30 international artists provide perspective, comfort and hope in times of uncertainty
On April 1, 2020, during the early stages of confinement, FrikiFish launched a global open call for art— offering an opportunity for artists to reflect on the current global economic, political and social situation.
The aim was to virtually connect and create together during the strange times that we all found ourselves in. We asked artists to reflect on relevant themes of: confinement, pandemic, isolation, resilience, social distancing, camaraderie, catalyst for change and a new paradigm.
The Online Exhibition
This was our very first open call for an online exhibition and we received over a hundred entries from artists all over the world. Each artist submitted between 1-3 pieces created around the central themes. Our guest curator, David Correa from Flash Gallery BCN helped us make the final selection of artwork to be included in the online exhibition.
The final show consists of 30 diverse works of art from emerging and established artists all over the world.
Support for working artists
As we all know, the COVID-19 crisis is severely affecting the creative sector. Many artists and creatives cannot make an income because they cannot teach classes, attend fairs, or sell their work in galleries and shops during the confinement.
FrikiFish is a labor-of-love founded in 2017 as an online magazine exploring art, creative culture and emerging talent. The platform has a special focus on the art scene in Barcelona, but the articles and content speak to a global audience. During a time of global crisis, FrikiFish wanted to extend its goal of sharing and connecting internationally through art.
We were able to raise some funds from the generous FrikiFish Community and then local Barcelona startup, Sensio matched the donations to be able to offer a 500€ cash prize!
During one month, the public voted on their favorite artworks and the winner was announced on August 15, 2020.
A HUGE Thanks to our BCN Collaborators
Cash prize sponsor, developer and host for the online exhibition.
Sensio builds open-source software for content creators, mainly photographers, helping them to protect and manage their work online. If you are interested in learning more about Sensio project check out their FAQ page. and follow them on Twitter if you want to stay posted about the project's developments.
Flash Gallery BCN
Art curator for the online exhibition
Flash Gallery is a non-profit institution providing a unique space in the Sants district of Barcelona to exhibit artwork from selected international artists. The Gallery will soon be opening a second location to expand their support and exposure for artists.