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15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016
28 May - 27 November 2016, Vernissage: 26 and 27 May 2016. Theme: Reporting from the Front. Artistic director: Alejandro Aravena.

 

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X Central American Biennial

X Central American Biennial
30 August - 30 September 2016, Costa Rica. Title: All the Lives. General curator: Tamara Díaz Bringas; Organizer: Empresarios por el Arte, chaired by architect Ronald Zürcher.

Shanghai Project

Shanghai Project
Inaugural edition of the interdisciplinary event. Theme: Sustainable Future. Co-Artistic Directors: Yongwoo Lee & Hans Ulrich Obrist. 5 Sept. - 13 Nov. 2016, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, and various locations.

KENPOKU ART 2016

KENPOKU ART 2016
Sea, Mountains, Art ! 17 September - 20 November 2016, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. General Director: Fumio Nanjo. Art, science, and technology in dialogue with nature.

11th Gwangju Biennale 2016

11th Gwangju Biennale 2016
2 September - 6 November 2016, Gwangju, Korea. Title: The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?). Artistic director: Maria Lind.

10th Taipei Biennial 2016

10th Taipei Biennial 2016
10 September 2016 - 5 February 2017, Taiwan. Theme: Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future. Curator: Corinne Diserens.

13th International Cuenca Biennial, 2016

13th International Cuenca Biennial, 2016
21 October - 31 December 2016, Ecuador. Curator: Dan Cameron. Title: IMPERMANENCIA, Mutable Art in a Materialist Society.

57th Venice Biennale 2017

Venice Biennale 2017
57th International Art Exhibition, 13 May - 26 November 2017. Artistic Director: Christine Macel.

 

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I Asia Biennial & V Guangzhou Triennial 2015

I Asia Biennial & V Guangzhou Triennial 2015
11 Dec. 2015 - 10 April 2016. Theme: Asia Time. Combined event organized by the Guangdong Museum of Art, China. Chairman: Luo Yiping. Chief Curators: Henk Slager, Zhang Qing.

56th Venice Biennale 2015

Venice Biennale 2015
56th International Art Exhibition: All the World's Futures. 9 May - 22 November 2015. Artistic director: Okwui Enwezor. Extensive UiU Special.

Triennale Brugge 2015

Triennale Brugge 2015
20 May - 18 October 2015, Bruges, Belgium. Contemporary Art and Architecture. Curators: Till-Holger Borchert, Michel Dewilde. Projects in the public space and exhibitions.

6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
26 July - 13 Sept. 2015, Echigo-Tsumari region, Japan. General Director: Fram Kitagawa. 180 participants with new art projects, and about 200 artworks from previous editions.

Sharjah Biennial 12, 2015

Sharjah Biennial 12, 2015
5 March - 5 June 2015. Curator: Eungie Joo; Associate Curator: Ryan Inouye. Title: The past, the present, the possible. Works by 51 participants, including many site-specific installations.

Asian Art Biennial 2015

5th Asian Art Biennial, Taiwan
19 September - 6 December 2015, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan. Theme: Artist Making Movement. Curator: Iris Shu-Ping HUANG.

19th Sesc_Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas

19th Sesc_Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas
Contemporary Art Festival, 6 Oct. - 6 Dec. 2015, São Paulo. 62 artists and groups from 27 countries. Chief Curator: Solange Farkas. Expanded Festival: Exhibitions at Sesc Pompeia, Galpão VB, Paço das Artes. Opening week: 6 - 10 October.

4th San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial

4th San Juan Poly/Graphic Triennial
Latin America and the Caribbean. 24 October 2015 - 27 February 2016, Puerto Rico. Chief curator: Gerardo Mosquera. Curators: Vanessa Hernández Gracia, Alexia Tala. 54 participants.

Medellín International Art Encounter 2015

Medellín International Art Encounter 2015
6 Nov. 2015 - 27 March 2016, Colombia. Theme: Local Stories / Global Practices. Artistic director: Nydia Gutiérrez. Curatorial Team: Fernando Escobar, Tony Evanko, Sharon Lerner, Edi Muka.

   

Calendar of international Biennials
and other regular art exhibitions

 

2017  >> see below

2016

Vancouver Biennale
Canada

Artistic Director: Barrie Mowatt
Senior Curators: Shengtian Zheng, Marcello Dantas
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1 July 2014 -
31 July 2016

Bergen Assembly 2016
Norway

Artistic direction: Tarek Atoui, freethought, PRAXES
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1 January -
31 December 2016

21st Triennale di Milano
Milan, Italy

International design exhibition.
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2 April -
12 September 2016

eva International
Limerick City, Ireland

Curator: Koyo Kouoh
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16 April -
10 July 2016

IABR 2016
7th International Architecture Biennale
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Chief curator: Maarten Hajer.
Curating Team: Jandirk Hoekstra, Daan Zandbelt, Joachim Declerck, Michiel van Iersel, Freek Persyn.
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22 April -
10 July 2016

Bucharest Biennale
Romania

Curator: Niels Van Tomme
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26 May -
17 July 2016

15th Venice Architecture Biennale
Italy

Artistic director: Alejandro Aravena.
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28 May -
27 November 2016

