The Biennial is created with the idea of further enhancing Cartagena as a center for the arts by incorporating the visual arts along with the existing presence of music, literature, and film, and other cultural manifestations already emblematic to the city, for the cultural enrichment of the community. The Biennial will bring together artists from different countries whose works will be exhibited throughout the city of Cartagena and will include painting, sculpture, photography, electronic and audiovisual media, installation and performance. In conjunction with the Biennial there will be a rigorous academic program of forums, discussions, workshops and site visits to local artists' studios, among others.
The exhibition will include works by international artists who will be selected by Berta Sichel, artistic director of the Biennial, with the support of a curatorial team of international experts; and will feature ‘La Meduse' 2008, a c-type photograph by Yinka Shonibare MBE.
The Biennial will run from 7 February to 7 April 2014.