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4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, one of the largest and most ambitious projects in the field of contemporary art, will be take place this summer for the fourth time. The Biennale combines the creative initiatives of artists of the new generation from Russia and abroad. Leading Moscow museums and centers of contemporary art, in collaboration with regional and foreign partners, have participated in the preparations for this event.

Founders: The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)
Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) 
Co-organiser of the Main Project: The Museum of Moscow

Artistic Director of the Biennale: David Elliott
Biennale Theme: «А Time for Dreams»
Event Dates: 26 June 2014 — 10 August 2014
Main Project Venue: The Museum of Moscow

Venues for Strategic Projects: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) 
Curator of the Educational Program: Antonio Geusa


The project attracts the steady attention of critics, curators and other representatives of professional society and a wide section of the public; all who are not indifferent to the future of art.

One of the main tasks of the Biennale is to discover new young artists. The project presents an opportunity to the new generation to create links and set up creative partnerships within the professional art scene. The Biennale provides a space to demonstrate the relevant strategies of the new generation of artists and curators.


This year the artistic director of the project will be David Elliott, curator, author and museum consultant.

For this fourth edition of the International Biennale for Young Art in Moscow David Elliott has chosen the title A Time for Dreams in acknowledgement of the chronic precariousness of our own times and the urgent need for the dreams and visions of younger and future generations to break the barrier of ‘things as they are’ to make things better. 

The main project of the Biennale in 2014 will be presented in the Museum of Moscow. The educational programs of the Biennale will also be organized in collaboration with the museum.

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.