ABOUT THE BIENNIAL

The 7th WTA International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art will take place during the month of October 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is expected to be the largest event of its class in Uruguay’s History.

Contrary to popular Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. In general, the 7th WTA Biennial will not have a required theme for the artworks but instead will operate with the underlying concept of DIVERSITY, which establishes a double connotation, giving artists the freedom to approach contemporary textile creativity from diverse contexts and concepts. On the other hand, not having a specific theme will allow participants to develop their artwork through a great variety of forms, techniques, and materials, although the venues for some our Textile Art Salons delineate thematic aspects of the works.

The 7th WTA Biennial will offer four Internationally Juried Salons and one Invited Artists Exhibition. The Invited Artists Exhibition will be displayed at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales-mnav and will be curated by Alicia Haber, renowned historian, critic, and art curator from Uruguay. The participating artists to the exhibitions shall be selected by an International Jury of recognized trajectory.

Beatrijs Sterk – Netherlands

Silke – Argentina/Austria

Lin Lecheng – China

Hiroko Watanabe – Japan

Biret Tavman – Turkey

Máximo Laura – Peru

Antonio E. De Pedro – Spain

Enrique Aguerre – Uruguay

Ricardo Ramón Jarne – Uruguay.

 

The 7th WTA Biennial will have the honor, to have Spain as a guest country. Lectures and workshops will take place during the Biennial event. In 2017, the Organization will celebrate 20 years of uninterrupted activity, for which it will grant special recognition to the persons who, during this time, have selflessly collaborated in the WTA Biennials and various other events throughout the world The World Textile Art Organization–WTA was created in 1997 by Colombian textile artist Pilar Tobón, and its headquarters are in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Six biennials have taken place to date: two in the United States, one in Venezuela, one in Costa Rica, one in Argentina, and one in Mexico. The Biennial goals are:

1) To strengthen, encourage, and promote artistic manifestation of contemporary textiles at local, national, and international levels. 2) To provide an experiential event—one of a kind in the Americas—bringing together creators and their artworks of textile art with the public at-large. 3) To create a sensitive audience toward this cultural and artistic manifestation. 4) To strengthen solidarity ties among artists from all over the world and the local public.