The Bienal de Buñol offers a festival format that provides the opportunity to directly present both the work and the method used in artistic creation. It shows the work of local artists, retrospectives of painters from Buñol, and work by mural painters, photographers and potters from around the world.
The event is a living mix of murals, exhibitions, houses, workshops, streets, people, culture...
The Bienal de Arte de Buñol is held in odd-numbered years, with the even-numbered ones being reserved for the Bienal de Música de Buñol. It also celebrates the De Par en Part festival, a weekend event that uses the homes and other premises of Buñol as exhibition spaces.
The De Par en Part festival arose from the need to resume the biennale of plastic arts of Buñol, but in a new and fresh manner. De Par en Part was born from an established tradition to bring people closer to new trends in artistic events. Many of the organisers had attended open day festivals where the artists were the ones to open the doors of their studios or workshops to show their work. The decision was made to use this festival format because it gave rise to the opportunity to directly present both the work and the methodology used in the creative process: a way to show what is behind the work, to contribute towards greater appreciation of art.
During the De Par en Part festival, art flows through the streets, and opens the doors of Buñol one after the other. Visitors can encounter artists painting in buildings or on canvas, conferences, sculptures or simply enjoy the exclusive tapas at the local bars. There are murals, exhibitions, houses, workshops, streets, people. Welcome to living culture.