The Ortiz Gurdian Foundation has stood up for politically and socially committed art in Nicaragua since it was founded in 1996. When the foundation first held the the Biennale of Nicaraguan Visual Arts (BAVNIC) in 1997 to promote local artists, the work was mostly painting. But in the past few years the BAVNIC has featured a large majority of photographers, videos, installations and performances and acquired many of the exhibited artwork to enrich the Foundation’s collection.
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