London Art Biennale 2021


Artistic Excellence from over 40 nations

London Art Biennale

London is the global art capital and the London Art Biennale is where the art of the world is given a platform. Artists from all traditions and lines of thought, emerging and established, are presented in celebration of contemporary art


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Art selected on the basis of talent, creativity and quality

The selection process for the London Art Biennale begins approximately an entire year before the show. The artists and artworks are gradually narrowed down in order to offer our visitors a stimulating, sophisticated and highly diverse selection of artworks. For information about the selection process and how to apply please click below:


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Curated by international Museum and gallery professionals

The Biennale takes place on the King’s Road, Chelsea, where artists such as Augustus John and Alma Tadema established what is known as the true artistic centre of London.


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Awards & Prizes

Artists in the Biennale will be chosen for awards that range from £5,000 GBP for the overall first prize winner of the Biennale followed by prizes in the categories of painting, sculpture, works of paper and applied arts


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The Chelsea Old Town Hall was designed by John Brydon in 1885, an architect who was commissioned to realise very important projects including the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Memorial Hospital, the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and the Government Offices, Great George Street, London.


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Official Inauguration

The Official inauguration of the London Art Biennale 2021 will take place on Wednesday 30th June 2021 and is strictly by invitation only. The London Art Biennale is free and open to the public on all other days


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Visit the Biennale

General admission to the London Art Biennale is open to the public and free from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th July


Lady Sophie Windsor speaks at the London Art Biennale 2019

Lady Sophie Windsor speaks at the Biennale 2019

The London Art Biennale 2019 was honoured by Lady Sophie Windsor who graciously inaugurated the exhibition and opened the vernissage. Lady Sophie, formally Lady Frederick Windsor, is a person of exceptional creativity, talent and artistic sensitivity who is the perfect ambassador of the Biennale; a celebration of contemporary art

Fabio Capello, football legend and former England National team manager, with Biennale curator Peter Gagliardi

Fabio Capello, football legend and former England National team manager, with Biennale curator Peter Gagliardi

Nicholas Bonham, dynasty family of auctioneers, and Robert Gagliardi during a London Art Biennale Charity Auction

Nicholas Bonham, dynasty family of auctioneers, and Robert Gagliardi during a London Art Biennale Charity Auction


Councillor Will Pascall, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the Biennale 2019 with Biennale artist Kirsten Hoest

Councillor Will Pascall, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the Biennale 2019 with Biennale artist Kirsten Hoest

Councillor Elizabeth Rutherford, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the London Art Biennale in 2017

Councillor Elizabeth Rutherford, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the London Art Biennale in 2017

Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the London Art Biennale 2015

Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the Biennale 2015

Councillor Christopher Buckmaster, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the London Art Biennale 2013

Councillor Christopher Buckmaster, Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea at the Biennale 2013