The Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale will establish a spiritual space celebrating creativity. It will create a stimulating  modern environment, in which different works of art by artists from diverse cultural backgrounds are displayed together under one theme. The theme for 2015 is 'Christianity, Spirituality and the Other', 'The Other' standing for faith and non-faith, belief and non-belief, theist and atheist, agnostic and polytheist. The 2015 edition of the Mdina Biennale will be held between 13 November 2015 and 7 January 2016.

The Mdina Biennale traces its roots back to the previous Christian and Sacred Art Biennale of the 1990s, but the forthcoming 2015 event will radically widen the creative spectrum. The idea that all art isspiritual remains the central concept. This thematic approach is profoundly important for a complete appreciation and understanding of the event. It plays a central role in the Artistic Director's concept, and his desire to stablish the Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale as a spiritual space of and for creativity.

Terms and Conditions

The following are conditions and regulations which may be further updated and qualified during the coming months. Any changes and updates are under the sole and exclusive discretion of the Artistic Director.

1. A non-refundable registration fee of 30 euros is to be paid by participants on registration

2. Registration deadline: 30 May 2015

3. Images of Works/Projects for publication purposes are to be submitted by: 15 September 2015

All submitted images must fulfill the following specifications:

a. All images must be sent in high resolution (minimum size of 1MB)

b. All images must be captioned according to the following module: Name and surname of artist, Title of work, Materials, Dimensions (length x width), Date

4. An explanatory text of the artwork of maximum 250 words and a biographical text of 100 words must be submitted by: 15 September 2015


5. Deadline for the delivery of works of art: 15 October 2015

6. Deadline for installation: 5 November 2015

7. Artworks are to be addressed to:

Dr Rev Edgar Vella
Mdina Cathedral Museum,
Archbishop Square

8. Any artists who are seeking individual sponsorship must contact PR Manager Ingrid Zerafa to discuss the level of exposure permitted on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No individual agreements may be entered into without the permission of the Artistic Director of the Mdina Biennale. 

All artists must keep to the above deadlines and conditions, if they wish to participate. These deadlines can be changed during the whole process of preparation. The choice of artists and works of art is at the complete discretion of the Artistic Director. This also includes the choice of venues and the allocation of space.
All expenses related to transport, insurance, maintenance, protection, security, lay-out, presentation, installation, dismantling are to be borne by the participant.

All registered artists must comply with the following:

Declaration by Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci (ID:14856M) for and on behalf of Mdina Cathedral Commission (MCC).

Dr Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci and the MCC shall not in any way be responsible for the whole process of exhibiting or performance of any works or activity. The said process, in virtue of which responsibility is being excluded, shall include, but shall not be limited to, the transport to and fro, the carriage, the packing and unpacking, the storage, the installation, the dismantling, the insurance, travelling and accommodation arrangements, procedures concerning permits from authorities, as well as any other matter not constituting the actual exhibiting or performance of the artistic work or activity.


Registration fees are to be paid into the Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale APS Bank Account:

APS Bank
Mdina Cathedral Museum - Biennale
Account number: 2000151288-6
IBAN: MT73APSB77024000440120001512886

APS Bank address:

APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara, BKR4012

All these conditions can be discussed if necessary with participants.

For further clarification do not hesitate to contact Dr. Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or on Skype (giuseppe.schembri.bonaci).

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