CBAT at BFI London Film Festival - UK premiere of UTAMA


On Oct 8th, member's of CBAT proudly attended the UK premiere of the Bolivian film Utama, a Sundance festival winner. The film, by Bolivian film director Alejandro Loayza Grisi, was presented at ICA as part of the BFI London Film Festival 2022. It will be released in UK & Ireland cinemas on November 11th.

LFF Utama Review.

Contemporary Photo Exhibition at Fundación Patiño


On Oct 5th the contemporary photo exposition "NATURALEZA, SOCIEDAD Y CLIMA" opened at Espacio Fundación Patiño centre in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Photographs exhibited were based on winning and outstanding images of our photo contest in the "open format" category.

CBAT would like to welcome Bolivian artist Santiago Contreras Soux on his arrival to the UK for his CBAT-sponsored residency at Gasworks in London. We wish Santiago a fruitful and productive artist residency in London!.

To learn about Santiago's project at Gasworks, click here.

Gasworks welcomes new residents.

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KIOSKO - 'Entre Artistas' Interview with Santiago Contreras 


Douglas Rodrigo Rada, Kiosko’s curator, interviews Santiago Contreras (CBAT's 2022 grant winner) on his upcoming residence at Gasworks in London, UK to learn about Santiago’s practice, his process and to talk about his projects for Gasworks.

Watch the interview

Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Opening

On 26th August, the winning photographers of the NATURALEZA, SOCIEDAD Y CLIMA photo contest received their prizes, and along with other contestants selected to present the best images of the photo competition, partook in the opening of the photography exhibition of the same name at ARTE EN LA PLAZA at Manzana 1's Art Space.

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El Deber news article

Photo Contest  'NATURALEZA, SOCIEDAD Y CLIMA'  Winners Announced!

CBAT congratulates winners: Andrés Unterladstaetter (photo series); Marcelo Perez del Carpio (individual photo); Iván Cáceres (open format) as well as to Vladimir Fernandez (British Museum SDCELAR-Voces del Chaco) and Isabel Guarayo along with Alex Pancho Rojas (Sub22).

The contest fulfilled the objective of capturing photographs that tell stories and show both causes and consequences of environmental problems and what contributes to their mitigation.  At the same time, CBAT hopes to elevate the talent of these Bolivian photographers to platforms in the UK and around the world.   See more >

Sharon Perez Welcome @ Gasworks

Last Saturday CBAT in conjunction with Gasworks had the pleasure, to welcome Afro-Bolivian artist Sharon Perez with a traditional Bolivian ’salteñada’ at Gasworks with guests from the British and Bolivian community.  Sharon gave a short talk about her roots, inspiration and personal perspective as an artist. She also gave an overview of her art residency work at the British Museum which is being sponsored by SDCELAR. Thank you Sharon, Gasworks, British museum and attendees for an enjoyable event!.





Deadline: June 30, 2022 

For more information please view our Terms of Entry

Organisations involved in the fotography contest
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Photography Contest Open Call


Given the importance of making the issue of Climate Change visible through photographic art, a topic that is a priority on the global agenda, CBAT and Noel Kempff Mercado Foundation, in alliance with Manzana 1 Espacio de Arte are launching this photography contest at a national level that aims to capture photos that communicate, tell stories, showing both the causes and consequences of this problem and what contributes to climate mitigation.

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CBAT would like to welcome afro Bolivian artist Sharon Perez to the UK!

Follow Sharon's facebook page to learn more about her work with SDCELAR at the British Museum in London.

Santiago Contreras Soux

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Kad Ja Podjo Na Bembasa
Kad Ja Podjo Na Bembasa

Performance (video and photographic documentation) Shovel, three brooms, 10 builder bags Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2014

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Video, photograph, drawing 2 channel HD videos, 18 drawings, 4 intervened photographs, photographs Variable dimensions Cohoni & Illimani's Base Camp, La Paz, Bolivia 2019

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Santiago Contreras Soux

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Winner Announcement

CBAT congratulates Bolivian artist Santiago Contreras Soux, winner of the 2022 CBAT grant at Gasworks. London!

The residency will take place from 3rd Oct to 19th Dec 2022.

For more information about Santiago, please visit his website SantiagoContrerasSoux

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'How to generate an Effective Digital Portfolio' - Jan 25th, 7pm (Bolivia time)


CBAT, in collaboration with Kiosko Galeria, invites artists to participate in the talk given by the artist Andrés Bedoya (winner of the residency in Gasworks 2019) in which Andrés will provide hints and tips to help applicants prepare an effective digital portfolio.

Do not miss it!

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Residency Open Call 

for Bolivian Artists

3 OCT – 19 DEC 2022 

Application Deadline:

15 FEB 2022

Residency Open Call for Bolivian Artists 

This opportunity will enable an emerging Bolivian artist to undertake a fully-funded residency, by CBAT, at Gasworks in London from 3 Oct – 19 Dec 2022. Gasworks’ residencies are opportunities for self-led professional development, artistic exchange and experimentation.  The application can be done in English or Spanish: Gasworks-Open Call

Beca en Londres para artistas bolivianos' -(ATB)

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Cultural Event at Auto Italia - Nov 27th, 2021


On November 27th, CBAT was pleased to invite the Bolivian and foreign community to the Auto Italia Gallery with the objective of sharing, supporting and promoting the talent of the artists Chuquimamani Condori and Joshua Chuquimia in their short film Amaru's Tongue: Daugther.

Auto Italia's exhibition

Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter

( 24 Sept 2021 — 05 Dec 2021 )


CBAT is pleased to co-sponsor with Auto Italia a newly commissioned moving image work and the first international solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artists Chuquimamani-Condori and Joshua Chuquimia Crampton at Auto Italia.

CBAT's Summer fundraiser 2021

CBAT's Summer Fundraiser 2021:


T​​his Summer, we started our annual Residence Program fundraiser in London.  Please look at the art piece, books and digital photography available for sale.

  • Bolivian artists in the field of contemporary visual arts are invited to visit our website to find out  about past and ongoing/ coming  residency opportunity and other art competitions sponsored by CBAT as well as other opportunities in and outside of London.