DaWire was founded on July 26, 2009 as an online platform for contemporary art featuring artist texts, editorials, exhibition news, and reviews from across the globe. On July 27, 2012, three years after its inception, DaWire has moved into new and unchartered territory. It is now a bilingual (Spanish and English) open-source information resource on contemporary art.
Description: By transforming DaWire into an open-source platform, editor Carla Acevedo-Yates would like “to highlight the idea of collaboration and democratization.” The DaWire team invites new submissions. They “want citizen criticism, but also eloquent writing, personal accounts of exhibitions as well as more theoretical approaches, opinion pieces as well as editorials.” They encourage aspiring writers, critics and photographers, as well as more seasoned professionals, curators and gallery staff to submit contributions to be a part of this incredible project. You can also just forward an online resource which has published a recent text that you think might be of interest. DaWire has hosted a range of contributors from all over the world including Deborah Cullen, Kristin Korolowicz, Diana McClure, Laura Roulet, and Adán Vallecillo, among others.
Carla Acevedo-Yates, editor of DaWire, is an independent arts writer and curator based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She earned her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Cultures from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York and pursued studies in Photography at the Spéos Photographic Institute in Paris. In 2008 she founded Dawire.com, the only online platform in English and Spanish in Puerto Rico for contemporary art that consistently addresses emerging art production on the island and abroad, while hosting a wide range of contributors from the Americas.
Alejandro Sordo Guzmán, associate editor of DaWire, holds a bachelor degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm in Mexico.
[Photo above Nayda Collazos-Llorens’ “Reverb”.]
Please send all of your contributions for consideration to editor Carla Acevedo-Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org