Biennal of illustrations Bratislava

from 8. 9. 2017 to 29. 10. 2017


The international display of originals of children's book illustrations, the BienNIAL OF ILLUSTRATIONS Bratislava is the most important event organized by BIBIANA, the International House of Art for Children. The event is held under the auspices of UNESCO and the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) and it is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic with BIBIANA as the organizer in chief. BIB is held every odd year in fall, September and October, in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. BIB is the most important world event for the art of children's illustration. Every two years "the best of illustration" meets in Bratislava.

The opening ceremony for the 26th edition of the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2017 will take place in the historical building of the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava on 8 September 2017. The venue of the BIB competition and other representative exhibitions for the first time ever will be the Slovak National Museum, Vajanského nábrežie No. 2. Hotel TATRA will host the International Press Conference on BIB 2015 on 8 September and the BIB International Symposium on 9-10 September 2017. The design of the premises for BIB 2017 was made by D&D Studio.

The biennial, alongside the exhibitions in the House of Art also organizes accompanying exhibitions in international cultural institutes as well as in several Bratislava galleries. BIBIANA, the International House of Culture for Children, will house an exhibition of works by a young Slovak illustrator, Veronika Klímová, who won the Mayor of the Capital City Bratislava Award at BIB 2015. We also are preparing the exhibition Migrations in cooperation with University of Worcester (United Kingdom).

More information: 26TH BIB