The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art,
to be held for the seventh time in summer 2020, is one of the largest and most ambitious projects in the sphere of contemporary
art in Russia. The biennial's goals are to bring attention to new names, to support and encourage the creative initiatives
of the latest generation of artists and curators, to create the conditions for their public expression and, as a result, to
develop the modern art community.
Participants in the project are given the
chance to make connections and establish creative engagement with the professional artistic community. The biennial provides
a space to present the most up-to-date strategies of young artists and curators.
The first Moscow International Biennale
for Young Art was organized in 2008. The history of the Biennale goes back to the annual Festival of Young Art Qui Vive?,
held by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) from 2002 to 2006, and the Masterskaya Exhibition for Young Art,
held by the Moscow Museum of Modern Art since 2001.
The project has acquired new status thanks to growing interest
from young artists, curators and critics. Through the combined efforts of the NCCA and MMOMA, a biennial for young art was