Group Exhibition
Objects Without (Home)

Exhibition dates
April 18 - 28, 2024

Submit by
Mar 27th, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

Curated by Annie Chen Ziyao & Bebe Uddin

3nter.org  in collaboration with :iidrr Gallery

Group Exhibition
Objects Without (Home) 

Submit by
Mar 27th, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

Exhibition dates
April 18 - 28, 2024

Curated by Annie Chen Ziyao & Bebe Uddin

Submission form 

Submission fee

or Zelle: info@iidrr.com

Notification Date
If you are selected to participate in the exhibition, we will begin sending out notifications on March 28th. The last day for notification is April 2nd.

Exhibition Theme and Purpose

Objects Without (Home) The exhibition aims to reveal the complex narratives of immigrant artists who have moved to New York City. We are looking for artworks & objects that showcase the intertwined stories of personal growth, cultural integration, and the poignant decision-making process surrounding the objects these artists chose to bring with them— but the object somehow become "useless" or "being left behind" in their lives as they adjust to the new environment. Our aim is to delve into how these items, from the mundane to the sentimental, serve as silent witnesses to the artists' journeys and struggles in melding into a new cultural landscape while striving to maintain their unique identities and connections to their origins.

In an era where movements are frequent and identities are in flux, Objects Without (Home) invites artists to submit a work that, paired with a personal object, narrate their stories of adaptation, loss, and the redefinition of 'home.' Through this exhibition, we aim to reflect on the identity transformations of immigrant artists in NYC, offering a window into their lives, challenges, and the cultural tapestry they weave into.

Exhibition Details

  • Submission Deadline: Mar 27th, 2024, 11:59 PM EST
  • Exhibition Dates: April 18 - 28, 2024
  • Location: :iidrr Gallery, 162 Allen Street, New York
  • Eligibility: Open to immigrant artists (first & second generation) currently residing in New York City. Artists are required to submit one artwork paired with a personal object that holds significance to their journey & story of cultural integration and identity, but that has somehow become "useless" in their lives as they adjust to the new environment.

Curator Notes

The Story of the Red Sweater
by Annie Chen Ziyao

Behind Objects Without (Home) lies a narrative deeply personal to me. I, too, as an immigrant artist moved to New York in 2019. Among my belongings was a red sweater, accidentally packed, which belonged to my mom. Despite never wearing it, I've moved with it from place to place, serving as a silent witness to my evolving journey in this new city. Each move from one home to another forced me to confront the dilemma of whether to keep or discard this and other stuff from my hometown. These items, though seemingly redundant, hold memories and connection to my origins.

This sweater, and the stories it represents, inspired Objects Without (Home). It is a testament to the silent struggles and the unseen bravery of immigrant artists, their journey of letting go, and the art of holding on. We invite you to share not just your art, but the objects that tell your story of transition, resilience, and the redefinition of home.

Labels? Labels! TBD

Exhibition dates:
02/29/2024 -03/03/2024

:iidrr Gallery, 162 Allen Street, New York.

Tong Wu, Shuwan, shuang cai

Submission fee

The exhibition calls for artists to design an exhibition label for an artwork that has been conceptualized or in the making but never finished – challenging artists to explore the potential of labels as independent expressive pieces.

Though not representing a realized artwork, these labels must include the essential details of a label, such as the work’s name, artist’s name, dimensions, and medium. On top of the regular elements, for this label, we ask artists to think deeply about the conceived piece and the reason behind its incompleteness. While traditional exhibition labels aim to be quiet and plain, we encourage creative interpretations of the roles, form, and materials of labels, which shall be reflective of the form of the imagined artwork and in conversation with the works’ conceptual roots.
"Labels? Labels! TBD" allows artists to explore and challenge the boundaries of traditional art exhibition formats. This exhibition celebrates the detailed narratives and contexts that labels provide, often unnoticed, yet integral to the understanding and appreciation of art.

Submission Deadline:
February 8, 2024

Call for Artists

At the beginning of the year of Dragon, :iidrr is pleased to announce our open call - seeking artists across all mediums to explore and reinterpret the  realm of mythical entities that have long sparked human imagination and social change.  Dive into the symbolism of transformation, perceptual innovation, and the unfolding of alternative realities, we encourage you to weave the imaginative narratives with contemporary insights in an exhibition dedicated to exploring the depths of fantasy and the edges of reality. 

All mediums are accepted.

Submission link

Open Call Deadline
Feb 10th, 2024

Exhibition Dates
Feb 22nd - Feb 26th, 2024

A VIP viewing and tea party & tasting event will be held during the exhibition

Submission fee:        

or Zelle: info@iidrr.com 

Notification Date
If you are selected to participate in the exhibition, we will begin sending out notifications on February 5th. The last day for notification is February 11th.

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Pinup Salon and Merch Sale

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Submission Deadline:
December 26th

Exhibition Dates:
December 29th - January 16th, 2024

How to submit:

Step 1:
Pay $35 review fee via Zelle
Zelle: info@iidrr.com  (THESOI LLC) or

Step 2:
Submit your artwork/ Merch through Instagram - DM us the images of your work, Full Name, and Email address along with a screenshot of the proof of review fee.

*up to 3 pieces under  15*15 inches - make sure it is pin-able on the wall

Step 3:
You will receive a confirmation email once you are selected for the exhibition

Step 4:
Please follow the instructions in the confirmation email. Bring your artwork on the drop-off day and have it pinned up by yourself. (wall space -  First come, first served) *if you are not in NYC, get your artwork shipped to us, and we will install it for you;)

:iidrr Gallery
162 Allen Street, New York, NY, USA 10002

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