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GICB 2019 

The Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF) is pleased to announce it will be hosting the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019 (GICB2019) Korea at three venues: Icheon, Yeoju and Gwangju in Gyeonggi-do. This will be happening from August 2, 2019 to November 10, 2019.

Calling for artists to participate in the International Competition 2019!

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019 in Korea

The Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB), which celebrates its tenth edition in 2019, is expected to undergo significant changes, especially in regard to its “international competition”.

The upcoming edition of the Biennale will present diverse programs such as the academic symposium and workshop in a comprehensive, multi-tiered format within the framework of the international competition, as opposed to the past in which the biennale hosted programs individually.

The GICB International Competition 2019 – as an exhibition showcasing the present and trends of global ceramics and acting as a gateway for newly emerging artists to acquire a presence in the global art scene – will offer diversified support programs that will help artists expand their worldview.


7 Major Changes Ahead for Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019!

Major changes ahead for International competition 2019 include:

-The artists offered individual exhibition space.

-Round-trip shipping fees for the selected artist covered by GICB

-All selected artist invited to GICB

Read more about the other changes at the GIBC website.


Artists from all parts of the world are welcome to submit works, both artistic and practical, made from clay (ceramics) or made with the theme of clay (ceramics).

There is no entry fee.

Total Cash Prize

KRW 100,000,000 (93,222.00USD) for seven (7) main nominees

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of KRW 50,000,000(≒46,620.00USD) and will be invited to solo exhibition during the GICB2021.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online between October 1 and October 31, 2018 through the GICB website.

Exhibition Period

August 2- November 10, 2019 (*Tentative dates)

For more information on the Biennale, competition and submissions, send an email to or call +82 (0)31 631 1650



To read more about the GICB2019, visit