IDB Hosting "Migration Experience" Art Expo

The IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and Cultural Center is inviting regional artists to submit artwork for its 'Far from Home: the Migration Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean' exhibition planned for June.

The exhibition is open to all artists born in Latin America and the Caribbean, regardless of where they live. The works must tell the story of the migration experience. MIF General Manager Don Terry said migration has become an integral part of economic development both inside and outside the region and as such "the MIF has made great strides on the financial side of remittances." He said the exhibition is intended to show "the human and community dimension."

Artists must submit a portfolio with the following; a statement about the interest of the artist in the subject; the artist's resume listing all relevant information about his or her career and up to ten images of work available for exhibition. Works should not exceed six feet in any direction in the case of bi-dimensional works or three feet in any direction for tri-dimensional works. Installations, video, multimedia works or performances will not be accepted. The artwork should depict migration's impact on individuals, communities and nations, the release said. The submission deadline is April 18 and the exhibition will be held from June 9-20 in Washington, DC

The MIF said all entries must be mailed by courier service to Elba Agusti, IDB Cultural Center, 1300 New York Avenue, Washington, DC 20577. Selected artists will be notified by May 2. The IDB will cover the expenses of packing, transportation, insurance and return of selected works from those submitting proposals. The works will be displayed in the atrium of the IDB headquarters and a catalogue reproducing all the selected works and the artists' biographies will be published for the occasion.

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