Last night we finished installing the “Latin-American Pavillion” for the annual BAMA 2015 (Busan Art Market Affairs). I was not expecting to participate but it was a last minute invitation and opportunity that opened up after exhibiting my works at the Cinema Center. So, I made a new installation for this special event titled: “Self-Portrait”. If you happen to be in town, please pass by our Latin pavillion.
Another learning experience working with the amazing Latin & Korean women behind this event. Their level of energy, positivism, love for the arts and down to earth attitude have made it a fun time. Despite the kids being on holiday with the support of my family it worked so well. Instead of feeling tired, I feel energized!
To celebrate the 2015 IDB-IIC Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors from March 26-29, 2015, in Busan, and welcome roughly 3,000 participants including member nations’ finance ministers, central bank presidents, corporate representatives, financiers and journalists from Latin America & the Caribbean area, a cultural exchange week was held from Mar. 21-30 at the Busan Cinema Center showcasing various Latin cultural programs including this art exhibit featuring a selection of old masters as well as emerging artists among them: Oswaldo Guayasamin, Eduardo Kingman, Luis Molinari and Gaby Berglund Cardenas (Ecuador), Jonidel Mendoza, Alfredo Herrera, Ismael Mundaray, Gaudi Este (Venezuela), Claudio Roncoli, Nora Iniesta, Margarita Tonconoay (Argentina), Antonio Maro (Peru), Roberto Matta, Soledad Lame (Chile), The Merger, CHOCO, Flora Fong (Cuba), Jose Maria Yturralde (Spain).
I feel honored to show my work next to some of the old Masters and I am infinitely grateful to Bellarte for this opportunity.
To read more about this juried exhibition on the Chicago Tribune please click below:
Also visit my Facebook page for more photos tomorrow: https://www.facebook.com/GabyBerglundCardenas?ref=hl
It feels great to be so active at the moment, to take part in international exhibitions (Osaka, New York, Birmingham, soon Illinois) and to contribute in shows that highlight exciting themes and issues that matter to me. It’s is not always easy keeping the balance with family but the moment is just perfect and the energy is good. THE FEMAIL PROJECT is definitely one of those exhibitions. Curated by Emma Leppington, it aimed to bring together selected artists from around the world who input to the creation of one large image The ARTicle Gallery hosted this show that explores the theme of Woman and their situation around the globe as seen from the artists different perspectives, countries, cultures and issues. The pieces were sent from all over the world, from Canada, India, NL and Nepal by writers, musicians, filmmakers and visual artists. Again big thanks to the Curator Emma Leppington for her idea and work and for including me in this show.
During the exhibition period (Sep.4-28), the public will be able to see the online exhibit on the link above. This is a great initiative from the Women Caucus for Art and we’re thankful for that. Type “Berglund” to see my work which was chosen for the catalog.
The Women Caucus for Art sponsored the publication of STORIES WE TELL to complement their current exhibition Sep.4-28 at the Phoenix Gallery in NYC. The book tells my story and the story of several American Artists who express their narratives through the visual arts. It can be purchased through lulu.com or read online through the link above.
This group exhibition portrays the tradition of visual storytelling through women’s voices. The artworks address our aesthetic, political, or philosophical perspectives. Storytelling is central to human existence, common to every known culture and women are usually the record-keepers and the storytellers of the family. These visual and spoken stories are activist/political, a contemporary interpretation of an ancient myth, and based on personal or family stories. This is art that provokes and inspires.
This is a link to a video of the opening party at the Phoenix Gallery in NYC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q95YJYZuwDw&feature=youtu.be