El Museo del Barrio on Fifth Avenue in New York City, on the edge of Spanish Harlem, is one of the foremost Latin American cultural institutions in the United States.
La Bienal 2013, El Museo’s seventh biennial exhibition, features work by 37 emerging Latino and Latin American artists who mostly live and work in the tri-state, New York City metropolitan area. Gonzalo Casals, deputy executive director of El Museo del Barrio, speaks about how the biennial is curated and the new inclusion of Filipino artists this year. All artists must be Latino, live in the tri-state area and have never exhibited work at El Museo before. The clip features artists Gabriela Salazar, Eric Ramos Guerrero, and Kenny Rivero.
The museum also presents bilingual screenings of classic and contemporary Latin American films; musical, dramatic and dance performances; workshops; lectures; scholarly symposiums; education programs for children; an artist’s register and a residency program for artists and writers.
Its permanent collection includes 10,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, films, pre-Columbian objects and farm and household implements.