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Kinderbiënnale 2021

Emily & Gimay
Emily & Gimay © Photograph: Christopher Smith, Styling: Elise Klinkert
Now to Sunday 9 January 2022

Doing, discovering, making and looking

The Netherlands’ first ever Children’s Biennale, a large interactive art exhibition made for and by kids, takes place at the Groninger Museum from 2 juni through 9 January 2022.


Every artwork in the Children’s Biennale will invite interaction, participation and creation. Through doing, discovering, making and looking, visitors will actively engage with art in a variety of ways.

From start to finish

In the run-up to the exhibition, the children helped to write information signs for the artworks, plan the marketing, and selected merchandise for the museum shop. They witnessed the technical construction of the exhibition, helped to determine its layout, and learned how to be a tour guide. Perhaps best of all, they visited participating artists’ studios and, where possible, helped them to produce works for the show.

Creating content

Online reporting is an important aspect of the ambassadors’ experience and participation. They will create content about the show and share it with the world on the Biennale website. Through this innovative educational approach, the Groninger Museum aims to give a young audience valuable new experiences and to learn from young people at the same time.

The artists

In partnership with

The Children’s Biennale is being organised in partnership with National Gallery Singapore, primary schools in Groningen and regional organisations.

National Gallery Singapore is proud to present its first-ever hybrid Gallery Children’s Biennale as it returns for its third edition on 22 May 2021! This year’s theme of ‘Why Art Matters’ will see children interact with nine interactive artworks which explore the notions of home, environment, time and diversity while igniting curiosity, character building and a whole lot of fun!
The hybrid format will take this popular art experience to children worldwide and the opportunity to co-create with established international artists and connect with kids from all corners of the globe through the artworks!
Experience the fun here now!