Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

28 exhibitions

// if you are hosting an exhibition, do send its info as detailed as possible to info@envidenefelibata.com

all information will be provided to the visitant in the original language without translation and so, an english version is appreciated but feel free to send it on your native language as well


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DETOURNEMENT

  • show 2018-06-01 > 2019-08-01
  • ongoing exhibition > 314 days left
  • show address anti-robot.org/mail-art-gallery
  • about

    DETOURNEMENT: turning expressions of the capitalist system and its media culture against itself —as when slogans and logos are turned against their advertisers or the political status quo.

    …. a variation on previous work, in which the newly created work has a meaning that is antagonistic or antithetical to the original. The original media work that is détourned is somewhat familiar to the target audience, so that it can appreciate the opposition of the new message.

    Send the Robot anti-corporate/anti-capitalist/anti-brand/anti-media (…. or whatever you are against) mail art.

  • info pablo.wright@gmail.com
  • info anti-robot.org
  • kid friendly
  • theme Detournement, Anti-Robot, Capitalism, Consumerism

  • What I saw at the library!

  • show 2018-09-05 > 2018-09-30
  • ongoing exhibition > 9 days left
  • show address Evans City Public Library | 205 South Jackson Street | Evans City, PA 16033 USA
  • curator Jill Eudaly
  • info jill_eudaly@yahoo.com
  • kid friendly

  • VENTIPERVENTI

  • show 2018-09-19 > 2018-10-08
  • ongoing exhibition > 17 days left
  • show address ventiperventi.org/blog/2018/04/30/scheda-da-compilare-conservare-una-copia
  • about

    International exhibition of small format twenty twenty.

  • curator Gennaro Ippolito e Giovanna Donnarumma
  • info ventiperventi.org/blog/2018/04/30/scheda-da-compilare-conservare-una-copia
  • theme SAN GENNARO

  • 12th Annual Anything Goes… Everything Shows

  • show 2018-09-29 > 2018-10-20
  • 8 days left for premier
  • show address Flood Gallery | 850 Blue Ridge Rd | Black Mountain, NC 28711 | USA | (next to Veteran’s Park)
  • about

    It's just that, an uncensored free style mail art show. Mail art is art that uses the postal system as a medium. Mail artists typically exchange ephemera in the form of illustrated letters; zines; rubberstamped, decorated, or illustrated envelopes; artist trading cards; postcards; artistamps; faux postage; mail-interviews; naked mail; friendship books, decos and three-dimensional objects.


  • CoNVoCaZioNe iNTeRNaZioNaLe Di aRTe PoSTaLe // eSSeRCi SeNZa eSSeRCi 2018 (XI edizione)

  • show 2018-09-29 > 2018-09-30
  • 8 days left for premier
  • show address Officina di arte fotografica e contemporanea | Dada Boom | Viareggio (Lucca) | Italia
  • curator di _guroga & eNZo CoRReNTi con la collaborazione dell’ Officina di arte fotografica e contemporanea Dada Boom Viareggio (Lucca) Italia
  • info enzocorrenti1953@gmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/groups/108535735845483
  • kid friendly

  • Black to the future // The Time of Dreams of the Australian Aborigines

  • show 2018-10-01 > 2018-10-31
  • 10 days left for premier
  • show address 1st National Fluism Festival | Ancona, Italy
  • about

    The Project is open to all Mail-Art artists with the vision of open-source and sharing, which is an essential part of the Mail-Art itself as it is also in the traditional laws of the Australian Aborigines.

    The project aims to disseminate the Australian Aboriginal cultural, a World Heritage, and to present artistic works on the occasion of the 1st National Fluism Festival to be held in October 2018 en Ancona.

  • curator Pierpaolo Limongelli and Clara Orlandi
  • info fluismo.postale@gmail.com
  • info blacktofuture2018.blogspot.com

  • Classic Horror Films

  • show 2018-10-01 > 2018-10-31
  • 10 days left for premier
  • show address Evans City Public Library | 205 South Jackson Street | Evans City, PA 16033 USA
  • about

    Evans City is where the classic horror film Night of the Living Dead was filmed. In October a Living Dead Weekend (festival) is held in this small town located in western Pennsylvania, U.S.A. This year the local library is hosting a mail art show honoring movies that keep us awake at night!

