The 10th International Shibori Symposium hosted many exhibitions this year at Centro de las Artes de San Agustin and Museo Textil de Oaxaca. Each exhibition focused on a different aspect of shibori as art.

Exhibitions showed examples within the following subjects: World Shibori and Ikat, Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat,  and Wearable Art. The New Beat: International Student Competition hosted by ITC at HKPU and curated by Kinor Jiang was exhibited at thein Hong Kong, China and Centro de las Artes de San Agustin in Oaxaca and then in Paris, France.


Centro de las Artes de San Agustin:

 Contemporary Art of Shibori and Ikat

A collection of exemplary contemporary artworks which demonstrate compression resist techniques, such as shibori and ikat . The aim of this exhibition is to display contemporary works of shibori and ikat by international artists, who both play and rethink tradition and medium.

Organized by the World Shibori Network and Centro de las Artes de San Augustin

Wearable Art of Shibori

A collection of exemplary wearable artworks which demonstrate innovation and interpretation of compression resist techniques. For example, shibori and ikat used to redefine ideas of body adornment, fashion and costume. The aim of this exhibition is to display wearable works by international and Mexican artists, who challenge traditional mediums, designs and applications.

Organized by the World Shibori Network and Centro de las Artes de San Augustin

New Beat International Student Competition – Wearable Art 

Traditional technique combined with modern technology has widely gained appeal with contemporary artists and designers. The New Beat is a design competition hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for the 10th International Shibori Symposium. This competition will feature innovative wearable art, using a wide range of techniques and materials, old and new International design students who are inspired by material manipulation and new technique application with sensitivity to cultural diversity are encouraged to apply.

In addition to 10iss, New Beat artworks were exhibited at The Fashion Gallery, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong from September 1st – 30th, 2016.

Organized by The Fashion Gallery–ITC-PolyU, WSN, and 10iss

Organizing Committee: Kinor Jiang, Guoxiang Yuan, Qingxin Peng, Yuki Cheng

Joyeria y Papel: Una Colaboración – Kiff Slemmons and Arte Papel Vista Hermosa

Exhibition Dates:  November 11th – December 11th, 2016


Museo Textil de Oaxaca:

World Shibori and Ikat | Nieve en la maleza, magia de los teñidos de reserva

Exhibition Dates: October 1st, 2016 – February 12th, 2017

Various examples of shibori and ikat from the MTO collection from regions around the world. | Muestra de tejidos teñidos con técnicas de reserva (plangi, tritik e ikat) de la colección del MTO procedentes de diversas regiones del mundo.

Curated by Alejandro de Ávila

Featherwork Exhibition | Hilar el viento – Los tejidos mexicanos de pluma

Exhibition Dates: September 3rd, 2016 – January 8th, 2017

This exhibition will feature rare  and contemporary woven feather work, created from research done by the museum referencing a textile fragment of the eighteenth century. | Obra contemporánea con hilos de pluma derivada de la investigación sobre un fragmento textil del siglo XVIII.

Curated by Alejandro de Ávila, Hector Meneses


Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca:

Traveling Tapestry: Textile Mail Art

Exhibition Dates: October 13th, 2016 – February 26th, 2017

The Museo Textil de Oaxaca (MTO) and the Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca, in collaboration with the America Tapestry Alliance (ATA), invite tapestry artists to weave postcards for the un juried show, Traveling Tapestry: Textile Mail Art, which will be presented at MUFI. This exhibition is organized by the MUFI and the MTO and will open during the Second Mesoamerican Textiles Meeting, October 12th-15th, 2016. The exhibition will feature the work of tapestry artist Archie Brennan.  Details here.


Centro Cultura San Pablo:

INDIGO Earth: Japanese Shibori Kimono, Past and Present

Exhibition Dates: to be decided

A double exhibition of indigo dyed historical Japanese textiles in conjunction with a exciting display of contemporary work in shibori from Arimatsu, Japan. This exhibition is part of the INDIGO Earth project, in collaboration with World Shibori Network -Japan and the 10th International Shibori Symposium.


La Mano Mágica

INDIGO Earth: Shibori and Kasuri Expo-venta

Expo-venta dates: to be decided

An exhibition and sale of shibori and kasuri dyed textiles from Japan, facilitated by a partnership with La Mano Mágica and the INDIGO Earth project. The INDIGO earth project is made possible by a collaboration with World Shibori Network -Japan and the 10th International Shibori Symposium.