Exhibition Assessment Criteria

IB Visual Arts: Exhibition Assessment Criteria

It is Internally Assessed by you the teacher and externally moderated.Both SL and HL students select and present their own original, resolved artworks accompanied by exhibition texts and a written curatorial rationale that supports their curatorial decisions. Go to E submission for ExhibitionSL4-7 artworks from your exhibitionWritten curatorial rationale (400 words max)

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Comments 13

Heba Yosri 24 May 2017 - 12:04

Hi Heather,
I have a student who's a hard worker and shows great potential and a passion for learning.However, this student has a big hurdle.Her English is so poor. that it hinders proper delivery of her knowledge whether in spoken or written work.
My question is;Can this student perform her exhibition interview in Arabic?
Can she write her work in Arabic and have a professional translate to her in English?
Thank you,

Heather McReynolds 24 May 2017 - 17:24

Hi Heba, there is no interview, only a written rationale. She could get some help translating this into english. The CS and PP both require writing but this can be in note form or bullet points, language is not assessed per se but it is important that she can communicate clearly and use subject specific language

Dian Ritter 21 August 2017 - 07:57

Is there an IB recommended Rubric for assessing EACH art work at the time it is finished? I have always designed my own independently using IB criteria vocab; but they are not EXACT or as formal as the Mark Bands. I would like a Rubric that is identical to the criteria an examiner would use if assessing a single piece rather than the 'whole body of work'. Thanks!

Heather McReynolds 21 August 2017 - 15:42

Thats a good idea Dian, I will make one too, however in the meantime you can apply the criteria B and C to each piece singly, Did you see this rubric?

Mariana Valdés 31 August 2017 - 17:39

Hi Heather,
would student be penalized for writing 550 ch instead on 500? I really rounds off the idea, and he would not want to take off more words...

Heather McReynolds 31 August 2017 - 19:58

Not penalized, it simply cuts off the text at 500 characters :( Saluti !

xanthipi abel 18 December 2017 - 16:52

HI Heather!
Hope all is well...I have a question about Exhibition submissions...in the Exhibition text...can students document the size of their work in Inches? or does it have to be taken in CM? Thanks! Xanthipi

Heather McReynolds 18 December 2017 - 19:35

interesting point, i think most examiners have a sense of what inches are to cm so sure...( if they assume assume its cm that makes it much bigger, but hey!)

xanthipi abel 10 January 2018 - 20:24

Sweet, thanks!

Zainab Taj 16 January 2018 - 06:42

Hi Heather
I have notice in some of the examples of Exhibition that HL student did work only in one medium like photography or painting and score 7 where as the criteria of HL students should as minimum working with at least three art making forms selected from a minimum of two columns from the table mentioned in the guide.
one of my students wants to do all 11 paintings because she thought that is her strength and she can show her concept clearly through painting please clear
Thank you

Heather McReynolds 19 January 2018 - 20:50

Zainab, that is fine for the exhibition, its the PP that has the various art making requirements. She can have an exhibition of entirely paintings !

Zainab Taj 22 January 2018 - 05:04

Great! Thank you Heather

Elisabeth Chute 23 February 2018 - 12:27

Hi Heather, I've just been told by an examiner that students can also submit "partially resolved" pieces for the Exhibition? The merit/function of this aside, I can't find evidence of this on myIB. Do you know anything? thanks!

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