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AWARD CEREMONY Biennale Wynwood held at MIA

Posted on 26 April, 2021 at 14:55

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BIENNALE WYNWOOD FIRST EDITION AWARD CEREMONY


Biennale Wynwood held the first edition Award Ceremony last Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Consular Lounge at Miami International Airport. Artists and its diplomatic representatives from Colombia, Panama, Holland, Hungary, France, and South Korea were invited to the ceremony.

It was a source of great satisfaction for the Biennale Wynwood committee and for the artistic and cultural sectors of Miami Dade county to have distinguished diplomatic presence in the award ceremony at MIA. The representative consulates from each awarded artist honored this cultural event with their presence and participation.

The Director of Protocol and International affairs division at the Miami International Airport, Mr. Desmond Alufohai, along with Biennale Wynwwod directive gave the welcome to respective consuls attending the ceremony.

The consuls Ms. Regina Aruachan & Camilo Andres Rubiano handed the trophy to the artist Miguel Aya from Colombia.

The Consul Ricardo Gaitan and the Consul’s administrative chief Ms. Vivian R de Calderon handed the trophy to artist Maiyap from Panama

The Management assistant at the consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ms. Alexandra Castillo handed the trophy to artist Reinaldo Torres representing Holland.

The trophies for Sophia Kwak, Benedicte Blanc- Fontenille and Alejandro Szilagyi were handed by the Biennale Wynwood Judge Mr. Justo Vera and Directors Ms. Teresa Cabello & Ms. Ana Carolina Moreno.

For more information please visit the website www.biennalewynwood.com. Photo credits to Rolando del Campo @rollofilm

 

The NFT art world

Posted on 7 April, 2021 at 9:45

THE NFT ART WORLD

What is NFT? It is simply a non-fungible token. Any artist can create an online artwork, tokenize it with a unique dash in the blockchain and keep that token as proof of copyright ownership. A blockchain is a transaction network that helps show who owns a given online asset.

A new art community of creators, online developers, and traders is pushing the art world into new era. It becomes more interesting when the online art marketplace started trading in non-fungible tokens, in cryptocurrencies on a blockchain platform. The blockchain ensures that the asset or NFT cannot be erased if a server goes down.


It all started in 2017 with Crypto Punks, a set of 10,000 randomly generated punks that proved demand for the digital ownership of non-physical items. The art market has evolved rapidly ever since then as the underlying develops, and artists are selling verified, immutable works of art.

Art lovers and collectors are waking up to the power of decentralized networks and currencies. With creators and collectors generating meaningful revenue through a entirely digital systems, the tokenization of gifs, memes, and MP4s is emerging as the most exciting and relevant blockchain use case.

Artists can always sell original artworks that are one of a kind; as well as book writers can still sign their books to make them more unique. In many ways, buying an NFT is like buying a limited-edition piece. An NFT is special and unique to the buyer but doesn’t mean that the original work’s copyright has been transferred.

NFTs have been around since at least 2017 when a company named Dapper Labs sold NFTs for digital cartoons. However, this recent NFTs boom is new and the courts have not even begun to address the legal and piracy issues this raises. The NFT mania exploded amid the pandemic as the world remained homebound and addicted to a screen.

 

Art Exhibition by artists with Special Abilities in Wynwood

Posted on 19 March, 2021 at 18:25

The last month of February the gallery Miart Space in Wynwood, Miami showcased an excellent show by artists with special abilities. This mandala's art show was open to the public from February 19th to March 1st 2021.

The exhibition showcased mandala artworks by artists with special abilities in the autism spectrum. The exhibition took place during pandemic following all CDC recommendation to avoid the virus spread.


 

The talented artists in this art show were: Zain Naber, Isabela Herrera, Sebastian Herrera, Justin Dewit, Diego Gonzalez, Mireya Perez, Calvin Halwani, Andrea Pascual, Sofia Elias, Luis Guerrero, John Matthew Colona

The exhibition was transmited by the local Miami news TV in the segment Tomas Regalado 20/20. To see this interesting art interview to Ana Carolina Moreno by Major Tomas Regalado please visit:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOcl1KAQ-f0 ;

For more information on this show please email [email protected]

1000 kites exhibition during Miami Art Week

Posted on 1 November, 2020 at 18:42
1000 Kites during Miami Art Week 2020

We normally think of kites as playful objects for our entertainment, consider alternative uses that could elevate our consciousness, raise awareness and shift perceptions. As a collective action 1000 Kites aims to provide an opportunity to spark dialogue and gain perspective on the intersecting crises affecting humanity and reflect on past, present, and future.

1000 Kites seeks artists to submit a kite as an art object to participate in an outdoor activation taking place in Miami Beach, December 3-6, 2020. Artists are invited to make their own kites and encouraged to experiment and play with the boundaries and significance of this unique object as an art form.
We are currently holding an Open Call for submissions to join the catalog.

