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Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub

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Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub - Art and Science - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB

Healing a Broken World

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Co-Relation: The Art of Unity

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Explore our multidisciplinary exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from Latin America and the Caribbean, addressing the region’s development challenges through the lens of creativity and culture. 

Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub - Art and Science - Inter-American Development Bank - IDB
Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub

Amazonia: A BioCreativity Hub is an art exhibition showcasing the boundless creativity of an irreplaceable part of our world. A captivating journey into the contemporary art of the Amazon region, it portrays how ancestral wisdom and the richness of the biosphere coalesce in a dynamic space of transdisciplinary connections between art, science and technology. The exhibition is an immersive experience that aims to inspire a sustainable and harmonious future for the Amazon region and our planet.

Featured artists: Sheronawe Hakihiiwe (Venezuela), Roberto Huarcaya (Peru), Susana Mejía (Colombia), Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima (Brazil), Uýra (Brazil), Olinda Silvano (Peru).

Curated by: Manuela Reyes
Exhibition coordination: Pedro Quijano 
Exhibition design and graphic design: Bijari 

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Emerging Voices

Diversity and Gender Equality are pillars in the vision and commitment of the Bank’s work to further advance the development of its member countries. In our efforts to improve lives, investing in women and girls, indigenous and African descendant peoples, as well as the LGBTQ+ communities, generates continuous benefits to our region. 

Featured artists: Melissa Alcena (Bahamas), Simone Asia (Barbados), Leticia Banegas (Honduras), April Bey (Bahamas), Manuel Chavajay (Guatemala), María Raquel Cochez (Panamá), Ana Elena Garuz (Panamá), Juana Gómez (Chile), Charles Jean-Pierre (Estados Unidos/Haití), Koyoltzintli (Estados Unidos/Ecuador), Priscilla Monge (Costa Rica), Antonio Pichillá Quiacaín (Guatemala), Ale Rambar (Costa Rica), Natalia Revilla (Perú), Carmen Elena Trigueros (El Salvador) y Rember Yahuarcani (Perú). 

Curated by Julieta Maroni 
Texts by Patricia Ortega Miranda 
Exhibition design by Catalina Carafi 

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Healing a Broken World

In September 2021, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) organized the digital summit "Healing a Broken World" in response to pandemic-accentuated crises. Renowned leaders across various fields discussed post-pandemic recovery. The exhibition featured five commissioned artworks, symbolizing a five-step metaphor for healing societal wounds. These works confront urgent matters such as reimagining cities, gender-based violence, and pandemic-disrupted education. Through symbolic expressions, they provide innovative solutions while underscoring challenges.

Featured artists and collectives: Bijari (Brazil), Lorena Wolffer (Mexico), María José Machado (Ecuador), Christopher Cozier, Amir Denzel Hall, Robert Young, Suelyn Choo, and Luis Vasquez La Roche (Trinidad and Tobago), Nicole L’Huillier & Patricia Domínguez (Chile). 

Curated by Manuela Reyes & Steven Henry Madoff  
Exhibition coordination by Xavier Ruiz  
Exhibition design by Bijari / Graphic design by Cintia Erre 

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CO-RELATION

We celebrate and honor the indigenous cosmovision and ancestral understanding through a series of contemporary artists from Colombia, host of the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the IDB and IIC 2020. From an array of perspectives, techniques and materials, the artists evoke themes and periods that bridge the realities of the indigenous peoples who inhabit Colombia today.

Featured artists: Miler Lagos, Rosa Ximena Tisoy Tandioy (warmity), Miguel Ángel Rojas, Aldibey Jaidiber Tálaga Camayo, Jorge Panchoaga, Monika Bravo, León David Cobo, Luz Lizarazo, and Danilo Rojas.

Curated by Manuela Reyes and Trinidad Zaldívar. 

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The IDB Cultural Center Gallery has existed since 1992 at the Bank's headquarters in Washington, DC. Its purpose is to address the Bank's development issues through the lens of creativity and culture in multidisciplinary exhibitions featuring contemporary artists from Latin America and the Caribbean.

For each exhibition we develop a program of public events or Gallery Talks to dive deeper into the topics of the exhibitions in conversations with artists, curators and the Bank’s specialists. The exhibitions and cultural events are intended to inject creativity and inspire the public, influencers and future decision makers with innovative and creative solutions to on-going development challenges.

1300 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington DC 20577

Free and open to the public Monday – Friday, 11am-6pm

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