Abstraction in Action Jaime Ruiz Otis: XIX Bienal Plástica de Baja California https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/jaime-ruiz-otis-xix-bienal-plastica-de-baja-california/


Artists: Jaime Ruiz Otis, Pablo Llana, José Hugo Sánchez, Mario Alberto Rodríguez Herrera, Toni Larios, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Diana Andrea Fuentes Salinas, Alejandro Jara López, Luis Alderete, and many more.

XIX Bienal Plástica de Baja California
June 29 – December 2015
Centro Estatal de las Artes de Tijuana
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Exposición de 60 obras de diferentes formatos, de 33 artistas plásticos de la región, en la Galería de Exposiciones Internacionales del Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana (Ceart Tijuana).


August 25, 2015 Marcius Galan, Bernardo Ortiz & Eduardo Terrazas: NOW! https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/marcius-galan-bernardo-ortiz-eduardo-terrazas-now/


Artists: Kim Allen, Kari Altmann, Marcela Armas, Jeremy Bailey, Diego Berruecos, Zach Blas, Mariana Castillo Deball, Marcelo Cidade, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Sterling Crispin, Debora Delmar Corp., de_sitio, Claudia Fernández, Francisco Fernández, Radamés “Juni” Figueroa, LaToya Ruby Frazie, Melissa Furness, Coco Fusco, Marcius Galan, Anna Bella Geiger, Cristóbal Gracia, David Hartt, Karl Haendel, Sarah Anne Johnson, André Komatsu, Robert Longo, Jorge Macchi, Laleh Mehran and Chris Coleman, Erick Meyenberg, Adam Milner, Nuria Montiel and Fernando Palma, Daniel Monroy Cuevas, Aliza Nisenbaum, Fernando Ortega, Bernardo Ortiz, Adam Pendleton, Tania Pérez Córdova, Jorge Satorre, Joaquín Segura, Matt Scobey, Skawennati, Eduardo Terrazas, and Ryan Trecartin.

July 14–August 30, 2015
2015 Biennial of the Americas
Denver, CO, USA

The 2015 Biennial of the Americas is the third iteration of this international festival of ideas, art and culture in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas is NOW! Today we stand on shifting ground, with one foot in a new geological era and one foot lingering on the structures of the past. The 2015 Biennial of the Americas will dive deep into our present circumstances, seeking to understand contexts, conditions, and challenges across the western hemisphere today.

Artistic program
Artists featured in the 2015 Biennial of the Americas from North, South and Central America and the Caribbean create visual art, music and dance in response to current issues and questions. They address specific situations where they live, as well as concerns shared across borders such as violence, environmental issues, technology, and social justice. Mexico City will form a particular focus in the program following the Biennial of the Americas Mexico City Summit held in June 2014.

Program highlights
The artists in the central exhibition of the Biennial of the Americas, Now? NOW! at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver capture complexities of now in the Western Hemisphere. The exhibition Oíd el Sueño de una Palabra / Listen to the Dream of a Word at the Biennial Pavilion in Downtown Denver results from a collaboration facilitated by Mexico City curatorial collective de_sitio. They invited a group of practitioners from different disciplines to interact with Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico, a small, yet exemplary community organization in a marginal outskirt southeast of Mexico City. Vis-à-vis: Biennial Ambassadors Residency Exhibition at McNichols Civic Center features four ambitious new projects by artists Matt Scobey (US), Melissa Furness (US), Cristóbal Gracia (Mexico) and Daniel Monroy Cuevas (Mexico) developed through the 2015 Biennial Ambassadors Program. Aimed at nurturing creative links and deepening artistic dialogue across the Americas, the program focused for 2015 on connecting Denver and Mexico City through a series of ten-week residency exchanges run by contemporary art organizations ArtPlant and SOMA. Major public commissions by Mexico-based artists Erick Meyenberg and Marcela Armas examine the connection between Denver’s present, past and future.

Opening week festival and arts professional preview
July 14 to 19, all-day programming precedes evening symposia, and late night events celebrate the opening of Biennial venues. New this year is the Biennial Pavilion, a site for talks, workshops and performances, programmed with events throughout the summer.

