decentralised digital art

future editions
november 1 2o27 to march 1 2o28
november 1 2o25 to march 1 2o26
upcoming: 6th edition
november 1 2o23 to march 1 2o24
previous editions
november 1 2o21 to may 1 2o22
november 1 2o19 to march 1 2o2o
november 1 2o17 to january 31 2o18
november 1 2o15 to january 31 2o16
november 1 2o13 to january 31 2o14

the wrong organises art driven, innovative and collaborative projects, online and offline, bringing together curators and artists from all over the globe, providing decentralised platforms as a melting pot for the established, the emerging and the underrepresented, showcasing a wide range of cultures, styles, and mediums to a global audience, fostering a more inclusive and diverse digital art scene, and encouraging artistic growth and experimentation

now delivering, a live stream as a video exhibition, and the wrong biennale, an international online/offline art exhibition, open to participation and awarded with sois cultura 2o19 and ehrenerwähnung at s+t+arts 2o2o

the wrong biennale 5th edition featured work by 24oo+ artists selected by 2oo+ curators exhibited in 14o+ pavilions and embassies. thousands of art works and links to navigate in 182 days, 1oo+ events and 2oo+ hours of tv programs streamed online at and broadcast via portuguese nationwide cable tv

the wrong’s 5th edition celebrated its finissage presenting a 10h video program by 72 artists at centre pompidou paris, to later being appointed top ten exhibition of 2o22 by artforum 

since its first edition in 2o13, more than 8ooo artists and curators, and 195 institutions and cultural spaces from around the globe have officially participated in the wrong biennale 

“a sign of hope for a new wave of artists” - stirworld

“counting its viewership in the millions, the wrong just might be the world’s largest art biennale — the digital world’s answer to venice” - the new york times

“an alternative yet ambitious new path, the wrong is a concept that could prove key to the flourishing of the arts and culture in post pandemic times” - s+t+arts 2o2o jury

the wrong is an avatar of
david quiles guilló

the wrong 2o23/2o24
open call for curators
and artists 

join the 6th edition of the wrong biennale 
to join as a curator you must organise a pavilion. to join as an artist you must join a curator's pavilion, or create your own pavilion and become a curator 

what is a pavilion
a collective art exhibition showcased in a dedicated website, or any other online presence, including social media public platforms. organised by an artist, a curator, a group of artists or team of curators. to host artworks by 1o (ten) artists or more. a pavilion is the prime format on how the wrong biennale exhibits curated artworks online

build your pavilion
create a concept and a name for your project, register a new profile on a social media platform or build a website in a dedicated domain to host it online. select the artists and the works following your own concept and criteria. make sure to be in accordance with the wrong’s guidelines, and have all artists’ grant you the right to show their work

naming restrictions
the title of your project cannot include “wrong” or “biennale” or “tv” or any combination of these words, nor special characters nor gliphs. please do not name your project after yourself or your organisation 

time commitment
pavilions must be online and public from november 1st, 2o23 to march 1st, 2o24 

check out upcoming deadlines

now ~ april(extended)
express your intent to build a pavilion
write and let us know that you want to join, and let’s start talking

now ~ august 21st, 2o23
submit your pavilion
submit proposal including a pavilion title, name of curator, public domain link to access works and list of artists 

now ~ september 21st, 2o23
written confirmation of participation to the curators of selected pavilions

november 1st, 2o23
the wrong biennale vernissage

artwork guidelines
the wrong values the essence of joy and the exploration of creativity and knowledge in a positive and constructive way. please avoid any expression of hate, conflict or violence

adult-only art
if your pavilion will host +18 adult-only content, please make clear warning notice at the entrance

review artworks
please do not submit your artwork for review or self promotion. we love art, but we do not review artworks. the wrong is curated by self-appointed curators

open call for artists to join your pavilion
open calls are not mandatory. you are welcome to cherrypick your artists, but if you want to engage in an open call, you decide when and how you want artists to submit their works, and be responsible to the commitment 

