The 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

Words by My Art Guides Editorial Team
July 1, 2016

Moscow International Biennale for Young Art ranks among the largest and most ambitious projects in the field of contemporary art in summer 2016, it will take place for the fifth time. The mission of the Biennale, founded by NCCA and MMOMA, is to discover new names of emerging artists, create opportunities for their public demonstration, and promote contemporary art in the urban context. The main Biennale project will be hosted by Trekhgornaya Factory.

From this year on, the format and conditions of the Biennale undergo substantial changes. In previous years, the Biennale was curated by established international experts selected by the founders of the project (Daria Pyrkina, Daria Kamyshnikova, Kathrin Becker, David Elliott); from now on, the curator of the Biennale, just like its participants, belongs to the young generation under 35. Another novelty of the fifth Biennale is the abolition of the position of Executive Director, substituted by the post of Commissioner. The Commissioner of the Biennale is Ekaterina Kibovskaya, independent curator and producer.

The Moscow Biennale for Young Art has been held since 2008. The foundation for the project was laid by the yearly festival of young art “Qui Vive?” (held by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) each year from 2002 to 2006 in collaboration with the modern art school “Free Workshops” at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)). The project has acquired a new status thanks to rising interest from young artists, curators and critics. Through the combined efforts of the NCCA and MMOMA, a Biennial for young art was developed.

The Biennale takes place from July 1st to August 8th.

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