20th Biennial d’Eivissa call for works – deadline 30 October 2008

the museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa and the biennial committee are organizing the 20 biennal d’eivissa, which shall open in autumn 2008 in the museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa and which shall governed by the following rules:

1. participants:
+ participation shall be open and free of charge.

2. technical conditions:
+ the biennial, having specialized in graphic work (ibizagráfic), maintains and accepts any printing technique, new technologies or technical innovations in the context of engraving, digital format such as photography, video creation, code, art, etc.
+ all works presented must have been made after 2006.
+ work will be rejected where it is not presented in perfect condition or where, because of the fragility or weak consistency of the material used, it can easily deteriorate.
+ due to technical requirements, for analogical media the work may not exceed 100 x 100 cm.
+ for digital media the following shall be accepted: cds, dvds (pal), vhs’ (pal), urls.

3. time limit, place, form of presentation and return:
+ on working days, from the date of the appearance of this invitation and until 30 october. from 10 am to 13.30 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm.
+ the delivery of work that can be packed and/or is analogical shall be made in the ajuntament d’eivissa (museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa). plaça d’espanya, 1. dalt vila. 07800. eivissa. (illes balears); o museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa. apartado de correos 251. 07800 eivissa (illes balears), by hand, by post or by courier service. these works must be clearly labelled with their details.
+ all the costs of sending, including customs duties, shall be borne by the sender.
+ deliveries shall not be accepted at the cost of the recipient.
+ a .txt registration file shall be enclosed
+ any work that is not accompanied by the .txt file shall be rejected.
+ the works that you wish to register must include authorisation for the use of material protected by intellectual property rights and copyright where these are included in it.
+ packageable:
++ photography (digital image formats + .txt).
++ infography (digital image formats + .txt).
++ video art (digital video formats + 00h07m00s + .txt)
++ code art + .txt.
+ addressable: send the url + .txt to []
+ the museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa shall not be liable for loss, retention by the postal or transport service, or for damage that may arise during the delivery of the work or during its return.
+ each work must be valued in euros by its author (for an amount that may not exceed 600 euros).
+ analogical work shall be returned in the same condition and packaging as upon receipt, at the cost of the author.
+ returns shall be requested from the closure of the biennial for those works that have not been selected. and from one year after closure of the biennial for those that have been selected. they may also be taken away personally, with prior notice to the museum. where they are not sought after they will be kept in the museum in the form of a deposit.
+ digital work shall not be returned, whether or not it is selected.

4. exhibition:
+ the selected works, whether or not they receive prizes, shall be exhibited in the museu d’art contemporani d’eivissa or other exhibitions run by the museum and shall remain available to it in deposit, for the period of one year from the closure of the biennial, should it decide to organize other temporary or touring exhibitions of them.

5. panel:
+ this shall be made up of five expert members under the chairmanship of the president of the board of the museum and in his absence by the vice-chairman. his secretary shall be the commissioner of the biennial. the commissioner of the biennial shall determine the works selected and shall resolve all matters not specified herein. the panel shall determine which works receive prizes and any possible honorary mentions and its verdict shall be final. the prizes shall be made public in the act of opening the biennial. the selection of artists shall also be made public.

6. prizes:
+ three prizes have been established, these being first, second and third, which shall consist in the acquisition of the prize-winning works, which shall then form part of the collections of the museum, except in the specific cases of code.art which, because of their special characteristics, cannot be acquired but can win prizes.

7. acceptance of the rules:
+ participation in this invitation implies full acceptance of these rules. for possible complaints, claims shall only be accepted in the first instance before the committee of the ibiza biennial and in the second instance before the ordinary courts for the island of ibiza.
+ the selected artists authorize the use of their names as well as the photographic reproduction of their works, in the catalogue of the biennial, in the mass media and in the programme of activities of the biennial. after one month has expired from the closure of the biennial no claim whatsoever may be brought.


if file > 2mb; send to nilo dot casares at gmail dot com

if you have any further questions please contact mac [at] eivissa.es

2 Comments

  • My works it`s catalogue in Saatchi Gallery oof London, Sane Society in Spanish, Brasil and other coutries around the world.

    I would to know more informations about de XX Bienal and where country it take a place, I wait for your answer asap. Many Thanks Carlos Meinardi

  • Chris Joseph says:

    Thanks for your message Carlos. I do not run this competition – please contact mac @ eivissa.es for more information.