Storefront for Art and Architecture and frieze magazine launch Swamplands: Open Call, an opportunity for artists, architects, researchers, writers, and collectives to propose an exhibition to be presented at our gallery space at 97 Kenmare in January, 2025. 


We are in search of projects focused on the ethical and technical entanglements of water through diverse forms of artistic practice, including photography, video, performance, installation, architecture, and other media. Proposals should take the form of a solo exhibition. Collaborations across different professional fields/practices are welcome.


The selected proposal will be chosen by an international jury of curators, scholars, and cultural practitioners  through a blind review process.  The selected project will demonstrate a strong exhibition idea and the applicant’s engagement with the subject matter, as well as the project’s feasibility with regards to the budget and timeline, and its responsiveness to Swamplands series and Storefront’s mission at large.


To find out more about Swamplands series please click here.




Applications are open from May 1st to June 15th, 2024.


In order to apply, you will be asked to submit the following information through this online form:

–  A detailed explanation of the project and how it relates to the Swamplands research and exhibition series and your broader practice at large. (500 words)

–  Images that inform your project proposal with credits (up to 5). Accepted formats are jpg. png.

–   Relevant writing or images of past work that relate to your proposal. Please include captions that  clarify that relationship. (up to 5 images, videos or writing pieces)

– Contact information (e-mail address and telephone number).


To download the 2D and 3D drawing set of the Storefront gallery, please visit this link: Storefront Drawing Set



The selected proposal will receive a budget of $10,000, an artist fee of $2,500, and institutional support to produce and present a month-long exhibition that will be on view from January 18 to Feb 17, 2025. This opportunity is open to applicants at any stage of their careers regardless of experience level or background. Neither a curriculum vitae nor letters of recommendation are requested. There are no fees involved at any stage of the process. Storefront cannot cover relocation or travel costs beyond the exhibition budget, in case the applicant is not based in New York. 


The selected candidate will be announced with an advertisement in frieze Magazine. As part of Storefront’s public program, a conversation with frieze’s senior editor Terence Trouillot will be held at the gallery space during the run of the show. 


We look forward to reviewing your proposal. If you have questions please contact



Sarah Herda

Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts


Yina Jiménez Suriel

The Current IV Curatorial Fellow, TBA21–Academy 


Inés Katzenstein

Curator of Latin American Art and Director of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute for the 

Study of Art from Latin America, MoMA


Humberto Moro

Deputy Director of Program,  Dia Art Foundation


Gean Moreno

Director, Knight Foundation Art + Research Center, ICA Miami


Diya Vij

Curator, Creative Time




Storefront’s Swamplands program is made possible in part with support from the Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; with invaluable support from Storefront’s Board of Directors, the Storefront Circle, Storefront members, and individual donors. Storefront is a proud member of CANNY (Collaborative Arts Network New York), currently supported by the Mellon Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Arison Arts Foundation, Imperfect Family Foundation, and Jay DeFeo Foundation. Storefront extends a special thanks to our partner for the Open Call, frieze Magazine.