Tbilisi Art Biennale

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The Tbilisi Art Biennale, a dynamic and culturally significant event, stands as a testament to the vibrant and burgeoning art scene in the heart of the Caucasus. Nestled in the historic and enchanting capital of Georgia. This biennial celebration of art, which brings together both established and emerging artists from diverse backgrounds, serves as a profound testament to the transformative power of visual storytelling and the city's commitment to fostering a rich cultural tapestry. With its rich historical backdrop, the Tbilisi Art Biennale offers a unique blend of tradition and innovation, making it a must-attend event for art enthusiasts, curators, collectors, and creatives from around the world. Join us on a journey through the intricate tapestry of Tbilisi's artistic soul as we explore the multifaceted world of contemporary art at the Tbilisi Art Biennale.

Ruby Red is not just a color...

The theme of the Biennale 'Ruby Red' is a journey through the different layers of its meanings. The process of researching these meanings can be an opportunity to approach individual experiences, a chance to discover and rethink historical narratives, and contemporary contexts in local or intergalactic space. It may also be a warning signal that draws attention to global challenges. It can also be a call for a reset, a rebellion, a firm resistance to existing problematic systems, an escape from an apocalyptic scenario, a rebirth with inner radiance, or a celebration of coexistence with symbiotic ecosystems for a collective sustainable future.

"Ruby Red" travels through the history of people with a multifaceted meaning, revealing different layers in different times and spaces. It is a reflection of diverse perspectives, situations, cultural narratives, and lifestyles. Expressed in a variety of terms in different languages, its enchanting color resonates with the complexity of human experience. The interpretations are as diverse as how many cultures have given it meaning.

"Ruby Red" is not just a color... it is a state, a relationship with the inner or outer world. Its symbolism is manifested in numerous images and its meaning is multifaceted. Strength, Prosperity, and Protection - A ruby embedded in the skin is a talisman in some cultures, in others it is associated with aggression, blood, and war. In some - masculine, in others, it radiates feminine energy. A source of magic and mysticism - for some, for others - a source of power and grandeur. Revolution, inner glow, rebirth - for some, for others pain and destruction. A symbol of youth and beauty - for some, for others - seniority and wisdom.

The Biennale is a kind of meditation to get to know the intense and potent ruby red. Observation for reflection on the complex interplay of cultural values and reality.

Eligibility: Open to all nationalities and any aged 18 and above.

Art categories: Painting, Drawing, calligraphy, printmaking, Installation Art, Ceramics, Mixed media, Digital Art, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Textile, Fiber Art, Video Art. 

Benefits for the artists/collaborations:

- All applicants will be featured on our website through an artist profile.

- Four artists will be chosen by a board committee and sponsored with 30%, 50%, 70%, or 100%.

- Four artists will be selected by a curatorial committee and sponsored with 30%, 50%, 70%, or 100%.

- Three artists will be chosen by sponsored companies and will receive a monetary award ranging from 2000 to 5000 EUR.

- Enjoy a free artist page on Artsy.net, expanding your online presence and connecting you with art enthusiasts worldwide.

- Receive a Certificate of Participation, acknowledging your valuable contribution to the exhibition at this renowned venue.

- Gain exposure to collectors, Biennale visitors, and art lovers, opening new avenues for your artistic career.

- Have your artwork published on a full-color page in the official catalog, accompanied by a short biography.

- Access professional videos and photos of the opening, daily events, and closing of the Biennale, capturing cherished memories of your collective's success.

- Seize the opportunity to be represented by the Georgian-international art platform 'Collect Art' and connected to Georgian galleries.

- Any artwork sold during the event will yield a 60% commission for the artist.

- Your artwork will be prominently featured on our Instagram feed and stories, introducing you and your masterpieces to collectors, art buyers, galleries, interior designers, art fairs, and various artsy platforms.

 

Requirements for the submission:  up to 12 photos, details of the work (title, medium, size), brief biography, artist statement, project description connected to the theme website, and social media links.  

1st deadline: May 25, 2024

Application Fee: No Fee  

The participation fees are depending on stand or space sizes:

1m – 650EUR+VAT

2m – 1100 EUR+VAT

3m – 1800EUR+VAT

4m – 2400EUR+VAT

5m – 3000 EUR+VAT

 

1m2 – 1000 EUR+VAT

2m2 – 1800 EUR+VAT

3m2 – 2500 EUR+VAT

4m2 – 3400 EUR+VAT

5m2 – 4200 EUR+VAT

there are available bigger sizes as well.

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Special Prizes
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- Four artists will be chosen by a board committee and sponsored with 30%, 50%, 70%, or 100%.

- Four artists will be selected by a curatorial committee and sponsored with 30%, 50%, 70%, or 100%.

- Three artists will be chosen by sponsored companies and will receive a monetary award ranging from 2000 to 5000 EUR.

Event date: 
October 25, 2025 to November 7, 2025
Location: 
Tbilisi Art Biennale, Tbilisi, Georgia
Deadline: 
25/May/2024

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Application is free, Participation fee depends on the stand or space size.
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