Interrogating Systems at CIFO

From May 27th through Jun 22nd, 2008.

CIFO. Miami Arts
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) is celebrating five years of existence with a special exhibition. The space – which is known for supporting emerging and mid-career artists from Latin America – is presenting Interrogating Systems, its 2008 Grants and Commissions Programs exhibition. The 10 emerging artists in the exhibition are Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Johanna Calle, Jonathan Harker, Mateo López, Daniel Medina, Moris (Israel Meza Moreno), Amilcar Packer, Luis Romero, Ícaro Zorbar and Francisco Valdés. The two mid career artists, also recipients of the Commissions Award, are Pablo Cardoso and Federico Herrero.

Artists are nominated for the Grants Program by CIFO’s international Advisory Committee of leading artists, curators, and art professionals. The honorary committee invites submissions from emerging visual artists from Latin America who are working in various media and creating challenging and highly innovative work. CIFO’s selection committee announces the final winners after rigorous study of over 300 project proposals and the Board of Directors elects the final winners.

The diverse themes in the exhibition are explored with experimental and exciting forms of drawing, installation, painting and video. The two mid-career Commission Program artists Pablo Cardoso and Federico Herrero present large-scale painting installations. Also, for the first time CIFO has invited two New World School of Arts students to collaborate with one of the award grant artists to complete a mural, an integral component of the installation. Several collateral events will also be part of this celebration. Take a look at their website for the complete calendar.

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