Open Call: Billboard Commercial Break


Billboard presents an open call for artists to create an artwork in public space in collaboration with Y gallery and the Reykjavík Art Museum. During the period 1.-5. January 2022 there will be a Commercial Break on Billboards 350 screens across the city of Reykjavík. During this time an artist will present an exhibition of a new work commissioned for the project.

The artist will receive ISK 1.000.000 for the work which will then be donated to the collection of the Reykjavík Art Museum.

The work will be exhibited on over 350 screens across the city, both in bus stops and large screens (6 x 4m) by roads and intersections. It is not possible to exhibit moving images but still images can be exchanged every 8 sec.

Applicants are asked to submit applications before 16:00 on the 30th of September 2021. The application should include a text on the proposed work along with 1-5 images of the work (sketches, photos etc.). The final presentation of the work will be in collaboration with Y gallery.

A selection committee has been appointed to review the applictions with representatives from Y gallery, Reykjavík Art Museum, Billboard and The Association of Icelandic Artists. The committees selection will be made public by mid October. 

Information and application form are available at