Founded by Paola Lopez & Pia Cruzalegui, the first activation of 1000 kites will take place during the days of Miami Art week 2020. Further details on the project are forthcoming as we continue to develop our vision. Stay tuned! For more info, visit and connect with us on Instagram @1000_Kites


In the left image curator / artist and founder Pia Cruzalegui

August 2020 and its art exhibitions in Miami

Posted on 10 August, 2020 at 18:32
During the pandemic of 2020 ART still flows in the Sunshine City. After the slow business opening due the pandemic, the art world comes back to life during summer with fantastic contemporary exhibitions.


The gallery Miart Space in Miami will hold this month of August 2020 a contemporary collective exhibition open to the public. 

The exhibition will follow all CDC recommendations of limited occupancy, face covering and distancing from August 7th to 29th 2020.



The artists in this collective show are as it follows: Pablo Azar from Mexico, Marianella Antonetti and Patricia Reagan from Venezuela, William Villanueva from US and Eric Wuersten from Switzerland.


This gallery space was established in the Wynwood art district since 2013 and is located at 151 NW 36 Street, Miami FL 33127. 

The venue is a couple of blocks south from the well-known Design District in Miami and offers easy access from I-95.



For more information please visit their website www.miartspace.weebly.com
Instagram @miartspace

Small Conferences at Biennale Wynwood

Posted on 19 June, 2020 at 7:48
Biennale Wynwood exhibition will take place with its first edition from June 25th to 28th 2020.
This is a cultural event for the city of Miami that will represent established active artists with relevant national and international backgrounds to represent the cultural diversity in Miami.  .

 Miami enjoys a vibrant culture that is influenced by a diverse population from "all around the world". This is a juried art exhibition with recognition to the participating artists.

On Sunday June 28th a series of small conferences will take place from 1 pm to 4 pm. These conferences from professionals in the field will take place  at 145 NW 36 Street, Miami FL 33127 . 


The conferences are free of charge and open to the general public. 
The speeches for this cultural session will be given by personalities like:

Investor Alex "China" Gracia       
Curator Pia Cruzalegui   
Politician Raquel Regalado
Architect Justo Vera Ayestaran
Educator Luis Valenzuela
Entrepreneur Domingo De Lucia

For more information please refer to the Biennale Wynwood website or email [email protected]

Biennale Wynwood First edition

Posted on 5 May, 2020 at 20:45
The first edition of Biennale Wynwood will take place as soon as it is safe and when the pandemic's lock-down is lifted in Miami. The event will take place most likely at the end of Spring 2020 or beginning of Summer 2020.  

This exhibition reacts in response to the need of cultural enrichment in Wynwood and to frame the history of the neighborhood and communities' unique experiences.  The exhibition will take place every other year in Wynwood, the city's main art district. 
The exhibiting contemporary artists from various countries will represent the cultural diversity of their local community.  Active artists with relevant national and international backgrounds will be making important statements with impressive art displays. The initial opening date of April was postponed due to the pandemic measures and recommendations of CDC and governmental authorities.

Feel free to contact the biennale office for any inquire. The bilingual staff at BIENNALE WYNWOOD will be more than happy to assist you. 
Director: Architect Ana Carolina Moreno Curatorial advice: Architect /Museologist Maria Teresa Haiek Coll Coordinator: Ms. Teresa Cabello   
Visual Marketing Specialist: Artist/ Graphic Designer Gustavo Fernandez 


The 25 countries and its artists represented at this cultural event are as it follows:

1.   Argentina        Eva Castell
2.   Brazil           William Villanueva
3.   Cuba             Gustavo Fernandez, Rafael Consuegra
4.   Chile            Karen Schulze
5.   China            Hongmin Ji
6.   Colombia         Miguel Aya,  Jairo Romero
7.   Costa Rica       Andres Celis
8.   Ecuador          Fernando Toledo
9.   Egypt            Chirino-Said
10. France            Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille
11. Germany           Angelika Kade
12. Haiti             Jude Papaloko
13. Holland           Reinaldo Torres
14. Hungary           Alejandro Szilagyi
15. Israel            Dora Gabay
16. Italy             Filomena Petrucci, Daniela Bertolini
17. Mexico            Pablo Azar
18. Panama            MaiYap, Brian Vergara, Eliezer Martinez
19. Peru              Gabriel Juarez
20. South Korea       Sophia Kwak, Erion Cha, Choo Kyung
21. Spain             Villarroel Sierralta, Pamy Bendayan
22. Switzerland       Eric Wuersten
23. Uruguay           Veronika Beyhaut
24. USA               John Angee                
25. Venezuela         Carlos Tirado, Edo

URBAN & GRAFFITI ARTISTS: Diego Cardenas, Max Gutierrez, Israel Rincon

Helmut Koller, the perfect artist to feature during for earth week

Posted on 21 April, 2020 at 17:03
Helmut Koller, a painter known world-wide for his vibrant, festive, and beautiful paintings of animals. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22. The featured artist for the month supports an environmental cause you care about, the endangered animals. 


Helmut Koller stands out with his innovative take on animal art, especially the TIGERS. "These paintings are iconic portraits of sentient beings, supreme beauties without a reference of time and space, esoteric manipulations of nature,” Koller explains. He brings a unique take on color never before seen on these exotic animals.  More importantly he cares for the well being of these magnificent creatures. 

