XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean – Napoli 2005

XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean – Napoli 2005

The aim of the XII edition of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean was to underline the role of Naples as Mediterranean crossroads and big European capital.In a time in which cultural, religious and economical differences continued to divide the peoples instead of bringing them together, the Biennial intended to be a place where civilizations can meet, even if in a short time. According to this line, the edition was focused on the participation of South Mediterranean artists, underlining the ancient ties with the city.

The theme chosen by the organizers was Passion, one of the main features of Neapolitan life.

The theme was divided according to seven possible meanings, one per each artistic area: Temptations (the thrust of passion) for Applied Arts, Ideals (the exaltation of passion) for Images on the Move, Conflict (the struggle between passion) for Dance and Theatre shows, Communication (the exchange of passion) for Literature and Poetry, Attraction (the tie of passion) for Visual Arts, Fear (the other side of passion) for Music and Discovering the passion for Gastronomy.

Moreover, to assure the quality of the different activities and to determine the cultural lines of the Biennial, a Scientific Committee, comprised of Italian personalities, was appointed: Achille Bonito Oliva (President), Eduardo Cicelyn (Scientific Director), Rossella Guarracino (Executive Manager), Angela Tecce, Stefano DeCaro, Enrico Guglielmo, Pietro Guzzo, Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, Maria Rosaria De Divitiis, Guido Trombetti, Pasquale Ciriello, Gennaro Ferrara, Francesco De Sanctis, Enrico Auricchio, Alfredo Scotti and Aurora Spinosa.

Theme: Passion

The theme chosen for this edition was Passion, meant as a complex background of feelings and behaviors. This subject seems to entirely seize the heterogeneous identity of Mediterranean and Europe, which tries to widen its boundaries towards the right direction of a coexistence of differences.

In such a moment, when the emotional side of every passion seems to prevail up to nihilism, this Biennial gives a constructive response, providing a constructive and creative meaning to the word passion.

It really seems that the city of Naples represent the natural theatre of such an event, since today the city seems to suggest a way to canalize passion in terms of cultural project open towards the social activity.

Numbers

Almost 700 artists from 22 Countries (Albania, Algeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, FYROM, Greece, Jordan, Kosovo, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Palestine) participated to the Biennial, among them more than 250 came from the Southern Mediterranean Coast.

More than 30.000 people attended the event.

Among the artists who participated, to be signaled the following ones: Artists without walls, group of Israeli and Palestine visual artists, Luther Blisset, collective of video-artists from Venice, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, performer and light designer from Venice, Zhe Xu, performer from France, Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio, film-makers from Naples and Rami Farah, video-maker from Syria.

Venues

Castel Sant’Elmo
 was the venue of the Biennial, an ancient castle and fortress on the top hill of the city that during the event became the transnational, multimedia and multicultural Citadel of Creativity.

This edition of the Biennial was followed by several side activities: the Biennial Off, which offered a rich program of music, art and theatre on the whole Provincia di Napoli and the publishing of the Literary City Guide, a guide of Naples according to famous Neapolitan writers starting from the XIX century.

