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Korean International Ceramic Biennale (KICB) is an event to be held in Gyeonggi-do province, which is a heart of Korean ceramics industry and culture. It is to take a review the current status of ceramic arts across the world and issues of ceramic culture to see and discuss where we should go in the future. The KICB has been defining current status of international ceramic arts of the time and generating discourses with diverse artistic experiments, by exploring future direction of ceramic arts and it is marked the 11th event in 2021. Established in 2001, the KICB has established itself as one of the major biennales transcending locality in Korea. With ceramists gathering in Korea from around the world and world-renowned ceramic ware presented in Gyeonggi-do Province, the Biennale a true ceramic arts festival where all ceramic artists from more than 70 countries across the world gather, is held every odd year. For the past 20 years, the Biennale has been playing a crucial role in shedding light on the value of Korean ceramics and establishing Korea as the center of world ceramics. Through diverse efforts to tear down boundaries of ceramics and expanding its realm into new areas, the Biennale has garnered attention and earned positive reviews from various fields while succeeding in establishing ceramics as one of the realms of contemporary art.

History of Korean International Ceramic Biennale(KICB)

The 1st World Ceramic Biennale Korea (2001 World Ceramic Expo)
Duration 2001.8.10.~10.28.(80 days / 69 nations)
Theme Shaping the Future with Earth
Program International Competition 2001, World Contemporary Ceramics, Korean Contemporary Ceramics, IAC Member Exhibition, NCECA Member Exhibition, and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc.
The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale Korea
Duration 2003.9.1.~10.30.(60 days / 68 nations)
Theme Passion, Elegance, Fragrance
Program International Competition 2003, World Contemporary Ceramics, Ceramic House I, Five Hundred Years of Korean Ceramics from the Joseon Dynasty, World Top 10 Brands, Spanish Ceramics, Guangdong Provincial Museum Collection, Picasso in Clay and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc.
The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale Korea
Duration 2005.4.23.~6.19.(58 days / 67 nations)
Theme Ceramics: The Vehicle of Culture
Program International Competition 2005, World Contemporary Ceramics, Celadon of the World, Ceramic House II, World Ceramic Souvenirs, Teapots of the World and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc
The 4th World Ceramic Biennale Korea
Duration 2007.4.28.~5.27.(60 days / 68 nations)
Theme Reshaping Asia
Program International Competition 2007, Crossroads of Ceramics, World Contemporary Ceramics , Ceramic House III and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc
The 5th World Ceramic Biennale Korea
Duration 2009.4.25.~5.24.(60 days / 70 nations)
Theme Adventures of the Fire
Program International Competition 2009, World Contemporary Ceramics, Ceramic Space & Life and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc
The 6th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale
Duration 2011.9.24.~11.22.(60 days / 71 nations)
Theme Journey From Fire
Program International Competition 2011, Inlaid Ceramics Special Exhibition, Sunday Morning Ceramics, CeraMIX Life, Korea-China Ceramics Arts Exchange Exhibition, Glass Art Exhibition from Toyama, Japan, Guest Country Exhibition: France and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc
The 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale
Duration 2013.9.28.~11.17.(51 days / 57 nations)
Theme Community: with me, with you, with us
Program International Prize of GICB 2013, Korea-China Ceramics Art Exchange Exhibition, HOT Rookies, Guest Country Exhibition: Norway, Ceramics Competition for the Disabled and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc
The 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale
Duration 2015.4.24.~5.31.(38 days / 74 nations)
Theme Color; Ceramic Spectrum - Distictive Color, Variegated Color, Traditional Color
Program International Competition 2015, Thematic Exhibition in Icheon , Thematic Exhibition in Yeoju , Thematic Exhibition in Gwangju , International Ceramics Competition for the Disabled, Korea-Italy Ceramics Art Exchange Exhibition and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc
The 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale
Duration 2017. 4.22.~5.28.(37 days / 76 nations)
Theme Narrative: Ode to Life
Program International Competition 2017, Thematic Exhibition in Icheon , Thematic Exhibition in Yeoju , Thematic Exhibition in Gwangju , International Ceramics Competition for the Disabled, Invitational Exhibition and Other Exhibitions, Symposium/Workshop, etc
The 10th Korean International Ceramic Biennale
Duration 2019.11.29.~2020.5.31.(185 days / 83 nations)
Program International Competition 2019, Invitational Exhibition

※ Event cancellation and exhibition extension due to the ASF(African Swine Fever).