GALLERY VALO ARKTIKUM, ROVANIEMI (FI)
In the year of 2013 the Luleå Art Biennial expands to X-Border Art Biennial. As the only art biennial in the world the X-Border Art Biennial will be arranged in three different countries, using exhibition spaces in Lulea, Sweden; Rovaniemi, Finland and Severomorsk, Russia. The X-Border Art Biennial is a cooperation between University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland; The center of socio-cultural technologies of the closed administrative territorial formation of the town of Severomorsk, Russia and Luleå Art Biennial / Kilen Art Group, Luleå, Sweden. We want to let the world’s artists explore and illuminate the issues of borders, identity, cultural diversity and knowledge in an era of globalization.
Initiator and project manager for the X-Border Art Biennial is the Luleå Art Biennial, Scandinavia’s oldest and the world’s northernmost International Art Biennial, a meeting place and a laboratory for contemporary art. For 21 years, more than 700 artists from all around the world have had the opportunity to realize their ideas in Lulea. X-Border Art Biennale continues the Luleå biennials quest to develop a platform for international contemporary art, with its goal of creating a major international art center in northern Europe.