Since 16 years the migrating biennial brings together every Central American country except Belize.

8th Biennial of Visual Arts of the Central American Isthmus (BAVIC)

Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama City

January 15 – February 17, 2013

Participating Artists:

Alvaro Gomez, Roberto Guerrero, Elena Wen and John Juric and the duos made up of Paulina Velazquez & Travis Johns and Carolina Parra & Xavier Villafranca (Costa Rica); Luis Cornejo, Rodrigo Dada, Melissa Guevara, Mauricio Kabistan, Eduardo Lytton and Danny Zavaleta (El Salvador); Marlov Barrios, Erick Menchu, Norman Morales, Josue Romero, Plinio VIllagran and the La Torana collective (Guatemala); Lucy Argueta, Fernando Cortes, Lester Rodriguez, Jorge Oqueli, Cesar Chinchilla and Gabriel Vallecillo Marquez (Honduras); Patricia Belli, Alejandro de la Guerra, Maruca Gomez, Erika Mierisch, Ricardo Miranda Huezo and the veinti3 collective (Nicaragua); Jose Castrellon, Maria Raquel Cochez, Francisco Malaga, Darien Montanez and Jhafis Quintero (Panama).

The eighth edition will also celebrate the symposium “De facto: boundless actions” on the 16 and 17 of January 2013. The symposium “ will focus on the people, the strategies, the challenges and the repercussions that arise as a result of transformative projects in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico”. The latter will be the invited country, with Mexican artists such as Carlos Amorales and Ruben Gutierrez and the curators Jose Garcia and Paola Santoscoy. The conferences and round tables will include: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, curator of the Museo del Barrio; Michele Dalmace, professor at the Michel de Montaigne University; Stefan Benchoam, director of the Ultraviolet Projects; Andres Asturias, director of the Rara magazine; Raul Quintanilla, editor of Malagana magazine; Bayardo Blandino, artistic director of Women in the Arts; Humberto Velez, director of Visiting Minds; Monica Kupfer, founding director of the Panama Art Biennial and Inti Guerrero, associate artistic director of TEOR/eTica, who will offer a curatorial workshop during the BAVIC.