through Sunday May 7th, 2017
Juried by Aria Dean and David Hartt
Image: Naomieh Jovin, Untitled (legs), 2015 (exhibited in Vox XII, 2016)

Vox Populi is accepting submissions for VOX XIII – our thirteenth annual juried exhibition of emerging artists, which will take place from July 7th – July 30th, 2017. This year’s distinguished jurors are Aria Dean and David Hartt.

This opportunity is particularly for emerging artists without commercial representation who push boundaries in terms of form and content, employ alternative methodologies and want to expose their practice to new audiences. Vox Populi is interested in highlighting work in all media that is ambitious, timely and risk-taking.

Applicants may submit up to five works in any media. The deadline for the open call is Sunday, May 7th, 2017.  A new discounted submission fee will be extended to any early applications submitted before April 14th. The application is on SlideRoom and may be accessed here. A PDF prospectus with full application details here.

Exhibition Jurors

Aria Dean is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. She currently holds the position of Assistant Curator of Net Art & Digital Culture at Rhizome. Her writing has been featured in Artforum, The New Inquiry, Real Life Magazine, Topical Cream Magazine, and X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly. Dean has shown at Arcadia Missa (London), The Knockdown Center (NYC), and Club Pro (Los Angeles). In September, she has a solo exhibition at American Medium (NYC). She also co-directs Los Angeles gallery and project space As It Stands LA. Currently, Dean’s research, writing, and visual work explore the relationship and resonances between blackness, media, and communication and information technologies. She works primarily through text and sculpture to hypothesize an apocalyptic blackness.

David Hartt is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work unpacks the social, cultural, and economic complexities of his various subjects. He has extensive experience using video and photography to carry out research related to vernacular cultures, anthropology, and architectural history. David is the recipient of a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, was named a United States Artists Cruz Fellow in 2012, and received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 2011. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie Museum of Art, LA><ART, Or Gallery in Vancouver, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Born in Montreal, he has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa. David currently serves as Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Application Fees

  • April 5 – 14: $10*
  • April 15 – May 7: $35

*Applications received through Friday April 14th are offered at a discount to allow greater financial accessibility to our open call.

Submission Guidelines

Applicants should submit a short statement, resume and up to five work samples (including images, audio files or short texts). Selected artists need to provide installation ready work complete with hardware. Vox Populi will exercise the same care in respect to loans as it does in safekeeping its own property. We urge you to consider the DIY and high traffic nature of Vox Populi’s exhibition and event environment.

To apply, download a prospectus here and follow the instructions. The application is on SlideRoom and can be accessed here.


  • Application Deadline: Sunday, May 7th, 2017
  • Notification Date: Beginning June 2017
  • Artwork Drop-off: June 28th – 30th, 2017
  • Installation: July 1st – 7th, 2017
  • Exhibition: July 7th – 30th, 2017
  • Artwork Pick-up: July 31st – August 1st, 2017

Questions? Email us at – no phone calls please.

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