- Exhibition Brief:
MIAF is on its 2nd Edition, connecting local, regional, and international artists in the same realm for an international artistic and cultural exchange through a wide gamut of artistic initiatives. Artists are invited to present their work under the theme “Bridge the Gap- Build the Future”
- Exhibition Theme: “Bridge the Gap- Build the Future”
The selected artist will need to present one Artwork with any medium including (Painting, Sculpture, Installation, digital media, and photography) that reflect speaks about, “Bridge the Gap- Build the Future”
Race, language, religion, and social statuses ripple through the fractures of society, further widening the gaps between communities and cultures. Even so, harmony is achievable through a shared understanding that we are all inherently humans thriving on the same plane of existence. The appreciation of ideas beyond face value is an element of the human condition, and the generation of such ideas is art in itself.
Home to people of diverse backgrounds, Mauritius is a melting pot of untapped potential for the world to observe. Set to employ art as a catalyst for social change, the second edition of the Mauritius International Art Fair shall attempt to bridge these gaps amidst communities within the island nation.
Regardless of social stratifications, art is meant for all, and the world shall converge in Mauritius to bask in its eclectic mix of cultures and creations for a more empathetic tomorrow.
The curators’ committee comprises local and international curators. There will be a selection and we will inform all the artists of the status by Mid by 1st April 2021.
- Deadline for Application
Deadline for application: 31st March 2021
- Technical Details:
Each artist will have the right to exhibit one Artwork
Artwork (Painting) should be between (60 x 40 cm) to (100 x 100 cm)
Sculpture or Installation will be taken into consideration individually.
The Artwork should be ready to hang.
All artworks should be drop at the Exhibition location by 17th May 2021.
Artists not traveling, the artwork should reach Mauritius by the first week of May.
- Dismantle of Exhibition
MIAF 2019 will be closed on 23rd May at 16h00; Artists should arrange to collect your artwork on the same day for those traveling or on the following day. We will not keep any artwork or be responsible for any artwork after the show. Artists who want us to ship the artwork should make the shipment payment in advance, and we will arrange to ship it back.
- Artist Avenue: Live Painting
During the Artist avenue Initiative, we are putting up a live painting performance. We will provide the canvas; however, artists shall bring their art materials such as paint, brushes, palette, and other materials. For artists who use different mediums, e.g sculpture or installation, please advise us so that we can accommodate the request. All artworks produce during MIAF will remain for MIAF private collection 2021.
- Sale of Artwork
ZeeArts will take a 10% commission on the sales of artworks
We will take care of the packing and provide the authenticity certificate to our collectors
- Selection Criteria
The curators have established comprehensive criteria lists based on the below:
- Artist Vision and Ideas
- Theme Concept
- Artist portfolio
- Participation Fees
No participation fees applied for all selected artists holding a Mauritian passport or identity.
- COVID19 Policy
MIAF strongly abide by the rules and regulation of the Government of Mauritius to maintain a safe art fair. Wearing of Mask is compulsory and maintaining social distancing is mandatory. For International Artists a valid PCR test is recommended to have access to the exhibition
- The MIAF Covers:
- International Exhibition
- Conference, Art and Finance
- Artist Avenue