Aveiro Museums 28 October 2023 to 28 January 2024

The member of Art Gaucín, Juan Antonio Sangil is exhibiting at the XIVI International Biennial of Aveiro.

Aveiro occupies a privileged place in the centenary depth of ceramic creation and production, being synonymous of an identity assumed as a factor of innovation and economic, social and cultural development of the City, the Municipality and the Region.

Celebrating and projecting artistic ceramics as a distinct and distinctive art, and seeking its creative dynamics towards the future, the International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics of Aveiro was created in 1989, which this year celebrates its 16th edition. It is more than three decades of constant commitment that, from 2017, acquired a unique brilliance, the result of the commitment and investment made by the City Council of Aveiro, on the path of affirmation and consolidation on a global scale.

This edition of the Biennial has the largest participation in its history, with 565 artists and 915 works in competition. 62 nationalities from the five continents are present, combining and showing, from Aveiro to the world, different geographies, conceptual lines, techniques and methodologies of artistic work with ceramic body.

Congratulations to all those who made the success of yet another edition possible, especially to the Jury, who took the arduous decision to choose for exhibition only 9% of the works that reached us, the national and international Artistic Community, and to the Great Team of the Aveiro City Council for the intensity of work and dedication in this project that will allow us to have, in the near future, a museum space of Contemporary Art dedicated exclusively to Artistic Ceramics, designed by the architect João Mendes Ribeiro, which we present publicly in this Biennial 2023.