I was very honoured to be one of only three Australian artists chosen to be included in the Women’s International Biennial of Macau!
Jointly organised by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and Albergue SCM, the exhibition “Women Artists – 1st International Biennial of Macao” features 142 works from the 1970’s up to present created by 132 women artists from 23 countries and regions, including paintings, silkscreen printings, drawings, sculptures, installations and videos, among others. This exhibition aims to enhance the reputation of contemporary female artists and show the impact of their creative works on society and culture, as well as reveal the diverse roles of female identity, the multiple interpretations of women and artistic practices that transcend gender differences. The opening ceremony of the biennial will be held on Thursday, 8 March, at 6:30pm, on the 3rdfloor of the MAM and is open to the general public.
Women artists from Mainland China, Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, East Timor, Russia, India, Iran, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe, Cape Verde, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Georgia, Brazil, United States and Australia, among other countries and regions, were invited to participate in this biennial, which also includes works by female artists from the MAM’s collection. These artists are from different generations, regions and cultural backgrounds, their personal feelings and creativity are different, and their works will show the public the unique female art world.
The exhibition “Women Artists – 1st International Biennial of Macao” is open until 13 May 2018. The Macao Museum of Art, located at Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, is open daily from 10am to 7pm (no admission after 6:30pm), including on public holidays and closes on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information, please visit the MAM website at http://www.MAM.gov.mo.
Based in Sydney Australia, Shazia specialises in mixed media paintings.