7. Московская международная биеннале молодого искусства
About the project
The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, to be held for the seventh time in summer 2020, is one of the largest and most ambitious projects in the sphere of contemporary art in Russia. The biennial's goals are to bring attention to new names, to support and encourage the creative initiatives of the latest generation of artists and curators, to create the conditions for their public expression and, as a result, to develop the modern art community.
Participants in the project are given the chance to make connections and establish creative engagement with the professional artistic community. The biennial provides a space to present the most up-to-date strategies of young artists and curators.
The first Moscow International Biennale for Young Art was organized in 2008. The history of the Biennale goes back to the annual Festival of Young Art Qui Vive?, held by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) from 2002 to 2006, and the Masterskaya Exhibition for Young Art, held by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art since 2001.
The project has acquired new status thanks to growing interest from young artists, curators and critics. Through the combined efforts of the NCCA and MMOMA, a biennial for young art was developed.
Main Project

The main program of the Biennale is shaped by the expert council on the basis of the applications open call. The mission of the project is to show the current state of the young art: to unravel its spirit, the creative potential of the new artistic generations, to support the experimental approach in the search for new themes and methods. The program of the Biennale is geared towards visitors of various ages and from various social groups. It irrevocably provokes attention from the professional community: art theoreticians and historians, curators, art critics and gallery owners searching for new artists of talent.

This year the commissioner and the expert council of the Biennale let curators and artists choose the topic of their projects. The only limitation is the age of the participants which cannot surpass 35 years old. Applications are open for the VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. The Main Project will take place in the Museum of Moscow.

Competition for the Main Project consists of two parts:
Main Space of the Museum of Moscow is reserved for the curatorial projects, applications for this space are open for curators only. Up to 3 projects will be selected.

Artists are invited to apply for the site-specific Individual Project that will be exhibited at the front side of the Museum of Moscow. Applications are open for individual and group projects. Thee projects will be selected.  Each candidate is eligible to send multiple applications

Applications are open untill the 1 March via the link youngart.ru

Please, send all you inquiries via e-mail info@youngart.ru

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Parallel Program

Call for applications for the Parallel Program will be announced in August 2020. Follow the news on the website and in our social networks

Educational Program
Alexey Novoselov
Born in 1983. Graduated from the Art History Program at the Russian State University for the Humanities. Since 2004 is a member of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art team. Currently Deputy Director for Expositions and Exhibitions. Since 2008 takes active part in prepapring and managing the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art and is a member of the Board of Experts. Member of the Editorial Board of the Dialogue of Arts Magazine. Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Curator, art historian.
Founders and organizers
of the biennale
Main Project Partner