Cover Image:  Eugenio Espinoza, Negativa Moderna (installation view), 2007. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.

 

CIFO Artists

Information about CIFO's Grants & Commissions Program

CIFO's Grants and Commissions Program offers emerging, mid-career and established contemporary Latin American artists the opportunity to develop and present experimental and engaging new work. The program enables artists to develop their work outside the constraints of the commercial marketplace, and provides them with a unique platform to present projects to audiences worldwide. Up to six emerging artists, and up to three mid-career or established artists are offered the opportunity, funds, and space to develop and exhibit new work. The foundation also presents one established artist with an Achievement Award in recognition of their career.

 

 

 

The Selection Process

 

Each year, up to 10 artists are nominated by CIFO’s Honorary Advisory Committee comprised of leading art professionals, curators and artists from Latin America, the United States, and Europe. The committee helps identify visual artists from Latin America who are creating some of the most challenging and innovative work today. Once nominations are in, CIFO appoints a Selection Committee composed of Advisory Committee members who recommend finalists for the program. The Selection Committee, while closely reviewing all nominated artists, will consider the existence of a coherent discourse, engaging concepts, and formal resolutions; how each of these elements is expressed in the work; and how they relate within the context of the artist’s chosen discipline. In order to ensure a fair and impartial process, Selection Committee members cannot vote for their nominees. And, after a rigorous review process by the committee, the finalists are presented to the foundation's Board of Directors, at which time the annual recipients of CIFO's Grants & Commissions are selected and ratified.

 

The program is by invitation only, and has been known to springboard its recipients to the next level of their careers.

 

 

 

 
Award Recipients │ Grants & Commissions Program
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2017 │ No Black /  No white (no and)
  2016 │ Liquid Sensibilities

Fredy Alzate (Colombia)
Ilich Castillo (Ecuador)
Katherine Fiedler (Peru)
Richard Garet (Uruguay)
Alana Iturralde (Puerto Rico)
Ulrik López (Puerto Rico)
Daniel Joseph Martínez (Mexico/U.S.A)
Juan Osorno (Colombia)
Celia y Yunior (Cuba)

               

 

Jorge Julián Aristizábal (Colombia)
Leidy Chávez & Fernando Pareja (Colombia)
Carlos Castro (Colombia)
Elena Damiani (Peru)
Óscar Farfán (Mexico)
Fidel García (Cuba)
María Evelia Marmolejo (Colombia)
Felipe Meres (Brazil)
Sandra Nakamura (Peru)
Fabián Peña (Cuba)

 

2015 │ Intersections (after Lautréamont)   2014 │ Fleeting Imaginaries

Adrián Balseca (Ecuador)
Domingo Castillo (El Salvador)
Javier Castro (Cuba)
Nascimento/Lovera (Venezuela)
Alice Miceli (Brazil)
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa (Guatemala)
Iván Argote (Colombia)
Silvia Gruner (Mexico)
Pablo Vargas Lugo (Mexico)
Leandro Katz (Argentina)

               

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

 

 

2013 │ Deferred Archive
                2012 │ "Not Me": Subject To Change


Milena Bonilla 
(Colombia)
Benvenuto Chavajay González (Guatemala)
Jorge Méndez Blake (Mexico)
Sofia Olascoaga (Mexico)
Manuela Ribadeneira (Ecuador)
Santiago Villanueva (Argentina)
Miguel Calderon (Mexico)
José Gabriel Fernandez (Venezuela)
Laureana Toledo (Mexico)
Antonio Caro (Colombia)

 


Eduardo Abaroa 
(Mexico)
Francisca Aninat (Chile)
Julieta Aranda (Mexico, Germany, USA)
Tamar Guimarães (Brazil, Denmark)
Glexis Novoa (Cuba, USA)
Daniela Ortiz (Peru, Spain)
Marta María Perez Bravo (Cuba, Mexico)
Marisa Rubio (Argentina)


 

2011 │ Viewpoint                                       2010 │ In Transition                              


David Lamelas (Argentina) 

Tania Bruguera (Cuba)
Alicia Villareal (Chile) 
Marcius Galan (Brazil)
Fritzia Irizar (Mexico)
Begoña Morales (Mexico)
Amalia Pica (Argentina)
Antonio Vega (Mexico)
Laura Belem (Brazil) 

                     


Ivan Puig (Mexico)
Marco Maggi (Uruguay) 
Elida Tessler (Brazil) 
Tatiana Blass (Brazil)
Eugenia Calvo (Argentina)
Runo Lagomarsino (Argentina)
Gisela Motta/ Leandro Lima (Brazil) 
Jorge Pedro Nuñez (Venezuela)
Gabriel Sierra (Colombia)



2009 │ Shifting Constructs                                            2008 │ Interrogating Systems              


Dora Longo Bahia 
(Brazil) 
Oscar Muñoz (Colombia) 
Miguel Amat (Venezuela)
Gabriel Antolínez (Colombia)
Suwon Lee (Venezuela) 
Juan León (Ecuador) 
Ricardo Réndon (Mexico) 
José Ruiz (Peru)



              

                     


Alejandro Almanza Pereda (Mexico)

Johanna Calle (Colombia) 
Pablo Cardoso (Ecuador) 
Jonathan Harker (Ecuador/Panama)
Federico Herrero (Costa Rica) 
Mateo López (Colombia)
Daniel Medina (Venezuela)
Moris (Israel Meza Moreno) (Mexico)
Amilcar Lucien Packer (Brazil)
Luis Romero (Venezuela)
Ícaro Zorbar (Colombia)
Francisco Valdés (Chile)



2007 │ 3 Perspectives                         
                          2006 │ Surfaces & Savage Modern      

 

Eugenio Espinoza (Venezuela)
Alvaro Oyarzún (Chile)
José Alejandro Restrepo (Colombia)

 

 

2007 │ Positions in Context

 

Alberto Baraya (Colombia)
Fredi Casco (Paraguay) 
Donna Conlon (Panama) 
Adriana García Galán (Colombia) 
Renata Lucas (Brazil)
Luis Molina-Pantin (Venezuela)
Ángel Poyón Calí (Guatemala)
Cecilia Szalkowicz & 
Gastón Pérsico (Argentina)
Emilio Valdés (Mexico)
Hector Zamora (Mexico)

       

 

Magdalena Fernández(Venezuela)
Alexander Apóstol (Venezuela)

 

 

2006 │ 10 DEFINING Experiments

 

Emilia Azcárate (Venezuela)
Alessandro Balteo (Venezuela)
Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico)
Regina José Galindo (Guatemala)
Josefina Guilisasti (Chile)
Rubén Gutiérrez (Mexico)
Jacqueline Lacasa (Uruguay)
Rubens Mano (Brazil)
Carlos Motta (Colombia)
Carla Zaccagnini (Argentina)
           

 

 

2004 │ Tomas Saraceno/ Jarbas Lopes

Jarbas Lopes (Brazil) (*CIFO 2004 Residency program)
Tomás Saraceno (Argentina) (*CIFO 2004 Residency program)