More Artists than Ever before Have Applied for This Year’s G8 Call for Submissions

The submission phase of the 8th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland has concluded. This year, the highest number of artists ever applied to our call for submissions since the event’s establishment 14 years ago. Over the nine-week application period, 926 artists from 68 countries around the world submitted a total of 2046 artworks. We can say that the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland is a professionally recognized competition worldwide, and the intention to participate holds prestigious value among artists. 

Based on the high professional quality of the large number of submitted artworks, the jury has selected 350 artworks for inclusion in the core collection of the biennial. These will be made available online on the biennial’s website and projected electronically on screens at the biennial’s exhibitions.  

Considering the capacity of exhibition spaces and the extent of the catalog, the seven-member international jury has prioritized the composition of the biennial’s material as follows: out of the 350 selected artworks, the first 250 will be included in the biennial’s catalog and will also feature in the exhibitions. 

The submission deadline for the 8th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland closed at midnight on March 30th, followed by the first stage of judging which took place from April 8th to April 14th.

The G8 jury consists of internationally recognized representatives of the profession: Ciprian N. Isac, graphic designer of “Atelierul de Grafică” in Bucharest, curator of Bucharest Graphic Days; Prof. Dr. István Erőss, rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts; Dr. Imre Tolnay, DLA, visual artist, university professor – teacher at the Széchenyi István University in Győr; Dr. Gábor Gyenes, visual artist, university lecturer – professor at the Graphics Department of the University of Fine Arts in Bratislava; Dr. Beáta Bordás, art historian, director of the Transylvanian Art Center in Sfântu Gheorghe; Norbert Filep, visual artist; and Apor S. Ferencz, visual artist, curator of the biennial.

We will soon publish the list of selected works on the biennial’s website. 


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