7. Gdańsk Biennale of Art
Venues: GGM1, Piwna str. 27/29; GGM2, Powroźnicza str. 13/15; 4G, Szeroka str 37
Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Sunday noon – 6 p.m. (exhibion is closed on Mondays)
Tickets: regular 10 PLN, reduced 7 PLN, group 5 PLN
Finissage: 16.04.2023 6 p.m.
Artists: Alicja Bach, Maria Elena Bonet, Grzegorz Bożek, Marta Branicka, Patrycja Cichosz, Natalia Dopkoska, Krzysztof Gliszczyński, Marianna Grabska, Kamil Kak, Daniel Kotowski, Milena Krasnopiórko, Magdalena Król, Anna Kwiatkowska, Michał Łagowski, Piotr Tadeusz Mosur, Agata Nowosielska, Mateusz Pęk, Plenum Osób Opiekujących Się (Weronika Morawiec, Ada Rączka, Gabi Skrzypczak, Anna Steller, Marta Stoces, Dorota Walentynowicz, Ania Witkowska, Ula Zerek), Agata Przyżycka, Grażyna Rigall, Magdalena Sadłowska, Maciej Salamon, Hanna Shumska, Anna Tyczyńska, Dorota Spłocharska, Katarzyna Swinarska, Alina Żemojdzin, Marta Grabicka, Tomaszewska Malina, Robert Turło, Marta Wawrzynowicz, Anna Witkowska, Tomek Zerek
Curator: Grażyna Tomaszewska
Cooperation: Katarzyna Wróblewska
Graphic desing: Gosia Golińska
Audio guide: Marcin Skirło
The Gdańsk City Gallery is going to host the Gdańsk Art Biennial for the seventh time. Like in previous years the works selected by the curating board will be on display in three venues of the GGM: at the Gdańsk City Gallery 1, Piwna 27/29, the Gdańsk City Gallery 2, Powroźnicza 13/15 and the Günter Grass City Gallery, Szeroka 37. The Biennial presents artworks of several dozens of artists of various artistic stands, techniques and generations living and working in the Pomeranian voivodeship. The Biennial aims to confront, invigorate and integrate the local art scene and the array of their latest, often premiere artworks allows to grasp the current trends and directions in visual arts undertaken by the Pomeranian artists.
The beginnings of the Biennale date back to 2010 and since then the competition has established its place among the key art events of Gdańsk. The pandemic years between 2020 and 2021 have shifted the Biennial a year later. Nevertheless and with even greater delight we return to our publicity with a broad showcase of the most evocative Tricity – based artists.
Just like in previous editions, painting takes the biggest scope, however, this year’s edition is exceptionally abundant in objects, video and audio installations.
The artworks submitted for 2023 edition represent a variety of subjects, from socially involved art analysing cultural contexts and submerged in remote past to those numerous pieces of art reaching to humour and irony, as if against all odds. And it comes as no surprise that many of the pieces allude more or less openly to the current events over our eastern border.
The all-Poland jury will narrow down the 30 finalists of the Gdańsk Art Biennale and award the winners of the7th edition. The Gdańsk City Gallery as the organising institution of the event is going to award the winner with the monetary prize. Also, the Prize of the Rector of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts will be given for the fourth time. Since the opening day of the post-competition exhibition the viewers will have the chance to vote in favour of the artist who will be later granted the Audience Prize. The names of the winning artists will be announced on April 16, 6 p.m.