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49th International Children´s Exhibition of Fine Arts LIDICE 2021

This year theme is: ROBOT and artificial intelligence

A hundred years ago, in his drama R.U.R., the Czech writer Karel Čapek used the word ‘robot’ for the first time. Thinking about how to call artificial workers, he sought advice with his brother, the painter Josef Čapek. “Call them Robots,” murmured Josef Čapek over his brush. So, the Slavic word for forced labour, ‘robota’, became the basis for the word known all over the world. It would be interesting to see what Karel Čapek would write today when various appliances are much more present in our life, residing in our desks and pockets. In the meantime, robots assumed many different forms; they are helping at home, in production processes as well as in medicine and the question arises whether they do not lead us into blind alleys in some aspects. A recommendation concerning ethical principles of artificial intelligence will be one of the topics of the UNESCO General Conference in 2021.

The 49th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice features the following theme: ROBOT and artificial intelligence

The participation in exhibition is open only to children aged 4 to 16 as individuals or as representatives of schools and art clubs. Handicapped participants can enter the exhibition regardless of age.


  • What the robot can(not) do
  • Inside the machine
  • R.U.R.: Robots in literature and film
  • Year 2121 
  • Development and kinds of artificial intelligence
  • Technology and ethics
  • Data
  • Nanorobots 

Art Techniques:

  • Drawing, painting
  • Printmaking
  • Mixed media
  • Photography
  • Film/animation
  • Art objects (ceramics, metal, wood, glass, textile, paper)


The closing date for applications to the 49th edition is 19th February 2021

You can find additional information about the procedure - eligibility, instructions and conditions on the Lidice's website.