Artists

Mathieu Abonnenc; Manuel Abrisqueta Martínez; Tiawfik Abu Al Sheik; Lana Abu Khader; Marwan Abu-Tahoun Recio; Nermina Agic; Isin Agushev; Yacine Aidoud; Ivan Aksentijevic; Atieh Al Mahameed; Ahmad Al Salhi; Mousa Al Satari; David Albaladejo Hidalgo; Carina Albuquerque; Emad Aldin Ali Mabrouk; Eyas Al-Mokdad; Alexander Altain Aldea; Aslimay Altay; José Maria Alves; Carlos Alves; Maayan Amir; Ayreen Anastas; Giorgio Andreotta Calò; Claudio Angelini; Elissaveth Antapassi; Emanuela Antonaci; Paola Anziché; Diana Arbib; Guia Arcucci; Rubén Fernández Arenas; Tzeni Argyriou; Santo Arizzi; Cristóbal Rodríguez Aroca; Raul Arroyo Solís; Georgios Artopoulos; Tefik Asanov; Juan Asanov; Tarek Atoui; Christiana Avraamidou; Fanny Avram; Manon Avram; Martin Baebler; Giorgio Bagnarelli; Kristina Bajza; Baisa Bakin; Pedro Balse; Cláudia Bandeira; Ana Banjac; Bjorn Bantock; Rosa Baptista; Camilla Barbarito; Pedro Barriga Hernandez; Emanuela Bartolotti; Blerta Basholli; Nour Batayneh; Mirjana Batinić; Laura Silvia Battaglia; Anna Battista; Andrea Beccaro; Meliha Beganović; Miguel Ángel Belinchón Bujes; Nicolas Belloni; Narjes Ben Ammar; María Berzosa; Francesca Bianchi; Leonora Bisagno; Atila Blaho; Edi Blloshmi; Gaël Blondeau; Sladzana Bogeska; Eva Bolba; Leonardo Boldrin; Patricia Bolinches Vidal; Fabio Bonetti; Marianna Bonso; Cecile Bordas; Serena Borgatello; Beniamino Borghi; Feriel Bounoua; Erjola Braho; Eduardo Brandão; Esad Bratovic; Valentina Bravetti; Ana Maria Bresciani; Filippo Brilli; Luca Brinchi; Lucia Bruni; Ash Bulayev; Stephen Burke; Catherine Burki; Giuseppe Burrafato; Klodian Burri; Stephan Bus; Haya Bustami; Paola Caballero; Ernesto Cabeza Maldonado; Alexandra Cabral; Goran Čače; José Marìa Calvo Sánchez; Igor Camo; Elisa Campa; Tiziano Cancialli; Maurizio Candeloro; Lorenzo D. Barbero Canestri; Rafael Cano Mendez; Nicolas Cante; Nuno Capa; Gian Luca Capellini; Gianluca Cappelletti; Julià Carboneras; Benoît Cardona; Carmen Carmona Fernández; Davide Carnevali; José Luís Casamayor Alarco; Vincenzo Cascone; Beatriz Montañana Casillas; Lucas Castaño Sánchez; Carla Castiajo; Carlo Catacchio; Loredana Catania; Riccardo Catozzi; Bernard Cauchi; Lirak Celaj; Cinzia Cervi; Anna Charalambous; Clément Charmet; Vanessa Chaska; Juan Diego Chiveli Domínguez; Mpousoulis Chrisostomos; Christoforos Christoforou; Miha Ciglar; Cyril Ciminno; Maria Pia Cinque; Mariano Cipriani; Nedim Ćišić; Emiliano Coccolo; Nuno Coelho; Daniele Coi; Lionice Cola; Massimo Colella; Maristella Colombo; Albert Coma; Fabrizio Coniglio; Tiziana Contino; Nerina Čorbadžić; Julien-Hippolyte Cordier; Anabel Cordina; Libertad Correas; Teresa Cortez; Giacomo Cossio; Jessy Coste; Maria Costi; Lise Couzinier; Julien Crepieux; Davide Crippa; Viviana d’Auria; Tala Dajani; Çilem Dalgiç; Nereida De Arcos; Carolina De La Morena Rubio; Ricardo De La Morena Rubio; Filippo De Maio; Sabine Delafon; Nicola Della Valle; Luis Deltell Escolar; Seriv