  • curator Jill Eudaly
  • info jill_eudaly@yahoo.com
  • kid friendly

  • Convocatoria Arte Correo 2018 Jolgorioso Jolgorio

  • show 2018-10-01 > 2018-10-31
  • 10 days left for premier
  • show address Fabhio Di Camozzi Estudio | Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera 914 | Córdoba Capital, Argentina
  • info ivmedeg@gmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/artecorreojolgoriosojolgorio
  • media cardboard or carstock

  • LINKS // Heterogeneous connections for a cartography to and from the peripheries

  • show 2018-10-04 > 2018-10-31
  • 13 days left for premier
  • show address ciudade de La Plata | Argentina
  • about

    From the Project of University Extension of the UNLP "Building Social Ties" we launched a call to participate in an art mail experience. The call is mainly oriented to projects dedicated to art in perspective of human rights, community transformation and working in contexts of greater social vulnerability. Also, any interested person can participate, without age limits and from anywhere. It is not a requirement to be an artist.

    Postcards received within the dates of the calls will be exposed, in principle, in a sample to develop in the city of La Plata during the month of October. Once said sample is finished, they will become part of the file of the "Building Social Ties" Project.


  • curator UNLP University Extension Project "Building Social Ties"
  • info construyendolazossociales2011@gmail.com
  • info construyendolazossociales.com/vinculosartecorreo
  • kid friendly

  • 2nd TRANZA // Encuentro Federal de Gráfica

  • show 2018-10-06 > 2018-10-06
  • 15 days left for premier
  • show address ciudad de La Plata | ruas 1, entre 62 y 63 | Argentina
  • about

    Artists should work with at least one of the theme words.

    The artwork will used as poster on the streets and glued onto the walls.

  • curator Taller Nómade + Crónica Mutante
  • info cronicamutante@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • theme exchange / the others / emergency / burns / no filter
  • media 90gr paper

  • ATC366++

  • show 2018-10-06 > 2018-11-10
  • 15 days left for premier
  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo Silva | Espinho, Portugal
  • about

    The ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) are, as the name suggests, works of art created with the intention of being traded. They were used for a long time, in the artistic medium as business cards that represented the artist's capacities and were exchanged, in hand, among artists, gallerists and art dealers and others. With this small catalog of artworks, it would thus be possible for anyone interested to learn techniques from other artists, to own a small private collection of art or even to use them as real business cards at the time of commissioning works.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info www.atc.yzonk.com

  • In the Forest of Symbols / A game to meet each other

  • show 2018-10-13 > 2018-11-17
  • 22 days left for premier
  • show address Palazzo Caccia-Canali | Sant'Oreste (Roma) | Piazza Dei Cavalieri Caccia 10 (00060) | Italy
  • about

    "Like echoes off and for a long time tend to a deep unity..."

    - Baudelaire


    Do you want to be found in the forest of symbols?

    “Symbol” comes from Greek σύμ-βάλλω, «put together».

    If you d’like to be found by someone who traces back your footsteps, the symbols you have left for him/her to find you, join us.

    You can keep your name secret, or just a message, it is up to you. The important thing is that you disguise yourself. Because only the initiates, who are able to hear you, can find you. This game is about recognizing each other.

    Where and how you want to be found it's your decision.

    What can’t be reached by rationality and science, agape and love will find it naturally, let others decipher what you have hidden and only through a spontaneous intuition it will be possible to come to you.

    Is there a code in art? No! Art is free. References, memories, colors, sounds, smells, fragrances, associations... thanks to their sensibility artists are able to make the forest of symbols, where they hide their concepts and their correspondences, understandable.

    Everyone has his own code to communicate. Find someone who knows your code and knows how to decrypt it, because it vibrates within himself too. It's like a genetic code.

    The genetic code is the set of rules contained in our deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.

    Communication is the center of everything. Art was meant as an instrument of communication since the beginning of human history, when cavemen started painting on the cave walls, matching symbols to objects and concepts for the first time. Creating meaning is an artificial process but communicating is an innate process.

    Communication is an animal feature, it's pure existence and Art comes from the instinct of a direct grip on reality, a desire to reproduce ourselves in Reality and Beauty. So, the mission is to communicate with symbols, with images and alchemy that refer to other of ourselves.

    Join in and lose yourself in the forest of symbols, an emerald dark forest, behind the shadow of an apparent misunderstanding and, let the your message be deciphered, look for the messages you have left.

    Whoever finds you, he/she speaks your same language.

    Do you want to play?

  • curator Tiziana Todi in collaboration with MailArtMeetingArchives by Anna Boschi di Bologna, boraArte - Bologna, the Town of Sant'Oreste and the Pro Loco tourist office of Sant'Oreste
  • media paper or cardboard

  • Experimental Project Book-Object

  • show 2018-10-17 > 2018-11-03
  • 26 days left for premier
  • show address Museo de Arte Cañadense | Argentina
  • about

    Book is a concept, a format, a support, type of structure, a construction, it is a container, it is a resource ... ultimately it is an object and basically it is communication space.

