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 a category that overarches the university and its programs, it retains the right to present the creative work of all students, and aims to encourage student activities based on trust in the necessity of the creative act, without the need, or even a possibility, to see it only in the context of art professions, but bringing natural, technical, social sciences and the humanities into the picture. The International Student Biennial offers a new structure, a new concept, a changed paradigm, and a field in which the living, burning, organic mass of student potential can be mobilized. The task is to digest the eternal, but 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 to keep upgrading the existing university system, which urges us to pass on 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 student solutions toward inevitable creation of new, ever-changing paradigms.