Other highlights include a week-long residency of public performances and workshops by Brazil’s Companhia Urbana de Dança, presented in collaboration with the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, and a rare presentation of Matthew Barney’s latest film, River of Fundament, co-presented by the Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Art Museum. Biennial Night @ Civic Center, a major outdoor music and performance festival, features appearances by Jeremy Bailey (Canada), Black Violin (US), Wonderbound (US), and others.

The Artistic Director and Curator of the 2015 Biennial of the Americas is Lauren A. Wright.

Image: Robert Longo, Full-Scale Study for Five Rams (Ferguson, Hands Up: November 30, 2014), 2015. Charcoal on unique digital pigment print in 3 parts, 104 x 150 inches. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York.
June 29, 2015 Marco Maggi: Global Myopia II https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/marco-maggi-global-myopia-ii/


Artist: Marco Maggi

Global Myopia II
May 9 – November 22, 2015
Uruguay Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Venice, Italy

Marco Maggi will represent Uruguay at the upcoming Venice Biennale, opening to the public on May 9 and on view through November 22, 2015. The Uruguayan pavilion is one of the 29 national pavilions located in the Giardini della Biennale. Marco Maggi’s drawings, sculptures and installations encode the world. Composed of linear patterns that suggest circuit boards, aerial views of impossible cities, genetic engineering or nervous systems, his drawings are a thesaurus of the infinitesimal and the undecipherable. Marco Maggi’s abstract language refers to the way information is processed in a global era, and his work challenges the notion of drawing itself. For the 56th Venice Biennale he will present Global Myopia II, a site-specific installation of paper, stickers and pencils on the inside of the pavilion, and a large floating sculpture on the outside.

Saying that the world is myopic sounds depreciative: a planet without perspective, moving forward without any clear sense of direction. Marco Maggi, on the contrary, claims and prescribes myopia as the extraordinary ability to see from very close. Nearsightedness allows one to focus carefully on invisible details, it challenges the acceleration and the abuse of long-distance relationships characteristic of our era. After a farsighted 20th century with solutions for everyone and forever, it is time to stimulate our empathy for the immediate and the insignificant.

In Global Myopia II, paper and pencil, the two basic elements of drawing, get separated and the act of drawing is split into two stages. A portable kit composed of 10,000 elements cut out of self-adhesive paper becomes an insignificant alphabet that the artist will fold and paste onto the walls during the three months preceding the biennale. The diminutive papers are disseminated or connected following the specific traffic rules and syntax dictated by any accumulation of sediments. The colonies of paper sticker on the walls enter in dialogue with a custom lighting track provided by Erco. Myriads of high-definition shadows and infinitesimal incandescent projections will aim to slow down the viewer. The only ambition of the project is to promote pauses and closeness.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1957, Marco Maggi lives and works in New Paltz, NY and Montevideo, Uruguay. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America in galleries, museums, and biennials. He is represented by Josée Bienvenu in New York. In 2013, he received the Premio Figari (Career Award). Selected exhibitions include Functional Desinformation, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012); Optimismo Radical, NC-arte, Bogota, Colombia (2011); New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Poetics of the Handmade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2007); Fifth Gwangju Biennial, Korea (2004); VIII Havana Biennial, Cuba (2003); 25th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002); and Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2001). Public collections include The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; The Drawing Center, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Cisneros Collection, New York; and Daros Foundation, Zurich.

The 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia is directed by Okwui Enwezor, curator, art critic and writer, and the Director of the Haus der Kunst, Munich. The Uruguayan Commissioner is artist Ricardo Pascale and the project is curated by Patricia Bentancur, Senior Curator and New Media Director at the Centro Cultural de España in Montevideo (CCE), a leading space for Iberoamerican art.

