Mapping Central America: Belize

Posted on August 17, 2012

landings project
landings  landings project
landings. Series of publications from each landings edition.

landings is directed/coordinated by artist and curator Joan Duran. landings was conceived by the visual artist community of Belize in 2003 and one year later took off with landings/1st in the restored XVII century Franciscan convent of Conkal on the outskirts of Mérida, Yucatán, México.

By early 2010 it accomplished 10 international events, including 8 exhibitions that took place in México (2), Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, USA, Cuba (2), and Taiwan. landings 9/the forum was held in Belize in August 2008 and the project ended with landings TEN, a conceptual book/event. Over 7 years, landings involved over 70 visual artists from 15 nations of the Caribbean, Central America, and Yucatán, along with the later inclusion of one Taiwanese artist. Additionally, many writers, designers, journalists, photographers, and translators of various nationalities played an important role in the team’s efforts.

Image Factory Art Foundation
image factory
Image Factory Art Foundation. Society Killed the Teenager, artists Briheda Haylock and Ruhiel Trejo. Exhibition view.

The Image Factory Art Foundation is a contemporary art institution located in Belize City, dedicated to the promotion, exhibition and documentation of Belizean art. Established in 1995, the foundation is a not-for-profit organization that collaborates with local and international artists and institutions to foster greater participation and production primarily in the visual arts.

Reflecting the evolving landscape of the art scene, this platform will be updated as new information becomes available. Thanks to the artists and curators who have helped to shape and enrich the project to date.

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