Foreigners Everywhere

 

 

 

20th Anniversary

Miami New Media Festival

 

Open Call

Foreigners Everywhere

The Miami New Media Festival celebrates 20 years in the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

This year, the Miami New Media Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a special edition in the context of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. It will be at the “Personal Structures” exhibition organized by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) in Venice from April 20th until November 24th, 2024, in Palazzo Bembo.

That’s why its curatorial theme recalls the Biennial’s “Foreigners Everywhere” theme through a unique selection of the most representative video artworks from the Festival’s twenty years of history. It includes works from Argentina, Aruba, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Italia, México, Nigeria, Portugal, Venezuela, and the USA. This event is in addition to the traditional open call from July to September. The curators are Andreina Fuentes Angarita, Gerardo Zavarce and Milagros González.

The special guest is the Food of War collective, integrated by Hernán Barros, Omar Castañeda, and Andreina Fuentes Angarita, with the  “Journey of Labels” project, an artistic action in various locations in Venice. It challenges conventional perceptions of migration, social status, and identity in a world perpetually in flux. It invites viewers to delve into a transformative journey where black men take on the roles of Gondoliers, rewriting the narrative of an iconic Venetian tradition. This video performance underscores the multifaceted nature of immigration, transcending simplistic categorizations of “expat,” “immigrant,” “foreigners,” or “refugee.” Invites to reflect on the power of art to dismantle barriers and initiate dialogues about equality and social justice.

Programming in Venice

April – June 2024

– Consuelo Méndez, La Vaguada (The Flood), 2005-2009
– David Palacios, Obi Nwaegbe, and Terso Gundu, Ge-le/Femicides, 2022
– Gastón Ugalde, Sal (Salt), 2012
– Jesús Hernández-Güero, Minutes of Hate Again Itself, 2014-2015
– Muu Blanco, Anti-War Sounds, 2023
– Nayarí Castillo, Tapirus Terrestres, 2008
– Nela Ochoa, Death by Water, 1995
– Rolando Peña, Make Oil Green, 2010
– Sandra Vivas, Crossing, 2020

July – September 2024

– Alydia Wever, E La Guli Su Lenga, 2020
– Carola Bravo, Yield to Immigrants, 2023
– Claudia Robles-Angel, Zhong, 2017
– Cheryl Maeder, Simulacra, 2019
– David Fernandez Roche and Francis Muñoz, Distantes (Distant), 2020
– Kiyo Gutiérrez, Un muro que parte el cuerpo en dos (A Wall that Divides the Body in Two), 2018
– Leo Nuñez, Desilusiones Ópticas (Optical Dissapoint-mens), 2018
– Santiago Carlini, Komarov, 2016
– Carolina Camelo Jimenez, In La Kech Hala Ken, 2017
– Matteo Campula, Like a Rat in a Cage, 2020

October – November 2024

– Selected artists Open Call 2024

 

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