QUI VIVE?

The call for applications for the III Moscow international Biennale for Young Art is open to artists whose age at the time of Biennale opening does not exceed 35 years working in contemporary art using the latest strategies, concepts and technologies (works can be submitted: individual, collective or as part of curatorial project).

The call for applications is open for the authors of projects (artists and curators if curatorial project is applied).

The submission of applications is free. No authors’ and curators’ royalties are to be paid. Copyright remains with the authors.

Theme: “Under A Tinsel Sun”.

The theme of the Biennale shows no uniformity of the of subjects, languages and styles that are relevant to the young generation, but also reveals individual artistic positions of specific authors who were born between the mid-70s and 80s, and considers the process of their creative development.

The Biennale, as its forerunners, focuses on a young generation of artists aged up to 35 years. “Under A Tinsel Sun” assumes that, despite the cultural, economic and social differences that may exist between the participants from different countries, there is a common factor in the impossibility of locating oneself by belonging to certain peer groups (whether in the ideological or in the artistic sense).

Biennale for Young Art “Qui Vive? “ will present works by young artists – objects, graphics, paintings, installations, photos, multimedia, videos, performances, sound art, etc. A special educational program will be introduced, consisting of a series of master classes, lectures and round tables with participation of art historians, critics, curators and artists from all over the world.

About the curator

Kathrin Becker is a Berlin based curator and writer who currently works as the head of the Video-Forum of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.).

Having studied art history and Slavic languages in Bochum, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, she made her first experiences as a curator in the field of cultural exchange between Russia and the West. From the late 1990s, Becker developed an international curatorial profile and worked in the field of the interference of popular and high cultures, global visual languages, and institutional practice as a method of cultural foreign policies between Western, East European and Middle Eastern societies.

Becker has curated numerous exhibitions in institutions such as Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin; National Centre For Contemporary Art, Moscow; P.S. 1 Museum/The Institute of Contemporary Art, New York; National Museum for Contemporary Art, Oslo; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Mies van der Rohe Pavillon, Barcelona; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Gallery of the Capital Prague; Kunst-Werke Berlin/KW Institute for Contemporary Art; Moscow House of Photography. She has curated solo shows including artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Maryam Jafri, Matthias Müller, Andrei Monastyrski, Hajnal Németh, Dmitri A. Prigov, Ming Wong and Artur Żmijewski and group shows such as Stalin’s Choice – Soviet Socialist Realism 1932-1956; Flight – Departure – Disappearance. Moscow Conceptual Art; Can you hear me? 2nd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art; Remake Berlin; No more bad girls?.

Becker has published widely in exhibition catalogues and magazines and served on numerous curatorial teams, advisory boards and juries.