Submit Exhibition Proposal

photo credit: Dan Morgan of Straight shooter photography.

Zygote accepts Curatorial and Exhibition proposals throughout the year. Exhibition proposals must include at least one print-based artist. Zygote provides curators with a small stipend.  The curator/artist proposing exhibition are encouraged to view gallery specifications and see the space during gallery hours in order to tailor their proposal to the space.

We expect a hands-on approach and clear, direct communication with Zygote’s Gallery Director. The Curator/Artist  is expected to be in Cleveland for the installation and opening of the exhibition, The Curator/Artist is expected to be at the gallery throughout the installation and involved in  providing all contacts to Gallery Director.  The Curator/Artist’s are responsible for the execution and installation of the artwork. The Curator should clarify to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work.

Zygote does not have a full time staff of preparators.  Zygote gallery staff cannot install work requiring a lift or special mounting instructions. Our gallery staff may also assist artists with installation of other complicated projects but will not be involved in helping the artist to build their work on site. Our technical staff will install all of the equipment (projectors, monitors etc.) belonging to Zygote. Any specialized equipment must be supplied by the Curator /Artist.

Specifics about the installation of artwork and about the equipment that Zygote owns and can provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted as a proposal under consideration.

The next deadline for curatorial projects is June 15, 2018.

Curatorial Exhibition Application

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Upload your resumé as a PDF file.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    A curatorial statement with a description and explanation of the proposed exhibition. A list of artists under consideration needs to be included.
 This must be submitted as a PDF.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, jpeg.
    Please submit a maximum of 10 images. Zygote’s curatorial staff and a select advisory committee of artists, curators, and critics will conduct a preliminary review of proposals. Applicants will be contacted upon receipt of the proposal and only accepted curatorial and artist exhibitions will be contacted. Thank you for your submission.