Art International Biennale of Santorini


Artistic theme

As announced at the closing ceremony of the 3rd Santorini Biennale on October 2016, the artistic theme for the next biennial period is:


2 years of continuing exhibitions & art events!

from 01 June 2019 to 31 July 2021

27 Exhibitions · 810 Artists

Santorini – Beirut – Dubai – Kuala Lumpur – Shanghai – Tokyo – Los Angeles – Detroit – Montreal – Atlanta – Mexico City – Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires – Cape Town – Nairobi – Dakar – Rabat – Algiers – Tunis – Madrid – Paris – Amsterdam – Venice – Berlin – Helsinki – Belgrade – Izmir.


Change the quality of politics & diplomacy. Let's make impact!

“Neighbourhoods” are simultaneously geographic and ideological biotopes, political, social and economic spaces. They are common places without impermeability as different societies and cultures need to interact between them, especially when they are called to solve common problems such as: climate change, environmental pollution, urbanization, social inequalities, intolerance, criminality, terrorism, sub-birth or population explosion, economic exploitation, «production of poverty», immigration and much more.

Modern diplomacy seems to “run” a marathon of sovereignty and enforcement rather than a process of normalization of relations between different “neighbourhoods”, thus interrupting cultural exchange and contributing to the creation of closed and fearful ideological societies.


Kyriakos Papadopoulos
Founder / Artistic Director

Gregory Frangos
Head Curatorial Team

Reiner Schneeberger
Art Curator

Sonia Müller
Art Curator

Jacqueline Varga
Art Curator

Silvano De Angelis
Art Curator

Nicol Kremer 
Art Curator

Pavle Petrovic
Art Curator

Maria Elena Gomez
Art Curator

Flavio Olsson
Art Curator

Vlado Kovalenko 
Art Curator

Maurice Robert
Art Curator


Covering all art forms!

Painting, Illustration, Drawing, Graphic, Collage, Paper art, Sculpture & Installation Art, Virtual Art, Photographic Art, Sound, Video Art – Short Film. All artworks must new and never exhibited before. All artworks must be labeled at the bottom of the back side stating in clear: artist’s name or artists’ names if it is a group, year of production and artwork’s title.


Artists from all over the world!

Individual artists, group of artists, emerging artists and students are eligible to participate.


Keep your space!

Standard Period: till 31 Dec 2018
Fees65€ per submission. Students: 30€
Payment: After submission’s acceptance.

Late Submissions Period: 01 Jan 2019 to 31 Jan 2019
Fees95€ per submission. Students: 40€
Payment: After submission’s acceptance.


We will select 810 world artists!

Artists or group of artists or Students or Group of Students can submit up to 5 artworks to any category or to combined categories and should choose up to 8 exhibition cities. Curators will select from 1 to 4 artworks per submission and will suggest 2 cities (from the 8 selected by the artists during submission) to exhibit.

The Curatorial Team will select about 60 to 70 artists for each exhibition city, for a total of 810 artists.


Artworks that have been already exhibited in other exhibitions. Copies of works or works by a deceased artists. Works that are in breach of copyright or any other provisions of Santorini Biennale terms and conditions.


The Santorini Biennale reserves the right to deny admission or withdraw a work from the exhibition if for any reason the work, or any circumstances surrounding the display of the work, appears to the Santorini Biennale to expose it to any legal risk.


27 Cities around the world!

All exhibitions will be organized by Art Curators that are based in the exhibition cities above and supported by local authorities. Every exhibition will run for almost 4 weeks including all parallel events program. Each artist or group of artists can participate in up to 2 exhibitions during the exhibition period (from 01 June 2019 to 31 July 2021) and in the cities chosen during submission process or those suggested by the curators. Venues are spaces of about 500m2 to 1000m2 and have all required exhibition facilities. The complete list of Venues and the exhibitions program will be announced by the end of April 2019.


All expenses related to the transportation of artworks between exhibition city venues are covered by Santorini Biennale, its Sponsors and its Transportation Network cooperators (TnT, Ups, Dhl, FedEx, EMS, Bue Dart, Royal Mail, Post NL). All expenses related to customs clearing (if they occur) are at artists’ responsibility.


The Santorini Biennale and the Biennale Venues provide security, surveillance facilities and insurance coverage for any individual artwork during the exhibition’s installation period, during the exhibition dates and during the packaging to return dates.


Each artist or group of artists by entering a work confirms that holds all intellectual property rights on the artwork or have obtained prior written approval for the use of any third party copyrighted material contained in the submitted artwork.


Artists will receive 2 printed Certificates of Participation (one for every exhibition City) between June 2019 & July 2021 by post at the address found on their submission.


All submitted artworks, even those non accepted for the exhibitions can be sold on-line via Biennale Shop. Santorini Biennale does not charge commissions on any sale till 31 July 2021!


Santorini Biennale Press Office will distribute two different interviews for each artist to our media partners’ on-line magazines, will distribute artwork photos to our social media and to partners’ social media, press releases dedicated to artists’ participation and local promotions to every exhibition city.


1st Artwork

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2nd Artwork

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3rd Artwork

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4th Artwork

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5th Artwork

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