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THE HISTORY OF THE MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE FOR YOUNG ART

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)

The Biennale is the new format of the annual «Qui Vive?» festival of young art (that was held by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) every year from 2002 to 2006, in collaboration with the «Free Workshop» school of contemporary art of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)).

The Biennale project was jointly developed by the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). They were joined by partners, institutions and independent curators, interested in the development of young art. The Biennale’s task is to support and stimulate creative initiatives by artists of the new generation and also to present works of new art to a wider public.

I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art «Qui Vive?» (2008)

Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), the Stella Art Foundation for the support of young artists. 
Strategic Partners: State Tretyakov Gallery, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, M’ARS Centre for Contemporary Arts, Veretevo Art-Camp. 
Artistic director: Dr. Daria Pyrkina, director of the «New Generation» program of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), art critic.
Curatorial Group: Anna Zaitseva, director of non-commercial exhibition programs at the WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Daria Kamyshnikova, director of the «Free Workshop» school of contemporary art of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Vladimir Levashov, art director of the Stella Art Foundation, Irina Yashkova, curator of the M’ARS Centre for Contemporary Arts.

II Moscow International Biennale for Young Art «Qui Vive?» (2010)

Biennale Theme: «Borders».
Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). 
Curators: Daria Pyrkina, Daria Kamyshnikova. 
Strategic Partners: State Tretyakov Gallery, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, ARTPLAY Design Centre, PROJECT_FABRIKA Centre of Creative Industries, Stella Art Foundation, M’ARS Centre For Contemporary Arts, The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, The Moscow house of Photography, Moscow, VIKTORIA — The Art of Being Contemporary.

III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2012)

Biennale Theme: «Under a Tinsel Sun».
Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). 
Artistic director: Kathrin Becker.
Strategic Project Curator: Elena Selina.
Main Project Venue: Central House of Artists.
For the first time during the III Biennale Participants took part in a competition, the jury of which included leading Russian and foreign experts in the field of contemporary art.

IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014)

Biennale Theme: «A Time for Dreams».
Organizers: National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). 
Co-Organizer of the Main Project: The Museum of Moscow.
Artistic Director: David Elliott.

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.