Open Call: 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

Applications for the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art are open from October 27 to December 10, 2015.

Applications for participation in the Biennale will only be accepted through the official website of the Biennale by filling in an electronic form. Applications for participation in the Biennale are accepted within the time announced by the organizers of the Biennale; the application time frame for the 5th Biennale is from October 27 to December 10, 2015.

Works submitted to the Biennale may be those of Russian or foreign artists of the new generation, working in the field of contemporary art with the latest strategies, concepts, and techniques (individual, collective, or as part of curatorial projects). Artists of the new generation are defined as those whose age at the time of the opening of the Biennale does not exceed 35 years.

The right to apply for participation in the Biennale is limited to the authors of projects (artists and curators in the case of a curatorial project) and non-commercial artistic institutions.

Applications for the Strategic Projects of the Biennale or for curators (curator groups) which will take place in the exhibition spaces provided by the organizers of the Biennale, the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), are received regardless of financial means. Expenses related to the organization and realization of the Strategic Projects will be covered by resources from the government budget, regional government budgets and non-governmental sources.

Applications for curatorial projects of the Biennale’s Parallel Program and for the Special Projects are accepted only from organizations provided they have a space and guaranteed financing.

The application process is free. Authors and curators will not receive payment. Copyright remains the author’s. The organizers of the Biennale do not guarantee financing for the production of works or the provision of an exhibition budget. In applying for the Biennale, the artist is complying with the conditions and requirements shown in the application.

Applications can be submitted for both works already realized and displayed as well as for unrealized works, the development of which is shown in a detailed sketch. There are no restrictions on the number, type, genre and technique of execution. The main curator (curator group) will consider all applications and compile a selection of participants in the Biennale.