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27th IPB

Both competitions are open to everyone. The Main Competition does not have a theme. Therefore, it is a cross-section of the world’s cultural diversity and current affairs from various areas. The issue that is the focus of the Thematic Competition is “The Changing World and Health”. Changes are taking place in the society, culture, politics and economy. We live in a risk society. Globalisation and localness collide and mediate. Contrasts catch the eye. We constantly draw from nature and transform it – more and more often in a conflicting and destructive manner. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation announced the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The world is still struggling, although vaccinations are in progress. But health issues in the modern world are innumerable! We can learn more from poster artists!

In 2020, several interesting side events took place as part of the 27th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. They were the lead-in to what is about to happen during the key event taking place between: 12 June–28 August 2021. Most importantly, we have organised the International Poster Competition for art students under the honorary patronage of the Polish National Commission for UNESCO, concluded with an open-air (a must during the pandemic!) exhibition in the Koneser Praga Centre.

International Jury of the 27th International Poster Biennale

  • Jonathan Barnbrook, GRAPHIC DESIGNER (United Kingdom)
  • Justyna Czerniakowska, GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Poland)
  • Mariusz Knorowski, ART CRITIC AND HISTORIAN (Poland)
  • Ralph Schraivogel, GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Switzerland)
  • Ahn Sang-soo, GRAPHIC DESIGNER (South Korea)

Main Competition

Laureates of the Main Competition of the 27th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw:

I Ryszard Kajzer, Poland, „Witold Gombrowicz Literary Prize”, GOLD MEDAL
II Alain le Quernec, France, „Hope”, SILVER MEDAL
III 2xGoldstein, Germany, „Literature in the Blue Salon (3 Readings)”, BRONZE MEDAL

Honourable mentions in the Main Competition of the 27th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw:

Jianping He, Germany, „Li Bin Yuan Solo Exhibition”
Uwe Loesch, Germany, „Who the fuck was that?”
Jisuke Matsuda, Japan, „A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Sara Samman, Bulgaria, „Zooprison”
Martin Woodtli, Switzerland, „VideoEx 2019”

Thematic Competition

Laureates of the Thematic Competition of the 27th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw:

I Jakub Jezierski, Poland, „I am Fed Up With Interesting Times”, GOLD MEDAL
II Julia Wakuła, Poland, „Holidays 2040”, SILVER MEDAL
III Christian Chladny, Germany, „Ambivalent Times”, BRONZE MEDAL

Chao Zhao, China, „Invisible”
Stanisław Gajewski, Poland, „Keep The Distance”