Contextile 2020 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial

Installation at the 2018 Contextile edition by Ann Hamilton, USA, photo Contextile

CONTEXTILE invites all artists, national and internationally, to present artworks for selection to the International Exhibition (competitive), integrated in the programme of its 5th Edition, Contextile 2020 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, which will take place in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from the 05th September to the 25th October 2020.
In 2020, the Contextile biennial focuses its activity on the thematic concept Places of Memory, transversal to all the rubrics of its programmatic contents.

The Competitive International Exhibition will be composed by 50 artworks from 50 artists, selected by an international jury who will also award an Acquisition Prize of 5000€ Euros and Honourable Mentions, at the moment of the biennial’s opening. (The 50 works of the international exhibition may also be selected, during the biennial, for the ATP Acquisition prize and the ASM Acquisition prize, in the amount of 2500€ Euros).
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Work from the 4th Contextile edition in 2018: “Traces if Time” by Ida Blažičko from Croatia; photo Contextile

The interested artists may apply with new creations or recent artworks, until the 01st March 2020, being accepted all artistic expressions in the visual arts disciplines.
The proposals and artworks submitted for the competition will have to be around the textile element, through its concept, theme, techniques or materials. The artworks will have to be highly creative, original and technically competent.

English artist Hermione Allsopp and her work “Organic Matters” in Con-textile biannual, Guimaraes, Portugal.
H. Allsopp’s artistic residency in Portugal is a part of a 4 year-long Creative Europe platform titled “Magic Carpets” which involves 13 cultural organisations from EU and candidate countries.
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