New Wight Biennial 2012 | Open call

The Wight Biennial is curated and produced by a committee of graduate students in the art department, often in collaboration with students from other departments. The objective of the show is to exhibit this specific group of emerging artists as well as foster an investigative exchange between graduate programs at UCLA and other institutions in the United States and abroad.

 The 2012 exhibition is an exploration of interference as a model for art-making and reception. The glitch, the stutter, the moiré, the illegible palimpsest, the thwarted expectation, and the feedback loop are examples of things that can be understood as interference events or as having arisen from an interference event. The artwork that we seek for this exhibition will be born from, infused with, or generate interference. It will contain a rupture or divergence from the agreed upon language that it appears to use.



Submissions must be received by 23:59 PST on June 1, 2012.

Notifications will be sent no later than June 15, 2012.

Opening reception: September 27, 5-8 PM

Exhibition Dates: September 27 – October 11


Artists working in any medium who are currently in graduate school or equivalent. (Students who are graduating Spring 2012 as well as those who have been accepted to a program beginning Fall 2012 are eligible). There is no entry fee.

All applicants must apply by email to


Applicants may submit 1-3 pieces for consideration. Please only submit pieces that are available for the entirety of the exhibition.

 The email must state the applicant’s name, graduate school attending, list of works submitted, and title, medium, dimensions, and year for each. Please indicate any special or extraordinary tech or installation needs.

 Applicants submitting 2D and 3D work may attach up to 6 images. Images must be jpgs with maximum dimensions of 1024 x 768 and must not be larger than 3 MB. Images must be named as the applicant’s Lastname_Firstname_xx.ext. (Example: 1st image: Doe_Jane_01.jpg; 2nd image: Doe_Jane_02.jpg, etc.). Please list the filename(s) in the body of the email with the description of the piece to which it corresponds. The inclusion of an installation shot is suggested if available.

 For video, performance, or other time-based works, please provide a direct link (Vimeo,  artist website, etc.).

 For web-based work, please provide pertinent links.

 If for some reason your work does not fit into these submission parameters, please email us!