TERRA II

Curated by Jenn Ellis and Emie Diamond, produced by Milena Berman

October – November, 2024. Burgundy, France.

Open call for artists: TERRA II

This open call is now closed

Calling artists of all disciplines to submit work for the second edition of TERRA, a monumental site-specific exhibition in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards. Responding to the idea of terroir, the concept of sense of place, all selected works will be exhibited across multiple spaces in Burgundy, France, launching in October 2024. This opportunity is open to artists working in all disciplines.

JURY MEMBERS: 

Jenn Ellis (Curator of TERRA and Founder of Apsara Studio) Emie Diamond (Curator of TERRA) Milena Berman (Producer of TERRA and Founder of Hautes Côtes) Phillip Collins (Founder of Good Black Art) Irene Aristizábal (Director of the Frac Poitou-Charentes) Benni Allan (Founding Director of EBBA Architects) Charlotte Rey (Co-founder of Campbell-Rey) Francesca Gavin (Artistic Director of Vienna Contemporary) Melanie Pocock (Artistic Director of Ikon Gallery)

Submission deadline: 30th June | 00:00 BST (Notification to selected artists: 15th July)

For more information or inquiries, please contact gema@apsarastudio.co.uk

JENN ELLIS – Curator of TERRA and Founder of Apsara Studio

Jenn Ellis FRSA is a curator and founder from Switzerland, Colombia and the UK based in London following five years in Hong Kong. Passionate about the considered meeting of art, space and context, she has created over the last decade meaningful projects and connections between artists, galleries and institutions globally.  As the founder of curatorial studio APSARA, she has led projects from the UNESCO heritage vineyards in Burgundy to Frieze 9 Cork Street, and collaborated with international galleries and institutions including Silverlens, Sullivan+Strumpf, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Lehmann Maupin, Tate and South London Gallery. Ellis is equally the co-founder of acclaimed platform AORA, which combines art, architecture and music to instill a sense of calm and wellbeing. Ellis’ projects have gained critical recognition in publications such as Art Newspaper, Artforum, Frieze, CN Traveller, BBC, Evening Standard. Ellis guest lectures at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, is a Tate Young Patrons Ambassador and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Ellis hold a Law Degree from King’s College London and a History of Art Degree from the University of Cambridge.

EMIE DIAMOND – Writer and curator of TERRA

Emie Diamond is an art historian based in London. She has curated exhibitions featuring over seventy international artists. This Spring she curated Ici Repose for Oliver Miro’s platform Vortic, which was on view at The House of KOKO. Diamond also recently curated Fortnum and Mason’s inaugural show following the restoration of their Piccadilly flagship. She contributes to The Art Newspaper, where she served as Daily Diarist for the 2024 Venice Biennale, as well as interviewed Edward Enninful for the cover story of their new bi-annual magazine. Diamond is a contributor to Cultured Magazine and has written arts analyses for a range of publications like Hunger Magazine and The Critic. She is also an academically published art critic, as seen in the Courtauld’s annual journal Immediations and Rutger’s University’s bi-annual journal. Diamond has given curatorial tours at institutions such as Gagosian and White Cube, as well as spoken on panels at Soho House, Sotheby’s and KOKO. She has a History of Art Master’s degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art and received a prior Master’s degree from Harvard University.

MILENA BERMAN – Producer of TERRA

Milena Berman is German-American, raised in the US, and has been living in Burgundy since 2013. Her maternal family is from Kassel, Germany, where her interest in contemporary art took root as she attended documenta from a young age and worked for documenta13 after graduating university. Milena studied Art History as an undergraduate and received her Master’s in Art Business with Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Before co-founding Hautes Côtes with her partner, Milena worked in commercial and non-profit galleries, for a private photography collection, and for wineries in France and the US. Since 2013, she has created and hosted international travel programs for patrons, curators, and directors of the world’s top cultural institutions including the Guggenheim, LACMA, SFMoMA, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Seattle Art Museum and others. Being based in Beaune, Milena has been immersed in wine, and found a home in its dynamic wine community. Today she produces cultural moments in the realms of wine and art and is most interested in their intersections, bridging the two worlds, and fostering connections between people and places through meaningful experiences. TERRA was born from her desire to produce a focused cultural moment in Burgundy in collaboration with curators Jenn Ellis and Emie Diamond.

BENNI ALLAN – Founding director of EBBA Architects and co-founder of AORA

Born and raised in Spain, Benni has developed a practice around his passions of architecture, design and making. Prior to establishing EBBA, Benni worked on projects spanning the cultural, arts, higher education and residential sectors with architectural practices in London and China, including Niall McLaughlin Architects. Here he worked on the award-winning project for Jesus College, a new-build library for Magdalene College in Cambridge, and a student housing scheme for Somerville College, Oxford.  His forward-thinking experimental way of working has attracted international attention since he graduated from UCL’s Bartlett School of Architecture, earning him the award of ‘One to Watch’ from the British Design Council in 2015 and the RIBA-J’s Rising Stars Award 2019. Alongside practice, Benni is a Design Lecturer at the University of Greenwich and acts as external critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Royal College of Arts and the Cass, with past experience of leading courses for the Bartlett Summer School. He was also a Young Trustee of the Architecture Foundation, chair of the ‘Part Four’ lecture series, a RIBA Ambassador for schools in Hackney and more recently became a member of the Design Review Panel for Harrow Council.

