Call for Artists: Post Colonial Revenge

Deadline: Fri Oct 19, 2018 • 12am
Artists notified: Wed, Oct 24, 2018
Entry fee: $15

Revenge is defined as the “satisfaction obtained by repaying an injury or wrong” or “an opportunity for retaliation; a chance to win after an earlier defeat.” The field of Postcolonial studies emerged as a way to bring forward voices and T/truths that were hidden from master narratives. Postcolonial studies has allowed us to see that Western empires built their foundations on the labor, exploitation and stealing of resources from what are now known as Third-World countries. Today, many communities that are labeled “marginal” in the U.S. are here because of the infliction of violence by Western powers. However, that is not to say that communities that were faced with dispossession or forced to leave their homelands have given in to colonial forces. Postcolonial Revenge is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the win of not giving into a system that enacts injury and violence onto black, brown, indigenous, immigrant, queer, and working-class livelihoods.

Postcolonial Revenge centers resistance, resilience and resurgence against Western epistemological beliefs. Indigenous, Black, Chicanx, Filipinx, South East/Asian, and Middle Eastern voices are among those that have pushed against Western settler-colonial ideas which center hetero-patriarchal ideals in attempt to eradicate culture, language, and ancestral linage. The works in this show will highlight inter-generational voices that continue to work against settler-colonial oppressive structures pre and post-civil rights. Post-Colonial Revenge will interweave works that deal with resurgence, rage, justice, ancestors and collective healing from inter-generational trauma. The exhibition chooses to highlight these themes, so they can serve as a departure to create a new center, away from colonial structures which sought to destroy us.

• Bio
• Contact information
• Send up to 5 samples of your work that meets the theme or title
• Images of the work you want to show. Format .jpeg or sketches of intended work
• All images of artwork should include title, medium, dimensions, and value
• One paragraph description on how the work is related to the theme of the exhibit
• Add a link to your website/instagram if you have one

Entry fee: $15 in form of a money order made payable to Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, pay over the phone with credit card at 415 821-1155 (credit card payments are subject to a small service charge) or online:

Pay Entry Fee

Entries must be submitted by Friday, October 19th, 2018 in person at:
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. 2nd floor.
2868 Mission Street.
San Francisco, CA 94110
or email at:

Important dates:
• Deadline to send entries: Friday, October 19th, 2018. Midnight.
• Selected artists will be notified by: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018.
• Installation starts: January 2, 2019- January 17, 2019
• Opening reception: January 18, 2019
• Exhibit dates: January 18, 2019- February 22, 2019
• Work retrieval period: February 23, 2019- March 1, 2019