The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, to be held for the sixth time in summer 2018, 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 Moscow International Biennale for Young Art has been held since 2008. The foundations for the project were laid by the "Qui Vive?" festival of young art, run annually by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) from 2002 to 2006 in collaboration with the Free Workshops school at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA).
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.
Founders and organizers
of the biennale
Curator, deputy director of MMOMA
Curator, art theorist, head of science department of MMOMA
Regional development director of ROSIZO-NCCA, commissioner and art director of Ural Industrial Biennial of contemporary art
Independent critic, art theorist, curator and artist
Curator, staff member of Volgovyatsky branch of ROSIZO-NCCA
Curator, staff member of exhibition department of MMOMA
Critic, deputy general director for artistic and educational work of ROSIZO-NCCA
Commissioner of 6. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Head of department of special projects and development of ROSIZO
Curator of international exhibitions of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Art critic, curator, chief editor of website artguide.com and of Russian version of Garage Magazine
Graduate of Master program of Courtauld Institute of Art, co-organizer of exhibition Geometry of Now, HES-2
Curator, Chief specialist of Regional development department. ROSIZO-NCCA, Art director of the ISSMAG gallery