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Contextile – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial 5th edition.
Guimarães / Portugal. 5th September/25th October 2020
870 artists from 65 countries have participated in the selection of the Contextile 2020 competition with 1150 artworks. Contextile 2020 invited a multidisciplinary jury, composed by Lala de Dios (curator and professor of History of art and textile); Janis Jefferies (curator and emeritus professor of visual arts); Rosa Godinho (visual and textile artist); Jorge Costa (curator and artistic director of CAC Graça Morais); Cláudia Melo, artistic diretor of Contextile 2020, who met in the past 3rd and 7th April, via VideoConference, given the special circumstances in which we all find ourselves, around the world.
Contextile 2020 thematic concept is: Places of Memory and 59 works by 50 artists from 29 countries – Portugal, several European countries, North and South American countries and Asian countries were selected.
The Acquisition Prize and honorable mentions will be assigned in the Opening of the Biennial, on the 5th September 2020, in Guimarães,Territory of Textile Culture, Portugal
Amparo de la Sota
Ana Cecilia Farah
Daniela Contreras Flores
Elham M. Aghili
Fernando Bueno Moreno
Hector Ariel Olguin
Inga Fonar Cocos
Karina Guadalupe Salinas
Kris van ’t Hof & Intuthuko Embroiderers
Maria João Costa
Maribel Binimelis Pérez
Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė
Let’s get to know some of the artists better. Obviously the photos refer to previous works, not to those in the competition.
By clicking on the names or photos you will find links to the personal websites or social pages of the artists