PHILLIP COLLINS – Founder of Good Black Art

Phillip Collins is a Black and queer art collector, marketer, entrepreneur, and the founder of Good Black Art. Born in Tennessee and based in New York, Phillip has built a successful career bringing legacy industries, brands and products to new markets, working in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Today, Phillip has set his sights on the world of contemporary art—turning to art as an avenue through which he can uplift nuanced portrayals of Black life, and in turn, preserve Black histories. Through Good Black Art, Phillip is creating new avenues to generational wealth. Since 2017, Phillip has been an avid collector, amassing a collection that features artwork from over 150 emerging Black artists from around the globe. Drawing on his nearly 20 years of experience as an international marketer leading lifestyle, entertainment, and art and design campaigns for brands such as American Express, UBS, Ford, GE, and Disney, Phillip presents the most promising emerging artists to the commercial art world through his work at Good Black Art. Phillip is a 2023 ADCOLOR Leader, and is a member of the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts Advisory Council, CulturalDC Torrents Advisory Board and serves as a Pratt>Forward mentor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Elon University in International Marketing and a minor in African-American Studies.



IRENE ARISTIZÁBAL – Director of Frac Poitou-Charentes


Irene Aristizábal is director of the Frac Poitou-Charentes in Angoulême, France. She was Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art’s Head of Curatorial and Public Practice from 2019 until 2023 where she curated solo exhibitions by Jala Wahid, Carolina Caycedo, Judy Chicago, Ad Minoliti and Abel Rodríguez. She was the co-curator of British Art Show 9 (2021–22), the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK, organised every five years by Hayward Gallery Touring. Prior to Baltic, Irene worked as Head of Exhibitions at Nottingham Contemporary, where she curated exhibitions  and commissioned projects by artists including Pia Camil, Steffani Jemison, Otobong Nkanga, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Sun Ra, Danh Võ, Carol Rama and Asco. Recent group exhibitions include Stepping Softly on the Earth (2023), Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender Resistance (2018–9), States of America: Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era (2017), and Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas (2015). She was curator at the Frac Nord Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, and was the recipient of the H+F Curatorial Grant (2010). Prior to that she co-directed the not-for-profit space Bétonsalon in Paris (2005–6). Irene was a jury for the Turner Prize in 2022 and participated in the British Council Commission Selection Committee for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022.

MELANIE POCOCK – Artistic Director of Ikon Gallery

Melanie Pocock is the Artistic Director (Exhibitions) of Ikon Gallery and leads on Ikon’s exhibition programme, publications, and, with the wider team, off-site projects. Melanie Pocock joined Ikon in 2020 and has curated exhibitions including a major presentation of performance art by Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo (2023); Horror in the Modernist Block, an exhibition of work by 20 UK and international contemporary artists exploring the relationship between architectural modernism and horror (2022-23); off-site projects including artist Hew Locke’s city-centre installation Foreign Exchange, presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival. Pocock moved to Ikon from her previous position as Assistant Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICA), prior to which she held curatorial positions at Modern Art Oxford and Art Scene China. She holds an MA (Distinction) in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. A member of the International Association of Art Critics (Singapore), Curatorial Committee of the Association for Art History (UK), and a contributing editor at ArtAsiaPacific, her writing has been published in numerous publications, exhibition catalogues and journal.

FRANCESCA GAVIN – Artistic Director of Vienna Contemporary

Francesca Gavin is the Artistic Director of the viennacontemporary fair and Editor in Chief of EPOCH Review. Gavin has written ten books on art and visual culture and curated exhibitions including Mushrooms at Somerset House, The Art of Mushrooms at Fundacao de Serralves, The Dark Cube at Palais de Tokyo, and co-curated Manifesta11 in Zurich. Gavin is a contributing editor at Twin and Beauty Papers, and regularly writes for publications including the Financial Times HTSI, Cura, Marie Claire and Frieze. She has a monthly radio show Rough Version on NTS Radio on art and music.



CHARLOTTE REY – Co-founder of Campbell-Rey

Charlotte Rey is an award-winning Swedish designer at Campbell-Rey, a design studio she founded with Duncan Campbell out of London. Charlotte studied Fashion History and Theory at Central Saint Martins, before working for Acne Studios, becoming the co-editor of its cult culture publication Acne Paper. She set up Campbell-Rey in 2014 as a creative consultancy working across creative direction specialising in legacy, lifestyle and craftsmanship brands including Bentley, Bulgari, Baccarat, Rizzoli and Museo Mario Testino. Through this work, she became increasingly interested in placemaking through interior, furniture and product design, as well as site specific installations, and began working on commissions for clients including the London EDITION, 1stdibs, Clos19, Kartell, Bulgari, Christie’s, Away, Nespresso and Elton John AIDS Foundation as well as private clients. Campbell-Rey début furniture collection is represented by The Invisible Collection.