Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale has been a beautiful and powerful experience in such an amazing country, and we enjoyed every minute of the incredible atmosphere and vitality brought there by the artists and curators.

BJCEM wants to deeply thank the Ministry of Culture of Albania, Ms. Mirela Kumbaro Furxhi, for having supported this event, together with the Cities of Tirana and Durres, and Regione Puglia. Special thanks for the precious collaboration also to all the team at the Ministry, that worked closely with us in this months.

Thanks to all the artists involved, and to their talents, that created unforgettable moments.

A special thank you to the Artistic Director, Driant Zeneli and to the team of curators (ALA Group/Maria Rosa Sossai, Ema Andrea, Eroll Bilibani, Maja Ciric, Alban Nimani&Rubin Beqo/Tulla Center, Jonida Turani) that worked really hard for the success of this event.

Thanks to all BJCEM members and external partners, for their collaborative attitude in every step of this event.

Last but not least, thanks a lot to all the technicians that worked for the set up, all the people behind the scene that make this possible, and to all the wonderful volunteers.

The Biennale is gone, but this is not a farewell to Albania. We will all be missing this beautiful country, and we will continue to work with our Albanian partners, to develop new projects for the promotion of young creativity in the area.

And do not forget that the exhibitions of Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale will remain open until May 28.

FALEMINDERIT ALBANIA!

The list of selected artists

The pre-Biennale in Bari

The theme of the Biennale: "HOME"

An interview to the Artistic Director

BJCEM

Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée

BJCEM, Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, is an international Network founded in Sarajevo on July 2001. The Association has been created with the aim of giving an institutional frame and an organised management to the Biennale, event held for the first time in 1985 in Barcelona. Nowadays, the Network is composed by 59 members from 21 Countries gathering public bodies, state departments, foundations, municipalities, independent associations, cultural institutions. BJCEM has established collaborations with partners all over Europe, Middle East, Africa and more widely with organizations and projects focused on the Mediterranean Diaspora. BJCEM is member of the Anna Lindh Foundation and the Culture Action Europe network.
The aim of the Network is to create opportunities of training, mobility, exchange, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and collaboration among young artists.
Among the activities that BJCEM organises, the most important is the Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, an event that gathers together hundreds of young artists in a different city, showcasing their art in the various disciplines, such as cinema, music, food, art, theatre, dance and literature. BJCEM organised 17 Biennials throughout its 30 years activities: Barcelona (1985), Thessaloniki (1986), Barcelona (1987), Bologna (1988), Marseille (1990), Valencia (1992), Lisbon (1994), Turin (1997), Rome (1999), Sarajevo (2001), Athens (2003), Naples (2005), Puglia (2008), Skopje (2009), Thessaloniki / Rome (2011), Ancona (2013) and Milan (2015), involving more than 10.000 young artists and over 700.000 visitors.

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