The Antarctic Biennale project is an international sociocultural phenomenon — that incorporates artistic, scientific, and philosophical methodologies to address «shared spaces», such as Antarctica, the Ocean, and Outer Space.

The expedition on the research ships will culminate these inspiring interdisciplinary activities. The vessel will become a vehicle for art and idea generation; a travelling platform for dialogue between artists, researchers, and thinkers.

The Antarctic Biennale do not start or end with the expedition on March 27, 2017. This is a ‘biennale in process’ of constant building the space for productive cooperation and meaning creation.

The concept for the Antarctic Biennale was first proposed by Russian artist, sailor, and philosopher Alexander Ponomarev in 2011. In 2014, as Commissioner, Ponomarev established the Antarctic Pavilion — as an international interface of the Antarctica Biennale (with the support of the AVC Charity Foundation).