Fresh Winds – International Art Biennale in Iceland
40 artists during four weeks creating artworks in Suðurnesjabær, celebrating all art forms.
The concept of the festival is to receive all types of individually working artists from all disciplines, whether famous and experienced or young promising beginners, to stay in one place and to work with total artistic freedom and expression.
The International Art Biennale Fresh Winds was founded 2010 and will be held for the sixth time December 2019 - January 2020 in Iceland. Fresh Winds in Suðurnesjabær is a unique event in the country: dozens of artists from about 20 nationalities and various art forms, from all age range and equality in gender are invited to Gardur, Suðurnesjabær, residence to be directly inspired by nature, the region and its people and leave their marks under the shaped creations. The result of the four weeks of work are then visible in the form of exhibitions, installations, concerts, performances, inside and outside at Suðurnesjabær. At the end of the festival artists donate their artworks to the community which is creating its first art collection. Each year this collection grows and it is already substantial in Suðurnesjabær. As a part of the collection the festival has created a sculpture garden designed by a landscape architect. At the end of each festival the exhibitions stay open for public for about six months, all events and exhibitions are free of cost to public.
The protecteur of the festival is the first lady of Iceland Eliza Reid.