Iraqi Memorial

Iraqi Memorial

Open, international, RfP

Not Site Specific

As a user generated content site, the project is ongoing indefinitely.

19 Mar 2008 – Deadline for Review



Open, international, RfP


Not Site Specific


English, Arabic


As a user generated content site, the project is ongoing indefinitely – will continue to be realized as new memorial proposals are uploaded to the site. A first “Juror’s Deadline for Review” has been established as March 19th, 2008, the fifth anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq.


Artists, designers, architects or other interested creative individuals at minimum of 18 years old


Dr. Nadje Al-Ali, Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Yaelle Amir, Independent Curator and Writer, New York City, USA

Dr Bernadette Buckley, Lecturer in International Politics, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta, The Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, India

Dr. David Simpson, Professor of English, University of California Davis, USA

John David Spiak, Curator, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, USA

Dr. Marjorie Vecchio, Director/Curator, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, USA


Exhibition (there will be no “winner” of this competition)



THE COMPETITION: is an online call to action to artists, designers, architects or other interested creative individuals or collaborators to propose concepts for the creation of memorials to the many thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in the War in Iraq. As of 2007, estimates range from 77,000 to over 655,000 deaths in Iraq of non-combatants as a consequence of “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. The memorial concepts will be featured in a growing online exhibition/database of proposals accessible on the site. Proposals are available to be viewed and rated by the public as well as by an internationally diverse group of individual scholars and curators who are serving as jurors.

This project seeks to highlight conceptions of memorials in the broadest context possible. All media and processes are to be featured on the project site, this includes but is not limited to experimental or traditional applications of: sculpture, architecture, installation, performance, murals, web art, digital art, photography, video, film, audio art, etc. Please visit the project web site for further detailed entry requirements and information.

Participating artists as of 11/29/07 include:

Tony Allard-USA, Paul Dixon-UK, Carla Drago-Australia, Al Fadhil-Germany, James Hutchinson-UK, James Johnson-Perkins-UK, Sabine Kacunko-Germany, Suzanne Kanatsiz-USA, Lynn Marie Kirby-USA, Erik Krikortz-Sweden, Patrick Lichty-USA, Maria Paschalidou-Greece, John Quinn-UK, Kate Sicchio, UK, Jack Toolin-USA.


Information/Project Contact:

Project Director Joseph DeLappe

Associate Professor

Digital Media Studio

Department of Art/224

University of Nevada, Reno

Reno, Nevada 89509