Call for applications

Biennale de Gentilly 2019 – contemporary art exhibition.

For its third edition, the Biennale de Gentilly launches a call for applications. The exhibition takes place in a old disused college, on the edge of the south of Paris. The college are anything but a classic place of exhibition: tiled walls, considerable heights under ceiling, classrooms, corridors, stairs, a fallow yard become urban jungle … Pierre Curie College is an amazing place that we leads into the worlds of memory, childhood and creation.

When :

exhibition from March 29 to April 14, 2019 (hanging from March 25)
Opening on March 29, 2019
Call for applications deadline January 9th, 2019 for the web
(a paper portefolio must then be send before January 20th)


Adresse :

Ancient Pierre Curie College, 25, rue Jean Louis, 94250 Gentilly

About us :

Biennale de Gentilly is an exhibition of contemporary art organized by a collective of Gentilly artists, with the support of the city.

You are :

You are artist and you practice: sculpture, land art, installation, painting, drawing, engraving, photograph, video … Any artistic technique is welcome, any format also. No geographical limit, however the transport of the works is at your expense.

The exhibition :

We bring together some thirty artists in the walls and in the courtyard of the old disused college. Each artist has space to show several works, or installations. The court allows to exhibit works in volume. Thirty artists, in all about 500 works constituted the 2017 edition.

Your portfolio :

You have to send us the portfolio (PDF AND paper), between 8 and 12 photos are required, a cv, a presentation text.

Your project :

We strongly suggest you to prepare a project who takes place in the ancient school. The spaces are atypical, interesting, but without picture rails. We are trying to load on the site all the photos we have, the visit is just virtual, but gives you a good overview.

It is advisable for artists to invest the place in respect for its specificity, by creating an original project that can fit into the context of this beautiful 1930s school wasteland. We ask the artists to install themselves their work.

Deadlines :

On the website on 09/01/2019 at midnight, followed by a filing of paper portfolio no later than 20/01/2019.
We insist on the need of two versions – paper and PDF.

the adress to send your paper version :

Service Culturel de Gentilly
58/60 av Raspail
94250 Gentilly

The jury :

The jury is composed of five professionals from the art world. The selection is based on the of quality of work and on the originality of the artists’ approach. Whether they are figurative or abstract, whether photographers, painters, sculptors, engravers, draughtsmen, videographers … etc. their experience must show a living, researching and innovative work.

Awards :

The Public, the Young Public Award and Jury Award goes to three artists at the end of the exhibition.

More informations :

Please take look at the photos of the Collège, the hanging and installations in 2015 and 2017 on the website

Artistic friendships,
The Biennale team