    Territory that has historically been occupied by the word, the artist takes, appropriates it and includes it among its own expressive resources. Experience your way by deploying personal baggage and unique creative skills.

    Shapes, textures, texts, colors, objects, images, etc. All kinds of techniques and materials. The possible forms are endless.

    By dispensing with the unidirectional rigor imposed by reading, the journeys can be surprising and more like our own world, infinitely complex, fragmented, with successive layers and mysterious folds.

  • info rosagravino@gmail.com
  • media altered book, interrogated book, assembled magazine, book-object, artist book and its possible variants

  • Mariposas // Artist Book Compilation

  • show 2018-10-17 > 2018-11-03
  • 26 days left for premier
  • show address Museo de Arte Cañadense | Argentina
  • about

    Book is a concept, a format, a support, type of structure, a construction, it is a container, it is a resource ... ultimately it is an object and basically it is communication space.

    Territory that has historically been occupied by the word, the artist takes, appropriates it and includes it among its own expressive resources. Experience your way by deploying personal baggage and unique creative skills.

    Shapes, textures, texts, colors, objects, images, etc. All kinds of techniques and materials. The possible forms are endless.

    By dispensing with the unidirectional rigor imposed by reading, the journeys can be surprising and more like our own world, infinitely complex, fragmented, with successive layers and mysterious folds.

  • curator Rosa Gravino
  • info rosagravino@gmail.com
  • info artecorreorecibido.blogspot.com.ar
  • media 300dpi digital image that must contain a mariposa

  • In the Midway

  • show 2018-10-25 > 2018-12-08
  • 34 days left for premier
  • show address Fundação Carlos Drummond de Andrade | Itabira (MG) Brasil
  • about

    The Instituto Imersão Latina invites poets and visual artists of any nationality to participate in the Project NO MEIO DO CAMINHO (In The Midway) - International Mail Art Exhibition, from October 25 to December 08, 2018, at the Fundação Carlos Drummond de Andrade, in Itabira (MG), Brasil. The action is part of the cultural program of the I I-Poem@ International Literary Encounter for Migrant Writing, to be held in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Ipoema and Itabira, in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    The theme IN THE MIDWAY is a reference to the poem of the great Brazilian poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade, "I had a stone in the middle of the path / Tinha uma pedra no meio do caminho".

    Some suggestions of reference words as inspiration for the creation of your Postcard: Paths, Migration, Emigration, Immigration, Route, Itinerary, Trajectory, Border, Customs, Map, Territory, Clandestine, Refugees, Hope, Compass, Latitude / Longitude, Sovereignty, Integration, Xenophobia, Geopolitics.

    Postcards will be accepted in any techniques, such as Drawing, Painting, Engraving, Collage, Assemblage, Digital Printing, Text etc.

  • curator Tchello d'Barros
  • info tchellodbarros@yahoo.com.br
  • info www.imersaolatina.com
  • kid friendly

  • LA MUERTE // MIENTRAS LA VIDA NOS DURE

  • show 2018-10-30 > 2018-11-30
  • 39 days left for premier
  • about

    Regarding the Celebración del Día de Muertos at Pto. de Veracruz, we invite all artists and general audience that enjoy the artistic creation, national or international, to be part of our exhibition "Mientras la Vida nos Dure".

  • curator Rachelline Centomo with the support of H. Ayuntamiento de Veracruz under the Dirección de Turismo y Cultura
  • info risa_blingstar@hotmail.com
  • info www.facebook.com/cabecitadealquiler
  • kid friendly
  • theme the death

  • NEW YORK – BIG APPLE IV

  • show 2018-11-01 > 2018-11-30
  • 41 days left for premier
  • show address New York Public Library Hudson Park Branch | 66 Leroy St | New York, NY 10014 USA
  • about

    An important event that, promoted by The New York Boyer Foundation, invites all around the world artists to participate on this international art exhibition.

    All work will be permanently archived at The New York Boyer Foundation.

    At the end of the exhibition, The New York Boyer Foundation will send documentation to all artists.

    The work of art will have to be presented individually identified, with a label in the back of the same with artist’s name, title, media, size and year. Please provide also e-mail and website if the artist has one.

