Unstable Natures

Latitude 53, March 2012

The ADGSA is excited to host Unstable Natures at Latitude 53, one of Alberta’s leading contemporary art centres. We are currently seeking innovative new artworks by current and recent graduate students that explore:

  • The expression of moments of rupture as a catalyst for change through material instability
  • Volatility, contingency and chance
  • Conditions of political, cultural, economic or physical instability
  • Structural instability or material degradation

Please submit:

  • Proposal/Artist Statement (maximum 300 words)
  • Curriculum vitae, including name, telephone number and email address
  • Supporting material must include:

– A maximum of 10 images (including diagrams if applicable) or 8 minutes of video

– Detail the installation demands, technical requirements for the work (i.e. monitors, speakers) and your plans for shipping or delivery if applicable

– JPEG files only

– 72 dpi, 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high; maximum 1 MB

– RGB or grayscale colour mode files only (no CMYK)

– Do not submit images embedded in the following programs or formats: iPhoto, PowerPoint

– Videos must be viewable with Quicktime or Windows Media Player

– Artwork must have been created within the last two years

– Image list must specify title, dimensions, dates and media

– Number and title each file corresponding to the image list. Example: 001RedPainting.jpg

We are currently applying for grants to meet the CARFAC artist fee schedule. Shipping fees will be paid by the artist.

Please send required materials to with the subject heading “Unstable Natures Submission” by  January 2, 2012. Please note that submission materials will not be returned.  You may also mail a CD submission to:

Unstable Natures Submission
Department of Art and Design
3-98 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2C9

Through this exhibition we hope to create opportunities for graduate students to share research and creative work. We anticipate that this opportunity will facilitate cross-pollination of ideas between different departments, schools and communities. By extending the research discussed in the symposium into visual language we hope to open up discussion around new ideas and creative inquiry from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, reaching out to generate a dialogue among the larger artistic and academic community.

This exhibition will be hosted at Latitude 53, a gallery and artist center located in Edmonton, Alberta.