The 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is the second of a three part program which started in 2011 and is funded under the Operational Program Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and Greece. The organization is run by the State Museum of Contemporary Art, realized with the participation of the “5 Museums’ Movement of Thessaloniki”, supported by the Municipality of Thessaloniki and with the collaboration of many local institutions.

The organization aspires to be a dynamic meeting between the artists and the public that will give the latter the opportunity to discover the modern, complex artistic reality of the Mediterranean and the rest of the world. More than 220 artists from around the world present their works of art at the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. Museums, monuments, galleries and other cultural venues in Thessaloniki will open their doors –with free entrance for the audience– presenting exhibitions, installations, performances, workshops, symposiums, educational programs, screenings and interventions in public space.

Director of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and responsible for the overall planning is Katerina Koskina, President of the Board of Trustees of the SMCA, Art Historian & Curator. Chief Curator of the Central Exhibition “Everywhere But now” is Adelina von Fürstenberg, Independent Curator and Film Producer, Director of the NGO ART for The World. All SMCA curators, staff and many volunteers are committed on this project as well.

The Mediterranean as a field of study for modern cultural and social reality is this year’s theme of the program “Old Intersections–Make it New” that runs from 2011 to 2015.