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2022 Bermuda Biennial

Applications Open Online

2022 Bermuda Biennial

We are now accepting submissions for the 2022 Bermuda Biennial. We have set up an online portal where you can download the entry guidelines and submit your application.

This year we are introducing a $20 reduced application fee for students (under 25 with a valid student ID). The application fee for adults remains $40. This covers our administration costs. 

The deadline for application is Saturday, January 15. Applications are open to all Bermudians over the age of 18, living on island or overseas, and to foreign nationals who have been resident in Bermuda for at least 6 months over the past 2 years.

The Bermuda Biennial provides a critical platform for local artists to engage in an internationally juried process, which strives to represent the excellence of Bermuda’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition, which has been generously sponsored by Bacardi Limited since 1998, will open in June and will run through to the end of the year.

The theme for 2022, A New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future., speaks to the seismic societal shifts that have taken place since the last Bermuda Biennial. 2022 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Bermuda National Gallery and with it a celebration of 30 years of contemporary Bermuda art.

In recognition of this, we are opening applications to include poetry for the first time, along with an emphasis on proposals for public artworks to be exhibited, submissions dependent, across the City of Hamilton.

As we approach our anniversary year in reflection upon our past, our present and our future, we turn it over to you, our artists, to write a new vocabulary.

Click here to apply for the 2022 Bermuda Biennial.

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2022 Bermuda Biennial

2022 Bermuda Biennial

Theme Announced

Next year is an important year for the Bermuda National Gallery. 2022 marks thirty years since the opening of the gallery and forty years since its genesis, the Bermuda Fine Arts Act, was passed in parliament. It also sees the opening of the 15th Bermuda Biennial – a critical platform for our island’s living artists – and, with it, a celebration of thirty years of contemporary Bermuda art. 

Generously sponsored by Bacardi Limited since its inception, the Bermuda Biennial provides a uniquecultural cornerstone for our contemporary artists and shines an international spotlight on our people, our places, our stories and our future.

We are excited to announce the theme for 2022, which we encourage artists to start thinking about: A New Vocabulary: Past. Present. Future.  Applications are due in January and details on how to submit will be shared shortly. 

In celebration of our anniversary, we are this year opening applications up to include prose and poetry and encourage proposals for public artworks

As we take stock of the seismic societal shifts that have taken place since the last Bermuda Biennial and approach our 30th year in reflection upon the Bermuda National Gallery’s past, present and future, we turn it over to you, our artists, to write a new vocabulary. 

2022 Bermuda Biennial