What is BYOB?
BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple:

--> Find a place
--> Invite many artists
--> Ask them to bring their projectors

BYOB is a way of making a big exhibition with zero budget. It is an exploration of the medium of projection.



Can I organize a BYOB?
Yes! BYOB is an open idea, and the more it happens the better. It would be great if you credit Rafaël Rozendaal in your press releases/ blog posts/ etc. as the inventor of BYOB.



Is BYOB open source?
Yes, the idea of BYOB is free to use as long as it’s non-commercial.



Who created BYOB?
BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal.
The first BYOB was organized by Anne de Vries & Rafaël Rozendaal in Berlin in 2010.



What does BYOB mean?
BYOB is an acronym for “Bring Your Own Beamer”. In Europe projectors are often referred to as “beamers”.



How many artists should I invite to my BYOB?
The more the better.



Can anyone with a projector just walk in and join the exhibition?
This is up to you. You can invite a certain number of artists, or leave it completely open. This could be great, but you might overload your electric system.



Any practical tips?
Electricity is very important. It is good to divide the equipment over as many different outlets as possible. It is also a good idea to think of where to go afterwards, when everyone packs up their gear, it’s nice to think of a destination to celebrate together.



BYOB is for anyone who is interested in moving light, sound and performance. Projection can mean many things. Projections are flexible and create a freedom to react to each others works, move things around, and create a dynamic collaborative experience. Hopefully there will be many different kinds of BYOB’s.



What happened to the BYOB website?
The BYOB site was Tumblr based. Our account was deleted. No idea why... You can find an archived version here.



How many BYOB's happened so far?
About 350 BYOB's have happened around the world.
Here are some of those cities: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Argentina, Athens, Auckland, Austin, Baltimore, Barcelona, Basel, Beijing, Belfast, Bergen, Berlin, Birmingham, Bogota, Bonn, Boston, Boulder, Breda, Brighton, Brooklyn, Bruges, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buffalo, Calgary, CapeTown, Caracas, Cardiff, Charlestown, Chicago, Chile, Cincinnati, Colchester, Cologne, Colombia, Columbus, Copenhagen, Corredor, Palma, Coventry, Cracow, Darwin, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, El Salvador, Enschede, Firenze, Frankfurt, Gavere, Geneva, Genk, Ghent, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Grand Rapids, Grenoble, Guatemala, Heerenveen, Heerlen, Hembrug, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Jinju, Karlsruhe, Kosice, Krakow, Habana, Lausanne, Leeds, Lima, Linz, Ljubljana, London, Los Angeles, Maastricht, Madrid, Mallorca, Malmo, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Medellin, Melbourne, Mexico, Miami, Milano, Milton Keynes, Minneapolis, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Myanmar, Münster, Nashville, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Nicosia, Norwich, Oregon, Oslo, Osnabrück, Ostend, Ostuni, Paris, Iiaarhus, Perth, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Poznan, Prague, Queens, Reno, Richmond, Rio de Janeiro, Rotterdam, Saint Paul, San Antonio, San Diego, Francisco, Santa Barbara, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Somerville, Southampton, Stockton, StonyBrook, Swansea, Sydney, Taipei, TelAviv, The Hague, Tijuana, Toronto, Tucson, Tuebingen, Utrecht, Valparaiso, Vancouver, Venice, Vevey, Vienna, Vitória, Warszawa, Wellington, Wrocław, Yekaterinburg.



Are there any rules?
BYOB should be easy, fun & no stress.

thank you,

Rafaël Rozendaal, 2017