deadline: 12 March 2017
Call for entries

Gabrovo International Biennial 2017

The Museum House of Humour and Satire in Gabrovo, Bulgaria launches a campaign for registration of entries for the 23rd International Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art that will open on 19th May 2017. The works selected by the jury will be on display at the Museum from 19th May until 30th September 2017.

The twenty-third edition of the Biennial is comprised of a competition and a curated exhibition. The competition is held in two sections – cartoons (in three categories) and contemporary art (works of art executed in any technique and media – painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, poster, installation, video and others).

The theme of the competition is Laughing in the Face of…. fear, crisis, adversity, the status quo – artists are invited to complete the phrase and make a statement by addressing the present day and its social, economic, political, cultural and daily problems and challenges.

In order to apply, artists complete an online entry-form on the Biennial website, where the conditions of entry and additional information are published. The closing date for application and sending works online is 12thMarch 2017, midnight Bulgarian time (GTM+2). The selection of the works is made online by an international jury. The artists with selected works send the originals by post within the indicated deadline.

The Biennial website is also accessible via, the official website of the House of Humour and Satire.