make artists pay to review their work 
making artists pay a fee to submit their work to your pavilion is 1oo% forbidden

no money to participate at the wrong
the wrong is not an art fair, nor an nft marketplace. we do not monetise your art, the visits or views, so there is no financial compensation for building your pavilion, or for showing your work as an artist, but you are free to secure sponsors, grants and donors to fund your pavilion and pay your artists in the context of the wrong

fund your pavilion
build your own revenue via donations, grants and sponsors with brand and naming presence limited to your pavilion premises 

materials to introduce the wrong to a third party
about helps introduce the wrong to artists, donors, institutions and sponsors, press together with previous editions credits serve as support, reference and context

instant radical inclusion
anyone wanting to join is very welcome without the need of a college degree or proof of career, CV, cover letter, application fee, letters of recommendation or any of the other cultural industry standards you may encounter regularly. door is open, please come in 

the wrong values old fashion, no algorithm internet and one-click-away free accesibility. pavilions requesting crypto wallet connections, or email sign-ups, or pay-per-view routines, or downloading intrusive malware to access the artworks will not be accepted

acceptance ratio
acceptance ratio of proposals is very high when instructions are followed, energy is positive, and deadlines are met. understand that as you are free to submit but we are also free to choose. when joining, please consider to do so in good faith as we embrace you in the same fashion 

if your pavilion does not enter the wrong, it does not make your proposal or you as curator/artist, unheard or invalid. it merely means that it does not fit the ongoing context of the wrong 

my question is not here
questions are welcome. send an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. 

this open call is a work in progress... conditions, guidelines and deadlines may be added, modified or updated anytime from now and to the closing of the event

welcome to the wrong
be kind, be patient, respect everyone's work and let’s have a good time

the wrong 2o23/24
open call for institutions

the wrong is now selecting one (1) contemporary art institution, located anywhere in the world, to be the exclusive physical host of the sixth (6th) edition of the wrong biennale, happening between november 1st, 2o23 and march 1st, 2o24

host a generational defining global exhibition
thousands of artists selected by hundreds of curators. hundreds of pavilions presenting curated work by an international melting pot of established, mid-career, emerging and underrepresented artists from around the world, working at the forefront of the digital field

what we offer
virtual hosting of the sixth edition of the wrong biennale, the largest, most inclusive and diverse art event ever, aiming to push the boundaries in the digital art world, with the lowest carbon footprint possible

physical hosting of the wrong biennale’s multi-screen offline installation exhibition, showcasing a large selection of contents, with flexibility to addapt to the resources and space available

24/7 online broadcast of a complementary selection of artworks and documentation, with full institutional integration via

a printed catalogue, divided in two complementary volumes; first one to be presented in the opening of the event, a second to be presented at the closing of the event, both as a print on demand editions, to aim for zero waste

availability of the wrong executive team, selected local artists and curators to be present at the opening, all press dates and closing event, and open to deliver talks and workshops on request

comprehensive documentation of the event, ad-hoc activation and promotion in social media and with international / local press agencies

logo, link and name presence as main partner in all materials, deliverables and communications

what we look for
candidate institution must nurture new media and digital arts, keen on positive and collaborative true creative desentralization, diversity and inclusion. open minded and ready to face the challenge of hosting the largest and most comprehensive display of curated digital online and offline contents and installations  

screen friendly space but not only, available for the lenght of the event, to showcase a premium selection of artworks

funds and resources available, proportional to the production cost of the event, with full cooperation for promoting in social media and press 

location, location, location. we want as many people as possible to be able to attend and enjoy

the wrong is an equal opportunity organisation
all proposals are reviewed independent of global location, space availability or budget size

email us and let’s start a conversation

the wrong is a nonprofit endeavour, only possible with the generous collaboration and support of artists, curators, art collectives, cultural institutions and organisations from around the world. 2o23©d ll ´