about id.new talents


id.new talents is set up to promote, connect and foster the visibility of institutions supporting young artists on a worldwide level – and thereby to promote new talents of arts.

id.new talents links and presents the institutions and initiatives dedicated to the advancement of young artists. It is a day, a growing network and a platform for institutions supporting new talents of art. www.id-newtalents.com is a platform created for museums, collections, foundations, exhibition and project spaces which offer valuable support and presentation potential for young artists who have just finished their studies.

In the same time, the platform is a growing database of new talents and their supporters. Participating institutions receive the opportunity to introduce themselves, their exhibition program on May 21 as well as a new talent on a personal page. The id.new talents initiative is set up to establish itself every year on May 21. id.new talents is an initiative of the Cologne arts biennale new talents and invites arts institutions to participate free of charge.



Institutions operating anywhere in the world presenting a new talent of art locally on May 21 2016, either within a running exhibition or as a special satellite on behalf of the id.new talents, can participate. The platform www.id-newtalents.com communicates and connects all those individual institutions and their programs during this day.


new talents of art are young professional artists, working on a high level, who completed their studies within the past four years. They will be suggested by art professionals, as museum directors, curators or ceo’s of foundations.


Institutions, non-commercial spaces and public collections can participate…

… by presenting at least one work of a new talent (a young professional artist who has graduated in the four previous years) during May 21, 2016 or

… by presenting an early work of a today well-established artist (a work that has been produced in the “new talent” period within four years after graduation) during May 21, 2016


new talents – biennale cologne is the future platform for artistic and creative professionals from the fields of fine and media arts, film, composing, design and choreography. It is a project of the FUHRWERKSWAAGE Kunstraum e.V. and takes place every two years in Cologne, Germany.