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Themes for the competitions announced

Its almost November and the time to announce the themes for the next years World Bodypainting Festival in 2019. We are still busy with the artist guidelines but you can see the first details under the artist information. Registrations are open!

  • Thursday and Friday: "Galactic Zoo"
  • Saturday, Final day: "Clear Mind - Clean Planet"

Specific for some categories:

  • Installation Art Award  No theme
  • Creative Make-up Award "Fashion Religion”
  • Purple Brush Award "Holly Glam
  • WBF Make-up Battle: Announced on stage

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★★★ Clear Mind - Clean Planet ★★★
Work Vilija Vitkute
This stunning image was created by artist and director Vilija Vitkutė and her team. Photographer Vanessa Fernandes

Artist Booklet 2019

We have especially for artists a brochure published. This  WBF Booklet 2019 pdf_button (5.3mb) includes general information (by Sept. 2018) as well as all competition categories. Please note, these are not the guidelines or a replacement to reading the full artist information ;)


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Registrations for artists 2019 open!

We are very happy to release the first details for the 22nd issue of the World Bodypainting Festivals taking place from July 7th - 13th,  2019 in Klagenfurt, AUSTRIA.

Again we are able to provide a lot of new programs and opportunities for participants and visitors. We are thrilled to have the registration for artists in all categories already open. Final details in the guidelines are currently under review, but we will release soon the offical artist information and guidelines.

The Host City Klagenfurt is offering with its art galleries and museums a variety of opportunities to display your art. If you are interested, contact us with your portfolio and ideas. WBF Partners are for example the Museum Of Modern Art, the City Gallery and Alpe Adria Gallery, the BV Gallery of Fine Arts and some more coming up.


Photo Ulf Scherling Artist Agniska Glinska
Photo Ulf Scherling, Artist Agnieska Glinska

A big thank you and see you in 2019!

The 21st World Bodypainting Festival is a history, it was a sensational year with great artworks, lots of shows and numerous highlights.

Artists from over 50 nations participated in 12 categories. We are currently preparing all follow-up reports, you can find them here soon:

We have already fixed the date for next year and are already looking forward to welcoming you again from 7 - 13 July 2019 in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee.

Photo Daniel Janesch IMGL1193
Photo Daniel Janesch

Showguide & 3D Plan

We are finally all done and dusted for the WBF 2018 - The planning for the Bodypaint City has come to the finals - you can find Location Information including info on travel, arrival and parking here The Show Guide (17mb) with the detailed program info and the line-up for the festival is ready and attached for you to check it out.

See you for a fantastic 21st edition of the World Bodypainting Festival in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee from 8 - 14 July 2018!



click for the Show Guide as PDF (17mb)

Activity Zones in Bodypaint City 2018

Bodypaint City is all day a varied open air art park with many experience zones of the Festivals main days from 12 - 14 July 2018.

The park is zoned in "Goethe park", "Schubert park" "Hunters Park" and "the Balcony".

Here is an extract of what you can find and expect in Bodypaint City.

Photo Georg Schmitt IMG 8319 600px


Colours & Culinary enjoyment at the WBF 2018

The inner city of Klagenfurt is turning once again into a living art gallery. The international music and art festival offers a huge program variety highlighted by the World Championships in Bodypainting and a massive music and show program during the main days from July 12 - 14, daily 10.00am to 12.00pm

With all the attention you get in Bodypaint City for your eyes, ears and your skin, we are going to stimulate your smell and taste spots as well. Highest local quality as well as international speciality are presented at the lovingly designed food market. Special Highlights in 2018 are the culinary products of the local farmers and producers from the initiative "Marketplace Carinthia"

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New Conference program & Make-up Jury Announcement

A fantastic new program takes place within the WB-Academy just a day before the main days of the World Bodypainting Festival 2018.

The Art & Commerce of Make-up is presented by The Powder Group hosted by Michael DeVellis -
a day full of unique demonstrations and discussions with a broad range of world-renowned faces such as Dany Sanz | Einat Dan | Joe Dulude II | Craig Tracy | Jinny | Filippo Ioco | Matilda Inozemtseva | Bella Volen | Emma Rutherford | Alex Barendregt.

Make up Day mit DeVellis

Among these outstainding artists we are happy to welcome the following judges in the 3 make-up related categories (Creative Make-up, Make-up Battle & Purple Brush Award):

Dany Sanz (France), Einat Dan (Israel), Karen Yiu (Hong Kong), Matilda Inozemtseva (Ukraine) Michael DeVellis (USA)

Find all details here about the Make-up Conference program "The Art and Commerce of Make-up"

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