Inauguration: December 10, 2021
Under the direction of Katya Cazar, (artist and curator) the Fundación Municipal Bienal de Cuenca inaugurates its 15th edition on-site and with all the biosecurity measures on December 10 and will remain open until February 28, 2022.
The Cuenca Biennial presents for the first time a sustainable project, through the curatorial thesis of Bienal del Bioceno. Cambiar verde por azul, by Blanca de la Torre.
The curatorial proposal will address the most important issues derived from the ecosocial crisis and the importance of building knowledge “from a different perspective to achieve another possible world”. Its development revolves around three axes: ancestral and traditional knowledge, critical ecofeminism or ecofeminisms and futuristic scenarios.
In order to develop the Biennial in coherence with the conceptual content, a series of sustainability parameters have been established to pay close attention to the ecological footprint throughout the life cycle of the project. The shipment of works will be reduced to a minimum, avoiding the use of air transport, prioritizing local production and working with environmentally friendly processes, reusing materials and exhibition devices and developing a comprehensive sustainability plan.
The 15th edition has 34 selected artists, the reduction in the number of participants responds to the commitment to a more sustainable Biennial; the number of female artists is the highest in the history of the institution, 67%.
The 15th (fifteenth) edition of the Cuenca Biennial has a trajectory of 34 years; it’s the only cultural project of international character in Ecuador that welcomes contemporary creation of the visual arts, from its expanded field; a powerful platform for the exhibition and discussion of artistic manifestations that activates the community through the reflection of its production.