The WTA Biennials are international exhibitions of contemporary textile art together with an educational and cultural agenda led by the most important icons of the World of Textile Art. TI takes place every two years in different parts of the world. The event is organized through a very complex selection process that selects the best and most important works of art to participate in the event. World-class curators and guest judges are part of a unique arts and culture event that has already visited North, Central and South America since its inception. Each Biennale attracts some of the most important people in the textile world who come together in seminars, special events, fairs and workshops. Each Biennial has attracted artists from all continents and has left an important mark on each of the cities that have hosted the event. Along with all the art and culture that is shared at each event, the Organization has committed not only funds but also time and other types of resources to help visually impaired people become part of the wonderful world of textiles. The workshops and special events have been very exciting and full of energy and spirit to help others. Each Biennial has left an important mark, both visual and documentary, that allows the world of Textile Art to grow and gain the respect of people from all over the world. Each Biennale has produced a beautiful book that can be purchased online, illustrating some of the most wonderful art you have ever seen.
Contemporary textile art remains one of the fastest growing and also one of the most attractive visual arts in the world. The most important galleries in the world, along with museums and other organizations, continue to open their doors to these types of events as they attract large masses of public. Floor sculptures, wall pieces and hanging models are just some of the many types of expressions you can find in a textile art exhibition. World Textile Art has an extremely important role in continuing to support and promote artists from around the world. The six Biennials that have been organized so far, along with dozens of events and the next Biennial, will continue to lay the groundwork for an even brighter future. You can continue to read more about our Organization by clicking below. In 2017 Uruguay will have the honor of hosting the 7th Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, becoming the 6th country to host the event. Some of the best artists from all continents will present a unique display of talent, imagination and techniques.
Biennials organized by the WTA
IX BIENNIAL SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE 2021
Pachakuti Biennial 2021, On-line, generated from the city of Santiago-Chile.
VIII BIENNIAL MADRID, ESPAÑA 2019
The Sustainable City
VII BIENNIAL MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY 2017
BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART: “DIVERSITY”
VI BIENNIAL MEXICO, MEXICO 2011
WTA INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL: AIR
V BIENNIAL BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA 2009
WTA REACHES THE MASSES
IV BIENNIAL SAN JOSE DE COSTA RICA , COSTA RICA 2006
WTA IS MULTIGENDER
III BIENNIAL VALENCIA, VENEZUELA 2004
II BIENNIAL CORAL GABLES, MIAMI, USA 2002
EXCLUSIVE TEXTILE ART EVENT
I BIENNIAL MIAMI, USA 2000
The WTA is born