Gdańsk Biennial of Art 2016

The Gdańsk Biennial of Art 2016 is the fourth edition of the artistic event presenting the work of several dozen of professional artists living and working in the Pomeranian voivodeship, which is a necessary condition for participation. The competition and exhibition are aimed at reviving and integrating the local artistic community, as well as rendering an interesting offer for both the inhabitants and for tourists visiting Gdańsk.


The organizers of the biennial aim to grasp the latest trends and directions in the visual arts represented by the local artists. The event is also a response to the need of the Pomeranian artists for a cyclical and broad display of their most recent works.


The post-competition display will provide an opportunity to present the broad spectrum of techniques employed by different generations of artists

The artists are invited to enter one work in a random technique or optionally a diptych or triptych, which was created between 2014 and 2016.
The submissions should be delivered in a non-digital form and sent to the Organiser’s address: Gdańska Galeria Miejska ul. Szeroka 34/35-37 80-835 Gdańsk, or via e-mail at: by September 30th, 2016.


The competition entry and the photography of the work on a disc should include the data necessary to identify the author of the work and details of the work (name, surname, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the title of the work, technique, dimensions, date of completion and the biography of the artist up to 4000 characters).

As well as the competition entry, the participant should also fill in and deliver a card of participation (see the attached form).


December 16th 2016, 7:30 p.m. – the exhibition of the works by the finalists opens at the Gdańsk City Gallery 2, Powroźnicza Street 13/15. The deadline for competition entries is September 30th, 2016.


February 22nd 2017, 5 p.m. – during the final day of the display, the artists will be awarded the grand prix and the audience award.
Award for the winner of the 4th Biennial:

The jury will select the winner from among the finalists of the 4th Biennial. There is a financial award for the winner offered by the organizer of the Biennial – the Gdańsk City Gallery.

Audience Award:

While visiting the post-competition display, viewers are invited to vote and single out one artist for the Audience Award.

For further information, please contact the curator of G BS2016  Grażyna Tomaszewska at