Demov; Annaclara Di Biase; Barbara Di Prete; Massimo Di Rocco; Sandra Rosa  Dias; Sergio D. Valcárcel Díaz; Petar Dimitrovski; Giorgio D’Introno; Paula Diogo; Daniel Diosdado Pérez; Zakaria Djehiche; Sanja Dodig; Brice Domingues; Alejandro Domínguez Cuesta; Emiliano Dominici; Patrizio Donati; Claudio Donzella; Vincent Dorp; Belen Duarte; Karmen Dugeč Dada; Najib El Araki; Laila Sami El balouty; Zouhair El Khaldi; Haris Epaminonda; Safaa Erruas; Valentina Esposito; Massimo Evangelisti; Meliha Fakic; Alessandra Falca; Rami Farah; François Farellacci; Laetitia Farellacci; Pedro Faria Gonçalves; Matteo Fato; Federico Favero; João Fazenda; David Fernández Calleja; José Ferreira; Silvia Ferri; António Pedro Figueiredo; Luis Filgueiras; Mariline Fiori; Claudia Fiorini; Karl; Fiorini; Ruba Firas; Patrizio Forte; Rodrigo Francisco; Ivana Franke; Andrea Franzoni; Francesco Frosini; Manuele Fugiaschi; Francisco Furtado; Giovanni Gaggia; Michel Gagliolo; Juan Antonio Gallego Uvero; Simone Galluzzi; Jesús Galvañ López; Elisa Gandini; José Antonio García López; Stavros Gasparatos; Matteo Gaverini; Dunja Gelineo; Dimitris Generalis; Fatjon Gercaliu; Salvatore Gervasi; Mohamed Ghazala; Chiara Ghedini; Anis Ghili; Traina Gilbert; Davide Giovagnoli; Luca Girotti; Camille Giuglaris; Clearco Giuria; Tomislav Gjergja; Boris Glanočanin; Jean Luc Gohard; Metka Golec; Elisabete Silva Gomes; Sergio Gómez Caballero; Zoran Grabarac; Anneke Gräper; Anja Grauf; Petra Grozaj; Hugo Guerrero Viega; Silvia Guerrini; Deniz Gul; Ayse Gullulu; Una Gunjak; Alessandro Gurciullo; Ermin Hadzic; Manuel Hahn; David Halb; Guermazi Hammadi; John Robert Rober Handal; Erjona Hanku; Sareen Harrabedian; Nadine Hassan; Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim Mohamed Temras; Vedat Haxhiislami; Agon Haxhikadrija; Cristóbal Hernández Barbero; Miriam Hernández Ros; Julien Herne; Muna Hijazi; Iva Hladnik; Amer Hlehel; Pedro Holguin Palma; Miha Horvat; Vincent Hours; Rudina Hoxhaj; Fátima Huertas Yuste; Ana Hušman; Popi Iakovou; Francisco Iborra Alonso; Aisa Ijiri; Milenko Iliktarevic; Simone Inguanez; Wasim Issa (Qassis); Clàudia Jardim; Husein Jasarevic; María Dolores Jiménez Baena; Goce Jovanovski; Slavco Jovev; Jasna Jovicevic; Rahela Jurcevic; Or Kadar; Pantzari Kaiti; Dejan Kajevic; Marina Kakadelli; Saso Kalan; Damir Kantoci; Maria Karathanou; Ioannis Karounis; Mohcine Karzazi; Peđa Kazazović; Soraya Kerdjani; Ahmad Khateeb; Mala Kline; Daphni Kokkini; Ervin Koleka; Anes Korjenić; Vana Kostayola; Stefan Kovac; Mario Kovač; Maja Kovač; Zoltan Kovacs; Donika Kulla; Manuel Kuran; Nina Kurtela; Nebus Kurtov; Nejbi Kurtov; Anne La Batard; Francesco La Francesca; Višeslav Laboš; Laura Lamanda; Pablo Antonio Lambertos Martínez; Eugenia Lambrinidou; Jamila Lamrani; Marta Lança; Marc Lapeyre; Andrej Laposa; Myriam Larbi Daho Bachir; Konstantinos Latoufis; Antonella Lattanzi; Stéphane Le droumaguet; Chiara Lecca; Esther Lemi