The Tangible Image Biennale is organized by the association of the same name, domiciled at 9 rue des Deux Gares 75010 Paris.
The Biennial of Tangible Image proposes to present in various exhibition venues of the 20e arrondissement of Paris a selection of works that tend to emancipate themselves from a classic approach of the photographic medium. The festival dates are between the November 1er and the 20 December 2020.
In parallel with a flagship exhibition organized under the artistic direction of the organizers, a series of exhibitions will be organized in partner venues. A call for competition is launched to artists to participate in the Biennale and exhibit in satellite spaces selected by the organization. A jury of personalities from the world of art and photography will be responsible for examining applications. This jury is independent of the organization and its decisions are sovereign.
A public award with the laureates will be set up on Instagram in October 2020.
Proposals must necessarily address new uses, languages and photographic practices. Capture techniques other than photographic cameras are accepted. Mixed techniques are accepted, on the sole condition that the works are part of an approach related to photography. Printing on materials other than paper is accepted, as well as projects broadcast on screen or projected video.
Applications must be submitted exclusively via the online participation form on the website www.bit20.paris. They will consist of a series of maximum 1 to 6 visuals and project description.
Must include the title of the series, a presentation text in French or English, a cv / biography and full contact information of the candidate.
The participation in the contest implies that each artist has the rights and authorizations necessary for the diffusion of his works. Otherwise, the responsibility of the Tangible Image Biennial can not be engaged.
The contest is open to all and without any limitation. Submitted images must necessarily reveal new uses, languages and photographic practices. The theme is free.
The registration opening date is scheduled for the 15 March 2018, and the closing of the call the 5 June 2018 at midnight. The results will be announced at the beginning of September 2018 on the site of the Biennial. The selected candidates will be contacted individually.
The candidates will pay a participation fee of twenty euros, paid to the association Biennale Image Tangible, to cover the costs of managing the files. The payment will only be made via PayPal on the dedicated registration page on the site.
The organization is responsible for making the partner exhibition venues available in the 20è arrondissement of Paris. She is alone in charge of the allocation of spaces for each artist in association with the partner places. For this reason and in consultation with the latter, it is likely to adapt the number of works according to the chosen location.
The works are likely to be put on sale and the places, in particular the partner galleries, are free to apply or not a commission of sale provided to have agreed the rate with the selected artists, a contract will be signed in this meaning between the artist and the place of exhibition. The organization will facilitate discussions but will not be part of the contract. The organization does not take any commission on any sales, and its responsibility can not be engaged in case of litigation.
The organization promotes the event by press, web or any other means of dissemination. The selected participants authorize the association to use the visuals of their works free of charge for BIT20's communication and promotional purposes as well as for organizing the public's prize on Instagram. They therefore authorize the free distribution on all web media, press, publishing, catalog and display for the duration of the event and its promotion as well as that of the second edition. And permanently on the site of the organization for archiving purposes. Candidates retain full ownership of all other rights.
A catalog of all selected artists will be published, each laureate will receive three copies.
The laureates will be informed of the jury's decisions by email.
All selected participants will benefit from a permanent gallery of their works on the site www.bit20.paris.
All selected entrants will be paid under copyright.
The laureates take care of the transport of their works to Paris. The delivery address will be specified in
time and time. The organization takes care of the transportation from this place to the assigned places of exhibition
and the insurance of the works for the time of the exhibition. It does not support the production costs of the
A jury composed of professionals of the image and photography will meet during the month of June 2018 to designate the participants in the biennale.
The candidates who fulfill the conditions of participation will be presented to the jury members who will elect without appeal, 30 artists who will participate in the Biennale and will be exposed in the different partner places and on the different communication media.
An audience award on Instagram will be organized ahead of the exhibitions and will designate a winner among the participants. The prize will be equipped with photographic equipment, a production or services offered by the sponsors and partners of the event.
To enter the competition, candidates must provide certain information about them.
Except in case of cancellation, this information will be saved and will be the subject of an automated processing in accordance with the law 78-17 6 January 1978 modified "computer and freedoms".
Under this law, participants have a right to access, modify, rectify and delete data concerning them for a legitimate reason and by justifying their identity.
They can exercise this right by contacting the organizer by email at:
The organization reserves the right to suspend, postpone or cancel the contest without notice in case of force majeure or any other event rendering its organization impossible. The sums collected as a contribution to costs remain acquired for the benefit of the association Biennale de l'Image Tangible.
The author confirms that he / she has read the entire rules and accepts them and agrees to respect them. Participation in the contest implies full acceptance of the rules. Unplanned cases are the sole responsibility of the organizers.
Any complaint must be formulated by contacting the team of the Biennial at the email address: email@example.com