Calendar of Events

VENUES OF THE 8th WTA BIENNIAL MADRID 2019Headquarters


Centro de Arte Complutense (C arte C) UCM

Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII UCM

Museo del Traje

Museo de América

Centro Cultural Galileo (Guest artists)


PROGRAM of the 8th WTA BIENNIAL


International Call Exhibitions

Centro Arte Complutense-Sala c arte c (Universidad Complutense Madrid-UCM)

  • Large Format Textile Art-Indoors
  • Video Textile Art

Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII (UCM)

  • Large Format Textile Art-Outdoors

Museo del Traje

  • Small Format Textile Art
  • Photography Textile Image

Biennial Exhibitions

Museo de América

Invited Country Exhibition “Argentina”

  • “Ponchos de la Terra Argentea”
  • “Frazadas”.  Instalación
  • “Espejo de Tela”. Video

Centro Cultural Galileo

Invited Artists Exhibition “The Essence” Fiber Art (USA, Canada, Finland, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, France,
Belguim, England, Scotland, China, Japan, Korea, India, and Spain as seat of the Biennial).

List of International Artists:
Louise Lemieux Berube, Cadana; Giorgina Volpe, Canada; Susanne Taber, USA; Raija Jokinner, Finland; Magda Sobon, Poland; Ewa Latkowska-Zychska, Poland; Mimmo Totaro, Italy; Laima Orkauskiene-Ore, Lithuania; Ieva Krumina, Latvia; Marika Szaraz, Belgium; Laura Sánchez Filomeno, Peru/France; Jo Hamilton, Scotland;  Sue Stone, England; Alves Dias, Portugal; Lin Lecheng, China; Wu Fan, China; Zhang Min Jie, China; Vaishai Oak, India; June Lee, Korea; Hiroko Watanabe, Japan.

List of National Artists:
Teresa Matas, Estefanía Martín Sáez, Sonia Navarro, Antonia Valero, Naia del Castillo, Carmen M. Castañeda Díaz, Susana Martín illarrubia, María Gimeno, María Muñoz, Charo Corrales, Amparo de la Sota, María Jesús Manzanares Serrano, Kima Guitart,  Bárbara G. Muriel, Olga Olivera Tabeni, Marta Pinilla, Paloma Navares, and Marisa González.

Parallel exhibitions

Workshop

  • Agueda León:“Installing Collectively, textiles in urban spaces”

Jardín Botánico Alfonso XIII

  • WTA Artists Exhibition
  • Outdoor fence by “Tejiendo Colmenarejo”

Casa do Brasil

Brazilian Artists Exhibition

  • “TraMares, Un recorte del Textil Brasilero”

Casa de México

Exhibition: an installation by Yosi Anaya

  • “Between the Weaving Lie my Tracks in the Warp”
  • Fundación Antonio Berni
    Antonio Berni Exhibition
    “Antonio Berni and The Tapestry Workshop of the Río de La Plata”, Video Antonio Berni, inspired costume designer.
    (Preview appointment) Contact: 670 539 018

Facultad de Bellas Artes (UCM)

  • Artists-Book ExhibitionFaculty Library 
  • Textile installation

Cesta República

Turkish Contemporary Knitting Art Exhibition

  • “Face&Reverse Contemporary Turkish Art of Knitting”

Instituto Iberoamericano Finlandia, Mercado de San Antón

Nordic Artists Exhibition

  • ”De la tradición a la innovación – pasando por la sostenibilidad”

Central del Diseño

Technological Fabrics Exhibition

  • “The Enchantment of Textiles”

Museo de Artes Decorativas

  • 12:15 a 13:15 hs. Inauguración: Atisbo al color del mundo arquetípico (Video de Silke)

Prizes

The awards of the VIII Biennial were made by artists of the ACTM.

Awards VIII WTA Biennial: Association of Textile Creators of Madrid ACTM

Artists: Pepa carrillo, Begoña Ballester, Julia Rodríguez, Andrea Castilla and Raquel Palop.

Aurelia Muñoz Award
For the 8th WTA Biennial, the Aurelia Muñoz Award has been founded in recognition of the prestigious work of this important Spanish artist. The award will be given to a Spanish artist who has been distinguished for his or her career, both in Spain and internationally. The award has the support of the Muñoz family.

Judith Scott Award
The 8th WTA Biennial will award the Judith Scott Prize, in honor of this deaf visual artist with Down Syndrome, recognized worldwide for her “cobwebs of wool” as one of the main representatives of Art Brut and Outsider or Marginal Art. This award will be bestowed on an artist who offers through Fiber Art a space for reflection and questioning of normality towards a multiplicity of identity, corporeal, and creative forms.

WTA Award
As of this 8th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, the World Textile Art Organization establishes the WTA Award. It will be presented in recognition to that person distinguished for outstanding achievements in pro of contemporary textile art – in areas ranging from research, artistic creation, education, writing, and cultural initiatives to promotion and diffusion of contemporary textile culture.