After the great success of the XIth Florence Biennale (462 participating artists from 72 countries and about 10.000 visitors) we are glad to announce that the applications for the new edition are open.
The XIIth edition of the Florence Biennale, the major contemporary art exhibition in Florence (Italy), will take place at the Fortezza da Basso, from the 18th to the 27th October 2019.
Over the last twenty years, this biennial has become an outstanding showcase and a reference model in the contemporary art scene, offering artists who come to Florence from all continents, an extraordinary intercultural and interdisciplinary experience. In recognition of this commitment to the dialogue between cultures in 2001 the event was included by the United Nations in the program “Dialogue Among Civilization” and in 2017 it has obtained, among others, the patronage of the Italian National Commission for the UNESCO.
During each edition an International Jury composed by distinguished personalities in the world of art and culture, gives the “Lorenzo il Magnifico” Award to the best participating artists in the categories: Drawing, Calligraphy and Print, Painting, Mix Media, Sculpture, Ceramics, Textile Art, Art Jewellery, Photography, Digital Art, Video Art, Installation, and Performance Art.
Furthermore, the “Lorenzo il Magnifico” Lifetime Achievement Awards, are conferred to individuals who have reached pinnacles of artistic achievement and/or stood out for their contributions to culture: El Anatsui, Sauro Cavallini (in memoriam), Arata Isozaki, David Hockney, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Gilbert & George, Marina Abramović, Anish Kapoor, and Marta Minujín are among the recipients in the past editions.
The twelfth edition, whose theme will be unveiled in the coming months, will animate the Medicean city with a rich program of artistic and cultural activities: in addition to the main exhibition, there will be collateral events, shows, workshops, and conferences.
Information and updates about the next edition of Florence Biennale can be found on the official web site, www.florencebiennale.org or contacting the Organizing Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirming your participation by the 30th of April 2018, you will be entitled to concessionary fees. The International Selection Committee will examine the portfolio and curriculum of each candidate. Admitted candidates will receive the documentation for their participation, including all the information about exhibition spaces, services, prices, and deadlines.