3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. For the Main Project of the Biennale, Artistic Director David Elliott selected works by 83 authors from 32 countries.

4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

A Time for Dreams

June 26 – August 10, 2014 

 Artistic Director: David Elliott

David Elliott:

“A Time for Dreams was selected from over 3,000 art projects submitted on the Biennale website and includes the work of eighty three artists under the age of thirty five chosen from across the world. Half of them are women, and this reflects a long overdue development in the art world. As part of my curatorial work, I travelled extensively in Russia meeting artists and visiting studios and, of course, also relied on my past experience in encouraging artists to apply. Still, for me, there were many new discoveries in the works I found on the website.

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture – as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art – however it is made and wherever it comes from – has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.”

List of participants of the Main Project of the Biennale for Young Art:

  • Heba Yehia Amin (Egypt)
  • Au Hoi Lam (Hong Kong)
  • Alisa Beketova, Polina Kozlova, Maria Pokrovskaya, Svetlana Sergeeva (Russia)
  • Emmanuel Bornstein (Germany – France)
  • Daniel Boyd (Australia)
  • Bakhyt Bubicanova (Kazakhstan)
  • Yvon Chabrowski (Germany)
  • Chen Zhou (China)
  • Vladimir Chernyshev, Artem Filatov (Russia)
  • Di Fang (China – USA)
  • Daniel Djamo (Romania)
  • Wojtek Doroszuk (Poland – France)
  • Double-Fly Art Center (Cui Shaohan, Huang Liya, Li Fuchun, Li Ming, Lin Ke, Sun Huiyuan, Wang Liang, Yang Junling, Zhang Lehua) (China)
  • Kate Elliott (United Kingdom)
  • Kirill Garshin (Russia)
  • Lek M. Gjeloshi (Albania)
  • Evgeny Granilshchikov (Russia)
  • Mariana Hahn (Germany)
  • Versia Harris (Barbados)
  • Isaac Chong Wai (Hong Kong – Germany)
  • Veronika Jakatics-Szabó (Hungary)
  • Sylvia Javén (Finland)
  • Adela Jušić, Lana Čmajčanin (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Tomoko Kashiki (Japan)
  • Yuree Kensaku (Thailand)
  • Franziska Klotz (Germany)
  • Olya Kroytor (Russia)
  • Li Ran (China)
  • Sujin Lim (South Korea
  • Vladimir Logutov (Russia)
  • Lu Yang (China)
  • Ma Qiusha (China)
  • Gaisha Madanova (Kazakhstan)
  • Oleg Matrokhin (Russia)
  • Natalie Maximova (Russia)
  • Oleg Mishechkin, Irina Protopopova (Russia)
  • Anuk Miladinović (Germany – Portugal – Switzerland)
  • Gulnur Mukazhanova (Kazakhstan – Germany)
  • Kristian Nemeth (Slovakia)
  • Dmitriy Okruzhnov, Maria Sharova (Russia)
  • Donna Ong (Singapore – Germany)
  • Pavel Otdelnov (Russia)
  • Eric Parnes (USA – Iran)
  • Ivan Plusch (Russia)
  • RECYCLE (Andrey Blokhin, Georgy Kuznetsov) (Russia)
  • Tenzing Rigdol (Nepal – USA)
  • Robert Zhao Renhui / Institute of Critical Zoologists (Singapore)
  • Dennis Rudolph (Germany)
  • Khvay Samnang (Cambodia)
  • Albert Samreth (USA – Cambodia – Germany)
  • Julian Santana (Germany – Colombia)
  • Toni Schmale (Germany – Austria)
  • Asako Shiroki (Japan – Germany)
  • John Skoog (Sweden – Germany – Denmark)
  • Sun Xun (China)
  • Prateep  Suthathongthai (Thailand)
  • Boonsri Tangtrongsin (Thailand – Sweden)
  • Anna-Stina Treumund (Estonia)
  • Oleg Ustinov (Russia)
  • Anastasia Vepreva (Russia)
  • Michael Wutz (Germany)
  • Svetlana Yerkovich (Belarus)
  • Samson Young (Hong Kong)
  • ZIP Group (Eldar Ganeev, Evgeny Rimkevich, Stepan Subbotin, Vassily Subbotin) (Russia)