Image: Marco Maggi, Putin’s Pencils, 2014. Soviet era color pencils and bowstrings. Image courtesy of the artist and Josée Bienvenu Gallery.
April 24, 2015 Nuno Ramos: Bahia Biennale https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/nuno-ramos-bahia-biennale/

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Artists: Abbas Kiarostami, Abraham Palatnik, Adenor Gondim, Adrian Cowell, Adriana Pacheco dos Santos, Adriana Souza, Agnaldo dos Santos, Agnès Varda, Alagbês “Oritálaiyè – Encruzilhadas do Mundo”, Alba Liberato, Aldemir Martins, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alex Andrade, Alex Oliveira, Alexia Riner, Alice Schmidt, Alighiero Boetti, Alisson Silva, Almandrade, Ana Cristina Cesar, Ana Fraga, Ana Rita Queiroz Ferraz, Ana Verana, Anísio de Carvalho, Anna Paula da Silva, Antonello L’Abbate, Antônio Brasileiro, Antonio Santos, Aristides Alves, Arlete Cruz, Arno Schmidt, Arthur Scovino, Babalu, Bakary Diallo, Baldomiro Costa, Ceguêra de Nó, Bárbara Alessandra, Barry Flanagan, Bauer Sá, Beatriz Franco, Benjamin Abrahão, Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute (BIAI), Bernard Venet, Bia Medeiros, Bianca Portugal, Bloco de Hoje a Oito, Bruno Munari, Bule-Bule, Caetano Dias, Camila Sposati, Capitão Ramon Diego, Carla Brandão Zollinger, Carlos Mélo, Carlos Martiel, César Romero, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros, Chico Liberato, Chico Dantas, Clara Domingas, Claudio Manoel, Cláudio Pinheiro, Claudio Costa, Cristiana Tejo, Dalton Harts, Daniel Buren, Daniel Castanheira, Daniel Lisboa, Daniel Marins, Daniel Santiago, Daniela Azevedo, Daniela Guimarães, Danniel Ferraz, Darcy Ribeiro, David Blandy, Dennis Oppenheim, Di Cavalcanti, Diana Valverde, Dicinho, Diego Mauro, Dilson Midlej, Dimitri Ganzelevitch, Documentação Simões, Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Júnior, Eckenberger, Edgard Navarro, Edgard Oliva, Ediane do Monte, Edinízio Ribeiro Primo, Edivaldo Bolagi, Eduardo Witzel, Efrain Almeida, Elias Santos, Elomar Figueira Mello, Emanoel Araújo, Enderson Araujo, Eneida Sanches, Etsedron, Eustáquio Neves, Evandro Sybine, Fabiana Dultra Britto, Fabiane Beneti, Fátima Pombo, Fernando Guerreiro, Fernando Pontes, Flávio de Barros, Florencia Langarica, Florival Oliveira, Fluxus, Francisco Teixeira, Frans Krajcberg, Franz Erhard Walther, Fundação Terra Mirim, Gabriel Vieira, Gaio Matos, Galeria 13, Gary Kuehn, Genaro de Carvalho, Ger van Elk, Geraldo Simões, Gerardo Mosquera, Gerry Schum, Gerson Nascimento, Gianni Piacentino, Gilbert & George, Gilberto Zorio, Gilson Barbosa, Gilson Rodrigues, Gino de Dominicis, Giovanni Anselmo, Giselle Beiguelman, Giulio Paolini, Glauber Rocha, Goli Guerreiro, Grupo Posição, Guilherme May, Gustavo Carvalho, Guto Lacaz, Hamish Fulton, Hansen Bahia, Harald Szeemann, Harry Laus, Hélio Oiticica, Hilda Baqueiro, Hilda Salomão, Humberto Aquino Rocha, Ian Wilson, Ícaro Lira, Ícaro Vilaça, Ieda Oliveira, Inaicyra Falcão, Ingmar Bergman, Isa Trigo, Itaberaba Sulz Lyra, Ivo Foguete, J. Cunha, Jaci Menezes, Jaciara Cruz Acassio, Jaime Fygura, Jan Dibbets, Janaina Conceição, Janilda Ferreira