Open Call

Open Call

Getxophoto’s Open Call provides an opportunity for visual artists and photographers from all over the world the opportunity to exhibit their work at the next edition of the Festival, in June 2022. The theme to be addressed in the 16th edition is To Imagine.

The international jury made up of Jon Uriarte –digital curator at The Photographers' Gallery (UK)–, Marina Paulenka –independent curator (Croatia)–, Thyago Nogueira –head of photography at the Instituto Moreira Salles (Brazil)– and Damarice Amao –curator at the Centre Pompidou (France)– has selected 11 shortlisted projects and the 4 winners. These 4 projects will be part of the programme of the 16th edition of Getxophoto. Congratulations!

Open Call winners 2022

*In alphabetical order

Igor Furtado and Ventura Profana Come Before Winter (Brazil)

Marisol Mendez Madre (Bolivia)

Gloria Oyarzabal Usus Fructus Abusus (La blanche et la noire) (Spain)

Cemre Yesil Gönenli Hayal & Hakikat (Turkey)

Shortlist 2022

*In alphabetical order

(1) Sofie FlinthA Million Dollar View (Denmark)

(2) Igor Furtado and Ventura ProfanaCome Before Winter (Brazil)

(3) Pang HaiThe Garden's Crossroads (China)

(4) Naomi HarrisI, Voyageur… In Search of Frances Anne Hopkins (Canada)

(5) Paola JiménezReglas para pelear (Peru)

(6) André Leite CoelhoVisual Violations (Brazil)

(7) Marisol Mendez Madre (Bolivia)

(8) Gloria Oyarzabal Usus Fructus Abusus (La blanche et la noire) (Spain)

(9) PlantationBlack Sex is Forbidden (Nigeria)

(10) Alessia RolloParallel Eyes (Italy)

(11) Felix SchöppnerCognition (Germany)

(12) Paulo SimãoErased (Portugal)

(13) Thomas Steineder Inaccurate Model (Austria)

(14) Atoq Wallpa Sua Mi ojo izquierdo (Peru)

(15) Cemre Yesil Gönenli Hayal & Hakikat (Turkey)


Jon Uriarte
Artist and digital curator at The Photographers' Gallery (UK)

He studied Photography in Barcelona and ICP New York and holds a master in Projects and Artistic Theories by PhotoEspaña and the European University of Madrid. His work has been exhibited in collective and individual exhibitions at different galleries and art centers in Madrid, San Sebastian, New York, Berlin or Barcelona. Founder of the independent platform Widephoto and former coordinator of DONE by Foto Colectania, he is currently the digital curator of The Photographers’ Gallery in London and curator of Getxophoto Festival.

Marina Paulenka
Independent curator, educator & art consultant (Croatia)

She has been the artistic director of UNSEEN Amsterdam and previously worked as curator and artistic director of the Organ Vida International Photography Festival. She has curated numerous exhibitions and worked with artists such as Zanele Muholi, Hannah Starkey, Roger Ballen, Pieter Hugo or Laia Abril, among others. She is an international juror and portfolio reviewer for numerous institutions, awards and festivals around the world, such as Les Rencontres d'Arles, Hamburg Triennale, Parallel Photo Platform or Format Festival.

Thyago Nogueira
Head of Photography at Instituto Moreira Salles (Brazil)

Curator, editor and photographer, he is also chief editor of ZUM photography magazine. He organized exhibitions and catalogues such as Claudia Andujar, The Yanomami Struggle (2020), William Eggleston: American Color (2015), Body Against Body (2017) or Rosângela Rennó: Utopic Rio (2017). He has guest edited Aperture magazine dedicated to São Paulo photography (2014), co-curated the Offside project with Magnum during Brazil’s World Cup, and chaired Hasselblad Award 2019. He is currently working on a large retrospective of Daido Moriyama's work.

Damarice Amao
Photo-historian and curator at Centre Pompidou (France)

Damarice Amao is an art and photography historian and assistant curator in the Photography department at the Musée National d’Art Modern, Centre Pompidou. She was co-curator of the exhibitions and co-author of the catalogues Eli Lotar (Jeu de Paume, 2017), Photographie, arme de classe / Photography: Class Weapon (Centre Pompidou, 2018) and Dora Maar (Centre Pompidou / Getty / Tate, 2019), among others.

Open Call winners 2021

Zahara Gómez Lucini & Las Rastreadoras del Fuerte – Recetario para la memoria

River Claure – Warawar wawa

Shelli Weiler – Enjoy House

Etinosa Yvonne It's all in my Head

Shortlist Open Call 2021

* In alphabetical order

(1) Alfonso de GregorioRetained Reports

(2) Carlos AguileraEducandos de Benejúzar

(3) Cristina Galán VargasPaul

(4) Etinosa Yvonne It's all in my Head

(5) Giorgio BarreraIn the Light of You

(6) Joel JiménezCastle of Innocence 

(7) Joshua TarplinA Stress-Free Point of View

(8) Phelim HoeyLa Machine

(9) Ricardo Miguel HernándezCuando el recuerdo se convierte en polvo

(10) River Claure – Warawar Wawa

(11) Shelli Weiler – Enjoy House

(12) Zahara Gómez – Recetario para la memoria