Petropoulou; Luísa Lente; Chiara Lenzi; Luciano Letteriello; Aldo Lezza; Leonidas Liambeis; Maria Lianou; Arjel Liçi; Tommaso Lisa; Federico Lissoni; Carlos Lobo; Manolo Lochis; Elda Logo; Thomas Lombardi; Sebastiano Longaretti; Fulgencio García López; Emilio López López; Juan López Ramos; Mónica López Torres; Ognjen Lopusina; Ambra Lunardi; Ivan Lupi; Lillian Lykiardopoulou; Stéphane Macedo; Paolo Macina; Luan Macula; Marta Madureira; Ana Madureira; Marta Madureira; Soufiene Mahjoub; Karem Mahrous Mahmoud Abou-Seira; Timur Makarevic; Thekla Malamou; Ernest Malazogu; Claire Manent; Natalija Manojlović; Markella Manoliadi; Matteo Marchesini; Kyriakos Margaritis; Igor Marjanovic; Ana Markić; Rafael Márquez Celdrán; Emilio J. Márquez Rodríguez; Samuele Martelli; Florence Martin; Céline Martinez; Meritxell Martínez Fernandez; Jose Ramón Martínez Verastegui; Rosaria Jara Marzulli; Paolo Mascolini; Francesca Masoli; Antonio Mastellone; Higinio Mateu Ubeda; Christophe Matsaert; Maria Mavromichali; Rami Maymon; Kerri Mehdi; Bencheikh Mehdi; Florent Mehmeti; Elena Mellino; Marta Melucci; Rudina Memaga; Ali Memedov; Redzep Memedov; Gjergji Mero; Dritan Mesareja; Fernando Mesquita; Piero Messina; Nicola Micatrotta; Vincent Migliorisi; Maria Carmela Milano; Tanja Miletic Orucevic; Daniela Milone; Petar Mišković; Vuk Mitevski; Giannis (John) Mitropoulos; Concetta   Modica; El Hassani Mohamed; Hadil Mohamed Aziz Nazmy Salem; Valeria Mohammed Nabil Tawfik Abou-El Kheir; Nuno Moreira; Giorgio Morelli; Linda Morini; Ben Sahli Mourad; Elissavet Mousseti (Tsiaparikou); Jaša Mrevlje; Irvin Muçaj; Mahmoud Muhammad Siyam; André Murraças; Maurizio Muzzi; Mohamed Nabil Abdel Salam; Mayada Nabil Mahmoud Al-Katatney; Serine Nabulsi; Ben Tara Nadim; Ibrahim Najem; Mohammad Najem; Roberto Napoletano; Giovanni Nardacchione; Carlo Natoli; Elvira Navarro Ponferrada; Alba Navas; Samira Negrouche; Stefano Nicosia; Branislav Nikolov; Pece Nikolovski; Silvana Nini; Jaime Cristian Noguera Martín; Niko Novak; Hugo Oliveira; Jean-François Olivier; Nermin Omic; Jonida Onuzi; Jesus Orillán Chaparro; Ilir Osmani; Mohamed Rabah Ould Brahim; Samir Oursana; Emir Ozer; Francesco Pacini; Antonia Pafiliari; Paolo Pannaccio; Sofia Papadopoulou; Mattia Parlangeli; Aida Pašić; AnnaPaola Passarini ; Alessandro Passaro; Valeria Passiatore; Isabel Pastor García-Moreno; Mariangela Pavone; Samo Pecar; Giuseppe Pecorelli; Rodrigo Peixoto; Lea Pelivan; Massimiliano Pelletti; Marina Peloso; Ilirian Pema; Agron Peni; Pedro Penim; Fotini Perdikaki; Alexia Perdikaki; Clemence Perigon; David Perri; Vivi Perysinaki; Emiliano Pes; Laura Petrosino; Philippos Philippou; Anna Photiadou; Francesca Piccolo; José Pinto; Francesca Pinto; Élisabeth Pinto Teixeira; Pedro Pires; Fabio Pironti; Silvia Plavsa; Toma Plejić; Matjaž Plošinjak; Massimo Poli; Andrea Pollice; Pietro Pompei; Carlos Pons Olivares; Maria Grazia Pontorno; Janko Popović; Eric Maj Potočnik; Vincenzo