Abreu, Jason Lim, Jean-François Lyotard, Jerusa Pires, João Dannemann, João Omar de Carvalho Mello, Joaquim Lino, Johanna Gaschler, Jomard Muniz de Britto, Jonathan Monk, José Antônio Saja (Ramos Neves dos Santos), José Eduardo Ferreira Santos, José Rufino, José Umberto Dias, Joseph Beuys, Juarez Paraíso, Juca Ferreira, Juraci Dórea, Justino Marinho, Karen Silva, Kaysha Kutner, Keith Sonnier, Klaus Rinke, Laura Castro, Lauren McAdams Selden, Lawrence Weiner, Lênio Braga, Leonardo Alencar, Leonardo Villa-Forte, Lia Cunha, Lia Robatto, Lina Bo Bardi, Lisette Lagnado, Louco (Boaventura de Silva Filho), Luciano Figueiredo, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Luisa Mota, Luiz Ramos, Luiz Jasmin, Lygia Clark, Maninho Abreu, Marcelo Cunha, Marcelo Faria, Marcia Abreu, Márcia Magno, Márcio Lima, Márcio Meirelles, Marcondes Dourado, Marco Aurélio Damasceno, Marepe, Maria Adair, Maria Antonieta Tourinho, Maria Celeste de Almeida Wanne, Maria Célia Pereira da Silva (Terreiro de Mãe Stella), Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Mariete Barbosa, Marília Moreira Cavalcante, Marinus Boezem, Mario Cravo Neto, Mario Merz, Marta Argolo, Martha Araújo, Maxim Malhado, Mestre Ambrósio Córdula, Mestre Didi, Michael Heizer, Michael Walker, Milena Travassos, Mitta Lux, Mônica Hoff, Monique Evelle, Movimento Nosso Bairro é 2 de Julho, Myriam Mihindou, Nádia Taquary, Naia Alban, Nanci Novais, Naziha Mestaoui, Negro Davi, Nehle Franke, Neil Leonard, Neville King, Nino Cais, Nuno Ramos, Olga Gómez, Omar Salomão, Orlando Pinho, OSBA, Paraíba da Viola, Pascal Pique, Pasquale de Chirico, Pasqualino Magnavita, Patricia Almeida, Patrick Proctor, Paulo Bruscky, Paulo Meira, Paulo Nazareth, Paulo Pereira, Pedro Filho Amorim, Pedro Marighella, Pedro Archanjo, Perinho Santana, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Piero Gilardi, Pierre Capelle, Pierre Restany, Pierre Verger, Poro, Ramiro Bernabó, Raynolds, Regina Costa, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Renato Fonseca, Renato da Silveira, Rener Rama, Rex Schindler, Richard Long, Richard Serra, Riolan Coutinho, Robert Barry, Robert Smithson, Roberto Dias, Robinson Roberto, Rodrigo Matheus, Roger Buergel, Rogéria Maciel, Rogério Duarte, Rubem Valentim, S. da Bôa Morte, Sante Scaldaferri, Sepp Baendereck, Sergio Camargo, Sergio Guerra, Siron Franco, Solange Maria de Souza Moura, Solange, Tô aberta, Sonia Castro, Sonia Rangel, Stanley Brouwn, Sture Johannesson, Sylvie Blocher, Tata Mutá Imê, Tecco Ribeiro, Terezinha Dumet, Tetine (Bruno Verner e Eliete Mejorado), Thiago Martins de Melo, Thomas Farkas, Tiago Ribeiro, Tobi Maier, Tonico Portela, Torquato Neto, Tracy Collins, Tuti Minervino, Tuzé de Abreu – Alberto José Simões de Abreu, Ulrich Rückriem, Universidade LIVRE de Teatro Vila Velha, Vadim Zakharov, Valerie O’Hara, Vânia Leite Leal Machado, Vauluizo Bezerra, Vieira Andrade, Viga Gordilho, Virginia de Medeiros, Vítor Rios, Wagner Lacerda, Walter de Maria, Walter Smetak, Waly Salomão, Washington Queiroz, Willyams Martins, Yêda Maria, Yoko Ono, Yves Klein, Zé de Rocha, Zé Sergio Gabrielli, Zu Campos, and Zuarte Júnior.

