14. Biennial of Young Artists

06/04/ 2023 - 28/05/ 2023


The Biennial of Young Artists, which the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje has been organizing intermittently since 1987, is one of the most significant and vital manifestations of contemporary art in Macedonia. The main objective of the Biennial is to discover, affirm and critically articulate some of the current creative and inventive artistic processes and practices.

“AWAKENING” is the theme of the new, 14th Biennial of Young Artists, which is widening its international reach with participants from Italy, Romania, Norway, Serbia, Austria, Belgium, Albania, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Sweden, Turkey, Slovenia. The Museum of Contemporary Art appoints a jury committee, which awards a prize in the form of a solo exhibition that takes place in the following year after the Biennial.

One of the significant novelties of this year’s Biennial is the educational center whose goal is to generate knowledge, encourage the establishment of young artists on the contemporary art scene and recognize and develop their potential. Therefore, apart from the exhibition, the project also has an educational program, with a series of activities in order to support the young artists by profiling their work and helping them in their further engagement and presentation to the public.

The 14th Biennial of Young Artists introduces 38 artists, selected partly by the curators, and partly by the public competition announced in the summer of 2022.

Participating artists: Klelija Zhivkovic, Simona Mancheva, Julia Castelucci, Ana Jovanovska, Igor Tanevski, Yana Nikolovska, Julija Manojlovska, Ridget Ferati, Slavica Taneska, Ana Trajkovska, Serhat Emrulai, Elena Geleva, Iva Stankovska, Lumturie Krasniqi, Gerta Xaferaj, Ana Likar, Nadja Kracunovic , Ariana Kadic, Malina Moncea, Milan Kujundzic, Sara Tanaskovic, Sarah Muscalu, Rino Doughty, Újházi Adrienn, Çem A,  Josephine Ostlund, Fatima Moallim, Yirui Fang, Milena Gallici, Chadi Reda, Anna Lerchbaumer, Ananda Serné, Gabriele Gandini, Nicollo Masini, Manuel Tozzi, Jovan Josifovski, Nadica Dojkoska, Xiaofu Wang

Curators of the 14th Biennial are Nikola Uzunovski, Iva Dimovski and Bojana Janeva


Photography in the title: Natasha Nedelkova, “Identity Tissues”, 2020, video; Natasha Nedelkovska’s work won one of the three equal awards at the 13th Biennial of Young Artists in 2020, resulting with her solo exhibition in MoCA Skopje in 2022. 


Дритон Селмани, „Ама нема ама (или обратно)“, 2019, делото наградено на 13. Интернационално Биенале на млади, МСУ Скопје 2021 // Driton Selmani, “But No But (or reverse), 2019, awarded work at the 13th International Youth Biennial of the Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje 2021

Дарко Алексовски, Постојано одвивање на сцени од секојдневниот живот, 2022, серија цртежи на хартија, сканирани, дигитално уредени и печатени во 570 парчиња на хартија, закачени на ѕид; варијабилни димензии (секое 21 x 29.7 см). Награда на Музејот на современа уметност на 13. Биенале на Млади уметници 2021 // Darko Aleksovski, Constantly Unfolding Scenes from Everyday Life, A series of drawings on paper, scanned, digitally edited and printed on 570 pieces of paper, displayed on a wall; variable dimensions (each 21 x 29.7 cm). Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje Award at the 13. Biennial of Young Artists 2021

Наташа Неделкова, Манифестирање на Спекулумот/Изведба на безличното, 2022, видео инсталација; Награда на Музејот на современа уметност на 13. Биенале на млади уметници 2021 // Natasha Nedelkova, Manifesting the Speculum/Performing the Impersonal, 2022, video installation, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje Award at the 13. Biennial of Young Artists 2021


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