With the aim of recognizing, strengthening, encouraging and disseminating Mexican art, FEMSA announces an open call for the 11th Monterrey FEMSA Biennial, to be held at the Centro de las Artes in Monterrey, N.L. Since it was instituted in 1992, the Monterrey FEMSA Biennial has become established as the most important visual arts contest at the national level, also gaining international recognition.
There are several awards:
FEMSA Great Acquisition Prize:
200,000.00 Mexican pesos in the category of two-dimensional format.
200,000.00 Mexican pesos in the category of three-dimensional format.
Acquisition Fund for Selected Artworks:
Up to 200,000.00 Mexican pesos.
The winning works and those which are acquired will be incorporated in the FEMSA Collection.
Two Cultural Residencies:
One for each of the artists awarded Honorable Mention in each format, granted by the School of Arts and Design of Saint-Étienne, France, through the sponsorship of the Alliance Française, Monterrey.
In addition, the 11th Monterrey FEMSA Biennial will stage one or more exhibitions to present the award-winning works, in Mexico or abroad.
To reinforce the objectives of the contest and foster dialogue among creative artists, the present edition of the Monterrey FEMSA Biennial will include the participation of artists from Colombia. However, as invited artists, they will not be eligible to compete for prizes at the Biennial.
The call closes on February 21, 2014. The terms and conditions of the Call, in the following link.