TEGUCIGALPA.- The Central American Biennial is a rotating event that initiated in 1998 and which it has had as headquarters the capital of five countries in the region (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and El Salvador). Each country chooses six artists under established criteria in common base and which meet to conform an exhibition of 36 artists and 72 works.
The Biennial of exhibiting paintings exclusively passed on to convert itself into an event that supports contemporary art in all its languages, achieving an evolution and the presence of the artists in events world wide.
The Biennial is sponsored by a group of Central American business people made up by: Bank Promerica from Honduras; Bank Promerica for Salvadorean art, El Salvador; Ortiz Gurdian Foundation from Nicaragua; The Paiz Foundation for education and culture from Guatemala; Industrialists for art from Costa Rica and the Fernández Pirla Foundation from Panamá.
For 2008 the host of the Sixth Biennial of Visual Arts of the Central American Isthmus (BAVIC'08), will be the city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where as of Thursday 13 of November of the present year it welcomed works of the 36 artists of the six participant countries. The Museum for National Identity (MIN) will be the space headquarters of the exhibition (BAVIC'08).
The winners will be selected by a jury integrated by three specialists of great international prestige in the field of contemporary art: Agnaldo Farias (Brazil), Felix Angel (Colombia), Julian Zugazagoitia (Mexico). The 36 selected artists will have the opportunity to compete for the TLAHCUILO the prize of BAVIC that has three categories: gold, silver and bronze.
The association Women in the Arts Leticia de Oyuela is the organization that has as its charge the General Coordination of the Sixth Biennial of Visual Arts of the Central American Isthmus (BAVIC08).