Preliminary Screening

Thank you very much for all artists who applied to our competition!

We announced the result of the preliminary screening.

We updated the list with photos of accepted plans for the 28th UBE Biennale.

*Publication by Ube City  (Japanese Only)

Announcement of the Result

Monday, October 1, 2018

Judging day is Sunday, September 30, 2018
We will live stream the screening on Youtube from 1PM till 4:30PM Japan Time

Selection Procedure

*The selection process will be open to the public.

Process 40 pieces will be selected as models or drawings to be accepted.

A) The selected 40 pieces will be kept at the secretariat’s office until the end of the Biennale and used for planned exhibitions or education activities. After that, the secretariat will return the models of each artist. The shipping fee will be paid by the Secretariat.

B) 15 pieces will be selected from among the 40 sculpture models or drawings as works for full size production.

Publication Monday, October 1, 2018.
All winners will be notified and names of winners will be published in The Mainichi Newspaper and on the UBE Biennale website. We will notify all the winners in writing.

Youtube Live


SAKAI Tadayasu (Chairperson) – Art Critic, Director of Setagaya Art Museum
SUMIKAWA Kiichi – Sculptor, Director of Iwami Art Museum
MIZUSAWA Tsutomu – Art Critic, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama
KAWAGUCHI Tatsuo – Contemporary Artist, Professor, Kanazawa College of Art
SAITO Ikuo – Deputy Director of Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum
FUDO Misato – Deputy Director of Himeji City Museum of Art
FUJIWARA Teppei – Architect, Associate Professor, Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture
HINUMA Teiko – Professor, Joshibi University of Art and Design
NAGATA Akiko – Editor of Arts and Cultural News Department, Tokyo Headquarter of Mainichi Newspapers
KUBOTA Kimiko – Director of UBE Tokiwa Museum

The number of all submitted works 318 (Japan 229/ Overseas 89)
Areas and countries 42(Including Japan)

Sculpture Competition…234plans from 34countries (64plans from overseas)
Artist in residence Program…45plans from 13countries
Commissioned Art Program…36plans from 12countries