December 18, 2006 - CIRCA Puerto Rico - Announcing CIRCA Puerto Rico ’07
December 18, 2006

Announcing CIRCA Puerto Rico ’07

Marcos López, From the Series Tinta Roja, Picada en la terraza de la Fundación Proa, 2005, Hand-Coloured Photograph, 89x127cm , Image Courtesy of Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid

Announcing CIRCA Puerto Rico '07
The First International Art Fair in the Caribbean

San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 30-April 2, 2007
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CIRCA Puerto Rico 07, the first international art fair in the Caribbean and Central America, will be held from March 30 April 2, 2007 at the new Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, and will feature some 50 exhibitors from Puerto Rico, Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Australia.
CIRCA Puerto Rico 07 will bring the best of Modern, and particularly Contemporary art to a local and international audience of collectors. It is the only art fair of its kind in the Caribbean and Central America, where an important group of collectors, such as Diana and Manolo Berezdivin, Alberto de la Cruz, César Reyes, John Belk, Rosalia and Humberto Ugobono, and Chilo Andreu, has emerged in the past few years in response to the bourgeoning and dynamic artistic community. Prominent museums like the MAPR, el Museo de Arte de Ponce, and private galleries such as Galería Comercial, and Walter Otero Gallery have been a platform for young emerging Puertorican artists like Allora & Calzadilla, Melvin Martínez, Javier Cambre, Bubú Negron, and Enoc Perez, among others.
What the press said about CIRCA 06:
-a highly enthusiastic venture into art and commerce (Contemporary, London)
-the confirmation that… Puerto Rico has the potential to become the economic epicenter of visual art and culture in the region (Arte al día, Buenos Aires)
-Whatever reservations one might have about art fairs in general, it is hard to begrudge Puerto Rico its moment in the sun. (, New York)
-a commercial enterprise with considerable aesthetic punch (Artnexus, Miami)

Curated exbitions at CIRCA 07
Two curated exhibitions will be among the highlights of this fair: Caribe Mix, a show of ten international galleries displaying art from the Caribbean, in response to the exciting and creative art of the Caribbean exhibiting artists from Miami, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, to the Antilles; and In the Spot: What you see is what you get will constitute a revolutionary focus towards curatorial practices today and the meaning of an art fair as a valid and intrepid exhibition platform. Conceived by independent curator Paco Barragán, everyday a different curator will put together a concept based exhibition from works exhibited at the fair; at the end of the day the curator will engage in a critical dialogue with the audience. Invited curators for this years edition are, among others, Silvia Karman Cubiña, director of the Moore Space, Miami, and David Liss, director of the MoCCA, Toronto. On another level, District CIRCA will host museums, independent art spaces, and magazines, offering information on their programs, curatorial practices, and services.
Around Puerto Rico
As the year before, CIRCA will host a challenging complementary programme of openings at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) with exhibitions by Mari Mater ONeill and Imsomnia: a non-stop cultural activity from 7pm till 7am featuring multimedia performances, video projections and related cultural activities; CASA ABIERTA at Espacio 1414: display of new works from the private Berezdivin Collection curated by Julieta González; at the Galería Nacional de Puerto Rico a perfomance by Papo Colo, artist and director of Exit Art; and also visits to collectors houses, among these, the prestigious Ramon Luis Collection with prominent works by Immerdorf, Beuys, Polke, and Hirst.
Collector Programme
CIRCA 07 is working with different corporate and private institutions to bring collectors from USA, Europe, Canada, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina in order to profile the fair as an international platform for the art market and increase the international sales and contacts of the participating galleries. VIPs will have the opportunity to exchange and interact with the local collectors and the leading art members in Puerto Rico.
Application deadline CIRCA 07
The application deadline for CIRCA 07 is January 10th, 2007. See for the application form.
About Circa Puerto Rico 07
CIRCA Puerto Rico 07 is organized by Portfolio FIAC, Inc., a corporation founded by Roberto J. Nieves and Anabelle Lampón to serve as a leading cultural management company in the Puerto Rican and Caribbean communities.

CIRCA Puerto Rico ’07 is sponsored by Caribbean Merchandiser Services, MCS, ArtNexus, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, El Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino, and Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueño. For more information please visit or call (787) 279-7675.

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