Sunday, December 05, 2010

The IDB Cultural Center
announces the opening of the  
V Inter-American Biennial of Video Art
December 6, 2011 
11:00 a.m.
The IDB Cultural Center Art Gallery
1300 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Open December 6, 2010 – January 28, 2011

20 videos from 13 countries were selected from among 223 entries by an international jury composed of Marina Galvani, Curator of the Art Program of the World Bank, and Edgar Endress, Assistant Professor of Digital Media Technologies at George Mason University.

 The Fifth Edition of the Inter‐American Biennial of Video Art will open at the Gallery of the IDB Cultural Center, in Washington, featuring 20 videos from 13 countries selected from among 223 entries from 20 countries, including Puerto Rico. This year, the Biennial celebrates its first decade of existence.
In the words of the IDB Cultural Center Director and creator of the Biennial, Felix Angel, “The Inter‐American Biennial of Video Art is probably the only video biennial that exists at the hemispheric level and operates under an open call instead of through preselected entries under a rigid curatorial framework. This is an important distinction that has become part of the Biennial’s character. Aside from the cash awards and honorable mentions awarded by an international jury to encourage those artists whose work appears most innovative and progressive, the Biennial ́s openness and inclusivity gives opportunities to many video artists in the region to be appreciated by a wide range of publics.”

The winning entries and their video artists of this year edition are:
• First Prize of US$4,000 to the video “Faber,” by Boris David Franco Navarrete, of Chile.

Second Prize of US$3,000 to the video “Between My Hands,” by Alexandre Braga Brandão, of Brazil.

Third Prize of US$2,000 to the video “Vigilantes (Museum Guards),” by Benjamín López Alcántara, of Mexico.

Honorable Mention of US$1,000 to the video “Aún aquí (Still Here),” by Paulina Alicia del Paso Gordillo, of Mexico.

Honorable Mention of US$1,000 to the video “Se me pergunto, por quê meus lábios negam respostas? (I Ask Myself, Why Do My Lips Refuse to Answer?)” by Joacélio Batista de Sousa Da Silva, of Brazil.

IDB Cultural Center1300 New York Avenue N.W. | Washington, DC 20577
Tel. 202 623 1213

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