GICBiennale 2011: International Competition

Ceramic artists from across the world are invited to the Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011.
The biennale, which will start on September 23, 2011 and run for 30 days, will be staged in three cities of Gyeonggi Province – the heart and soul of Korean ceramics.

Since 2001, the World Ceramic Biennale Korea (CEBIKO) has become a major international art festival for ceramic artists. Now we embark on a new adventure for decade ahead, taking up challenges along the way. To celebrate the change and innovation we have achieved since becoming the Korea Ceramic Foundation we proudly announce our Ceramix Art Festival. Here all genres of art will join with the world of ceramics under the theme ‘Journey from Fire’, and together will seek a new vision of ceramic art internationally.

This biennale will bring us together for a special journey into our collective imagination. In this journey, hearts and minds of creative people from across the globe will be united as one: ‘clay’ as the medium, and passion for creation will be the ‘fire’. We hope that this grand design will establish a new and important aspect of mass culture, enabling artists – and art aficionados – to realize a new form of integrated and visionary communication.

With a view to supporting ceramic artists around the world, the Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) also has in train plans to create art parks in the three Gyeonggi Province cities of Icheon, Yeoju, and Gwangju. Works by artists participating in the biennale will be permanently exhibited at these parks, which in turn will become a sort of ceramic utopia: Cerapia.

International Deadline: May 31, 2011 – The Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) would like to announce the Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition call for entries. Open to ceramic artists the world over.

The International Competition, one of the main parts of the biennale, has been a dynamic forum where the latest issues facing contemporary ceramics are explored since 2001. In the previous competition in 2009, we received big attention the world over; 1,726 artists from 70 countries submitted 3,196 artworks.

The events will be held for 30 days from September 24, 2011.

International Competition 2011 Eligibility
Open to ceramic artists the world over. Works in collaboration with other genres are all welcome but the majority of the works should be ceramic.

Awards
The winners of the competition will receive the large cash prizes. Total: KRW 223,000,000 ($193,900)/ Grand Prize: KRW 50,000,000 ($43,500)

Submissions
Submission of Images for Preliminary Screening, from April 1 to May 31, 2011

Only online submissions will be acceptable. (www.kocef.org) Digital images of the work, minimum 1,100 pixels wide in jpeg format are necessary. A single entry should be – when displayed – within these specified dimensions: 250cm (width); 250cm (depth); 250cm (height).

Submission of Actual Works for Final Selection, from July 21 to August 15, 2011.

At the final selection, all prizewinners will be determined. All entries that make it to the final round of screening may not be awarded. In this case, these works will be returned by KOCEF.

We invite you to let your imagination and creativity run wild!

Apply-online.

For Inquiries

Korea Ceramic Foundation Biennale Secretariat
406 Gwango-dong, Icheon-si Gyeonggi-do 467-020
Republic of Korea
Tel: +82 31 645 0682 / 645 0687
Fax: +82 31 631 1614
Webpage : www.kocef.org

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