The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art is one of the most ambitious projects in the realm of contemporary art in Russia. The Biennale’s goals are to draw attention to new talent, to foster and encourage creative initiatives of the new generation of artists and curators, to create proper conditions for their public expression and, as a
consequence, to develop the contemporary art community.
The Biennale brings together artistic initiatives from all over Russia and the world. Leading art centers of Moscow in collaboration with regional and international partners take part in the Biennale’s preparation and realization. The Biennale focuses on a young generation of artists aged up to 35 years.
The participants of the project get the chance to forge connections and set up a creative collaboration with the professional arts community. The Biennale provides a platform for displaying cutting-edge strategies employed by young and emerging artists and curators.
The aims of the Biennale are to support and encourage the creative development of a new generation of authors and to demonstrate the work of modern art to interested audiences. The Biennial program is addressed to people of all ages, to the large number Russian and foreign art-lovers who are interested in processes happening in contemporary art today. It aims to attract an interest of professional art community: art historians, critics, curators and gallery owners, who are searching for new talents for a long-term perspective.
The founders of the Biennale are the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow, the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA).
The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art was first held in 2008. The foundations for the project were laid by the Qui Vive? festival of young art, run annually by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) from 2002 to 2006 in collaboration with the Free Workshops school (held by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, annually from 2001
to the present).
The project acquired a new status due to increased interest from young and emerging artists, curators and critics. The concept for the Biennale for Young Art was conceived through the combined efforts of the NCCA and MMOMA.
In the past, the Biennale was curated by acclaimed international specialists selected by the organisers (Daria Pyrkina, Daria Kamyshnikova, Kathrin Becker, David Elliott) regardless of their age. But starting from 2015, the Biennale’s curators, as well as all participants, were to be representatives of the new generation. The Biennale’s partners are arts and cultural institutions that promote young and emerging artists.Source: www.youngart.ru