Bahia Biennale
May 29 – September 7, 2014
Museu de Arte Moderna de Bahia (MAM-BA)
Salvador BA, Brazil

Actions and exhibitions are scattered between Bahia’s Museum of Modern Art (main) and 30 locations in Salvador and other ten cities in the State of Bahia, Brazil.

The 3rd Bahia Biennale (Bienal da Bahia) enters its final phase with all of the 30-plus exhibitions, film cycles and actions spread all over Salvador and the state of Bahia along with several artistic occupations of public and private spaces. Artists in residence unveil their final works, developed since the start of the year, while the ongoing debates about the possibilities of a Biennial model outside of the established system and its markets extend to actual instances of living art.

Camila Sposati digs her Earth Anatomic Theatre in Itaparica Island, where it will stay long after the Biennale is finished, while Nuno Ramos’s Iluminai od Terreiros project explores inaccessible sites of Salvador in one-off interventions offering a unique experience of estrangement and illumination. Teatro Castro Alves’s modernist design, in downtown Salvador, is the locus of an architectural intervention by Luís Berríos-Negrón, and Salvador’s Central Library (Barris) awakens its ghosts with Omar Salomão’s sound installation.

The Archive and Fiction Working Group, curated by Ana Pato, deepens its original proposal to exchange experiences, research and content production about artistic practices and archival procedures. Throughout its workshops, lost archives and collections are being identified and mapped, offering a broad range of materials for commissioned artists (Eustáquio Neves, Gaio Matos, Rodrigo Matheus, Paulo Nazareth, Ícaro Lira, Gisele Beiguelman) to carry out artworks specially designed for the 3rd Biennale. The State Archives, located in a 16th-century building, displays the results of these works together with an exhibition of articles unearthed from the police archives—including Candomblé items confiscated throughout decades of repression of the Afro-Brazilian religion as well as mortuary masks and mummified corpses of cangaceiros(country bandits of the 1920s and 1930s).

The Imaginary Museum of the Northeast spreads its occupation of public spaces with exhibition sets designed to offer a critical alternative to the very concept of the museum: as a privileged space to reinvent and reorganize the past in order to tune it to the public. According to chief curator Marcelo Rezende, “we see the Northeast, the cradle of the ‘Brazilian civilization,’ as a place where actions, ideas and objects from all over the world have set foot, and now we collect the pieces of all this history in different spaces, each dedicated to a particular subject.” The I.M.N. brings together artists from different nationalities, such as Charbel-joseph Boutros (Lebanon), the works of Yves Klein or the German writer Arno Schmidt, interacting with the local production and the cultural heritage of Salvador. As a conceptual centrepiece of the Bienal, theNaturalisme Integral of Pierre Restany, Frans Krajcberg and Sepp Baendereck is regaled with a special exhibition dedicated to the pioneers and followers of environmental art.

The extensive research on a whole generation of Bahia artists working since the 1960s and 1970s brings comprehensive exhibitions of Bahian masters left in the fringes of the art circuit until now: Rogério Duarte, visual guru of Tropicalism; Juarez Paraíso and his cosmic-fiction universe on canvas and other dimensions; the environmental art of pioneer Juraci Dórea; and the psychedelic creations of Dicinho and Edinízio Primo. Borne out of an original research by chief curator Ayrson Heráclito, rare works, previously regarded as long lost, of the PEBA movement, from which some of the most important names of the Brazilian art scene of the last 40 years emerged (e.g Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil), have their first significant exposure since the heyday of the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Since May 29, the 3rd Bahia Biennial has offered a privileged ground for artists and creators from 22 countries and several states of Brazil to develop independent works and research, while also spreading contemporary issues and artistic experiences to communities dwelling in the margins of the art circuit. This is not a one-way movement as the actions have furthered the exchange of practices, issues and ideas from different, and sometimes opposite social spheres.

Churches, universities, cultural centres, libraries, Candomblé temples, schools and ateliers host exhibitions, workshops and artistic occupations, offering not only a broad range of visiting circuits but also an active dialogue about spaces and the artistic endeavours interacting within them. It is the process that matters, material or immaterial: Bahia closes a gap of 46 years since its last Biennale was closed by the military regime (1968), and the third edition is proud to bring back to life the spirit of an artistic élan long repressed.

