Since its inception Open Art, Art for All’s mission is to forge an accessible opportunity to exhibit artistic work. Over twelve years, the announcement is defined in line with "Leopoldo Flores" affirmation in 1976: "...We must express our doing, more in keeping with our time, a young art, a dynamic art, a revolutionary art, an OPEN ART..." In response to these words, at the Leopoldo Flores University Museum we take ownership of these goals, in order to recognize the artistic production of those who have strived to express social stance through art.

Leopoldo Flores was a renowned muralist and painter, who in his professional career defended the opening of new aesthetic and social opportunities in order to create conditions to conceive dialogues between the various alternative aesthetic expressions and the measured lines of contemporary art. Open Art is the hinge that drives social differences in aesthetic matches.

Open Art, Art for All also recognizes the work of Dr. HC Leopoldo Flores Valdés as a cultural leader, reflected in his legacy at the Leopoldo Flores University Museum over fourteen uninterrupted years of work, twelve announcements and museum halls lined with innovative artistic expressions of painting, sculpture, graphics, installation, sound art, video and actions. This heritage allows us, as a museum of contemporary art, to stay current and consistent with the needs of contemporary art production while continuing to encourage renewal for 40 years.


On behalf of

The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico;

The Secretariat of Cultural Diffusion, the General Directorate of

University Museums and the Leopoldo Flores University Museum Are pleased to make the following




In order to create an opportunity to converge and broker within the systems that govern contemporary art practices, the Leopoldo Flores University Museum, by way of the Open Art, Art for All Announcement invites the national and international art community to submit an individual or group exhibition project, to be presented in 2017, with the aim of promoting aesthetic production to renew the cultural landscape and to contribute to social and humanistic development in support of diversification and multiplicity of thought.





  1. Exhibition projects for paintings, sculptures, object art, installation, graphics, photography, video, media art and mixed techniques will be accepted.
  2. Artists shall register and submit all their information to the website http://arteabierto.uaemex.mx
  3. Candidates shall provide the following in order to register:
    • Résumé in PDF, maximum one side. (For group projects, all résumés shall be included in one single file.)
    • Location details, email, telephone number and official identification. (For group projects, provide this for a representative.)
      • NOTE: This information is exclusively for the use of registration records.
  1. The artist(s) shall upload a PDF document including the following information:
    • Exhibition concept (two sides maximum).
    • Description of project (dimensions, technique, number of parts).
    • Photographs of project with fact sheets (title, materials, measurements, year).
    • For audio and/or video, include a link.
    • For installation, attach the plan of the workpiece and assembly instructions.
      • NOTE: The document must be under a pseudonym, and shall not contain any information identifying it or its authors. Information will be presented with clear wording and spelling, in the above order. 3D plans and models from room D can be downloaded from the website for project reference if required.
  1. The project shall show the completed proposed workpieces.
  2. Failure to comply with any of the aforementioned requirements will mean full disqualification of the proposed project.
  3. Registration deadline: 15 November 2017.



  1. A board made up of subject specialists will select three projects to be displayed in 2018..
  2. A jury’s decision will award honors, susceptible to be displayed in case any of the first three projects were not available at the time and date previously established with him or the artists.
  3. The verdict will be announced on 30 November 2017 on http://arteabierto.uaemex.mx
  4. The board’s verdict will be final and cannot be appealed.



  1. The three selected projects will be displayed in 2018, each one for eight weeks in room D of the museum.
  2. On the day of the inauguration, each of the selected projects will be awarded $20,000.00 (twenty thousand Mexican pesos) by Fundación UAEMex A.C.
  3. The exhibition of each project at the Leopoldo Flores University Museum will consist of:
    • Catalog and/or brochure, poster and printed invitations.
    • Press briefing and exhibition promotion in all possible electronic media.
    • Curatorial and museum project.
    • Digital interactive material.
    • Project insurance during exhibition.
    • Printed record.
  4. Selected projects will disclose their creative experience and aesthetic proposals by means of an activity parallel to the exhibition.



  1. Entries must be in good condition and ready to be displayed.
  2. Development, framing and transport costs shall be covered by candidates, as well as materials or special equipment required for assembly.
  3. Projects will be returned exclusively to the author on the premises of the Leopoldo Flores University Museum after ten working days following closure.
  4. The museum does not accept responsibility for damage to projects resulting from the nature of the materials used.
  5. If the selected project is not exhibited due to unavailability in the period and date previously established with him or the artists, the prize money will not be awarded.
  6. Artists selected in the previous announcement may not participate.
  7. Any matter not covered by this announcement will be resolved by the revision committee.
  8. Members of staff currently working at agencies belonging to the General Directorate of University Museums of the UAEM may not participate in this announcement.





As part of the university, the Leopoldo Flores Museum seeks to recognize the value of the work in the projects presented and also distinguish the many kinds of knowledge that is contained in them. On this stage, techniques, social contexts, reconfigurations of visual arts though the creation of innovative forms, and also the reception of those forms in different layers of our society are presented.

Aware of this critical mission, through artistic movements, this contest seeks to insure the building of knowledge about contemporary plastic art in the selection of projects.

Because of the previous considerations, the jury will base their evaluation of the projects on the following points:

  1. General conceptualization of the exhibition project.
  2. Consistency between concept and execution.
  3. Handling and development of creative techniques in the work.
  4. Contribution to the field of visual arts.

University Museum
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Toluca, Estado de México, 50100
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Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México Secretaria de Difusión Cultural UAEMex Museo Universitario Leopoldo Flores