FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE CISNEROS FONTANALS ART FOUNDATION (CIFO) PRESENTS
UNDER CONSTRUCTION. LATIN AMERICA NARRATIVES IN THE CIFO COLLECTION.
APRIL 27 – JULY 27, 2019
Exhibition to feature works by 18 Latin American artists, winners of previous editions of
the CIFO Grants and Commissions Program, to take place at Casa Fugaz in Monumental Callao, Peru.
Suwon Lee. The Clash (El Choque), 2008. Installation. Photographs and neon lights. Photo: Courtesy CIFO.
Monumental Callao, Peru (April 9, 2019) – The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) is pleased to announce Under Construction. Latin America Narratives in the CIFO Collection, an exhibition featuring works by 18 Latin-American artists, winners of previous editions of the CIFO Grants and Commissions Program. The exhibition – curated by CIFO - will coincide with ART.MO, Contemporary Art Festival presented by Fugaz | Arte de Convivir and will be on view from April 27 through July 27, 2019, at Casa Fugaz in Monumental Callao, Peru.
Under Construction. Latin America Narratives in the CIFO Collection will feature works by artists from different countries of Latin America. The list includes names such as Julieta Aranda (Mexico), Iván Argote (Colombia), Fredman Barahona (Nicaragua), Carlos Castro (Colombia), Silvia Gruner (Mexico), Suwon Lee (Venezuela), Felipe Meres (Brazil), Maria Evelia Marmolejo (Colombia), Marta Maria Pérez Bravo (Cuba/Mexico), Horacio Zabala (Argentina), among others.
"We want to invite the public to see a small sample of our many years of work on our mission to promote Latin American art," said CIFO founder and art collector Ella Fontanals-Cisneros. "With this exhibition, CIFO offers a representation of the essence of Latin America, its culture and its stories." she added.
“Thanks to the CIFO Foundation this event (International Festival of Contemporary Art "ART.MO 2019") will bring together one of the most important collections of Latin American art with a wide diversity of languages and formats” said Sonia Cunliffe, Director of de Fugaz | Arte de Convivir.
About Fugaz | Arte de Convivir
Fugaz | Arte de Convivir is a sociocultural initiative that creates community and recovers public spaces through art, innovation and social management in Monumental Callao, a historic and heritage zone of the first port of Peru that was taken by violence for years. Fugaz offers a place of coexistence between its creativity and environment where there are no distinctions for skin color, religion, socio-economic level, sexual orientation or any other consideration. A place where the community is the source of inspiration to create and to live again with hope, helping each other and learning from those interactions.
For more information please visit www.fugaz.pe.
About The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)
Ella Fontanals-Cisneros established the non-profit Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) in 2002. The Foundation's mission is to support and foster cultural understanding and educational dialog among Latin American artists and global audiences. CIFO serves as a platform for emerging, mid-career and established Latin American artists through the Grants & Commissions Program, the CIFO Collection, and other related art and cultural projects in the United States of America and internationally.
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Under Construction. Latin America Narratives in the CIFO Collection will be on view from April 27 through July 27, 2019 at Casa Fugaz in Monumental Callao, Peru. For more information please visit https://www.fugaz.pe.