New exhibit promotes inclusive development through local art, at the IDB

The new display called “A City of Questions” will be at the IDB Cultural Center until March in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – This next Tuesday, November 13th, the IDB Cultural Center will open “A City of Questions: DC Artists Encouraging Inclusive Development.” The exhibition gathers a group of local artists of Latin American and the Caribbean heritage working in Washington to respond to the idea of promoting more inclusive cities. The result shows a collaborative process where these artists pose questions related to urban development, which are then responded to through their installations, photography, street art, muralism, and soundscapes.

This exhibition represents a multitude of questions giving voice to underrepresented groups and offering a fresh perspective on urban life. This is the first time that the IDB Cultural Center invites Washington-based artists to share their insights about more equitable approaches to urban development.

A City of Questions offers a fresh perspective from our city. Washington, D.C. is very diverse metropolis where people from all over the world come to work on development and public policy, which is at the heart of our mission. We want to start this conversation about inclusive urban spaces and how it connects with the same challenges that we are facing in Latin America and the Caribbean”, said Trinidad Zaldívar, Unit Chief of Creativity and Culture at the IDB.

The exhibit includes pieces from Edgar Endress, assistant professor teaching new media and public art at George Masson University; Veronica Melendez, visual artist; Maria del Carmen Montoya of the Ghana ThinkTank collective; Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre, visual artist and U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Artist; and Rodrigo Pradel, painter, illustrator and muralist.

A City of Questions was made possible thanks to artistic support by Washington Project for the Arts, which envisions the city as a place that welcomes, values, and respects the presence and contributions of contemporary artists.

The IDB Cultural Center is located in downtown Washington, D.C. (1300 New York Ave, NW), just steps from the White House. The space promotes creativity, innovative art and ideas that address concerns related to development, integration, collaboration, and sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean. If you are interested, you can register for the free public reception here.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

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