The International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias – Curatorial Team announced.

1st Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

February 7 – April 7, 2014

Artistic Director: Berta Sichel

The Biennial is created with the idea of further enhancing Cartagena as a center for the arts by incorporating the visual arts along with the existing presence of music, literature, and film, and other cultural manifestations already emblematic to the city, for the cultural enrichment of the community.

The Biennial will bring together artists from different countries whose works will be exhibited throughout the city of Cartagena and will include painting, sculpture, photography, electronic and audiovisual media, installation and performance. In conjunction with the Biennial there will be a rigorous academic program of forums, discussions, workshops and site visits to local artists’ studios, among others.

The section COLOMBIA HOY, will be curated through an open call for Colombian artists living in Colombia or abroad, and foreign artists who have legal residence in Colombia for at least five (5) years. The selection committee will be comprised by a team of national and international curators.


  • Artistic Director: Berta Sichel
  • Director: Natalia Bonilla Maldonado
  • Colombia Hoy Curators: Miguel Gonzalez, Gabriela Rangel, Stephanie Rosenthal 
  • Advisors: Barbara Krulik, Brett Littman, Bibi Silva, Paul Willemsen
  • External Advisor: Deborah Harris