Open Call

(re)imagining Marco Polo’s journey by CIFRA & Art Night Venezia Until: 20th of May


No Funding
Free / No Costs


We are interested in new media artists' existing works / projects. As part of the open call, three artists will receive the CIFRA Award of 1500 EUR for producing a new work. The CIFRA Award will include three nominations: "Bridging East and West, North and South", "New Ways of Seeing", and "(Re)thinking the Media". The shortlisted works will be shown during Art Night Venezia, which will take place on 22 June 2024.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 22, 2024 - June 23, 2024


No meals

Public Programs



Multimedia, Sound Art, Video Art


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Program Description

CIFRA, a curated streaming platform for new media art, launches an open call celebrating Marco Polo's figure and journey. Regarded as one of the pioneers in building bridges between East and West, we should not forget the influence of his travels and travelogues on the state of the world we live in, with European colonial expansion and capitalist globalization. The works will be selected by a jury composed of Menene Gras Balaguer (art critic, philosopher, director of culture and exhibitions at Casa Asia), Alessandra Bergamaschi (Italian-Brazilian researcher and curator), Zairong Xiang (curator, author, art educator).

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