IB Creating the Exhibition Portfolio

We need to start creating the Exhibition Portfolio.

In the Exhibition Portfolio Folder, create a new PowerPoint (or equivalent) labeled Exhibition Draft.  If you already have one from last year, you are just adding to this.

  • The first step is to create your title page.  Include the following info:

Exhibition (or exhibition title if you have one)

Candidate Number

Personal Code

      Under no circumstances should you include your actual name

  • The next step is to create the individual pages for each work that will be in your Exhibition Portfolio.  For each artwork, you need to create a page that should have the following things:

A clear image of the artwork, as large as we can make it on the page

The credit line, to include:  Title, medium, and size in centimeters

A short (one to five sentences) commentary about the artwork.  You may use this to talk about how it fits in your theme, how your ideas have been developing, or personal meaning/iconography that may not be immediately visible to the viewer.

You can create an additional page for some of your artworks to provide a 2nd view, or a detail view of the work you are discussing.

  • Next, you are to write your Curatorial Rationale.  This is a 1 to 2 page entry created as a separate word document With it you explain what your theme/style is, and why you chose it.  You should mention any personal connections or beliefs that were a part of your theme/style.  You should also mention any development or growth you experienced artistically as you worked on the exhibition.  We have worked on your artist statement/theme in previous assignments, so I highly recommend you start there, and just modify or add as needed.

                                For SL students, the max number of words is 400

                               For HL students, the max number of words is 700

                              Unlike other pages for IB, a graphic is not required on the page

  • The final part is two photos of your exhibition.  We cannot do that until the actual exhibition so…. we will wait for that part.

But you can start the Curatorial Rationale and the individual pages for your work now.

Complete the Curatorial Rationale and  Exhibition pages for all completed work by Monday, 4/8, 11 pm.

Below are several examples of Exhibition Portfolios:

Exhibition Portfolio, O

Exhibition Portfolio, J

Exhibition Portfolio, E

Exhibition, A

Exhibition Sample D HL

Exhibition Sample C HL (1)

Exhibition Sample A SL (1)

Exhibition Sample B SL (1)

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