INGRÁFICA. International Contemporary Art Print Festival of the City of Cuenca is a private initiative promoted by the Cuenca City Council and supported by the City Consortium. The aim of creating INGRÁFICA is to establish it as an important, non-commercial event for the world of graphic and serialized art in Spain. The first edition of the festival took place from November 6th – December 14th 2008 in Cuenca, European Capital of Culture candidate for 2016, within the “Four seasons of the culture “ Candidacy General Programme, designed by Ismael Barambio.
INGRÁFICA was conceived with the idea of being an international platform for supporting the creation, promotion and dissemination of graphic and serialized contemporary art. The Festival intends to be a space for professional encounter and reflection in the printing and etching field, while also attempting to broaden public understanding of the main aspects of graphic art.
For six weeks, Cuenca housed an extremely important etching and printing event: work by more than 150 national and international artists was exhibited in different festival spaces. Urban art, open calls to young artists, talks given by experts, workshops, reviews of work, and guided itineraries made up the Festival, which was held in the most significant cultural and exhibition spaces in the city.
INGRÁFICA is a project designed and organized by Hablar en Arte, a non-profit cultural association dedicated to the promotion, development, investigation, protection and dissemination of activities related to visual, performative and audiovisual art.