  • info newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com

  • SELFIE SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY

  • show 2018-11-13 > 2019-03-30
  • 53 days left for premier
  • show address Bongiani Art Museum Collection | room 13 | Salerno, Italy
  • about

    For this event, the Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Gallery in Salerno will organize from 13 December 2018 until 30 March 2019 a virtual international collective exhibition as an international event, with the relative press release, the critical text and the communication of the exhibition to the most important magazines. art, newspapers and contemporary art sites. The exhibition will then be archived and can be visited permanently in the "exhibitions held" space of the Salerno Virtual Gallery.

  • curator Giovanni Bonanno and in collaboration with the Ophen Virtual Art Archive and the Bongiani Ophen Art Museum Collection in Salerno
  • info bongiani@alice.it
  • info www.collezionebongianiartmuseum.it/sala.php?id=76

  • Free Translation

  • show 2018-11-15 > 2018-11-29
  • 55 days left for premier
  • show address MAA-tila | Pääskylänrinne 10 | 00500 Helsinki | Finland
  • about

    Prison Outside & Translation is Dialogue invite submissions of artworks from incarcerated people, ex-convicts, and anyone affected by imprisonment. The multi-disciplinary exhibition Free Translation will showcase international works in November 2018 at MAA-tila Gallery in Helsinki and online.

  • curator Anastasia Artemeva and Arlene Tucker
  • info info@prisonspace.org
  • info prisonspace.org/open-call
  • kid friendly
  • theme social justice, prison outside, translation is dialogue, self-expression, incarceration

  • Sapanca: route (Flyway) of migratory birds

  • show 2018-11-25 > 2018-11-30
  • 65 days left for premier
  • show address Sakarya University Sapanca Tourism Faculty | Turkey
  • about

    Artworks will be offered for sale at symbolic prices as an aid to Sapanca Association of Children, and unsold artworks will be retained in archives of Sapanca Association of Children.

  • curator Sapanca Association of Children
  • info noztunali@yahoo.com
  • info www.facebook.com/groups/1042853329199762
  • will be sold
  • kid friendly

  • FOTOAPPOSTA

  • show 2018-12-01 > 2018-12-31
  • 71 days left for premier
  • kid friendly
  • theme Il Giuoco del Calcio
  • media photography

  • BARRACA VORTICISTA 1988 - 2018 // 20th Anniversary of an Art Space

  • show 2018-12-05 > 2018-12-31
  • 75 days left for premier
  • show address BARRACA VORTICISTA | Estados Unidos 1612 - (C110ABH) | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • about

    In April 2018, the art space "Barraca Vorticista" celebrates 20 years since its opening, and with the give starter, I invite you to join in on an international exhibition commemorating its anniversary.

  • curator Fernando Garcia Delgado
  • info www.barracavorticista.com.ar

  • Celebrate ... this is a calling

  • show 2018-12-06 > 2018-12-31
  • 76 days left for premier
  • show address Salon de la Secretaria de la Extensión Universitaria de Gral. San Martin (UNSAM) | Argentina
  • theme What we would change for our children? Our Elders? Our Planet? What do we want for our humanity?

  • 100 Postcards

  • show 2018-12-18 > 2018-12-31
  • 88 days left for premier
  • show address Fangliao Artist Village, Taiwan
  • info hundredpacesstudio@gmail.com
  • info hundredpacesstudio.wixsite.com/hundredpostcards/english
  • media postcard using the provided file

  • Library

  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • 133 days left for premier
  • show address North Spokane County Library | Spokane, WA USA
  • theme Library

  • Thespis Project // Theatre

  • show 2019-02-01 > 2019-02-28
  • 133 days left for premier
  • show address thethespisproject.foliodrop.com
  • about

    The Thespis Project invites artists from Greece and the world to participate in the 1st Online MAIL ART Exhibition.

    The inspiration theme is Theatre (from plays, writers, characters, architecture to costumes, set design, tickets, photos, programs and stagecraft).

    All works must be sent through the postal system (stamps and addresses), including the artist’s name and a title.

    The technique that may be employed is free.

    All submissions should be original and will be exhibited online in a website created specifically for that purpose.

    If they will be shown in a short of gallery, all participants will be notified in advance.

    Upon submission all participants agree to any kind of reproduction.

  • info maria_christakou@yahoo.gr
  • info thethespisproject.foliodrop.com

  • what's wrong with my city

  • show 2019-02-24 > 2019-03-24
  • 156 days left for premier
  • about

    Link will be available after exhibition. Please, include your email so we can send you the link later.


  • Artist Matter

  • show 2019-09-01 > 2019-09-30
  • 345 days left for premier
  • show address Nachladen | District St. Pauli
  • info braumueller@crosses.net
  • info htp://www.zine.crosses.net
  • media black and white