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Mediterranea Youth Photo project presented in the framework of Fotografia Europea 2018 | OPENING APRIL 20

Fotografia Europea is an international cultural festival dedicated to contemporary photography. Born in 2006, it is promoted by Palazzo Magnani Foundation and the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, BJCEM member.
Among the planned exhibitions there is “Saggio sulla cecità“, curated by Daniele De Luigi, presenting the works created as part of the residences supported by BJCEM in 2016 through the project “Mediterranea Youth Photo”. The works are “The Death of Tiresias” by Federica Landi, “L’autre rive” by Emeric Lhuisset and “The middle sea” by Ana Caterina Pinho.

Opening April 20 h.19 @Spazio U30CINQUE, piazza Scapinelli 42121 Reggio Emilia

FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2018 edition | REVOLUTIONS. Rebellions, changes, utopias | Opening April 20-22 | Exhibitions until 17 June

Practices as an Intersection in a Fragile Environment #TOKYO | SUPERCOMMUNITY

After Milan (Fabbrica del Vapore, 2014), New York (Residency Unlimited, 2015), Nottingham (New Art Exchange, 2016) and São Paulo (PIVÔ Pesquisa, 2017) Practices as an Intersection in a Fragile Environment will run in Tokyo (February and March 2018) hosted by TOKAS – Tokyo Arts and Space. Tokyo’s chapter is the continuation of a long-term discursive research by Claudio Zecchi, on the relationship between art and the public sphere. As the project is the culmination of months of conversations with local artists, curators, institutions, and communities, the aim is to unearth and incentivizing the presence of alternative spaces and potential outcomes generated by the discourse itself.
The project is Institutionally supported by TOKAS, BJCEM, UKYA and RAMDOM

WORK IN COMMON Residency in Nottingham (UK) | Some interviews to the artists involved

Work In Common was the first international residency programme to be held in the UK supported by BJCEM and our partner UK Young Artists. Hosted by Primary, an artist-led space that exists to support creative research and to develop new ways of engaging audiences. Offering dedicated artists studios alongside more flexible spaces, both within and outside the building, where artists from around the world can meet and work in the heart of Nottingham We asked some questions to two artists involved: Marwa Benhalim and Angeli Bhose

Il progetto Mediterranean Youth Photo presentato nell’ambito di Fotografia Europea 2018 | OPENING 20 APRILE

Fotografia Europea è un festival culturale internazionale dedicato alla fotografia contemporanea. Nato nel 2006, è promosso dalla Fondazione Palazzo Magnani e dal Comune di Reggio Emilia, membro di BJCEM. Tra le mostre in programma c’è “Saggio sulla cecità“, a cura di Daniele De Luigi, che vede esposte le opere realizzate nel quadro delle residenze sostenute da BJCEM nel 2016 attraverso il progetto “Mediterranea Youth Photo”. Le opere in mostra sono “The Death of Tiresias” di Federica Landi, “L’autre rive” di Emeric Lhuisset e “The middle sea” di Ana Caterina Pinho.

Inaugurazione 20 aprile h.19 @Spazio U30CINQUE, piazza Scapinelli 42121 Reggio Emilia

FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2018 | Rivoluzioni. Ribellioni, cambiamenti, utopie | Apertura 20-22 aprile | Mostre fino al 17 giugno


We are happy to communicate the names of the artists selected for the double residency ARTEFATTO_SeetheSea which will be held in Trieste from March 19th to 25th and from May 21st to 27th 2018.
The residency is a fundamental step of the CHROMOPOLIS project promoted by the Municipality of Trieste in collaboration with Macross ACU association; it involves many local, national and international organizations.

CHROMOPOLIS&ARTEFATTO_SeetheSea Un’intervista al Direttore Artistico

Nell’ambito del progetto CHROMOPOLIS_la città del futuro, il Comune di Trieste ospita i 4 giovani artisti vincitori del bando internazionale della 12.a edizione di ARTEFATTO (patrocinata da BJCEM), che quest’anno esplora i temi e le pratiche della creatività urbana e della street art attraverso una doppia residenza artistica dal 19 al 25 marzo e dal 21 al 27 maggio. Il direttore artistico del progetto è Mattia Campo Dall’Orto, che vi presentiamo con questa breve intervista.


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 58 members from 22 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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Recent News

5 aprile 2018

Il progetto Mediterranea Youth Photo a Fotografia Europea 2018

Saggio sulla cecità A cura di Daniele De Luigi “Secondo me non siamo diventati ciechi, secondo me lo siamo. Ciechi che vedono. Ciechi che, pur vedendo, non vedono” José Saramago […]
29 marzo 2018

TOY TOY TOY | The Window Laboratoire Residency

BJCEM French partner The Window invited two Cypriot artists Dimitris Chimonas and Theodoulos Polyviou to attend a two-week residency at The Window Laboratoire Paris, coordinated by Catherine Bay. Chimonas & […]
12 marzo 2018

Manifesta 12 collateral events: BJCEM project has been selected!

Over 630 projects have been received for “Manifesta 12 Palermo” collateral events programme and 62 have been selected. We are very happy to announce that the project “A Natural Oasis […]
7 marzo 2018

Azimut e BJCEM per progetto “IL FUTURO SI RIPETERÁ?”

IL FUTURO SI RIPETERÁ? Mostra a cura di Alessandra Morra OPENING 20 MARZO, ORE 18:30 SPAZIO ESPOSITIVO P. EMANUELE FILIBERTO 11/A, TORINO Nel 2017 l’Associazione Culturale Azimut e l’Associazione internazionale […]
28 febbraio 2018

CHROMOPOLIS & ARTEFATTO_SeetheSea: un’intervista al Direttore Artistico Mattia Campo Dall’Orto

Nell’ambito del progetto CHROMOPOLIS_la città del futuro, il Comune di Trieste ospita i 4 giovani artisti vincitori del bando internazionale della 12.a edizione di ARTEFATTO ( che quest’anno esplora i […]
28 febbraio 2018

Mostra artisti finlandesi “Transizioni e passaggi” a Roma

“Transizioni e passaggi” è una mostra di artisti finlandesi a cura di Hanna Laakso, Krista Eirene Mikkola (Presidente emerita BJCEM) e Riikka Vainio. In mostra le opere degli artisti: SOPHIA […]

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