The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial announces its main venues

The Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant is part of the Sсhwabe Holding (Rostec Group) and is one of Russia’s leading optical enterprises. The plant is undergoing renovation, thus the temporarily vacant space will be available to host the exhibition project and a large number of visitors. The opportunity of organizing an international exhibition of such scale in an operating factory is unprecedented in the history of the Ural Biennial. It provides a unique perspective on the historical development of industrial production and its long- lasting and intricate relationship with art practice. 

The second venue of the Biennial is the Coliseum Cinema – the oldest movie theater in Ekaterinburg built in 1845, located in the city center. During the Biennial, the cinema’s auditorium and lobby will transform to open classes for public access and interaction. In addition to featuring artworks of the Main Project, it will also be the home for the public programs. 

Tickets for the Main Project of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art will be available at the venues and at the official website of the project. To enter the territory of the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant, visitors will be required to present their passports. Foreign citizens will be required to register online 5 working days prior to the visit. The website with registration forms and online ticket sales is scheduled to be launched in late June.