21 Oct VIII Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA
María Muñoz participates as a guest artist in the VIII Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art whose theme is “Sustainable City”, held in Madrid from September 17 to November 3, where she has been awarded the Aurelia Muñoz Prize fors her international career.
The World Textile Art Organization–WTA was created in 1997 by Colombian textile artist Pilar Tobón, and its headquarters are in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Seven biennials have taken place to date: two in the United States, one in Venezuela, one in Costa Rica, one in Argentina, one in Mexico and one in Uruguay.
The 8th International Biennial of Contemporary textile art WTA will be organized by the World Textile Art Organization (WTA), together with the association ID Arte, Innovation and art Development, www-idarte.org, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, State Museums of Spain, City of Madrid, Complutense University of Madrid UCM, Embassies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
Participants in the VIII Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art of Madrid
Various exhibition halls at the Custom Museum of Madrid
In the framework of the VIII Biennial, a cultural meeting will be offered, which includes workshops, specialized conferences, artists‘ meetings, parallel exhibitions, guided tours and cultural touristic tours.
The exhibitions will be distributed at different locations in Madrid and will be organized by type; large and small format, textile video art, and textile photography. In which international textile artists from five continents participate.
Aurelia Muñoz Award
The organization has decided to give the Aurelia Muñoz Award, to María Muñoz for her international career.
María Muñoz receives the Aurelia Muñoz Award
In the Galileo Cultural Center there will be the Exhibition of Guest Artists called “The Essence” Fiber Art in which María Muñoz participates with this work specially created for the occasion.
“Magic Ideas” by María Muñoz
Title, year and Measures: Magic Ideas. 2019. 140×100 cm.
Technique: Digital printing on canvas and natural fiber.
Explanation: The work is called “Magic Ideas”, in which the artist personally interprets the leitmotiv “Sustainable city” of this biennial, and suggests the need to use the transformative capacity of creativity to bring nature closer to cities. As the Hatter said in Alice´s Adventures in in Wonderland: “Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic”.