15 May 2021

Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale - School of Waters

Biennale del Mediterraneo from 15 May to 31 October 2021

The Republic of San Marino hosts School of Waters - Mediterranea 19, the Biennale of Young European and Mediterranean Artists.

The international travelling event, which began in 1985 in Barcelona and during eighteen editions has been welcomed by capitals and important European cities, brings the Republic of San Marino back to the centre of the cultural scene, after more than 50 years from the last editions of the International Art Bienniale held in San Marino between 1956 and 1967.

The Biennale will present works, site specific installations, films, videos and performances by over 70 artists selected from the Mediterranean area, including 9 from San Marino and will be developed in different spaces in the old town centre of San Marino, including the National Gallery, the First Tower, the Cisterns of Public Palace, (also known as Cisterne del Pianello - a large medieval space located under the pavement of Piazza della Libertà) and the Ancient Monastery of Santa Chiara, current seat of the University of San Marino.

The opening will take place on Friday 14 May 2021, followed by a programme of initiatives that will develop in the following week including talks, performances and live streaming screenings. A second event, with a focus on the performing arts, is scheduled for next July.

The Artists of Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale "School of Waters" Republic of San Marino: Noor Abed (Palestine), Adrian Abela (Malta), Noor Abuarafeh (Egypt), ALTALENA (Italy), Marco Antelmi (Italy), Panos Aprahamian (Lebanon), Bora Baboci (Albania), Riccardo Badano & Hannah Rullman (Italy), Hanan Benammar (Norway/Algeria), Yesmine Benkhelil (Tunisia), Maeve Brennan (UK), Johanna Bruckner (Austria), Dante Buu (Montenegro), Madison Bycroft (France), Annalisa Cannito (Italy) in cooperation with Wendimagegn Belete (Ethiopia, Norway), Valerio Conti (San Marino), Selin Davasse (Turkey), Binta Diaw (Italy), Adji Dieye (Italy), Enar de Dios Rodríguez (Austria), Caterina De Nicola (Italy), Marianne Fahmy (Egypt), Alessandra Ferrini (Italy), Enrico Floriddia (Italy), Victor Fotso Nyie (Italy), Haris Giannouras (Greece), Marco Giordano (Italy), Adrijana Gvozdenović (Montenegro), Bianca Hisse (Norway), Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox (Jordan), KABUL MAGAZINE (Italy), Valentina Karga (Greece), Dalia Khalife (Lebanon), Ru Kim (France), Gašper Kunšič (Slovenia), Sotiris Tsiganos & Ionian Bisai (Greece), Vesna Liponik (Slovenia), DDC – Design di Comunità (University of San Marino), Filippo Marzocchi (Italy), Corinne Mazzoli (Italy), Dina Mimi (Palestine), Tawfik Naas (UK), Eleni Odysseos (Cyprus), Francis Offman (Italy), Mila Panić (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Eva Papamargariti (Greece), GianMarco Porru (Italy), Gabriele Rendina Cattani (Italy), Jacopo Rinaldi (Italy), Virginia Russolo (Italy), Pablo Sandoval (Spain), Michele Seffino (Italy), Selma Selman (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Vanja Smiljanić (Serbia), Alcaeus Spyrou (Albania), Chara Stergiou (Greece), Valinia Svoronou (Greece), Theo Triantafyllidis (Greece), Endi Tupja (Albania), Sophie Utikal (Austria), Marina Xenofontos (Cyprus).

Mediterranea 19 is organized and promoted by BJCEM (Biennale des jeunes Créateurs de l'Europe et de la Méditrranée), in collaboration with the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of San Marino, the Cultural Institutes and the University of the Republic of San Marino


15 May 2021 - 31 October 2021
Opening 14 May 2021 at 17.00

National Gallery, Logge dei Volontari
First Tower; Salita alla Rocca
Cisterne del Pianello, Piazza della Libertà
Antico Monastero Santa Chiara, Contrada Omerelli

Price: free event
BJCEM, Ministry for Culture of the Republic of San Marino, Cultural Institutes, University of San Marino
booking not required


Logge dei Volontari
Salita alla Rocca
Piazza della Libertà
Contrada Omerelli
47890, San Marino