From 13 July to 13 September 2020 the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art will take place in Moscow for the seventh time. Traditionally held in summer, the upcoming Biennale for Young Art will now last until mid-September to coincide with many major events in the city: summer festivals, Moscow City Day, and the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair.
The 7th Biennale for Young Art continues with the ongoing support from its previous founders and organisers, namely the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Moscow City Department of Culture, and the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) represented by the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Centre and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA).
Alexey Novoselov has been appointed the new Commissioner of the Biennale for Young Art.
“The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art continues to expand and consolidate its status as a major city-wide and international event. I am lucky to have been the first commissioner in the history of the Biennale for Young Art: the 5th and the 6th Biennales were put together owing to the efforts of a large team of professionals headed by me. The team brought together prominent experts in their fields – curators, critics, managers, – and Alexey Novoselov, the Deputy Director of MMOMA, has always played a special role the Biennial’s preparation and planning. Therefore, I consider his appointment as Commissioner of the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art to be a natural and rightful move. The project is about to enter its new stage as the new team, which shares the values that have been developed over the years, is getting started. I have joined the team as an expert on the Board in order to be able to make strategic decisions under the new commissioner. I hope all of us get to do a lot of rewarding work and see new horizons!”, says Ekaterina Kibovskaya, Commissioner of the 5th and 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art and Expert of the Board of the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.
The 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art will be comprised of 4 programmes:
● Main Project,
● Special Programme,
● Educational Programme,
● Parallel Programme.
The Main Project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art will consist of two parts devised by the Biennale’s Board of Experts with the help of an open call: a curatorial project – to be housed by the Museum of Moscow (at least one, but no more than three), and three artist projects – to be shown in the space of the Museum.
All curators aged under 35 whose projects include works by solo artists or artist collectives are eligible to apply. The project for the main venue of the Biennale will be selected by the Board of eleven Experts.
Emerging artists are encouraged to submit open call applications to create three objects of site-specific art for three internal facades of the Museum of Moscow. A 10-project shortlist will be drawn up by the Board of Experts, whereas the international jury will go on to select 3 winners from the shortlist.
Artists and curators can submit their applications by 1 March 2019 through the Biennale website: http://youngart.ru/
It is the second time the Museum of Moscow has given its space to the Main Project of the Biennale for Young Art and become the partner of the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.
The 2020 Biennale will be run, as always, in the spirit of care and attention to artists and curators, openness towards all Moscow institutions promoting contemporary art, expansion of urban projects and the project’s geography, and forging horizontal connections. The accessibility of the project to a wider audience and the regional focus are among the most urgent issues on this year’s agenda.
The Special Programme will consist of large-scale partnered projects organised and supported by the institutions that work to promote emerging artists, including Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art and Winzavod Open programme, the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and others, and will take place at various venues across the city.
The Educational Programme, created in partnership with the RANEPA, will be divided into two parts: public and professional. For the first time in the history of its Educational Programme, the Biennale for Young Art will hold 5 sessions of Portfolio Review for artists from across Russia. The Portfolio Review sessions will take place at the Gilyarovsky Center: the artists will travel to Moscow following the results of the open call. A separate Portfolio Review session will be held for Art Critics from different federal subjects of Russia.
The Parallel Programme will be initiated by Moscow art institutions. The projects will be selected by the Board of Experts following an open call in line with the policy and concept of the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.
“Next year, the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art continues its mission to foster both young art in general and emerging artists in particular. One of its priorities is to find and to determine common grounds, and to establish important relations in the art field both in Russia and abroad. For 13 years, the Biennale has been identifying new trends in emerging contemporary art working closely with the city’s civic space and its particulars. The next Biennale’s and our task – as one of the projects’s founders and initiators – is to keep its attractiveness, vibrant energy and geographical scale,” – says Vasili Tsereteli, Executive Director of MMOMA.
The Board of Experts:
● Anna Zhurba, ММОМА,
● Andrey Egorov, ММОМА,
● Alexandra Rudyk, ММОМА,
● Yulia Aksenova, ROSIZO,
● Alisa Savitskaya, ROSIZO,
● Marina Bobyleva, ROSIZO,
● Victoria Mikhelson, V-A-C Foundation,
● Iaroslav Volovod, The Garage Museum,
● Daniel Bulatov, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts,
● Ekaterina Kibovskaya, Commissioner of the 5th & 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.