Call for Women and Non-Binary Digital Artists

Agora’s open call celebrates the latest and greatest talent in digital art and provides the art community with a meaningful platform on which its artistic creations can be showcased.

The competition will also play a major role in acting like a spring-board and, hopefully, launch some artists’ careers.

Be ready for the next generation of virtual experiences.

All our call for women digital artists are open to self-identified women and non-binary digital artists working in New Media and XR.

The following exhibition’s themes were discussed with the team and wonderfully written by Gabriella Gasparini

Current VR Exhibition

The Sublime 3.0 Fear and Awe - in partnership with thewrong biennale for Agora Digital Art

The Sublime 3.0: Fear and Awe

Opening: 1 November 2021 – 31 March 2022 – part of thewrong biennale nr5

What is the sublime? Traditionally, it was understood via the concepts of grandeur, power, fear, transcendence, awe and stupefaction – but today, one might argue, it is best characterised by a feeling of disembodiment, displacement and chronic anxiety. As we enter ever more uncertain times – both existentially and technologically – the sublime casts a shadow on our future, making us both wonder in anticipation and worry in trepidation. As the two big powers of technology and nature merge, what scary frontiers lie ahead of us? What fascinations await?

Coming calls

Paulina Greta aka @dollsdream, Second phase of “Phosphine” (2020) © Courtesy of the artist.

The Dream (Spring 2022)

The unconscious, the illogical, the irrational – what is it about dreams and their uncanny nature that drives us towards conjuring fantastical explanations and mystical reports on their meanings? The depths of the internet have become a repository for dreams, hopes, irrational thoughts and vents – but are we asleep or awake? Sleepwalking or stationary? Is this a dream or a nightmare?

Artworks: any New Media Art with a touch of surrealism

Exhibition:  in VR Mozilla Hubs in March 2022, and maybe a one-week physical exhibition in London, UK

Submission opens: Nov 2021

Deadline to apply: 30 Jan 2022 at 12:00 (noon) GMT

Xanthe Dobbie (2021) © Courtesy of the artist.
Hosted by Aiden Gentle (they/them) with performances from Daniel Browning (he/him), Taz Clay (he/him), Rachael Cavanagh (she/her), Jordan Clayden-Lewis (he/him), Xanthe Dobbie (they/them) and Belinda Raposo (she/her).

Queer Identity (Summer 2022)

We willfully disclose a lot of information about us online, information that becomes our digital identity or personas. If DNA makes up the building blocks of who we are as humans, digital data makes up our identity online – based on the information blocks we share online, what would we look like? What colour would our eyes be? Would we even have eyes?

For all queer artists

Artworks: any New Media Art

Exhibition: [maybe physical for 3-day in London] and certainly in VR Mozilla Hubs in June 2022

Submission opens: Feb 2022

Deadline to apply: 1 May 2022 at 12:00 (noon) GMT

The Mask (Autumn 2022)

Masks conceal our identity but at the same time reveal something new about us, letting us showcase our deeper desires or simply allowing us to dissociate from our usual selves, albeit just for a moment.

Online, we create a multiplicity of different personas, in a sense, we wear masks and perform them, without physically having to wear a mask. But what would they look like, if we were to wear them digitally?