FIG Bilbao Art Festival
Artists in dialogue
In its seven years of existence, FIG BILBAO has established itself as a very important platform in Europe, together with Paris and London, for the dissemination, promotion and marketing of the most excellent examples of art on paper and art prints. Exhibitors, museums, art galleries, foundations, cultural institutions and publishers were present at this 8th International Prints and Art on Paper Art Festival in Bilbao, who sustained their international commitment by designating Argentina as a guest country. In 2019 the Festival grew in number of exhibitors, expanded its programming and exhibited more than 400 top-level artists who positioned Bilbao as the a market central point of graphic work throughout Europe.
In the framework of these activities, the organizers made us a generous invitation that included a large exhibition space at no cost, as well as trips and lodging for our delegates together with be featured in the CATALOGUE, in addition to full presence in the fair activities.
Alicia Candiani was invited to travel as an artist and project director but also to contribute to events related to the fair, among them she joined the FIG Open Portfolio Award Jury (a program aimed at emerging artists), curated the artists who represent the Fundación´ace in the Cubes of Temptations, participated in the Networking Days and the Encounters Section giving a talk on the international printmaking practices circuits.
For their part, Micaela Muzi, Laurel Ponturo and Juan Reos, the selected artists who traveled from Argentina to install projects in the Cubes of Temptations, delivered demonstrations at central times of the fair with an incredible public attendance. All the activity served to strengthen the international presence of the Fundación´ace, the Proyecto´ace and the artists who work with us.
FIG Bilbao, is a non-profit organization from Bilbao, Spain, which aims to promote and support national and international printmaking and art on paper, generating new collaborations with other countries, as well as initiating dialogue and long-term cooperation.
8th International Prints and Art on Paper Art Festival
Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao, Spain
Booth N° 45
Micaela Muzi (Cubos Award)
LECTURE | November 17
International Graphic Art Circuits
NETWORKING-FIG | November 15
´ace introduction and portfolio reviews
Demos | November 14,15 and 16
Micaela Muzi, Photolithography
Laurel Ponturo, Experimental Print Media
Juan Reos, Identikit Processes