Helmut in his sophisticated approach to these animals is simply a more elegant take on what's important and can certainly be credited as the real Tiger King in capturing the true essence of a tiger. 

Helmut Koller is mainly known for his colorful, bold and festive paintings of animals which are collected on four continents, America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Koller grew up in the beautiful Austrian countryside. After completing his training as a photographer and a brief professional detour to Germany he became the official photographer for the Vienna State Opera back home in Austria.

 
Feeling confined in Europe and eager for the ambition of America, Koller moved to Manhattan then Palm Beach, Florida where he now resides.  In 1987, with his first collection of paintings, "Homage to Egon Schiele", Koller made the transition from photography to painting. The artist then turned his interest to historic portraits of the Native Americans. Figurative paintings in acrylic on canvas followed. 
Since the beginning of 1997 Koller is working on a series of colorful animal paintings.  In summer 1998, Suppan Galerie in Vienna, Austria, showed these new paintings for the very first time at an exhibition. Galleria di Sorrento at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas premiered these super realistic "new pop" paintings in the United States in the summer 1999.  Until 2016, Galerie Dumonteil in Paris, Shanghai and New York, represented Koller’s art work and exhibited his paintings at major international art fairs. Nowadays the rich and colorful world of Helmut Koller, appeals to collectors on four continents.

Helmut Koller, the perfect artist to feature during for earth week
#kollerism

Art Basel Hong Kong was postponed

Posted on 26 March, 2020 at 11:53
Art Basel Cancels Hong Kong mayor exhibition 


 Art Basel announces the cancellation of its fair in Hong Kong due to the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus. 
Art Basel Hong Kong was scheduled to take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from March 19 to March 21, 2020.




 Following the severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has recently been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, Art Basel has no option but to cancel the upcoming edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.

 Numerous factors informed this decision, including: fundamental concern for the health and safety of all those working at and attending the fair; the severe logistical challenges facing the build-out and transit of artwork to the show; and the escalating difficulties complicating international travel, all arising as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus. 

First art Biennale in Wynwood - Miami

Posted on 11 March, 2020 at 18:47
The Biennale Wynwood exhibition will take place right after this Spring 2020 from June 25th to 28th in response to the need of cultural enrichment in Miami, and to frame the history of the neighborhood and communities' unique experiences. Miami enjoys a vibrant culture that is influenced by a diverse population from "all around the world".


A talented group of established active artists with relevant national and international backgrounds will showcase their impressive art displays in the main art district of Miami named Wynwood. This is a curated art exhibition with recognition to the participating artists.
This cultural event will represent the diversity in Miami with various countries at Biennale Wynwood. Twenty-five 25 countries will be represented at Biennale Wynwood with artist’ paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and art installations.

BIENNALE WYNWOOD CALENDAR:

Thursday June 25th 2020 - VIP Opening night preview
Friday June 26th 2020 - Grand opening & Diplomatic gala
Saturday June 27th 2020  - Architects, Designers Encounter
Sunday June 28th 2020 - Artists and personalities talks

VENUE: 145 NW 36 Street, Miami FL 33127 – Wynwood Art District

2020 FIRST EDITION - ARTISTS BIENNALE WYNWOOD
 
1.   Argentina        Eva Castell
2.   Brasil           William Villanueva
3.   Cuba             Gustavo Fernandez y Rafael Consuegra
4.   Chile            Karen Schulze
5.   China            Hongmin Ji 
6.   Colombia         Miguel Aya y Jairo Romero
7.   Costa Rica       Andres Celis
8.   Ecuador          Fernando Toledo
9.   Egypt            Chirino-Said
10.  Francia          Benedicte Blanc-Fontenille
11.  Germany          Angelika Kade
12.  Haiti            Jude Papaloko
13.  Holland          Reinaldo Torres
14.  Hungary          Alejandro Szilagyi
15.  Israel           Dora Gabay
16.  Italia           Filomena Petrucci y Daniela Bertolini
17.  Mexico           Pablo Azar
18.  Panama           MaiYap & Brian Vergara & Eliezer Martinez
19.  Peru             Gabriel Juarez
20.  South Korea      Sophia Kwak & Erion Cha & Choo Kyung
21.  Spain            Villarroel Sierraalta & Pamy Bendayan
22.  Switzerland      Eric Wuersten
23.  Uruguay          Veronika Beyhaut
24.  USA              John Angee & PJ Mills             
25.  Venezuela        Carlos Tirado & Edo
URBAN ARTISTS :       Diego Cardenas, Max Gutierrez & Israel Rincon 

BIENNALE, Italian for "biennial" or "every other year", is an art event that happens every two years. The word biennale is most used within the art world to describe large-scale international contemporary fine art exhibition. 
WYNWOOD is Known for its many colorful murals, art centers and galleries, Wynwood is one of the city’s most happening districts. Wynwood Art District is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists.

For more information or to request a VIP invitation please email [email protected]


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