Open Call - Desktop Studies pavilion @ The Wrong Biennale

Update: Open Call – Desktop Studies pavilion @ The Wrong Biennale


The open call is now closed.

We want to thank everyone who submitted proposals to our call for ‘Desktop Studies’ pavilion @ the 6th edition of The Wrong Biennale.

Our selected artists are, in no particular order:
Diana Gheorghiu, Antonia Corduneanu, Herne Hiili & Datejuice, Maria Bacila, Flaviu Rogojan, Marta Mattioli
Special selection: Vitaly Yankovy

Congratulation to all of them!

spam-index invites Romanian artists experimenting in the field of digital art to apply with project proposals for Desktop Studies, the online pavilion of our platform at the 6th edition of The Wrong Bienniale.

As we spend more time in virtual worlds, it is crucial to be aware of their potential to isolate, distract, or distort our experiences. While screens and digital tools offer immense possibilities for connectivity and knowledge, we must also confront the limitations and biases embedded in the technology we interact with.

Can online experiences truly capture the richness and complexity of physical reality? How do the narratives we consume and the identities we construct in the digital landscape shape social dynamics and human relationships? If screens become means of commercialization, turning our attention into a consumable product, how do algorithms influence the way we engage with the digital and physical environment? Can we find a balance between the benefits of connectivity and the protection of our privacy? How can we actively ensure that technology does not perpetuate systems that exploit and control?

Desktop Studies aims to highlight the Romanian perspective in the online space, emphasizing contemporary realities in the local context. We encourage artists to submit digital works (videos, animations, collages, gifs, interactive works, web pages, etc.) that explore relationships and question the dichotomy between the real and the virtual.
While the pavilion will be designed for the online environment, the event will be accompanied by a physical exhibition where elements from the final works will materialize through 3D prints. We particularly encourage works with 3D objects, but not exclusively.

Following the open call, 6 proposals will be selected, each of which will receive a fee of 3000 RON.

Applications must be submitted by July 25th.

Selected artists will be notified by email by August 3rd.

[NOTE: The open call is meant only for Romanian artists and the application form is in Romanian]

To submit an application, please click HERE

For further questions and information, you can contact us at the email address: [email protected]

Celebrating digital culture since 2o13, The Wrong organises art driven, multicultural, innovative and collaborative projects, online and offline, bringing together curators, artists and institutions.

The Wrong provides decentralised platforms open to participation, as a melting pot for the established, the emerging and the underrepresented, to explore creativity and digital culture in a positive and constructive way.

Showcasing a wide range of cultures, styles, and mediums to a global audience, The Wrong fosters an inclusive and diverse digital art scene, and encourages artistic growth and experimentation.

spam-index.com aims to be the first online platform designed to promote Romanian digital, internet and post-internet art as well as artists who investigate and reflect on the impact of the internet in today’s society. We support this type of creativity in the local context by increasing the visibility of local artists and their works, as well as their archiving. Our goal is to commission new works, to develop interviews and articles and to create online residences, promoting digital events and art competitions at an international, but most importantly at a local level.

Desktop Studies” is co-funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the project’s results are used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.