WHAT IS FREEDOM?
HOW TO PRESERVE IT?
HOW TO CELEBRATE IT?

Our mission revolves around these questions.

 

WHO WE ARE?

We are Passion for Freedom. We shake and inspire the world through Art. Since 2009 we have organized an annual fearless art festival exhibiting censored artists from 60 countries. We have done it despite (sometimes radical) adversarial actions against us. After all these years we know how to do it and we even know how to do it with a smile.

OUR UPCOMING AND PAST EVENTS

NEW YORK CITY, USA

Gallery of Seven Houses
Brooklyn, 11206 New York
03.05 – 31.05.2024
CATEGORIES: ART

The 15th anniversary of the festival, which was founded in London in 2009 by an idealistic international group of friends. During this time, the festival has international attention throughout London, Denmark, numerous Poland venues and is returning to New York once again.

The competition starts in January 2024 and opens the door to artists from all over the world to express their views on freedom through their chosen media of painting, photography, sculpture, performance and film.

2024

Passion for Freedom London 2024
Passion for Freedom-events

2021

WARSAW, POLAND
Zamek Ujazdowski
27.08 – 16.01.2022
CATEGORIES: ART

London Art Festival “Passion For Freedom” goes to Warsaw in Poland.
The exhibition Political art at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art together with Passion For Freedom takes place from 27th August 2021 to 16th January 2022.
An exhibition of brave artists who tried to answer three questions through their art:
What is freedom?
How easy is it to lose?
How hard is it to get it back?

LAESOE, DENMARK
Laesoe Art Hall
Smedievejen 2
07.06 – 06.08.2019
CATEGORIES: ART

Passion for Freedom
is partnering with the Danish curator on this important show. PFF is contributing with five Passion for Freedom artists among them Mimsy, Firoozeh Bazrafkan along with the works of Lars Vilks, Ai Weiwei and Banksy.
Apart from the PFF nominated artists, there will be British Banksy, Swedish Lars Vilks and Danish Firoozeh Bazrafkan who are among the 13 artists taking part in a 51-day exhibition at Laesoe Art Hall.

2019

Passion for Freedom London 2019
Passion for Freedom London

2018

LONDON, UK

Royal Opera Arcade Gallery & La Galleria Pall Mall
1.10 – 13.10 2018
CATEGORIES: ART, FILM

Passion for Freedom is the groundbreaking London art festival that celebrates freedom of expression through the arts. With the launch of this commemorative book, Passion for Freedom is coming to the United States for the first time.
“The festival works now as an indicator for the level of freedom on a given continent, nation or even city. At our exhibition you will see what is happening in Venezuela, China, Pakistan, England or Poland and we are succeeding in removing the veil from these places.

LONDON, UK
Gillett Square in Dalston
25.02.2016
CATEGORIES: ART

We like freedom, and we believe that freedom of expression is our primary goal or even mission.
We like the idea so much that – despite the fact that Metropolitan Police and New Scotland yard would like to censor it – we decided to show the forbidden art in London.
As Douglas Murray has observed in the Spectator: “The exhibition has a simple mission – which is to display the work of artists who are thinking seriously about freedom, what it means and how you lose it… but that is where Britain is now.

2016

Passion for Freedom London 2019
Passion for Freedom London

2015

LONDON, UK

Mall Galleries
21.09 – 26.09.2015
CATEGORIES: ART, FILMS, BOOKS

7th PFF Festival and Gala Night
7th Passion for Freedom Gala Night was a tremendous success, with hundreds queuing outside Mall Galleries on a red carpet waiting impatiently to get in, the show could not go any better.The Gallery was saturated with awaiting and exasperation of visitors commenting the artwork, chatting away, discussing limits of freedom in art, yet waiting impatiently to learn who would become the Freedom Ambassador of 2015.

LONDON, UK

Embassy Tea Gallery
195- 205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN
2014
CATEGORIES: ART, FILM, BOOKS

Passion for Freedom Festival celebrates writers who passionately discuss subjects related to freedom in a politically correct or sensitive environment and who elucidate the value and fragility of freedom in our societies. Selected Books for Passion for Freedom… Passion for Freedom Festival celebrates writers who passionately discuss subjects related to freedom in a politically correct or sensitive environment and who elucidate the value and fragility of freedom in our societies.

2014

Passion for Freedom London
Passion for Freedom London

2013

LONDON, UK

Embassy Tea Gallery
195- 205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN
2013
CATEGORIES: ART, FILM

Recognizing the importance of documentary and feature films in freedom movements, the Film Section of the festival has short-listed films for its artistic values and meaningful impact on societies.
All the trailers of the nominees are being published on the festival Youtube channel inspiring thousands of concerned citizens to watch quality films.

LONDON, UK

UNIT24 Gallery
3.11 – 10.11.2012
CATEGORIES: ART, FILM

Passion for Freedom asked artists to respond to these three questions:

1. What is freedom?
2. How easy is it to lose it?
3. How hard is it to get it back?

2012

Passion for Freedom London
Passion for Freedom London 2011

2011

LONDON, UK

20 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD, next to Tate Modern
2011
CATEGORIES: ART

26 artists from 12 different countries.
Many people are waiting patiently in front of the gallery. Everybody wants to get in, the rest are watching the movie through the massive glass window. The hall is full. On the podium the winner of the public award is announced. “In more than 30 Islamic countries being a homosexual is banned,” says the winner of the public award, Steve Rosenthal.

LONDON, UK

UNIT24 GALLERY, LONDON
20 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD, next to Tate Modern
11.11 – 21.11.2010
CATEGORIES: ART

There are regimes that are afraid of artists but artists are not afraid of regimes.
18 International Artists took part in the ‘Passion for Freedom’ competition. The group show presents artists shortlisted in the First Stage of the competition.
The winners of EQ Award which stands for Equality were announced at the 20 November private viewing at UNIT24 Gallery located next to TATE Modern.
The Gallery was packed with guests.

2010

Passion for Freedom London 2010
Passion for Freedom London

2009

LONDON, UK

Online
CATEGORIES: ART

Passion For Freedom is pleased to announce the winners of 2009’s art competition, Passion for Freedom, which was organized to promote universal and equal rights and expose the discriminatory nature of religious laws.