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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.



Selected Artists:
 
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

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