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CIFO, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, is a non-profit organization, established in 2002 by Ella Fontanals Cisneros and her family to foster cultural exchange among the visual arts. CIFO is dedicated to the support of emerging and mid-career contemporary multidisciplinary artists from Latin America, who are challenging the established boundaries that define much of contemporary art today.

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The foundation offers Grants and Commissions to contemporary artists from Latin America. Grants are awarded each year to up to six emerging artists and Commissions to up to three mid-career artists whose work is featured in a group exhibition at CIFO Art Space. In addition to supporting artistic production, CIFO manages the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, a growing and world renowned collection of contemporary art.

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2014 Award Recipients

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Pablo Accinelli (Argentina)
Teresa Burga (Peru)
Nayari Castillo (Venezuela)
Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia)
Marcellvs L. (Brazil)
Carlos Martiel (Cuba)
Mateo Pizarro (Colombia)
Adrian Regnier (Mexico)
Rosângela Rennó (Brazil)
Antonieta Sosa (Venezuela)

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Feb 132014
 

Lone Star Explosion 2014

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Lone Star Explosion 2014 is Houston’s second international performance art biennale. It is taking place on February 19th-22nd, 2014 in three of Houston’s venerated performance art venues, Box 13, The Art League and Notsuoh as well as online and in public space. Lone Star Explosion 2014 seeks to showcase performance art that pushes the artists and audience in new ways, especially performance art that questions fundamental assumptions about the way we experience time, space, relationships, the self, society, and sexuality.

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Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Abel Azcona (Spain), Miao Jiaxin (China/US), Elia Arce (Costa Rica), La Pocha Nostra, featuring Roberto Sifuentes and Erica Mott (US/Mex) Marcel Sparmann (Germany), Aisen Caro Chacin (Venezuela/US), Fito Segrera (Colombia), Emilio Rojas (Mexico) Autumn Hays (Chicago), Jill McDermid (NYC), Erik Hokanson (NYC) Emaes Armstron (NYC) Jim Pirtle (Houston) J Morrison (NYC), David Graeve (Houston), Michael Anthony Garcia (Austin), Emily Sloan (Houston) Daniel Adame (Houston), Nestor Topchy (Houston), Ryan Hawk (Houston), and Autumn Knight (Houston), Daniel Bertalot (Houston), Joshua Yates (Houston), Hilary Scullane (Houston), Unna Bettie (Houston), Josh Urban Davis (Houston), Robert Rosenberg (Houston), Countercollectivecollectivecollective (Houston), Southmorehouse (Houston). Performance SW, featuring Courtney Brown and Alison Star (Dallas), Continuum, featuring Evan Mc Carley, Emmanuel Nuno Arambula, Nikki Thornton, David McClain, Emily Sloan, Kristen Keilman, Jana Whatley, Raindawg, Manola Maldonado, Koomah, Neil Ellis Orts and Tina McPherson.

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Feb 132014
 

Plegaria-Muda-CM

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Curated by Edna Sandoval

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February 14 – March 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 14, 8–10

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Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present Plegaria Muda (Silent Prayer), a performance and solo exhibition by Carlos Martiel. The performance will take place in the upstairs gallery on Friday, February 14 between 8 and 10 pm. Martiel will position himself in the middle of the room where thin strands of nylon will be sewn into his body that will tautly extend to the walls of the gallery where they will be attached. Bells emitting varying sounds will be attached to the nylon. While Martiel will strive to remain motionless, his inevitable involuntary movements will trigger the chimes. When the gallery re-opens on Tuesday, February 18, it will feature a photograph and a two channel video of the performance along with the nylon strands that previously held Martiel in place.

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Steve Turner Contemporary
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm, or by appointment
Phone: (323) 931-3721
Email: info@steveturnercontemporary.com
Address: 6026 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036