One of the goals of the International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias is to offer educational tools that bring spectators closer to contemporary art, thus allowing them to enjoy the Biennial. To this end, we have implemented a training program that includes workshops and lectures in educational institutions and cultural centers around the city. During the Biennial, we will also have a series of lectures and discussions with invited artists. Visitors can find more information on this site as we approach the start of the Biennial.


The District Secretary of Education will assist in the selection of each educational institution that will participate in this first stage. The workshops are under the leadership of artist and project manager Rafael Ortiz, who work with a team of educators comprised by Ernesto Recuero, Nelson Fory, Roberto Carlos Pérez, and Sandra De la Cruz. This mechanism seeks to make the Biennial an educational source for learning and developing creative processes in youth education and teaching communities.


Following the workshops hosted by educational institutions, the Biennial will offer a group of students and teachers with an artistic interest a chance to participate in a second stage of training that will involve collective and individual proposals.


A series of lectures by invited artists will be offered, looking to widen knowledge and motivate the public interested in art and its different manifestations.

Art Explorers
Jim Fannkugen and Guillermo Marín

What do artists do today?
Natalia Gutierrez

Jaime Cerón, Visual Arts Advisor- Ministry of Culture.
Within the framework of “Las poéticas del Tecnos,” October 10- 12 in UNIBAC

Knowing How To Not Know, A Review of the 43 Salón Nacional de Artistas
Javier Mejía


A number of participative lectures will be given by BIACI guests, which will be held in different cultural centers of the city with the support of the Institute of Patrimony and Culture of Cartagena (IPCC) and the Secretary of Education. These conferences are offered to teachers, students, artists and the communities at large.


We have created a support committee comprised by representatives from universities, educational institutions and the local artistic community whose goal is to support and advise BIACI with initiatives that pertain to the education and socialization of the project in the city. With this committee, we look to articulate the inter-institutional development, thus enriching the collaborative process.