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Call for Artists Chicana/o Biennial

Call for Entries at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Exhibition: June 5 - August 15, 2009

MACLA is pleased to announce its third Chicana/o Biennial, an exhibition and public forum conceived to take inventory of and invite reflection every two years on the continuously emergent energy, critical edge, and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art.

MACLA is looking to challenge the questions and concerns that are currently being brought forth in the contemporary art world. As such, this year's biennial takes a thematic approach by asking the following questions:

1) What are the pressing concerns at this moment in time (politics)
2) What does Chicana/o art look like today? (aesthetics)
3) How do artists engage the community? (activism & organizing)

We are looking for artwork that is politically charged and aesthetically innovative on many different levels and that addresses one or more of the above mentioned questions. We are also interested in work that depicts the intersection of art, technology and new media. We welcome proposals and projects from disciplines/genres/ activities that are not normally displayed in the gallery setting. All artwork must have been created within the last three years (2006 to 2009).

Looking to invert the dynamics of the art world biennial, this exhibition is a no-fee juried exhibition open to all artists who self identify as Chicana/o. This biennial is about contemporary art through the lens of the Chicano experience, as nuanced and varied as that might be. MACLA is interested in work that is both about identity politics and beyond. This exhibition is open to artists whose work deals with all issues and is created in all mediums.

Submit artwork and for more information go to www.callforentry.org (this is a free service)

Timeline: Deadline to submit work: Friday, March 20, 2009, 11:59 pm PST for online submission.

Jurors: Favianna Rodríguez, artist Eugene Rodríguez, artist and professor of Art at De Anza Community College and Alejandra Chaverri, MACLA's Associate Curator.

Questions: email to biennial@maclaarte.org


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