The Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, launched in Yekaterinburg in 2010, is hosted by the Ural Branch of the National Contemporary Art Centre. Once every two years, Yekaterinburg townsfolk and visitors get to see a lot of modern art on a given theme, on display September through November.
All kinds of places suddenly reincarnate as exhibition and performance venues for the duration of the biennale: factories, hotels, and even print-shops. More than 50 exhibitions are on at the same time in Yekaterinburg and other Ural cities. Along with the art shows, the biennale includes performances and art residences for artists. The 2015 festival, which was configured to raise the awareness of constructivist architecture, featured the works of 61 artists from 21 countries, including projects by Yoko Ono, Alfredo Jaar, Keith Lee, Tino Sehgal, Alisa Yoffe, Yurko Koval, and others.