Digital Catalogue of Festivals


Biennale of the Visual Arts AUGUST IN THE ARTS

Activity Cancelled
Founded 2000
Location Varna
First edition in Varna 2000
Last edition in Varna 2014
Frequency of occurrence biennale
Month August
Usual duration 21-30 days
Type visual arts
Regulations representative
Audience specialized
Content experimental
Range international
Organizer a non-profit organization
Type of participants professionals
Places prevailingly indoors
Access free of charge

The Festival is a joint initiative of the art specialist Rumen Serafimov and municipal and private museums and galleries in Varna. In 2002 its periodicity was established to be every other year. According to the organizers the aims of the Festival were to present the contemporary situation of the arts since the beginning of the 21st century.


In 2007 the Foundation “August in the Arts” was founded, which engaged in the organization of the event. The conception of each edition was assigned to a different curator and was subjected to a definite theme. 


It was held in the halls of the Archeological Museum, the City Art Gallery “Boris Georgiev”, the House-museum “Georgi Velchev” and in the most of the private galleries in Varna.

Editions in Varna 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014