Opening May 13, 2022

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

Bert’s “Encoded Textiles”
featured in exhibition

“This Present Moment:
Crafting a Better World”

MAY 13, 2022 — APRIL 2, 2023
Bert’s work will be included in this group exhibition highlighting the role that artists play in sparking essential conversations, stories of resilience, and methods of activism to demonstrate a more relational and empathetic world. The exhibition will focus on often-overlooked histories and contributions of women, people of color, and other marginalized communities.
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Mapuche Portal #3, from the Encoded Textile series, 2014, wool with natural dyes; QR codes to digital audio files of Mapuche Stories  Now part of Renwick Gallery’s Collection

Opening August 2023

The Nevada Museum of Art will mount a major mid-career survey exhibition of Bert’s work, accompanied by a 200+ page catalog. Bert works at the forefront of cultural and technological innovation and his artwork gives voice to people who have been marginalized, silenced, and overlooked. This mid-career survey includes artworks in a variety of traditional and contemporary media that are drawn from the entirety of Bert’s career, as well as new works produced exclusively for this exhibition.

Guillermo Bert was invited to talk at an international conference in Europe. The next ETN conference will take place online between May 22nd and 26th, 2022. The topic is “Code – stories in textiles” which will be viewed from different perspectives: ethnographic, art – and social history, and contemporary textile art.