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Friday, April 11, 2014
Clemson University MFA Candidate, Ayako Abe Miller, Accepted into Contextile 2014 International Exhibition in Portugal
Ayako Abe Miller, Nervous Fragment, 2014
Ayako Abe Miller, Nervous Fragment (detail), 2014
Contextile 2014 - Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, selected Ayako's work, "Nervous fragment", to be a part of the International Exhibition.
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION - SELECTED ARTISTS
The team of Contextile 2014 – Contemporary Textile Art Biennial welcomes and thanks the 263 artists (from 34 countries ) who submitted about 500 works competing for the International Exhibition. This was a difficult task to the jury, due to the general quality of the artworks .
The Contextile 2014 invited a multidisciplinary jury, consisting of Virginija Vitikiené (art critic and director of Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania), Lala de Dios (textile artist and director of Actm, Spain), Paulo Leocádio (visual artist and director of ESAP – Guimaraes), Pedro Loureiro (director of Gallery Trema – Contemporary Art, Lisbon), Claudia Melo (visual artist, artistic direction of Contextile 2014), who met in the past 22 and February 23 in the PAC (Platform of Arts and Creativity) in Guimarães.
The jury at the meeting and by consensus, selected 55 works by 51 artists from 20 countries, from Portugal to several European countries, North and South America, Twain, Armenia, Norway, from the basic criteria of the terms and conditions: high creativity, originality and expertise around the textile element, construction, theme, concept or material used. The Acquisition Award and honorable mentions will be assigned in the opening, July 26, in Guimarães / Portugal.
Alves Dias Aino Kajaniemi Alessandra Sequeira Amanda Salm Amparo de la Sota Andrea Noeske-Porada Ann Naustdal Anna – Mária Orbán April Dauscha Ayako Abe-Miller(CU MFA candidate) Barbora Gediminaitė Brigitte Amarger Carla Mañosas Mas Céline Tuloup Conceição Abreu David Catá Deepa Panchamia
Diana Mott-Thornton Elena Brebenel Elisa Gutiérrez Elżbieta Kuźniar Giedrė Kriaučionytė Giulia Caredda Hélène De Ridder Henrique Neves Isabel Quaresma Jenine Shereos Jiun No Paula Karina Siegmund Kerstin Bennier Kristina Daukintyté Aas Krisztina Vigh Leonor Hipólito Lily Martina Lee
Lina Bartkutė Linda F. Schmidt Lívia Pápai Lívia Ugolini Magda Soboń María F. Zubizarreta Mariana Sales Marina Mamyan Minnamarina Tammi Mireia Coromina Portas Miriam Medrez Rosa Godinho Silvia Piza-Tandlich Sue Stone Susana Bredt Tseng Yen-Yu Ulrike Lindner