Call for Artists: ME in a(ME)rica

Root Division invites artists working in all media to submit work for ME in a(ME)rica, to be presented at Root Division in July 2023.

ME in a(ME)rica is a call to center migrant voices that have been pushed to the margins within the narrative of the United States of America. Artists are invited to reflect on the construction of culture, the places they inhabit, and how to reimagine belonging and exclusion in a critique of the so-called "American Dream."

ME in a(ME)rica is an exploration of the cultural myths and truths of collective and individual migration journeys. The exhibition aims to deconstruct the oversimplified categories and labels imposed upon those who make such journeys, creating radical new narratives that center empowerment.

ME in a(ME)rica is curated by WEDAPEPO, a collective of conceptual, interdisciplinary, transnational artists, who seek a more inclusive definition of "America'' and believe in art as a space for social change. Confirmed artists include Shiloh Burton, Irene Carvajal, Oscar López, Nivedita Madigubba, Michael Martínez, and Jusun Jessie Seo.

Exhibition dates: July 7 – 29, 2023
Deadline to submit Monday, April 17, 2023


Instructions for Submiting your Application

The submission is composed of two parts: completing the online application form, and paying the submission fee.

Deadline for Submission: Monday April 17, 2023 at 11:59 pm

To begin your application, read the instructions on the Call for Artists page on our website and then:

1) Submit all required materials in the Digital Application Form (link can be found on the Call for Artists page linked above).

2) Pay the submission fee below.*

*Please note that the $10 fee must be on file by 04/17/23 for the email submission to be considered. E-payment can be made by clicking the "Submit Today" button.

Artists will be notified within three weeks of the deadline about inclusion in the exhibition. 

Questions and additional mateirals can be sent to

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