Open Call
Contemporary Textile Art Biennial Contextile 2020 in Guimaraes, PT
Exhibition: 05.09. – 25.10.2020
Deadline: 01.03.2020

Open Call for the Contemporary Textile Art Biennial Contextile 2020 in Guimaraes, PT, 5.09. – 25.10.2020, Deadline 1.3.2020

CONTEXTILE invites all artists, national and internationally, to present artworks for selection to the International Exhibition (competitive), integrated in the programme of its 5th Edition, Contextile 2020 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, which will take place in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from the 05th September to the 25th October 2020.
In 2020, the Contextile biennial focuses its activity on the thematic concept Places of Memory, transversal to all the rubrics of its programmatic contents. (see concept in the Biennial’s presentation text, on the menu bar)

The Competitive International Exhibition will be composed by 50 artworks from 50 artists, selected by an international jury composed by Lala de Dios (professor of History of Art and Textile, curator), Janis Jefferies (emeritus professor of visual arts, curator), Rosa Godinho (visual and textile artist), Jorge Costa (curator and artistic director of CAC Graça Morais), Cláudia Melo (artistic director of Contextile 2020), who will also award an Acquisition Prize of 5000€ Euros and Honourable Mentions, at the moment of the biennial’s opening.

The interested artists may apply with new creations or recent artworks, until the 01st March 2020, being accepted all artistic expressions in the visual arts disciplines.
The proposals and artworks submitted for the competition will have to be around the textile element, through its concept, theme, techniques or materials. The artworks will have to be highly creative, original and technically competent.

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