With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Patriarchal Chernigov metochion opens the 1st Biennale of Christocentric art.
“…The glory of the stars is the beauty of heaven; the Lord enlighteneth the world on high. Look upon the rainbow, and bless Him that made it: it is very beautiful in its brightness…”
The Book of Sirach. 43: 10, 12

15 / 10 / 2020 — 16 / 05 / 2021

The MISSION of the 1st Biennale of Christocentric art

No man in the human history can be compared with Jesus Christ in the number of paintings dedicated to him. Our faith in God is an inexhaustible source of beauty, enabling us to create and thereby proclaim Christ.
The beauty is one of the manifestations of the Creator in our world. Man, as God’s image and likeness, can cognize Him through art and thus bear witness to Him. Create for Christ.
The Biennale promotes the development of Christocentric art, revealing new frontiers of God’s cognition.
A participation in the Biennale is a wonderful opportunity for young artists to discover their creativity and to express themselves.
At the online and offline exhibitions within the framework of the Biennale, you can get acquainted with the works of both temporal and liturgical artists working in various areas of fine art.
We invite both temporal and liturgical artists working in various areas of fine art to participate.
Dates of works’ acceptance for the Competition

15 / 10 / 2020 — 15 / 12 / 2020


«Лучший молодой художник»
The 1st International Biennale of Christocentric art creates a single platform for all those who devote their creativity to understanding the Christian faith and to reflection of the gospel stories.

Are you an artist who can’t imagine his life without Christ?

Do you want to help in spreading the Good News through the universal language of art?

Are you interested in creating in different styles and directions?

Do you want to share your experience with other artists and to find something new for yourself?

Works on Christian themes that have not previously been exhibited at international events are allowed to participate in this contest.

15 / 10 / 2020 — 16 / 05 / 2021

Stages of the Biennale



Accepting applications for participation in the Competition and selecting the best works,
inviting famous artists for taking part in the Biennale


Online exhibition, an audience voting on the website of the Biennale www.сhrist-art.ru



The opening of the Ist Biennale of Christocentric art – the Patriarchal Chernigov metochion,
3 Chernigovsky pereulok, Moscow

An announcement of the winner of the Competition «The best young artist of contemporary Christian art» and the winner of the «Audience Sympathy Prize”


An open exhibition of works of contemporary Christian artists and musicians — the Patriarchal Chernigov metochion,
3 Chernigovsky pereulok, Moscow

The Jury

Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeev)

The Chairman of the Biennale jury. The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations. Rector of Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (the CMI). Rector of the Patriarchal Chernigov metochion. Theologian, Church historian, composer

Gor Chahal

The Curator of the Biennale.
Multimedia artist. Academician of the Russian Academy of ARTS

Alexey Lidov

Art historian and theorist, byzantologist. Academician of the Russian Academy of ARTS

Irina Yazikova

Art critic, candidate of cultural studies, specialist in modern icons

Sergey Cujavsky

Designer, graphic artist, organizer of a design Studio Open!design

15 / 10 / 2020 — 16 / 05 / 2021

works of artists

You can vote only for one work

15 / 10 / 2020 — 16 / 05 / 2021

Awards and prizes

A catalogue of the best works of participants will be printed as a result of the Biennale (circulation of 500 copies).
The Final concert of the competition for young composers of sacred music will be held during the Biennale.
© 2020 Biennale