The 28th UBE Biennale

Sep. 29 - Nov. 24, 2019
Open Call Guideline

To see the guideline of the 28th UBE Biennale, please assess to the link below.

The guideline of the 28th UBE Biennale

Outdoor Sculptures for the 28th UBE Biennale will be on display until November 30, 2020 at UBE Biennale Sculpture Hill in Tokiwa Park.

UBE Biennale (International Sculpture Competition) is the nation’s first, large-scale outdoor sculpture exhibition launched in 1961 at the initiative of citizens in search for an improved post-war cityscape and richness of mind. Since its inception, the project played a significant role as the “experimental ground for outdoor sculptures and a gateway for young artists” and as the frontier of “urban revitalization through art.” Having Japan’s leading sculptors and art critics in the screening committee, today’s biennale grew to one of the oldest international outdoor sculpture competitions where artists from around forty countries and areas take part in.

15 Artists from Italy, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan will join to the 28th UBE Biennale and fabricate outdoor sculptures at the UBE Biennale Sculpture Hill in Tokiwa Park.


From September 29 until November 24  2019

  • UBE Biennale Sculpture Hill in Tokiwa Park
  • 3-4-29 Nonaka Ube City Yamaguchi Pref. Japan
  • Organized by Ube City, UBE Biennale Committee, Mainichi News Papers
  • Sponsored by Ube Industries, Ltd.
  • Supported by The Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2018, 2019
  • Supported by The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences