The Alliance Française in Panama becomes the first host of an Artbox Digital catalog in Latin America.

Exposición de arte digital Artbox Digital en la Alianza Francesa de Panamá. Mayo-Junio 2019

As part of the traveling exhibitions program of the ArtBox Digital network, this Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., TRIAS CULTURE, in coordination with the Alliance Française in Panama, will inaugurate the first exhibition of the ArtBox Digital catalog in Latin America.

This exhibition is the first one of its kind in Panama City, as the first exhibition of digital artists from the African continent in that city. Its pieces of digital art will allow artists and the Panamanian public to approach a modern, young, dynamic and creative Africa, with contemporary aesthetic approaches and artistic discourses about our mutant societies of the 21st Century.

With this showcase, TRIAS CULTURE will also be giving green light to the Latin American call ArtBox Digital 2019-2020, whose winner will enjoy an artistic residency at the Fakugesi digital arts festival (in Johannesburg, South Africa). This unprecedented event will be accompanied by a workshop on “Artistic Methodologies in the Internet Age”, given by the Colombian artist Juan Pablo Pacheco and Maria Luisa Angulo, director of TRIAS CULTURE on Thursday, May 23rd, from 3 to 6 pm at the Alliance Française Headquarters.

Both the exhibition and workshop are part of the program developed by the Alliance Française of Panama in the framework of the Festival “Africa in America 2016-2019”, organized by the City of Panama. This fourth edition celebrates the cultural diversity of the city, embracing the African heritage and contribution of afro descendent communities in the Panamanian culture. 

For the TRIAS CULTURE team, the showcase of the work of six young African artists in this context is extremely valuable and confirms once again that the ties linking Africa and Latin America are strong, diverse and topical.

The South African artist Nathan Gates, winner of the Africa ArtBox 2017 contest and the finalists Melisa Achoko Allela (Kenya), Aboubacar Bablé (Mali), Bay Dam (Senegal), François Knoetze and Luois Kruger from South Africa, will be part of the exhibition.

The opening will take place on May 21st at 7:30 pm and will be publicly accessible until June 4 at 8:00 pm. The visiting hours will be:

  • Monday to Thursday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday from 9h00 to 15h00

The workshop is also for free but with limited space, prior registration is required by email at: reservacionafpanama@gmail.com 

A guided tour will also be offered to the public on Thursday, May 23rd between 6 pm and 7 pm.

Latin American artists can register for the contest on the online form here.