Grunwald Gallery announces international call for artworks integrating AI


Through May 10, the Grunwald Gallery of Art at the Indiana University Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design is welcoming proposals from artists around the world for works of art that utilize artificial intelligence (AI) to explore new processes and forms of creativity.

Opening September 6, 2024, “Blurring the Lines: Art at the Intersection of Human and Artificial Creativity” will showcase a selection of artworks by artists who are extending the current limits of art, technically and conceptually. Works in the exhibition will present distinct approaches and some unconventional integrations of AI, inviting viewers to consider the role of technology in art and culture.

The exhibition is a project of Arts and Humanities AI + Digital Futures, a cross-disciplinary initiative at IU comprising faculty from the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, the Media School, the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, and the Herron School of Art + Design at Indiana University-Indianapolis. Funding for the exhibition comes from the IU Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council through the Public Arts and Humanities Project.

Artworks in all mediums will be considered, including evolving generative works, interactive installations, and traditional art forms. Curators seek to showcase projects that transcend conventionally defined artistic genres and media and challenge our preconceptions of art itself.

“In some projects, algorithms may function as a feature, in some they are a part of a larger process, and in others still, the technology may exist as an end in and of itself,” said co-curator Caleb Weintraub, associate professor of painting. “This exhibition assumes an expansive view of art -- some projects may be as much about science and computing as they are about aesthetics and experience.”

While works will originate in disparate disciplines, those chosen will be linked through their innovative and often unlikely integration of machine learning and related technologies in the creative process. The exhibition will also comprise works that evince apprehension of AI and its real-world impacts on labor, ethics, and creativity.

Visual study in Midjourney. 2024 Arthur Liou

More information and a link to the submission portal is available at Applications may be submitted until May 10 at midnight EST, and artists will be notified of their inclusion by June 1. The exhibition will be installed August 5 through 23, open with a reception on September 6, and remain on view through November 16

“‘Blurring the Lines’ is a unique opportunity to explore the changing relationship between human artists and AI,” said co-curator Linda Tien, director of the Grunwald Gallery. “The exhibition invites viewers to reflect on what it means to be creative in the digital age and to consider the future of art in a world where humans and machines are increasingly working together.”

“There will be a lot to be gained from visiting the artworks in person,” said co-curator Caleb Weintraub, associate professor of painting. “Some pieces may respond to visitors’ presence and actions. AI art is much more than generated images or videos that we encounter on the internet. Our hope is that visitors have more understanding of how AI exists in the world, as well as more awareness of how broad its reach and implications are.”

Submission Guidelines


Artist must be 18 years of age or older.

All mediums will be considered. Selected artwork must be ready to install by the time of installation. If submitting an installation piece, artist must be available for installation. The gallery reserves the right to refuse work that arrives incomplete (not ready for installation) or that is not representative of the work submitted in the proposal.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit the following items at no later than midnight EST on May 10, 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Submit up to 4 media items including images, video, audio, PDF, 3D models via Sketchfab or website links.
  • Résumé or CV, as a PDF
  • Project Abstract, as a PDF, Up to 500 Words, should address the following:
    Relevance to the theme
    • Installation/Presentation Considerations and/or logistics
    • Description of artwork including size and list of materials

About the Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Grunwald Gallery of Art at the Indiana University Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design presents contemporary works by both professional and student artists in a special exhibition format. Exhibitions incorporate art from a variety of contemporary genres and approaches and can be experimental or traditional. The Gallery is conceived as a visual art laboratory with artists participating in the installation of their works and interaction with students and the public is encouraged. The Gallery hosts many exhibitions annually of students from the Eskenazi School, focusing on work by advanced undergraduate, B.F.A. and M.F.A. students. The Grunwald Gallery frequently collaborates with artists, scientists, and scholars to produce exhibitions that interpret visual art in a broader scientific or humanities context.