International Competition...

The Sea Art Festival in Busan has established a unique exhibition style though a blend of the natural environment, the sea, and hightech contemporary art. It began with the affection and devotion of local artists in 1987, marking its 26th anniversary this year and becoming an event which represents the living history of art of Busan. The Sea Art Festival, which has been integrated with main exhibition along with the birth of the Busan Biennale, has been held in odd-numbered years since 2011(an off-year for the Busan Biennale), becoming a new cultural independent brand representing the city of Busan.

The Sea Art Festival 2013 will be held at Songdo Beach with the theme of ‘With Songdo : Remembrance·Marks·People’. In 1913, it opened as the first public beach in Korea. Songdo Beach, which was called East Napoli in Asia during the Japanese colonial era, marks its 100th anniversary this year, with attempts to recover its old reputation through various renovations and maintenance projects. With this in mind, we wish that as many artists, domestic and international, will apply to participate in this International Competition for the Sea Art Festival 2013, which will be held at Songdo Beach.


nCompetition Outline

¨  Period : Apr. 15 to May. 20, 2013

¨  Art Works : 20 works(on- and off-shore installations)

¨  Qualification : Anyone can participate regardless of nationality.

¨  Genre : An individual artist(or group) can submit one work of any genre in

contemporary art.

* In case of a group entry, not more than 10

* Minimum 5m at each side and limited to installation artwork

* Undergraduate students can submit collaborative works only with the recommendation of their professors

nApplication Information

¨  First-round review : Documents

Ø  Documents required

- Application form 1 copy (prescribed form)

- Model drawing (A3 paper 1 and CD 1)

* Model drawing contains a front view, a side view by computer graphic work through A3 paper and CD(JPEG file, over 300dpi)

* Submitted documents will not be returned.

* Application from can be downloaded at the Busan Biennale homepage (

Ø  Document submission

- Submission period : May. 13 to 20, 2013, by 18:00 

- Submission location : Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

- Submission method : Post, Email, Visiting

* Submissions arriving after the deadline will not be considered for judging.

(Note : submissions will not be accepted on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.)

- Announcement of results : May. 23, 2013, Busan Biennale homepage


¨  Second-round review : Models submission

- Qualification : Winners of the first-round contest

- Submission period : Jun. 17 to 21, 2013, by 18:00

- Submission method : by post

- Submission location : Busan Biennale Organizing Committee

- Model size : 1.2m(width)×1.2m(length)×2m(height)

(including the size of the pedestals)

- Announcement of results : Jun. 26, 2013, Busan Biennale homepage

- Return of the model : Jun, 27 to 28, 2013, 13:00-18:00

* All expenses of transportation is on applicant

 * If contestants have not claimed their work after the pickup date, the work will be disposed of at the organizers discretion, 7days after the pickup date.