The Fifth Mexican Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial

The Fifth Mexican Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is delighted to welcome The Fifth Mexican Shinzaburo Takeda Biennial of Printmaking from December 2, 2017 to February 18, 2018. An opening reception will take place on December 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This year works from all over Mexico were selected from 748 entries. Artists from 26 Mexican states spreading from Baja California to Yucatan submitted works. The exhibition at IMAS includes the top six award-winners, including the blue ribbon aquatint and etching by Carlos Castañeda. This year’s guest country is China, represented by 12 works of woodcut, etching and serigraph.

The jury consisted of the writer Andrés de Luna, fine artists Ismael Guardado, Maximino Xavier and Luis Hampshire, curator Benjamín Martínez, and Shinzaburo Takeda. The exhibition opened in Oaxaca in September 2017 and will travel to Veracruz, Mexico City, Durango, Yucatan, and to its sole American venue at IMAS in McAllen.

The Biennial was created in 2008 by a group of Oaxacan artists headed by Japanese printmaker Maestro Shinzaburo Takeda as a way to promote contemporary printmaking using traditional techniques. These efforts have brought new energy to the city of Oaxaca, which is now a major center of printmaking. The National Shinzaburo Takeda Printmaking Biennial is an initiative of Takedart A.C. and is made possible thanks to the support of the Secretary of Culture and Arts of Oaxaca (SECULTA) and the Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca. The exhibition at IMAS is made possible through the generosity of Kirk and Jeri Clark, Clark Chevrolet and Clark Knapp Honda.

As part of the Biennial, Maestro Shinzaburo Takeda will teach a workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is included in the price of general admission and reservations are required. An opening reception will be held on December 1, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. General admission is FREE for IMAS members; $7/Adult; $5/Senior or Student with ID; $4/Child (4-12). For more information, please call (956) 682-0123 or visit



November 9, 2017