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Posted by | January 15 | No Comments on Logos

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Posted by | January 11 | No Comments on OPEN CALL APPLICATION

Welcome with your application to Malmö Fotobiennal 2019. The deadline for the application is pushed until the 28th of February 2019. The main theme for the exhibitions is “UTOPIA”. The curator group is looking forward to review your project or series of photography, which we trust to be related to the theme in one way or the other. Applying to open call is free of charge.

If your work is chosen we will contact you in the beginning of mars 2019. Further on, due to our narrow budget, we cannot receive any original prints. Since a few years back we are printing the projects here on a large quality Epson printer. Your work will be displayed in the catalogue as well but all that information will be detailed for you if you are among the chosen artist/photographer.


• The application shall be one (1) PDF-file with multiple pages (4-8)
• All info/material shall be included in this document. 
• The PDF-file shall be in a standing/portrait format/layout.
• The PDF-file has shall not exceed more than 8 pages. 
• New: The PDF-language can be English, Swedish or Danish.

Send your open call application to

Structure of your Application:

Page 1  
Name, adress and contact information (email, cell/mobile phone etc.)
Write  ”Application Malmö Fotobiennal 2019” in upper right side.
Personal statement – Wrote a free text on your work.

Page 2.
Page 2 is a compressed CV where you include the most important information.
In Page 2 you include information as; education, group exhibitions, grants, commissions etc. 

Page 3.
Application form updated on the 10th of Feb. To be clear: The board is taking care of finding a physical space for the open call exhibitions.

Exhibition proposal – Write a text on what you are intending to show at the Malmö Fotobiennal. Include as much information as possible as a theoretical perspective on your work, media and format etc.
On the bottom of Page 3. Insert links to your website and to work that is current to your present work and the work you are applying with.

Page 4-8
Portfolio – Insert images in the document that is relevant and images that you are applying with and intend to exhibit. 
Under all images do write information of the work as; title, media (print, collage etc.) and year. 

• If you have video work. Upload your video on YouTube or Vimeo (or other websites).

• If you have video work that you don´t want to show in public and is only for the application for Malmö Fotobiennal. Upload the video on Vimeo (or other website) and make it as a ”closed/private” video and include the link on Page 3. and write the password for accessing the video under the link.

• Regarding inserted links – All links has to be active, that is the website you are linking to should appear when you click on the link. 

• Reduced File Size – Save you application as a PDF- file and also as ”Reduced File Size” before you send it to us. 

• File name – The PDF-file should be:  Start with MFOC19 (an abbreviation of Malmö Fotobiennal Open Call 2019) and your name. 

See example
MFOC19_First Name_Surname.pdf

Download the PDF-file “Example & Guideline of Application Malmö Fotobiennal” to see how all your information should be disposed in your application.

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Utopia 2019

Posted by | November 14 | No Comments on Utopia 2019

Utopia 2019

“To see and believe in the world, not as it is, but as it could be”
The theme relates to and associates with our own attractive pictures of reality, but “Utopia” relates primarily to the book of Thomas More from 1516 describing a fictional society located on a remote island in the Atlantic. The idea is also found, for example, in the fairytale world, for example in “The Wizard of Oz” that allows us to experience a golden road ahead. Religious movements such as “Jehovah’s Witnesses” give us colored images of the promised paradise on earth. In the ecological green movement, we have been able to see the beginning of a utopian world order, but in the debate about climate change, a more dystopic picture of the future is also raising.

In a significant narrative, Maria Llerena from Cuba tells about a framed portrait that was sitting at the office of her poor home in Havana. The portrait was a photograph of her father wearing a white sailor uniform. “I do not know why I loved him so much, but he was so beautiful in the picture. We never met him but he was the coolest father in the world … ” Her illusion was broken a few years later when she met him really and he turned out to be a completely different person.

How do we shape our thoughts and dreams?

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