/room/ is a 6′ x 19′ project space adjacent to the / main gallery, directed by Maxine Schoefer-Wulf and dedicated to exhibiting the work of local*, emerging and early-career artists selected from open calls by a series of guest jurors. Initiated in 2019 in the small office at /’s first location, /room/ continues to be a platform for early-career artists to exhibit experimental, primarily solo projects, developed collaboratively from their submitted proposals. In addition to these solo exhibitions, /room/ projects have also included a publication, an online group exhibition, and an installation on our bookshelves, in Minnesota Street Project’s media room, and in Merhingplatz 20, a bedroom gallery in Berlin.
All exhibiting artists are paid a fee and given the opportunity to engage with the community through public programming, including workshops and artist talks.
We only accept proposals through our /room/ open calls, which we announce on our website and social media platforms. There is never an application fee to participate in our open calls.
*We understand that these are uncertain and economically challenging times and accept submissions from emerging artists with deep ties to the Bay Area who may have recently or temporarily relocated elsewhere.
For /room/ related inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org