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BIAMT 2024



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Micromundos- The Ethics of Attention

The philosophical exploration of micromundos concept engages with the ethics of attention. In a world increasingly dominated by rapid consumption and superficial engagement, micromundos demand a slower, more deliberate mode of observation. This ethical dimension echoes the thoughts of philosophers like Simone Weil, who emphasized the moral significance of attentive contemplation.

The vast history of art is rich in grand narratives, monumental works, and grandiose artistic expressions. However, in this huge universe also finds its place the micromundos – small universes that offer an intimate and complicated view of the artist’s vision, technique, and cultural context. These micromundos, or microcosms, often reveal nuanced and detailed worlds that can be overlooked in favor of a larger perspective. Exploring these small universes opens up a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of art and its ability to capture the essence of the time in which they were made.

At the heart of the idea of ​​micromundos lies the epistemological issue of how we come to know and understand the world through art. Traditional epistemology often emphasizes the big picture, while the microworld view focuses on the details. This dichotomy is also echoed in the philosophical debates between holism and atomism. While holism emphasizes the importance of understanding systems as whole entities, atomism breaks these systems into their constituent parts to understand their essence.

The 7th edition of BIAMT brings to the attention works of art which include minute details that often have symbolic meanings or personal messages and, at the same time, reveal a mastery of the medium in which the artists work (Dominika Morariu- Small universe 2; Reka Adorjani-Gyorgypal-Gate; Mert Ates- Humanity; Canalp Sipahi- Minör; Krystyna Sadej- Small Universe). The intersection of art and science has always given rise to works that celebrate the beauty and complexity of the natural and mineral world imperceptible to the naked eye. Among the works from BIAMT stand out those that put the image under the magnifying glass to reveal spectacular details (Patrycja Godul-Glass Universe Blue; Eugenia Dragoi-Banciu – The World Seen through a Magnifying Glass). Another direction seems to be that of visual language based on fragmentary elements that recompose the whole (Monica Pop-New Reality; Burcu Erbektas Aslan, Universe of Face; Aytuna Cora- Thorny Word; Łukasz Cywicki-Person of Time)

Engaging with micromundos in art requires disciplined and focused attention, and a willingness to immerse oneself in the small details and to appreciate their significance. This ethical practice of attention not only enhances our understanding and appreciation of art but also cultivates virtues of patience, mindfulness, and toughness. The theme proposed this year by BIAMT is related to the valorization of small dimensions and complex systems and the promotion of art that engages in the development of respect for the richness of the world around.

Maria Orosan-Telea_art critic

BIAMT 2024

Launched at the end of the year in which the city hosting it fulfilled its mission as one of the  Cultural Capital of Europe, the International Biennial of Miniature Arts, at its sixth edition in the organization of the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timisoara, through the results of this new edition, once again confirms the value of the participants and the quality of the artistic productions submitted for competition, thus becoming a certainty in the international visual cultural landscape.

This edition brought together over 400 authors who answered the call made by the organizers, proposing to watch almost 500 works, from countries on all continents such as Poland, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Slovenia, Cyprus, Denmark, Russia, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland, Austria, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Romania from the Old Continent; USA, Mexico, Argentina, Peru or Brazil from the Americas; India, Nepal and Malaysia representing Asia and not least Australia.

With a challenging and generous theme at the same time, Micromundos – Exploring the small universes – the competition is intended to be a platform for confronting the micro-universe of its own creation relative to the universe of universal creation. And if the format is one of small size, it is only to emphasize once again that hard essences are held in small containers.

PhD Professor Vică Adorian_event initiator

Micromundos – small universes in small formats

The International Biennale of Miniature Arts has become a prestigious event that celebrates small-scale artistic expressions innovatively and sustainably. This year, we are happy to continue the tradition of hosting the online edition, following the example of the previous edition. This decision facilitates access to a global audience and helps reduce our carbon footprint by eliminating the need for physical and postal transportation.

The theme of this edition, Micromundos, opened new creative horizons by inspiring participants to explore miniature worlds full of details and deep meanings. Micromundos is not just a theme, but an invitation to introspection and the discovery of personal universes in miniature format.

This year’s edition attracted numerous works and artists, confirming the global interest and passion for miniature art.

The participants come from various corners of the world, demonstrating the international and diverse character of the Biennale. 33 countries are represented, including Poland, Turkey, Serbia, Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Slovenia, Cyprus, Denmark, Russia, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland, Austria, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Romania, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Australia.

Exploring this virtual edition of the International Biennale of Miniature Arts, you will discover the creation of miniature-loving artists as they share a unique experience that miniature art has to offer. BIAMT is not only an art exhibition but also a platform for cultural dialogue and the sharing of artistic visions on a small scale, with a large impact.

Assoc prof. PhD Valentina Ștefănescu_event coordinator

Jury And Team



Vica Adorian_Romania 
Adriana Lucaciu_Romania
Remus Rotaru_Romania


Dana Constantin_Romania
Engin Aslan_Tur 
]Smaranda Moldovan_Romania


Ianaș Florin_Romania
Mădălin Marienuț_Romania


Bogdan Nueleanu_Romania
Gloria Grati_Romania 
Nicolae Moldovan_Romania

Textile Arts

Dorina Horătău_Romania
Valentina Ștefănescu_Romania
Jakub Święcicki_Poland

Project Team

Valentina Ștefănescu
Theodora Scurtu
Remus Rotaru