Call for Artwork: Post-Human // Future Tense | Monday, October 11th Deadline

Artwork by Andy Mattern

Artwork by Andy Mattern

As we enter an era where humanness is becoming an antiquated consideration, what will humanism be in the future of cybernetics, networked communications, artificial media saturation and synthetic biology? Post-Human // Future Tense explores this concept, academically referred to as Post-Humanism, through the lens of current graduate students, a contingent who has the unique experience of developing their craft alongside the current technological push. Through the exploration of where technological advancements and digital progress will take society, Post-Human // Future Tense awakens a deeper understanding of what it means to be alive today.

Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces (DEPS) is now accepting artworks for the Post-Human // Future Tense Exhibition including, but not limited to sculpture, installation, painting, digital video works, film, interdisciplinary pieces and performance works. DEPS looking for work that explores the concept of a “contemporary post-human condition” or the role of the human body (or lack of role) in a society enmeshed in technology.

*You must be a current graduate student to be considered for this exhibition. Although new or work in progress will be considered, due to the quick turnaround time, completed work will be given preference.

Works will be exhibited at the Arcade Gallery of Columbia College Chicago from November 1st – December 17th. Works will also be featured in a printed and published course catalog.

To Submit:

Online Entries: Submit three separate jpgs. or tiffs. of your submission -or- up to five minutes of video footage (.mov or .mp4 only) along with a description of the work and its relation to the discourse of Post-Humanism (no more that 150 words) to Upon notification of acceptance, DEPS will arrange shipping / drop-off for your work.

Mailed Entries: Due to a relatively quick turnaround time, mailed entries will not be accepted.

Deadline: October 11

Exhibition Dates: November 1st – December 17th

Jurors: Jason Salavon, John Manning, Melissa Potter

Entry Deadline: October 11th, midnight

Notifications: October 18th

Must Receive Work By: October 25th

Have questions? Email

The Arcade Gallery is located at 618 S. Michigan Ave. on the second floor.