Dates: July 2024 (exact dates TBC)

An exhibition of contemporary artwork investigating confrontational crossings, overcoming barriers & freedom of movement.


We are facing many barriers globally where our identities are being bruised, rejected, and turned away. This leaves a tension for bodies, thoughts, and circumstances to be accepted and co-exist. Artists are invited to contest and question what it means to face barriers. Often our artworks have been declined from being shown and exhibited. This exhibition gives an opportunity for the art to migrate. There may not be a utopia, but there are ways of overcoming barriers.

Imagine the artwork being personified. What would it say if it had freedom of movement, no immigration law, finding asylum and a sense of belonging without being displaced?

Artists are invited to submit explorative and experimental photographic work/s that relate to the concept.

Work accepted: Photography

(Photography is a loose term. This can be interpreted as negatives, scans, film stock, collaged photos, varied photographic formats, celluloid, stills from video/ film, analogue, digital, pinhole, polaroid, vernacular photography).

Please send originals artworks and not photographs of work.


Acceptable size: No larger than 66cm x 38cm (26” x 15”)

Ultimately, it will fit in a suitcase and be able to travel to its destined place.

Where & When:

Gallery: ARTE.M, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.  

Dates: 3 weeks in July 2024 – exact dates TBC


To apply please send up to 2/3 jpeg images of the work (include dimensions & medium) and an approximately 50-100 word statement about how the work links to the theme to alidiana@gmail.com  

Artists will be notified of acceptance approx. 1 week after the closing date. Further details regarding logistics will be provided to successful artists.

Please note that the submission process is free but if artists are selected, they are required to pay a £10 (GBP) administration fee which covers promotion, space hire, marketing and admin costs.



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‘Engagement & Entrapment’ Exhibition #3. Seoul, South Korea. Deadline 30th May 2016. Info

‘Engagement & Entrapment’ Exhibition #2. Touring to Nicosia, Cyprus. Deadline 30th May 2015. Info

‘Engagement & Entrapment’ Binyamin Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Deadline March 2014. Info

‘A State of Un-Play’ Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania. Deadline March 2013. Info

‘Beyond the Material World’ Barlane Studios, York. Deadline 29th February 2012. Info

‘Mis-IN-Formation’ Fringe Arts Festival Bath. Deadline: 17th February 2012. Info

‘Dialogues: A Fake Romance?’ The Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham. Deadline: 22nd January 2010. Info

‘double lives:duple trials’ The Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Deadline: 30th November 2010. Info

‘Subversive Correspondence’ Bristol & London deadline: 03rd July 2009. Info

‘Olfaction’ The Empty Shop Gallery, Durham. Deadline: 17th April 2009. Info

Collaborations & Participations

‘HeadLies’ Deadline: 01st October 2011. Info

‘The Please Replies….’ Deadline: December 2010. Info

‘Distant Dialogues’ Deadline: 30th September 2009. Info

‘Post-Authorship’ Deadline: January 2009. Info

‘Defamiliarization’ Wimbledon Gallery, End Gallery- Sheffield, Site Gallery- Sheffield. Deadline: 24th March 2008. Info