Before applying at the bottom of the page, please read the information below and see the videos
Selection Process 2012
The application process terminated on the 17th of May 2012, at 5.30pm GMT.
One of the most prestigious art events in Europe, staged in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
The Award Exhibition Halls
The awards are chosen and presented by four international panels:
The International Award Jury - presided by Lonnie Schlein, editor for the New York Times during the Clinton and Bush administrations.
The European Confederation of Art Critics Jury.
The Anglo-Italian Academy of Art Jury.
The Oxford University Alumni of Tuscany Jury.
The Inauguration Video 2010
Exhibition in London
Independently from the awards stated above, 30 artists will be chosen to take part in a 10 day exhibition dedicated to the Biennale 2011, at the Gagliardi Gallery in London 2012.
Artists will be selected to take part in the exhibition by the curators of the Gagliardi Gallery.
Visual arts can be expresses on canvas, wood, wax, clay etc. This is a vocation, a work in which the artist is concentrated on himself and meditates, creates, paints, always alone as solitude is the companion and friend of art. In the Museum's TV studio and in the halls of the museum, the artist is able to share and express the thoughts and motivations behind one of his artworks. He will tell the world what has inspired him towards art and his choices.
The Artist's voice will be a moment in which the artist will describe himself for once not through his art but talking about his emotions and subconscious that inspire his artwork.
Interview with artist Patricia Englert
Museum Press Coverage
Exhibition in Town
The catalogue will be prepared by the same designers who prepared catalogues such as:
"Figures, from Realism to Abstraction" at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
"The Third Millennium Exhibition" at the Lord Leighton Museum, London.
"Impressions on Canvas" at the Chelsea Town Hall, London.
"Biennale of Chianciano 2011" Click to view catalogue
Every artist will have an A-4 page displaying one of their artworks presented at the Biennale. Participating artist will be able to pick up their free copy of the printed catalogue at the museum's front desk.
Rules and Regulations
- All artworks are insured during their stay at the museum.
- The selection process has begun and may last for up to 3 months. Selection may close before the established time if the curators finish selecting the artists early.
- Accepted artistic disciplines include abstract, surrealism, expressionism, digital art and conceptual photography.
- In order to apply for the selection process, artists or artist representatives should fill in the on-line form that can be found at the bottom of this page.
- Once the form has been completed, the artist or artist representative will then be contacted by the Museum so that a dialogue can be opened in which the artworks that will be presented to the Selection Committee can be chosen. The selection process is based on skill and talent and does not determine the works that will be exhibited in the Award Exhibition.
- If an artist is accepted, the specific works to be presented in the exhibition are then identified and selected.
- The selected works should be sent to the museum or delivered by hand no later than the 31st of August 2012. All works should be collected from the museum after the exhibition, no later than the 30th of September 2012.
- Hanging is not done by genre or by artistic movement. It is emphasised that the effect of the individual work is of prime significance. Therefore, the hanging is aimed to remove visual confusion and allow for focused concentration on each individual work. For this reason, works delivered late may not be included in the exhibition.
- All works must be clearly labelled on the back with the name of the artist, title, date and price should the work be for sale. The museum does not retain any commission on sales.
- Participants do not need to attend in person as the exhibition will be staged by a group of expert curators.
- Each artist may show 3 works, not exceeding 50cm x 70cm or 2 larger works of up to 120cm wide x 180cm high.
- Larger works will be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.
- All transport costs to and from the exhibition are payable by the Artist. The Museum does not accept liability for any damages caused during transport.
- Participating artists consent to the use of images of their artworks by the museum for promotional purposes.