Viewpoint: 2011 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition is the eighth annual exhibition dedicated to the foundation's grants programs at the CIFO Art Space. The exhibition presents newly commissioned works by: Laura Belém (Brazil), Marcius Galan (Brazil); Fritzia Irizar Rojo (Mexico); David Lamelas (Argentina); Begoña Morales (Peru); Amalia Pica (Argentina); Antonio Vega (Mexico) and Alicia Villarreal (Chile). The works in this exhibition, by artists whose experiences range from emerging to mid-career, examines the relationships and highlights the commonalities between artists with varied conceptual approaches and generational divides.
The title of the exhibition, Viewpoint, plays on the idea of a point as a place from which to view. Starting from the artist, through the viewer and back, it is the relationship with and through the artwork that is the focus of this exhibition. It documents the transition of works (whether in video, photography, performances, sound, space interventions and drawings) from a personal place where a work is born as a subjective idea, to the exhibition space where it is transformed into an object to be experienced. Viewpoint provides a unique opportunity to explore a rich and complex sampling of the artistic dialogue that characterizes Latin America today.