Open Call deadline extended until October 15th!

Open Call deadline extended until October 15th!

The Antarctic Biennale extends the submission period for Antarctic Biennale_Calls, an open contest for young artists, thanks to a new special partner of the project, BMW Group Russia, thus giving a chance for greater number of talented artists to manifest themselves, join the 1st Antarctic Biennale, and create an artwork, which will be able to reveal and emphasize challenges we face when exploring ‘shared spaces’, such as Antarctica and the World Ocean.

Young artists may now submit their Open Call applications until October 15 inclusively, with the finalists and the winner to be declared in November and December 2016, respectively.

Application form is available on

“We are happy to support such an ambitious project initiated by interdisciplinary and intercultural Antarctic Biennale. A reliable partner boasting a well-developed international network and deep versatile expertise, BMW Concern also respects and understands needs of all parties involved. This is a customary approach, which we adopt to offer our support and bring true value to the partnership. BMW Group guarantees complete artistic freedom in any project it contributes to, as this is a core principle to create both outstanding masterpieces and successful business innovations,” said Elena Smirnova, CEO, BMW Group.

“The fact that it is a young artist who will win an additional place in the expedition is dramatically important for the project, I believe. We need more brave and breakthrough ideas for humanity about how to live together in the future, reconsider our relationships with wildlife, and elaborate fresh unconventional approaches to pressing issues, which disturb the mankind on Earth and, if unresolved, may go with us to other planets we are to explore someday. We decided to give young creators some more time to think what they would like to propose as part of our project,” said Alexander Ponomarev, Commissioner of the 1st Antarctic Biennale.

Over the coming year, the Antarctic Biennale and BMW Group Russia will hold a range of joint events for artists and everyone interested in art, where our speakers – notable figures of the world of art and members of the AB Artistic Advisory Board – will include Alexander Ponomarev, Commissioner of the 1st Antarctic Biennale; Alena Ivanova-Yohanson, Artist and Project’s Art Director; Nadim Samman, Coordinator of International Artistic Advisory Board and Independent Curator; artists Paul Rosero Contreras and Juliana Cerqueira Leite who participate in the 1st expedition, and BMW concern’s experts curating global cultural projects.

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