Contemporary Uruguayan Artists: An Uruguayan Presence in the About Change Exhibition

Feb 2012
Contemporary Uruguayan Artists is part of About Change: Art from Latin America and the Caribbean, a project of the World Bank Art Program in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank and AMA | Art Museum of the Americas at the Organization of American States. The initiative comprises a series of exhibitions of art from Latin America and the Caribbean being offered in various venues in Washington during 2011-12. The exhibition is presented In honor of Uruguay and the City of Montevideo, site of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IDB. The works selected for the exhibition offer a panorama of contemporary Uruguayan creativity. These pieces revisit history, explore memory, examine changes that have transformed culture and the environment, and rethink traditions. It includes painting, print, sculpture, mixed media, and photography, by 13 artists: Santiago Aldabalde, Ana Campanella, Muriel Cardoso, Gerardo Carella, Federico Meneses, Ernesto Rizzo, Jacqueline Lacasa, Gabriel Lema, Daniel Machado, Cecilia Mattos, Diego Velazco, Santiago Velazco, and Diego Villalba.