new talents – biennale cologne is the future platform of young graduates from the areas of art, film, composition, choreography and design.

Every two years, over 50 artists from the region as well as national and international guests are presented in a two-week-long festival.

new talents is this year again focusing on selected locations in the Agrippa cultural quarter at the Cologne Neumarkt: among them unusual exhibition-locations like shops, underground car parks, gardens or even offices, and also established cultural institutions. This year additional institutions in Bonn will also take part.

With exhibitions, screenings, performances and talks, new talents offers a platform to the artists and creatives to present themselves and their work to a wide audience. The fifth edition is characterized by international exchange and altogether invites six visual artists from Marrakech, Havana and Shanghai to Cologne.

On the video-weekend ten short and feature films are presented in a film parcours in the public space. The dance parcours leads visitors on a urban expedition between Brüsseler Platz and the banks of the Rhine. Ten commissioned compositions will also premiere during new talents.