The 3rd Bahia Biennale reaffirms the intentions of the original project: to establish a counter-discourse that is suitable for creating, promoting and establishing alternative routes in the art field, without the need to depend on legitimation from other national and international centres. The Biennale also updates the original project to the current Brazilian and international contexts, where the concepts of center and periphery are being redefined.

The 3rd Bahia Biennale is a project of Secretaria de Cultura do Estado da Bahia (State of Bahia’s Culture Department), organised by Bahia’s Museum of Modern Art (MAM-BA) through a joint venture between Hansen Bahia Foundation and Instituto do Patrimônio Artístico e Cultural (IPAC – Institute for the Cultural and Artistic Heritage). The Biennale curatorship is led by MAM-BA director Marcelo Rezende, assisted by Ana Pato and Ayrson Heráclito (chief curators), Fernando Oliva and Alejandra Muñoz (co-curators).

Image: Nuno Ramos, Iluminai os Terreiros (Set the Terrace Alight). Series of one-off interventions exploring inaccessible sites in Salvador. Photo: Alfredo Mascarenhas.
September 18, 2014 Aníbal Catalán & Omar Barquet: XVI Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/anibal-catalan-omar-barquet-xvi-bienal-de-pintura-rufino-tamayo/


Artists: Agustín González García, Alberto Ibáñez Cerda, Alejandra Venegas, Allan Villavicencio, Ángel Solano, Aníbal Catalán, Benjamín Valdés Álvarez, Bernardo Soriano, Carlos Cárdenas, Carlos Bernal Mata, Cecilia Barreto, Claudia Gallegos, Cora Van, David Garza, Enrique Oroz, Eric Pérez, Fabián Ugalde, Felipe Núñez, Fernando Correa Arrazola, Fernando Sandoval García, Franco Manterola, Francisco Muñoz Pérez, Gerardo Monsiváis, Guillermo Álvarez Charvel, Heriberto Quesnel, Iván Villaseñor Castañeda, Javier Peláez Gómez, Jazael Olguín Zapata, Jc Zubiaur, José Ángel Robles, José Luis López Galván, Juan Astianax Hernández Téllez, Karen Dana, Linda Lea Harbert, Lucía Álvarez Martínez, Luis Alfonso Villalobos, Luis Verdejo, Manuel Mathar, Manuel Velázquez, Marco Arce, Mauricio Limón, Miguel Ángel Vega Magallón, Natalia Ibáñez Lario, Omar Barquet, Oscar Wilfredo Mendoza Mancillas, Oscar Ratto, Pablo Cotama, Pablo Serrano, Paul Lozano, Rafael Uriegas, Rodrigo Treviño Barroso, San Martín Roura, Saúl Gómez Jiménez, Sofía Fernández Díaz, Víctor Rodríguez, and Yolanda Mora.

XVI Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo
August 14 – October 19, 2014
Museo Tamayo
Mexico City, Mexico

La Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo tiene el objetivo de fortalecer las expresiones pictóricas nacionales y brindar un espacio de reflexión y análisis sobre la producción actual. Para el 2014, se conformó un comité curatorial integrado por dos pintores y un curador de reconocida trayectoria, quienes definieron el concepto de pintura que guía esta edición. La exposición XVI Bienal de Pintura Rufino Tamayo, después de presentarse en esta sede, viajará al Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca y posteriormente será itinerante durante un año por diversas entidades del país.

September 2, 2014 Nicolás Consuegra & Bernardo Ortiz: XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/nicolas-consuegra-bernardo-ortiz-xi-bienal-monterrey-femsa/


