19.06. – 6.10.2013, Luleå / SE • Rovaniemi / FI • Severomorsk / RU

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 Municipal formation 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.

Severomorsk is now a closed town, which only allows its 50 000 inhabitants to cross the city boundary. In 1993 it was for the first time possible to see Severomorsk on the official map. We are in a time when boundaries have new meanings. How does it affect us? Where are we headed?

Under the thematic umbrella Crossing the border, X-Border Art Biennial 2013 has reseived more than 500 proposals from all over the world.

Curators: Anatoly Sergienko, Dragana Vujanovic, Ivan Voron, Pilvi Keto, Tom Engblom, Christina Sikström, Esa Meltaus, Svetlana Pavlova and Dan Lestander

Exhibition setup & Vernissage


Virtual tour

Participating Artists

in Luleå:

Anders Sunna, Sweden

Ann Böttcher, Sweden

Arvid Hägg, Sweden

Barthelemy Toguo, Cameroon

Cristine Candolin, Finland

Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Germany (Romania)

J.Tobias Anderson, Sweden

Kaija Kiuro, Finland

Karin Aurora Lindell, Norway (Sweden)

Maria-Alina Staicu, Romania

Marion Denis, Germany

Minna Rainio, Mark Roberts, Finland

Nina Kurtela, Germany (Croatia)

Runo Lagomarsino, Sao Paulo (Sweden)

Steffen Köhn, Germany

Steffi Klenz, Germany

Youssef Tabti, Germany

in allen drei Städten:

Carolina Falkholt, Sweden

Lise Bjorne Linnert, Norway

in Rovaniemi:

Brian Flynn, Canada

Carolina Falkholt, Sweden

Claudia Chaseling, Germany

Erika Kassnel-Henneberg, Germany (Romania)

José Luis Torres, Canada

Jouko Alapartanen, Finnland

Lise Bjørne Linnert, Norway

Miri Nishiri, Israel

Olga Chagaotdinova, Canada

Olga Prokhorova, Finland (Russia)

Ragnhild May, Dänemark

Strijdom van der Merwe, South Africa (Netherlands)

Tokio Maruyama, Japan

Ulrica Beritsdotter, Sweden

Vera Arjoma, Finland

in Severomorsk:

Alain Martin, Canada

Kerstin Hamilton, Sweden

Mariva Zacharof, Greece

Nina Maria Keivan, Denmark

Patrik Qvist, Sweden

im Web:

Antti Tentez, Finland

David Molander, Sweden