Larnaca Biennale Open Call For Artists 2023

Larnaca Biennale is excited to announce its thematic framework and officially opens an Open Call for artists,  that will run until the 31st of May 2023.

Under the Home Away from Home theme conceived by curator Yev Kravt artists are invited to develop and submit work exploring notions of home and belonging.

International Jury committee members of Larnaca Biennale 2023 are: art historian and museum director Lars Kærulf Møller from Denmark,  art historian and exhibition curator Niki Papaspirou from Greece , conceptual multi-media artist Lia Lapithi from Cyprus and the Head fundraising and communications of Prince Claus Fund Bertan Selim from the Netherlands

In addition to the main exhibition, Larnaca Biennial as a city-wide project will host a series of artistic and culture parallel events such as theatre, performances, educational programs, concerts, activities, lectures, and workshops, based on the theme.

Theme: ”Home Away from Home”
With Home Away from Home as its overarching theme, the 2023 Larnaca Biennale takes viewers on an exploratory journey through definitions of belonging, from the deep-rooted to the distant. More than just a built structure of walls, doors and furnishings, the notion of home might constitute something more abstract – a fleeting feeling, a treasured object, an evocative memory, a fixed place in time, an identity, or even a lengthy pursuit.

What does it mean to feel at home, and what do we need to feel it? What happens when a home disappears? And what do the homes of the future look like? In a globalised world, where flows of human movement respond to changing socio-economic, political and environmental concerns, questions such as these become a crucial guide for the forthcoming edition of the Larnaca Biennale.

Rules

• Participation is open to all artists, professionals or amateurs, art students, designers and photographers who are 18 years old or above, on the 31st of May 2023 inclusive. Groups of artists are also entitled to participate as a team with a single proposal. An artist can apply as a member of a team and also apply for solo participation.

• Participants must send the application form with up to three photos of the suggested work, (an entire image of the work and one or two photos of selected details) in jpeg form smaller than 3MB (3,000k) with at least 1,800 pixels on its shorter side. It is important to provide professional quality digital photos (300dpi) of your work because these will be used in the printed catalogue of the exhibition, provided that your work is selected. If you wish, you may also write up to a 200 word statement about your work. The application form should be completed in English.

• Artists who intend to participate with installations should also send photos of their work, or a good 3D rendering of their proposal, or at least three photos of sketches of their work and write on the application form up to 200 words supporting their proposal. Video artists should send a still from a video, or video or video link and write on the application form up to 200 words supporting their proposal. Performance artists should also send three photos or a video of their performance and write a statement up to 200 words for their proposal.

• Deadline for submissions is the 31st of May 2023 inclusive.

• Application fees are €50= for individual artists, €75= for couples and €100= for groups of 3 artists and more. The application fees are non refundable.

• Size of works. There are no general restrictions concerning the dimensions of works but due to limited space in the exhibition places the organizers suggest that works should remain in moderate dimensions. In general, works on walls should not exceed 2.5m height X 5m width and installations must not exceed the size of a room measuring 4mx6mx3m.

Statement from Yev Kravt , Curator Larnaca Biennale 2023
“What is it that constitutes a home, beyond just bricks and mortar?  Over the years and around the world, we’ve grappled back and forth with the many meanings of this word. For this biennale, I’ve set myself the task of unpacking notions of home and belonging – ideas that have shaped our lives and identities since birth. It will be filled with stories, some particular,  some entirely universal, which all give rise to our sense of self. I’m thrilled to extend the invitation to artists, creators and makers of all varieties to join the conversation; submitting new propositions or revisiting existing work that considers this important theme.”

For all information regarding the open call, submissions rules etc. please visit our official webpage www.biennalelarnaca.com .

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