OSTEN Biennial of Drawing Skopje 2024

The OSTEN Biennial of Drawing Skopje has opened application for 2024. OSTEN Skopje seeks to find the most innovative and creative works, regardless of form, technique or medium.

Entry is open to works from all parts of the world, completed between 2020 and 2024.

Multiple awards by the Assembly of Ambassadors of OSTEN, the International Jury, the OSTEN Board and WAVA (World Association of Visual Arts) awards will be endowed in September 2024.

The Biennial of Drawing (organized by OSTEN Skopje, North Macedonia) nurtures contemporary drawing in its widest definition which is open to everything that is new and much more comprehensive than the traditional, giving preference to works that break old and worn-out art matrices, works that have a specific authorial mark or suggest an attempt to go beyond the established academic rules, in the free space of creation, but include linearity as the dominant means of expression. The Biennial opens the possibility of moving the conventional boundaries, both in terms of the use of drawing techniques and materials, as well as in terms of creative freedom of expression.

Artists can individually decide upon the size, theme and media or technique of the submitted works.

The selection process will take place in May 2024 – the jury will judge at the end of the same month. The official opening of the OSTEN Biennial of Drawing Skopje 2024 and the announcement of the awards will take place on 30th September 2024 in the city of Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.

OSTEN is a recognizable brand in the area of art, emancipated thought and liberated creation since 1945. As great art admirer and passionate art collector OSTEN makes room for the artists of the world.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is 55 Euro for individual and 120 Euro for group entries.

Deadline: 31 March 2024

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