Call for participants in upcoming project by Asad Raza

  • Open Call
  • Glasgow
  • Open Call
  • Glasgow

Website CCA_Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts

CCA Glasgow and artist Asad Raza are searching for participants for the 2022 exhibition, running from 29 July to 10 September, with rehearsals from 26 – 29 July. Raza’s project, titled Absorption, will assemble a group of cultivators to engage in several tasks inside CCA gallery spaces in Glasgow.

Application Deadline

4 Jul 2022





Absorption takes as its focus the ground beneath us, the network of interacting living organisms that serves as the natural floor for human life. Cultivators will both interact directly with visitors and take care of the installation. We are looking for curious, communicative, mindful, and enthusiastic individuals residing in Glasgow or within commuting distance who will work in close co-operation with the artist. Cultivators will be adding and mixing materials, turning over, raking and watering the soil, measuring pH, water content and other qualities, and interacting with visitors and offering them soil.

Participants will be paid and participation is flexible, with a minimum of 8 hours per week over the run of the project being preferable.

One-hour group interviews are scheduled for Monday 4 July at 10am. These will be held on Zoom.

Participants are not required to have any previous experience in the arts, or as performers. Individuals 18 years or older with a broad range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply. You must be legally eligible to work in the UK.

If you are interested, please email including a brief paragraph sharing your desire to participate and a little about yourself. Please send your email to Sabrina Henry at sabrina@cca-glasgow.com absorption@gmail.com with subject line “Asad Raza Project” and we will respond with more details. Thank you!


Asad Raza creates dialogues and rejects disciplinary boundaries in his work, which conceives of art as a metabolic, active experience. Using actions and processes such as soil-making, tennis, and horticulture, his projects create encounters within and beyond the exhibition setting. They have been realized by institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney; Gropius Bau, Berlin; the Serpentine Galleries, London; Kunsthalle Portikus; Metro Pictures, New York; Urbane Kunst Ruhr, Essen; and the Lahore Biennale.