Pugliese; Csaba Pusztai; Suela Qoshja; Marine Quiniou; Mario Qumsieh; Philip Rafael; Davide Ragazzi; Alessandro Ragazzo; Younès Rahmoun; Hana Rajkovic; Jessy Rakotomanga; Edon Ramadani; Semir Ramic; Andrea Raviola; Sebastien Raymondo; Antonio Real Morillo; Haris Rekanović; Valeria Rescio; Suzana Rezende; Miguel Ribeiro; Albano Ricci; Alfonso Pérez Ripoll; Santiago Riscos Núñez; Charlie Rishmawi; Patrick Rizzi; Martin Gomèz Roberto; Laura Rodríguez García; José Javier Rodríguez Sánchez; Dragan Rokvic; Luca Romanelli; Stefania Romano; Daniele Romualdi; Giovanni Rosace; Luisa Rosina; Luis C. Pastor Roskothen; Alberto Rossi; Riccardo Roversi; Riccardo Ruggeri; Valentina Russo; Fabrizio Russo; Ruba Abu Sabha; Asmir Šabić; Oren Sagiv; Ghassan Sahab; Ziad Sahab; Milica Salaski; Liliana Saldanha; Mariella Salierno; Pauliina Salminen; Andrea Salvatori; Stathis Samantas; Khouja Sami; Ignacio San Juan Cañestro; Gonzalo Navarro Sánchez; Marcos R. Pérez-Carro Sánchez; Francesco Sancisi; Hugo Antonio Bernardo Santa Barbara Passarinho; Laura Santamaria; Adrián Santos LLaurado; Mirko Saracino; José Miguel Sardo; Federico Sartori; Miina Savolainen; Oreste Sbarra; Marco Schievenin; Ruti Sela; Boris Semov; Laura Marta Serri; Simone Settimo; Murat Sezer; Massimiliano Sfregola; Siniša Sharairi; Batoul Shimi; Stavrula Siamu; Marta Sicurella; Marie-Celine Siffert; Gonçalo Coelho Silva; Patrícia Silva; Diana Silva; Lorenzo Silvan; Redzinald Simek; Mpho Skeef; Roberto Smedile; Nuno Miguel Sobral; Xavier Bobés Solà; Pablo  Sola González; José Marsilla Soler; Khaled Soubeih; Paolo Spotti; Carolina Spyroy; Guillaume Stagnaro; Christos Stamboulis; Josipa Štefanec; Aggiliki Stelatou; Minja Stjepanović; Marija Stojanovic; Mladen Stropnik; Marko Strpić; Andrea Suglia; Arjan Sukniqi; Haneen Suleiman; Gabriele Surdo; Blerta Syla; Asaf Talmudi; Francesca Tancini; Arma Tanović; Yuri Tartari; Samira Tasso; Francesca Telli; André Teodósio; Endri Teta; Maria Christina Thanasoula; Ilir A. Tolaj; Antonio Torres Avilés; Simone Tosca; Giulio Tosi; Matteo Tosi; Francesco Tosi; Domenico Tosto; Nicolas Tourre; Gilles Toutevoix; Pece Trajkovski; Errica Tramacere; Pasquale Tricoci; Sanja Tropp; Christina Tsobanoglou; Rudi Ulivi; Margarida Vale de Gato; Francesca Valente Longo; Chiara Vallini; Arié Van Egmond; Ferdinando Vaselli; Alberto Vázquez Rico; Alessandra Vecchietti; João Veiga; Fabio Vellucci; Stefano Vicarelli; Délio Vicente; LuisVicente Ramiro; Francisco Vidal; Angela Viola; Mathieu Voirin; Gordana Vrencoska; David Wampach; Sebastien Wierinck; Ramsey Williamson; Rudina Xhaferi; Gjemil Xhini; Zhe Xu; Burcu Yagcioglu; Adnan Yildiz; Anastasios Zafeiriadis; Kamel Zakour; Jose Zalba; Alen Zanjko; Simona Zauli; Erald Zela; Giorgos Ziazaris; Ivana Zidansek; Testen Ziga; Manuela Zinzeri; Sophia Zissi; Lorenzo Zitoli; Khalki Ziyad; Enes Zlatar; Nedim Zlatar; Djamal Zourane; Andrijan Zovko.


BJCEM is supported by:

Logo comune di Torino