Call for Applications:
Satellite 12
Prolonged until February 19th

The Satellite programme supports young independent curators who already have specific experience in organising exhibitions by artists of international stature. In doing so it is developing an open, generalist approach to the presentation of works using the moving image (video, film). Each annual Satellite programme is entrusted to an independent curator who is given responsibility for organising that year’s three exhibitions.

In 2019, the twelfth Satellite season will be devoted exclusively to video work and will be co-produced by Jeu de Paume, CAPC musée d'art contemporain in Bordeaux and the Museo Amparo de Puebla (Mexico).

The associations Les Amis du Jeu de Paume and Les Amis du CAPC musée d’art contemporain are also supporting the Satellite programme.



Each exhibition of the Satellite programme will focus on a single artist, who will produce a new video work and be presented in three different venues – two in France: Jeu de Paume in Paris and CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, and one in Mexico: the Museo Amparo in Puebla. Each exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.

The respective opening dates of these exhibitions will be communicated to the newly chosen curator.


Young independent curators wishing to apply to conceive the Satellite 12 programme are asked to submit their project in the form of a written document (in French, Spanish or English) comprising a short abstract in English.
This text (5 pages maximum) will set out the candidate’s approach, in keeping with the brief set out below, and present the three artists (biography and artistic approach) she or he wishes to work with over the year. This document, which should be seen as a curator’s proposition, will be put before a selection committee comprised of representatives of the three partner institutions. It is not necessary for the candidate to contact the artists at this stage. This will only be done once the curator for the 2019 Satellite programme has been chosen. However, for this programme made up exclusively of video works, candidates will provide for the jury a selection of excerpts from existing video works by the artists they wish to work with.
The artistic synopsis should be accompanied by an estimated budget.
Candidates for this curatorship cannot claim any kind of expenses or compensation on this account.


Applications must be sent by email to:

For any further information, please contact Eïmelia Bagayoko, coordinator of the Satellite programme:


Applications must be submitted, complete with estimated budgets, no later than 19 February 2018.


The successful candidate will be informed of the jury’s decision on 30 March 2018 at the latest. She or he will have until 30 April 2018 to prepare a final project (and to have secured beforehand the agreement of the three artists to take part) and draw up a budget. This project will define the general orientation of the three exhibitions. The first exhibition will open in January 2019. More comprehensive information regarding the deadlines and inauguration dates for the exhibitions will be provided after the designation of the curator by the jury.
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