The 2nd edition of Cluj Ceramics Biennale - Cluj (Romania) 9th to 30th October

Ceramist -artists from all over the world are invited to participate.
Applications deadline: May 30, 2015

The profound changes in today's world have strongly influenced our search for an expended field of expression. Contemporary ceramic art, very sensitive to the change of artistic canons evolves towards an interdisciplinary and integrative strategy. The new concepts that are gaining ground attest a type of aesthetics with forms of expression specific to many other genres, the outcome being an ingenious and resourceful alchemy.

The 2nd edition of Cluj Ceramics Biennale will introduce the Romanian viewer to contemporary ceramic artists and contemporary practice in the field. The biennale will also get national and international institutions to work together with the aim of creating an environment for ceramics in the city of Cluj. The exhibitions and events will take place during October and November 2015. The organizer (Ceramart Foundation) thanks all it's supporting partners: Cluj Art Museum, University of Arts & Design, Cluj Fine Arts College and The Romanian Visual Artists Union

The works for the exhibition will be selected by an international jury during June-July 2015.

For more information, please read more on or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calendar of pre-opening events
Deadline for applications: May 30, 2015

Selection of works: May 30–July 12, 2015

Announcement of selected participants: July 12, 2015

Deadlin for shipping your work: September 14 2015

Biennale exhibition and related events: October 9 - 30, 2015

Symposium: October 9 - 10, 2015

What you need to know

All applicants must be over 18 years of age, at least high-school graduateds and be individual artists (or groups of artists) working in the field of ceramic art. There are no restrictions regarding country or nationality.
Artists can apply as individuals or groups.
Individual artists cannot submit more than two works / body of works.
No restrictions of form or weight of works BUT do not forget the possible transportation issues!. We suggest not to exceed a 100x100x100cm.
Installations are also accepted.
The ceramic component of the work must be a minimum of 60%.
Submitted works must be recently created and not exhibited before at other international competitions.

Obligations of organizer
Must supply applicants with accurate dates and information about the biennale and must comply with the regulations of the biennial statute.
The jury must ensure impartial, transparent and fair judging when selecting the works.
Organizers must communicate submission results to each individual artist by mail or e-mail.
Organizers must ensure the safe storing and keeping of works after they are received.
Organizers must verify the condition of works when they are received and immediately inform the sender/artist if the work was damaged during transport. The organizers do not assume responsibility for any damage incurred during the shipping and transport of the work(s).
Organizers must use the information provided by the artist respectfully and must render it in a correct manner in promotional materials.
Organizers must either hand-deliver or send to every participant: Participant diploma, the catalogue of the biennale, prize or mention (if this is the case).

Obligations of participant
Applicants must agree to provide accurate information and to abide by the biennale statute.
Selected artists must send only the works that were selected by the international jury.
Participants must cover the cost of shipping their work(s) and ensure its appropriate packaging.
Participants must ship their work(s) using the door-to-door service provided by transport companies. The recommended ones are DHL, FedEx, TNT (Fan Courier or Urgent Curier in Romania). Not recommended: UPS. The participants must agree to pay any additional costs incurred and any customs taxes imposed. *From our experience in organizing international exhibitions, in 99% of the times no customs taxes were imposed.
Participants must grant the organizers the right to reproduce for free images of selected works.

The Jury
The jury for the international exhibition of the biennale is formed from seven renowned professionals who activate in the contemporary ceramics field – artists, curators and managers of international reputation. The jury will evaluate the online applications and select the works.
Additionally, the jury will select the winners of the prizes and mentions, and agree to not disclose the identities of the winners before the awarding ceremony. The jury may provide critical commentary to the public regarding the selections for the press and other media. Official contestations of the jury’s decisions will not be accepted.

After the event
After the official closing of the CICB exhibition, exhibiting artists can retrieve the exhibited work(s). Participant artists will bear the cost of shipping the works back, and the organizers of the biennale will be responsible for appropriately packaging the work(s).
The participating artists have the option to donate their work(s) for inclusion in a public collection, and the likelihood of being shown in subsequent exhibits.
All artists, applicants and participants, are invited to attend the official opening of the biennale and are encouraged to play an active role in organizing the event.

The official web site: