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Building Bridges Art Exchange is Nominated for Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Icon Award

Los Angeles, California, USA. 25th February, 2022. Building Bridges Art Exchange (BBAX) is nominated for a Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Icon Award. Building Bridges Art Exchange is dedicated to actively engaging diverse artists, leaders, audiences, and supporters through its mission of cultivating cultural understanding through the arts. Established in 2005 by Argentinean artist Marisa Caichiolo, BBAX was created as a platform that enables artists from across the globe to connect, engage in peaceful dialogue, and create narratives that explore political issues and social movements which impact different regions of the world.

Building Bridges Art Exchange

BBAX was launched to engage communities of different ethnic and financial backgrounds in a socio-political exploration through the lens of contemporary art through its programs. Years later, Building Bridges Art Exchange continues to build and sustain relationships internationally with Ministries of Culture, museums, and other cultural institutions, giving artists all over the world the opportunity to openly explore and influence social and political issues in today’s world. Located at Santa Monica’s Bergamot Arts Center offers rotating exhibitions from around the world, artist residencies, as well as lectures and workshops as part of our educational program. In the countries where BBAX sends exhibitions, they encourage landscape interventions and performances that engage with the local communities.

Building Bridges Art Exchange

Diversity is at the core of BBAX's organizational values. Over the years, they have hosted hundreds of artists from over 34 countries. The BBAX Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of notable artists and professionals from countries across the world.

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