Open Call 2020

GETXOPHOTO has invited visual artists from all over the world to share their vision about the theme proposed for the fourteenth edition: To the Streets!

The street has taken on a fundamental role in the contemporary global society. The public space –both physical and online– lives in constant resistance to its privatization and homogenization by trying to maintain a place where to meet, play, propose, protest and debate ideas that respond to the multiple challenges and concerns we face today. Communities displaced by key issues such as the consequences of climate emergency, local and global political conflicts, economic crisis’ and identity struggles coincide in the public space. At the same time, the streets are claimed as the essential place to generate new relationships and provoke new cultural and social possibilities.

We want to explore the online and physical public space as an updated place of protest, as an area to be reclaimed by marginalised people, as a place of encounter and mutual recognition, and as a field for experimentation, play and celebration.

In this year’s Open Call we have received 328 projects from artists from all over the world. Our jury will select the winners, that will be announced on March 12.


Mirjam Kooiman
Art Historian and curator at FOAM
Sarah Leen
Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine
Emma Lewis
Assistant Curator at TATE
Jon Uriarte
Artistic director of GETXOPHOTO and digital curator at The Photographers’ Gallery

2019 Open Call Winners

Haley Morris-Cafiero – The Bully Pulpit

Jaakko Kahilaniemi – Past-it

Federico Estol – Shine Heroes

Claudia Gori – The Sentinels: Electrosensitivity in Italy

Ezio D’Agostino – NEOs

2018 Open Call Winner

Max Pinckers – Margins of Excess

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