KICB2019 International Competition - Korea 2019

3.KICB-banner1Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2019 (KICB 2019) - Peace through Clay

September 27 – November 24, 59 days (Festival: September 27 – October 13, 17 days), 2019

The 10th edition of KICB2019 aspires to build a peaceful community of the global village and to connect ceramic art from every corner of the world as one.

Through art demonstrations and talks with artists, this biennale presents aesthetics of the kind created by understanding and embracing different cultures.  It will be a forum that brings diverse cultures together, and it will showcase innovative art and promote cultural exchange by building a new network of artists, the audience, and experts in various fields.

 Main Programs at Icheon World Ceramic Center: 

International Competition, Invitational Exhibition of Torbjørn Kvasbø, Live Art Events, Korea·Denmark Crafts Exchange Program, KICB Residency Program

Presenting 300 artists recognized in the International Competition

The 300 artists from 41 countries recognized in the competition for their experimentation, artistry, and creativity are truly representative of the world today. They are presented in many different programs inside and outside of galleries in the biennale venue as well as on the Online Platform (

Since its beginnings in 2001 as the International Exposition, the Korean International Ceramic Biennale (KICB) has promoted artistry, increased the popular appeal of ceramics, and facilitated the marketing of the ceramic industry’s products.  It is now the world’s only international festival of ceramics and crafts and a forum that hosts major ceramics events for the public.

Artists the world over participate in the KICB, and it offers artists and visitors much to see and do.  The programs embrace many different perspectives to help everyone better understand the artistic and academic values of ceramics, which is a common aspect of culture of all mankind, and they help us re-discover the values of world ceramic art and serve as a milestone for ceramic culture and art to move forward.

The biennale has been extremely well received by passionate ceramic artists from all over the world through the years.  Each edition has been joined by some 2,000 artists from about 70 countries, and visited by more than 1.1 million people.





Hosted by Gyeonggi-do Province 

Organized by Korea Ceramic Foundation, International Committee of KICB 2019 

Supported by:

- Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of the Interior and Safety, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Ministry of Education, Korea Tourism Organization

- Embassy of Denmark in Korea, Embassy of Norway in Korea, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Korea, Embassy of Ireland in Korea, Embassy of Sweden in Korea, Embassy of Ukraine in Korea, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Korea

- Danish Arts Foundation, Danish Ministry of Culture, Norwegian Crafts, British Council in Korea, Institut Français in Korea, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Sundaymorning@ekwc, Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan, Organizing Committee of Cheongju Craft Biennale, International Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard in Denmark, British Ceramics Biennial, International Academy of Ceramics (IAC)