DAK’ART 2014

11ème Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain 09/05>08/06

Applications 2014


The call for applications for the International Exhibition in 2014 Dak’Art launched May 17, 2013 is closed from September 30, 2013.

The list of artists selected for Dak’art 2014 is published on this site.

The call for applications for Dak’Art 2016 (May 08 to June 07 2016) will be available in May 2015.

Applications for Dak’Art 2014

Complete application portfolios must be sent as soon as possible and received lately September 30, 2013, LAST DEADLINE to candidature@biennaledakar.org (artists have 15 extra days to send and complete their portfolio).

Candidates must read carefully and download beside :
puce the application form (.pdf) to be filled in Acrobat and sent back by email with your portfolio. Important indications to complete your portfolio are on page 2.
puce the regulation (.pdf).

Application portfolio

Portfolio must include the following elements digitalized:

  1. Application letter written by you indicating your acceptance of regulation
  2. Application form dully filled, and completed only in Acrobat pdf
  3. A biography of maximum 15 lines in french and in english
  4. Detailed curriculum vitae: civil status, studies, exhibitions, awards, residencies, publications, links on the web.
  5. A recent portrait photograph of the artist (digitalized)
  6. Five colour photos digitalized of recent works being property of the artist and less than 2 years old.
  7. Technical file of submitted works
  8. Copies of articles in art magazines and art critic articles on the artist’s work, one or several statements from well known experts, general portfolio in pdf showing your last works (optional).

puce This call for application is only for African and African Diaspora artists.
puce Works submitted for selection must not have been shown yet in an international exhibition. They must be property of the artist and date of less than 2 years.
puce The General Secretariat of the Biennale of Dakar will not consider incomplete applications portfolios.
puce Application documents will not be sent back to the artists after deliberations of the selection committee. They will be added to the documentation centre of the Biennale of Dakar.

Document format
puce Text documents must be in only in RTF or PDF files (CV, biography, press articles, letters, technical file).
puce Photo documents (picture of artworks, portrait of the artist) must be in JPEG, TIFF or PNG files obligatory in high resolution 300 dots/inch, over 2MO per photo (necessary for quality printing).
puce Each photo file of work must be named so : name-of-artist_given-name_title-of-work_year .
puce Videos must not be compressed and have to be sent or by large file transfer, else on dvd sent by post (the jury shall not consider links on Utube, Myspace etc).
puce Send also 3 photo captions for each video, in JPEG, TIFF ou PNG files obligatory in high resolution 300 dots/inch. Precise the length of video (minutes, secondes). Indicate type and size of screening.
puce A technical file must match each photo of work and indicate name of the file, name of the artist, title of work, used technique, year, dimensions, name of photographer of work, material needed for installation, if necessary sketches and plan, and also in 4 lines an explanatory description of each art work.
puce You can also provide a portfolio in pdf showcasing your previous work (optional).

How to fill the form and send it :
puce Download /Save the blank form on your computer (do not complete online). Open it clicking on the pdf file.
puce Complete all fields directly and only in Acrobat PDF Reader (scan, digitalized, picture or word files are not accepted)
puce If you don’t have a PDF reader, free download on: http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ .
puce Then do Save as> save with the small icon that looks like a floppy disk in the top left of the page or Ctrl + S or "apple"+S on Mac.
puce Rename it with your name and given name to avoid confusion between the blank form and the empty one. Save it on your desktop once filled.
puce Open this file and checked if it is completed.
puce Send it attached by email with other documents of your portfolio to candidature@biennaledakar.org .
puce Keep a copy of this form: choice of photos that you will send must exactly match with the artworks listed in the form.

Sending files
puce By large file transfer in one download file zipped (dl.free.fr, Wetransfer, Yousendit, Dropbox, Sendbox, etc) reported by email to candidature@biennaledakar.org
puce By email (only if the size of all attachment are under 10MO) and if possible in one sending in zip file to candidature@biennaledakar.org
puce Per Post for dvd with large size videos, with registered parcel or express mail to: Secrétariat Général de la Biennale de Dakar. 19, Avenue Hassan II . B.P. 3865 Dakar – RP. Sénégal
puce Artists who can’t digitalize their documents are allowed to send it printed by post. For photos printed on paper, name of the artist, given name, title of work, year must be written on the back of each photo.