“En diálogo con la mar” (In dialogue with the Ocean)

An exhibition about Ocean preservation at the Museo de la Ciudad de Cuernavaca (MuCIC), Mexico, April, 2013

Kerry Skarbakka, Fluid, 2012

Mikhail Karikis, Sea Women, 2012

The exhibition EN DIÁLOGO CON LA MAR gathered original photographs by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and put them into dialogue with 16 international contemporary artists who reflected on Captain Cousteau’s idea of the conservation of the ocean through video, photography, drawing, performance, painting and contemporary jazz music. Knowledge reveals and inspires, it helps us to appreciate what exists and to establish a dialogue with existence. Cousteau showed us the submarina life, discovered magic worlds in times when the science of discovering the underwater world was extremely difficult.

He helped the human being to enter mentally into unknown oceanic environments in order to reveal the beauty and fragility of the underwater world. In Mexico, the exhibition attracted more than 15.000 visitors in only 4 weeks, a lot of the young people from local schools who were guided through the exhibition accompanied by short workshops regarding the conservation of nature.

Participating Artists:
Monika Bravo (Colombia/USA)
Baptist Coelho (India)
Donna Conlon (Panama)
Mar Domínguez (Spain)
Waldo Facco (Mexico)
Chris Gentile (USA)
Anita Glesta (USA)
Rodrigo Imaz (Mexico)
Katja Loher (Switzerland/USA)
Pablo Angel Lugo Martínez (Mexico)
Mikhail Karikis (Greece/USA)
MOBRO (John Ellis & Andy Bragen)(USA)
Uriel Orlow (Switzerland)
Kerry Skarbakka (USA)
Michael Wyshock (USA)
Marina Zurkow (USA)

A diverse range of techniques and media, including painting, video, performance, and interactive installation were applied in order to interpret, transform, and question scientific information and data through artistic means. ARTPORT_making waves took into consideration the effects on the environment and natural resources when realizing the exhibition. Many artworks were made of recycled or found material and were produced on location or with low carbon footprint such as video; all the equipment was re-used or recycled. When the exhibition was traveling, artists from the respective country of our exhibition partners were included.

Curated by


consejo de ciencia y tcnologica del estado de morelos