Aveiro International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics opens on Saturday

The exhibition of the 15th edition of the Bienal starts this Saturday, October 30th, at the Museu de Aveiro

The 15th edition of the Aveiro International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics opens on Saturday, October 30th, at 4 pm, at the Museu de Aveiro/Santa Joana and will be attended by the Mayor of Aveiro, José Ribau Esteves.

The inauguration is part of the delivery of the prizes to the winners of the international competition, followed by a visit to the main exhibition and to the different places where the other exhibitions are held, which will take place until January 30, 2022, at the Museums of Aveiro.

During three months, it will be possible to attend various initiatives in the City: exhibitions, Artistic Residence, launching of books and magazines, workshops and ateliers, program for families, conferences, debates and guided tours.

The jury, chaired by Benedetta Diamanti, director of the European Route Of Ceramics Association, selected 128 works from a universe of 477 submitted entries.

The remaining jurors were the Director of the Museum of Ceramics – Denmark, Pia Wirnfeldt, Director of the Museum of Ceramics of Argentina, Spain, Oriol Calvo Vergés, Councilor of the City Council of Aveiro; Miguel Capão Filipe, representative of Fábrica Vista Alegre – Senior Designer, Alda Tomás –  Coordinator of the Design and IDPool-Marketing & Product Design Team, representative of the University of Aveiro [PCI and DeCA], Teresa Franqueiro and Director of the Pottery Museum, Barcelos, Cláudia Milhazes, had a complex and very challenging work due to the quantity and quality of the works presented in the competition.

298 artists responded to the competition, in regular condition, for the 2021 Bienal, with 477 ceramic artworks. The 298 artists represent 37 countries, thus beating a new record of candidacies for the Bienal de Aveiro.

We present the 37 countries that participated in the Contest: South Africa; Germany; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Brazil; China; South Korea; Croatia; Denmark; Slovenia; Spain; USA; France; Greece; Hungary; England; Israel; Italy; Japan; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Moldavia; Mexico; Wales; Netherlands; Peru; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Serbia; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; Turkey and Ukraine.

The Aveiro International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics has been an international reference in this cultural and artistic sector since 1989, contributing to the production of contemporary artistic ceramics through the encouragement of experimentation and creativity, acting as a driving force for new trends in ceramics.

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