BUCHAREST BIENNALE

The BUCHAREST BIENNALE continues to build a strong partnership between Bucharest — a geocultural space where the political is reflected in all aspects of life—and the rest of the World. In transcending specific geographical, historical, or political frameworks, it connects to a broader complexity, namely the one of “resistance” within the quotidian realm.

As a biannual cultural event, BB’s temporary structure allows a deconstruction of the systems supporting and underlying what has been called the “experience economy”. The Bucharest Biennale goes beyond merely orchestrating memorable “events” that aim for prescribed notions of customizable transformation, which are characteristic of this economic model and importantly reflected in the global biennial format as well. Instead, the Biennale offers a platform to analyse, and potentially redirect, current social, political and economic imaginaries. It intends to make visible the power structures supporting such spheres of control, addressing the ways in which they are organized and coordinated, as well as implemented across broad segments of society. The Biennale is an attempt to turn these scripted “experiences” upside down, to re-think and re-imagine processes of domination, while positioning the cityof Bucharest as a field of cultural action and exchange.

With its innovative model refined throughout the previous six editions, the Bucharest Biennale is now regarded as one of the most vital biennials in Europe, holding a widely respected position within the international art scene.

HOW TO APPLY
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, 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 videos, it’s not mandatory.
We reserve the right to utilize images featuring your artwork for promotional purposes.
The submission deadline is May 31, 12:00 EST. Applications should be sent to bienalabucuresti@gmail.com. Only selected artists will be contacted. Participating artists will be chosen solely through 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 open call.
We’re eagerly anticipating your submissions!
www.bucharestbiennale.org

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  • Start Date
    May 1, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    May 31, 2024 12:00 am
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    May 1, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    May 31, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Showing
  • Location
  • Organizer
  • Category