About

The International Student Biennial, created at the Academy of Arts in Osijek, was conceived as a form of creative extension of study programs. As an entity that transcends the university and its programs, it retains the right to present the creative work of all students. It aims to encourage student activities based on trust in the necessity of the creative act, without the need, or compulsion, to see such an act only in the context of art professions, but also through natural , technical, social science and humanistic methodologies. The International Student Biennial offers a new structure, a new concept, a changed paradigm, and a field in which the vitality and passionate commitment of student potential can be mobilized. The task is to realize the eternal, though constantly emerging situation of limitless and unpredictable possibilities, so that it may awaken creative forces in the student spirit. The theme of each coming biennial provokes a situation that can be used to learn and develop the existing university system. It urges us to pass on to the furthest reach of the human spirit. The International Student Biennial functions as a perpetuum mobile in which each area of student interest influences another. The given theme becomes the vehicle for a situation, guiding the student to solutions, and toward the inevitable creation of new possibilities as paradigms change in perpetual renewal.