Open Call for Artists for the Bucharest Biennale 11

Bucharest Biennale 11

We are thrilled to announce the OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS for the Bucharest Biennale 11. BB is a distinguished International Contemporary Art Biennial with a legacy of 20 years. Its 11th edition is scheduled between September 19 and October 6, 2024. Bucharest Biennale has long been lauded for its dedication to pushing artistic boundaries and presenting diverse perspectives. BB11 endeavours to nurture cross-cultural dialogue, amplify artistic innovation, and elevate the biennial experience, supporting marginalized communities of artists, including the queer community.


Under the banner of “Democracy’s Uncharted Territories”, BB11 departs from conventional curatorial practices by implementing a distinctive, raw democratic selection process. Inspired by the complexities of Romanian democracy, the project delves into the tensions between public participation and the constraints of representative systems. The curatorial approach revolves around participatory democracy, advocating for citizen involvement in decision-making processes. However, it acknowledges the limitations of direct democracy and scrutinizes its application by Romanian cultural actors. In BB11, the entire team will function as the selection committee and curatorial collective, rejecting the traditional designation of a curator.

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1. Please submit a single PDF document (no other files) not exceeding 10 MB. For video or audio files, provide links using transfer programs. The official language of Bucharest Biennale is British English. If you require translation, feel free to submit in any language.

2. Include your name, contact information, a brief narrative bio, and one artwork in any medium.

3. Describe the medium, title, and concept, and provide an image of the artwork.

4. Maximum exhibition dimensions: 150 x 150 cm for two-dimensional artworks and 100 x 100 x 150 cm for installations. Artworks exceeding these dimensions will be disqualified.

5. If your artwork is two-dimensional, ensure it’s framed and exhibition-ready. For installations, pack safely and ensure weight does not exceed 50 kg. Videos should be in HD MPEG format with a maximum projection size of 200 x 100 cm. Although Raspberry Pi is preferred for video projections, it’s not mandatory.

The submission deadline is May 31, 24:00 EET. Applications should be sent to

bienalabucuresti@gmail.com. Only selected artists will be contacted. Participating artists will be chosen solely through a public vote, ensuring transparency and democratic engagement. No other criteria will be considered during the selection process.

Further information will be provided to selected artists post the announcement of the selected participants.

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