Artists Exhibition 2024

epi Artists Exhibition

The epi Artists Exhibition has become a cherished tradition within the cultural life of epi. Opened for the first time in 1991, it was followed by further events in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018 and 2021 and is repeated every three years.

This unique exhibition features European patent attorneys who, in addition to their professional pursuits, showcase their artistic capabilities. The exhibition presents a diverse array of creative works ranging from paintings to graphical and fine art works, such as ceramics, sophisticated watches, jewelry, and artistic textile creations.

Throughout the years, the Exhibition has taken place in the foyer of the EPO which offered the possibility to present these intriguing artworks to a broad audience.

Notably, 2021 marked the Exhibition’s 30th anniversary and Covid 19 restrictions required epi to organise the Exhibition in a virtual manner on the epi website. A dedicated website section for the presentation of all epi Artists and their artworks was launched on the epi website to present their artwork, offering an expansive virtual stage.

The resounding success of the virtual exhibition in 2021 has led to the decision to continue this format in 2024.

A critical prerequisite for each exhibition is a robust participation of artists eager to showcase their skills and artworks. The virtual platform is envisioned to attract a more extensive and diverse participation from all contracting member states.

The intention is to prolong the visibility of the artworks and artists by maintaining an online presence on the dedicated website for an extended period, allowing all epi members to appreciate the creative contributions.