Artists: Javier Areán, Melba Arellano, Sebastián Beltrán, Irène Blaise, Hernán Bravo, Alejandro Cartagena, Colectivo Estética Unisex, Colectivo Objeto Posible, Irene Clouthier, Hugo Crostwaite, Alejandro Equihua, Marco Esparza, Oscar Farfán, María García Ibáñez, David Garza, Rubén Gutiérrez, Miguel Ledesma, Juan Rodrigo Llaguna, Ammner López Bautizo, Pablo López Luz, Amalia Lucrecia López Vélez “Lukresya”,  Jacqueline Judith Lozano “JJ Lozano”, Andrea Martínez, Antonio Monroy, Eliud Nava, Felipe Núñez, Antonio Medina, Coral Revueltas, Eduardo Romo, Marco Vinicio Rosales, Oswaldo Ruiz, Rocío Sáenz, Emilio Said, Mariela Sancari, Fabián Ugalde, Rolando Jacob, Héctor Velázquez Gutiérrez, Gustavo Villegas, Ryuichi Yahagi, Milton Zayas, Marta Combariza, Nicolás Consuegra, Graciela Duarte y Manuel Enrique Santana, Humberto Junca, Deky Morelos, Oscar Moreno, Mario Opazo, Bernardo Ortiz, María Isabel Rueda, Mapa Teatro -laboratorio de artistas.

XI Bienal Monterrey FEMSA
August 14 – November 9, 2014
Centro de las Artes, Parque Fundidora
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

La Bienal Monterrey FEMSA fue instituida en 1992 con el propósito de reconocer, fortalecer y estimular la creación artística en México. Su consolidación a través de los años, le ha dado el reconocimiento como uno de los certámenes de artes plásticas de mayor prestigio en el país.

August 29, 2014 Jorge de León, Diana de Solares, Manuel Antonio Pichillá & Adán Vallecillo: 19 Bienal de Arte Paiz https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/jorge-de-leon-diana-de-solares-manuel-antonio-pichilla-adan-vallecillo-19-bienal-de-arte-paiz/

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Artists: Andrea Aragón, Hellen Ascoli, Victoria Bahr, Marlov Barrios, Marilyn Boror, Edgar Calel, Johanna Calle, Mariana Castillo Deball, Marco Canale, Benvenuto Chavajay, Manuel Chavajay, René Dionisio Chavajay (Tz´utu B´aktun Kan), Jorge Chavarría, Lourdes de La Riva, Jorge de León, Yavheni de León, Diana de Solares, Yasmin Hage, Quique Lee, María Evelia Marmolejo, Silvia Menchú, Andrea Monroy Palacios, Reyes Josué Morales, Carlos Motta, Nora Pérez, Manuel Antonio Pichillá, Feliciano Pop, Angel Poyón, Fernando Poyón, Naufus Ramírez, Nuno Ramos, José Alejandro Restrepo, Gabriel Rodríguez, Chemi Rosado Seijó, Diego Sagastume, Mario Santizo, Julio Serrano, Rosario Sotelo, Adán Vallecillo, Inés Verdugo.

19 Bienal de Arte Paiz (entre lo ya no y el aún no / between a no longer and not yet)
Fundación Paiz para la Educación y la Cultura
June 6 – July 6, 2014

The 19 Bienal de Arte Paiz, in its 2014 edition,  proposes a platform that relativizes  notions of model, universality, genealogy and linearity, in favor of an art that reveals itself in transition, between “a no longer and not yet”. This, within a process of critical thinking and investigation of reality and art as it is manifested in contemporary Guatemala. The “transvisible” constitutes the possibility of mediating and investigating other realities beyond established canonical notions about art.

Self Knowledge – Healing
Specificities that name themselves
Masculinity and violence

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
Anabella Acevedo
Rosina Cazali
Pablo Ramírez

April 25, 2014 Richard Garet, Adán Vallecillo, Sergio Vega & Luis Roldán: Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/richard-garet-adan-vallecillo-sergio-vega-luis-roldan-biennial-contemporary-art-cartagena-de-indias/


The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias
#1: Cartagena
February 7–April 7, 2014
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

#1: Cartagena is an issue-oriented project with works spread throughout the historic district. #1: Cartagena reflects on the cultural traditions of the people, the history and the deep connections to the colonial past, as well as encompassing literature, cinema, music, dance and crafts. The Biennial focuses on the idea of presence in its multitude of meanings, conveying how the past continues with us in the present. Structured as a hypertext, the macro project of the Biennial proposes a discontinuous journey through nine locations, each one presenting a multiplicity of narratives and memories. This structure also promotes the re-signification of the city as a monument. The viewer decides their own itinerary, making links from one space to another, stopping here and there to look at the city-monuments, and endowing their chosen circuit with the power, excitement and soul of the city. This personal journey gives meaning to the macro text: the Biennial and its exhibitions, site-specific projects, performances, film program and lectures.

