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Moscow International Biennale For Young Art

The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, held for the sixth time in summer 2018, 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 artists and curators of the new generation, 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 establish connections and creative engagement with the professional artistic community. The biennial creates the space to present the latest strategies of a new generation of artists and curators.

The Moscow International Biennale for Young Art has been held since 2008. The foundation for the project was laid by the annual festival of young art "Qui Vive?," run by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) every year from 2002 to 2006 in collaboration with the Free Workshops modern art school at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). The project acquired a new status thanks to rising interest from young artists, curators and critics. Through the combined efforts of NCCA and MMOMA, a biennial for young art was developed.