I National Young Sculptors Symposium

Amoñai  Gabide (Puesto Paz, Santa Cruz, cultura Ayorea), Carmen Noemí Mamani (La Paz), DarwinIbañez (Santa Cruz), Edgar Márquez(Chuquisaca), Jaime Tereba (San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni), Gregorio Flores (Comunidad Los Carpinchos, Villamontes, Tarija, Cultura Weenhayek), José Ismael Tárraga (Villamontes, Tarija, cultura Chaqueña), José García (Santa Cruz), Juan Gabide (Puesto Paz, Santa Cruz,cultura Ayorea), Juan Heredia (La Paz), JuanRibera (Concepción, Santa Cruz, cultura Chiquitana), Liliana Zapata (La Paz), Raúl Choque(Potosí), Sebastián Espinoza (Concepción, Santa Cruz, cultura Chiquitana), Sulma Barrientos (La Paz).


In the last few years one of the areas of visual arts less spread and fostered has been the area of sculpture. We believe that organizing a meeting that allows the interchanging and strengthen the learning among young national sculptors is of vital importance so that this area is not lost. Thus, the I National Meeting of Young Sculptors is not a contest or competition, but a space for interchange, learning and training of young sculptors from different cities in Bolivia.  

The I National Meeting of Young Sculptors was held very successfully the week from 2 to 8 of June, 2013, in the Path of Sculptures or Path of the Certified Forest located in the Isuto channel and 3er anillo in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The place where the Meeting was held is a public venue where art and the artistic creation process was taken close to the citizen democratizing the access to art and culture and fostering a free public space for the citizen. 

The sculptors invited to the I National Meeting of Young Sculptors are sculptors rising as new artists in the national environment. They are graduates in the degree of art and self-taught who are passionate about sculpting and have won prizes from the cities of La Paz, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Potosí. Ayoreo indigenous (Santa Cruz) and Weenhayek (Tarija) also handcrafters from the Chiquitania area (Santa Cruz) and Villamontes (Tarija) were also invited. Many of them were assistants to the sculptors invited to the International sculptors symposium organized by the Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, as well as participating in different training workshops held by the Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte and Búho Blanco – Sculpture Workshop. 

The trunks were handed through a raffle the first day of the meeting and from that point, the creative process of each sculptor started. The species of wood was Algarrobo or Cupesi. 

Once the event finished, 15 sculptures made in the meeting were donated to the city to be the attraction in neighborhoods libraries. The sculptures were taken to 4 libraries: San Luis, Hamacas,  Ave. Alemana and Pampa de la Isla.