WTA IS BORN

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The Biennial was successfully launched while embracing the new millennium, during the International Woman's Month. It had the participation of 53 artists of renown from 19 countries in all five continents, and one invited artist: The prestigious Argentine artist, Silke. The Biennial took place at the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Miami (U.S.A.).

1st WTA BIENNIAL - USA 2000

Under the Biennial theme, "Pre-Columbian Rebirth," participating artists shared their research—works of multiple stories from various countries, cultures and approaches—showing a strong intention to understand the richness of Latin American textile art. The title of the exhibition evokes initial times of the cultures within the continent, within the dominant context of History. Artists interpreted and valued the importance of textile art in the rebirth of the old pre-Columbian textile tradition; in forming new creative processes again, revealing various facets of art. The exhibition was in charge of sustaining the struggle for textile art, giving it status, and offering the expectator the opportunity to enjoy the world of tactile richness such as retaking forgotten values.

AWARDS

PRE-COLOMBIAN REBIRTH AWARD

CURATORS AWARDS:

FIRST PRIZE Pre-Columbian Rebirth: Patricia Etcharren, Mexico.

FIRST GENERAL PRIZE Yosi Anaya, Mexico.

SECOND GENERAL PRIZE: Virginia Laignalet, Colombia.

THIRD GENERAL PRIZE: Sary Hedman, Finland.

Second General Award: Virginia Laignalet – Colombia

Special Mentions:

Flora Sutton, Argentina.

Ana Mazzoni, Argentina.

Carol Westfall, USA.

Hillary Hollingworth, England.