The Tallinn Biennial is waiting for better times

The Tallinn Biennial is waiting for better times

The Tallinn Biennial, which was due to take place for the second time in 2022, will be postponed, similarly to many other art events of its kind around the world. Most of the reasons for postponing the events are related to the pandemic situation and travel restrictions, but the hinterland also lies in the general […]

Open Call

Open Call

BE PART OF TALLINN BIENNIAL The Tallinn Biennial is pleased to announce an open call to artists to submit artwork proposals for the second edition taking place June 2022. The theme of the biennial is “Animistic Cosmologies” and curated by Andra Orn and Anne Klontz. Animism embodies respect for the inanimate, offering a way to […]

Tallinn Biennial

The Tallinn Biennial progresses toward presenting Animistic Cosmologies as the theme for the second edition and is curated by Anne Klontz and Andra Orn. After successfully completing a pilot phase in 2020, the second edition departs from the desire to encourage knowledge sharing, inclusivity and community partnerships between regions, from the horizons of the Baltic and Nordic countries into the cosmos and otherworldly.

Curatorial Theme

Animism embodies respect for the animate, offering a way to look at the world by placing value on one’s surroundings, to prioritize nature and accept that other life forms exist beyond the human and animal. If we take time to look, to listen and to feel, then a portal to the otherworldly can be activated, where alternative realities are waiting to be imagined and discovered.

Contact Seminars

The Tallinn Biennial aims to make contemporary art inclusive and accessible to a wider public on a local, national and international level.

In order to accomplish this, we will be organizing contact seminars in the Baltic and Nordic countries during 2022. The seminars focus on education and encourage knowledge sharing between colleagues, institutions and artists.