Founded in 1533, Cartagena de Indias is a colonial town located in the center of the northeastern coast of Colombia. Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena has received a unique and interesting confluence of influences over its 500-year history that include pre-Columbian native Aboriginal, Spanish, African and Arab cultures. It is rich in multicultural folklore, and widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean.

The Biennial´s Artistic Director is international curator and writer Berta Sichel. For this project, she worked with three co-curators: Bisi Silva, the Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos; Barbara Krulik, independent curator; and Paul Willemsen, film scholar. She also consulted with critics and other curators in the formation of the Biennial.

#1: Cartagenainternational exhibition
Suzanne Anker, Eduardo Abaroa, Helena Almeida, Julieta Aranda, Maria Jose Arjona, Charles Atlas, Radcliffe Bailey, Rosa Barba, Perry Bard, Yto Barrada, Lothar Baumgarten, Terry Berkowitz, Janet Biggs, Anna Boghiguian, Francois Bucher, Trisha Brown, Fernando Bryce, Anna Camner, Peter Campus, Nuria Carrasco, Nick Cave, Willie Cole, Bill Culvert, Elena del Rivero, William Engelen, Nezaket Ekici, Richard Garet, Ximena Garrido-Leca, Justine Graham, Asta Gröting, Federico Guzman, Romuald Hazoume, Diango Hernandez, Kirsten Heshusius, Sheila Hicks, Maria Teresa Hincapie, Candida Höfer, Katie Holten, Shirazeh Houshiary, Satch Hoyt, Marine Hugonnier, Jesper Just, Clemencia Labin, Dana Levy, Ligorano/Reese, Christiane Löhr, Inés Lombardi, Oswaldo Maciá, Lucía Madriz, Marcellvs L., Jenny Marketou, Billy Martin, Julie Mehretu, Zwelethu Methethwa, Marta Minujín, Guillermo Mora, Carlos Motta, Beth Moyses, Maria Nepomuceno, Lorraine O’Grady, Emeka Ogboh, Uche Opka-Iroha, Kristin Oppenheim, Trevor Paglen, Guillermo Paneque, Periferica, João Penalva, Libia Posada, Freya Powell, Khalil Rabah, Jessica Rankin, Luis Fernando Ramirez, Alvaro Restrepo and El Colegio de Cuerpo, Steven Roden, Lotty Rosenfeld, Ruby Rumié, Eduardo Sarabia, Carlos Schwartz, Teresa Serrano, Hassan Sharif, Yinka Shonibare, Kimsooja, Philip Taaffe, Tallur L.N., Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Mickalene Thomas, Ana Torfs, Adán Vallecillo, Raúl Gómez Valverde, Sergio Vega, Anton Vidokle, Leo Villareal, Bill Viola, Stephen Vitiello, Gijs van Bon, Svetlin Velchev, Friedemann von Stockhausen, Pawl Wojtaski, Ming Wong, Betty Woodman, Yin Xiuzhen, Suda Yoshihiro, Dolores Zinny and Juan Maidagan

Imperfect Idler or When Things DisappearColombian artists exhibition
Felipe Arturo, Jaime Avila, Andrés Felipe Castaño, Colectivo Octavo Plastico (Roberto Carlos Pérez, Ana Victoria Padilla, and Emanuel Julio Pinilla), Nicolás Consuegra, Wilson Díaz, Julián Dupont, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Clemencia Echeverri, Adrián Gaitán, Elías Heim, Leonardo Herrera, Juan David Laserna, Verónica Lehner, Diego Mendoza, Ana Maria Millan, Óscar Muñoz, Oscar Murillo, José Olano, Juan Obando, Bernardo Ortiz, Juan Peláez, María Fernanda Plata, Luis Roldan, Miguel Angel Rojas, Maria Isabel Rueda, Wilger Sotelo, Paola Tafur, Pablo Gomez Uribe

January 25, 2014