WTA IS BORN
The Biennial was inaugurated with great success, welcoming the new millennium in International Women's Month. It featured the participation of 53 outstanding artists from 19 countries on five continents and a guest artist, the prestigious Argentine artist Silke. It took place at the Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Miami USA
The artists participating in the Renacer Precolombino exhibition with their research, works from multiple histories and origins from various countries, cultures and approaches, expressed a strong intention to understand the richness of textile art in Latin America. The title of the exhibition evokes the early days of cultures on the continent within the dominant context of History. With this selection the artists interpreted the value and importance of textile art with the rebirth of the ancient pre-Columbian textile tradition; in re-forming new creative processes, revealing different facets of art. The Renacer Precolombino exhibition was in charge of supporting the fight for textile art and giving it a position, as well as the opportunity for the viewer to delight in the world of tactile riches such as retaking forgotten values.
María Teresa Guerrero.
Directora Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá (Colombia).
FIRST PRIZE: Renacer Precolombino: Patricia Etcharren – Mexico
FIRST GENERAL PRIZE: Yosi Anaya – Mexico
SECOND GENERAL PRIZE: Virginia Laignalet – Colombia
THIRD GENERAL PRIZE: Sary Hedman – Finland
Flora Sutton – Argentina
Ana Mazzoli- Argentina
Carol Westfall- USA,
Hillary Hollin Worth – Inglaterra