1st Biennale Arte Dolomiti
Ex Caserma, Monte Rite, Cibiana di Cadore, Italy

Founder: Paivi Tirkkonen; partners: Alberto Gersich, Andrea Zinato. Cuator: Loredana Trestin.
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29 May -
2 October 2016

9th Berlin Biennale
Germany

Curators: Collective DIS - Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, Marco Roso, David Toro.
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4 June -
18 September 2016

Emscherkunst 2016
Ruhr area, Germany

Curator: Florian Matzner
Co-curators: Katja Aßmann, Simone Timmerhaus
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4 June -
18 September 2016

Manifesta 11
Zurich, Switzerland

Curator: Christian Jankowski
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11 June -
18 September 2016

13th Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial
Germany

Curator: Susanne Gaensheimer
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11 June -
2 October 2016

5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
Russia

Curator: Nadim Samman
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1 July -
10 August 2016

9th Liverpool Biennial
United Kingdom

Artistic director: Sally Tallant.
Curators: Raimundas Malašauskas, Francesco Manacorda, Dominic Willsdon, Rosie Cooper, Polly Brannan and Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey.
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9 July -
16 October 2016

SITElines
New Perspectives on Art of the Americas
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Phillips Director, Chief Curator: Irene Hofmann.
Curators: Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Kathleen Ash-Milby, Pip Day, Pablo León de la Barra, Kiki Mazzucchelli.
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16 July 2016 -
18 January 2017

Setouchi Triennale
25 islands and 2 ports, Seto Inland Sea, Japan

Art Director: Fram Kitagawa
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18 July - 4 Sept.
8 Oct. - 6 Nov. 2016

Sinopale 6
Sinop, Turkey

Curators: T. Melih Görgün, Nike Bätzner, Jonatan Habib Engqvist
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6 August -
7 September 2016

3rd Aichi Triennale
Aichi / Nagoya, Japan

Artistic Director: MINATO Chihiro.
Curatorial team.
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11 August -
23 October 2016

Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art
China

Curators: Liu Xiao, Xu Jia, Assadour Markarov.
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15 August -
25 October 2016

10th Central American Biennial
San José and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

General Curator: Tamara Díaz Bringas.
General Coordinator: Nerina Carmona Castro.
Curators from the Central American countries.
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30 August -
30 September 2016

SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul
Seoul, South Korea

Curator: Beck Jee-sook
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1 September -
20 November 2016

Bristol Biennial
United Kingdom

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2 September -
9 September 2016

11th Gwangju Biennale
Republic of Korea

Artistic Director: Maria Lind
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2 September -
6 November 2016

Shanghai Project
China

Artistic Direction: Yongwoo Lee, Hans Ulrich Obrist
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5 September -
13 November 2016

Busan Biennale
Republic of Korea

Artistic director: Yun Cheagab
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6 September -
30 November 2016

1st London Design Biennale
United Kingdom

President: Sir John Sorrell CBE
Director: Christopher Turner
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7 - 27 September 2016

Yinchuan Biennale
China

Curator: Bose Krishnamachari
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9 September -
18 December 2016

32nd São Paulo Biennial
Brazil

Curator: Jochen Volz.
Co-curators: Lars Bang Larsen, Gabi Ngcobo, Sofía Olascoaga, Júlia Rebouças
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10 September -
11 December 2016

10th Taipei Biennial
Taiwan

Curator: Corinne Diserens
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10 September 2016 -
5 February 2017

Kenpoku Art Festival
6 cities in northern Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

General Director: Fumio Nanjo.
Curator: Yukiko Shikata.
Associate Curator: Kodama Kanazawa.
Creative Director: Junji Tanigawa.
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17 September -
20 November 2016

5th Çanakkale Biennial
Çanakkale, Turkey

General Art Director: Beral Madra;
General Director: Seyhan Boztepe;
CABININ Executive Curator: Deniz Erbaş
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26 September -
6 November 2016

3rd Montevideo Biennial
Uruguay

Curator: Alfons Hug
Co-curator: Jacqueline Lacasa
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29 September -
15 December 2016

3rd Qalandiya International
Palestine

Organized and curated by several institutions.
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5 - 31 October 2016

4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Portugal

Curators: André Tavares, Diogo Seixas Lopes.
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6 October -
11 December 2016

Okayama Art Summit
Okayama, Japan

Producer: Yasuharu Ishikawa, Ishikawa Foundation
Director: Taro Nasu
Artistic Director: Liam Gillick
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9 October -
27 November 2016

9th SIART
La Paz, Bolivia

General Curator: Joaquín Sánchez.
Artistic Director and Curator: Martin Schibli.
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10 October -
11 November 2016

La Biennale de Montréal
Canada

General and artistic director: Sylvie Fortin.
Guest curator: Philippe Pirotte.
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19 October 2016 -
15 January 2017

13th Cuenca Biennial
Ecuador

Curator: Dan Cameron
Curator educational program: Cristián G. Gallegos
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21 October -
31 December 2016

3rd Istanbul Design Biennial
Turkey

Curators: Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley
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22 October -
4 December 2016

5th Singapore Biennale
Singapore

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28 October 2016 -
26 February 2017

11th Shanghai Biennale
China

Chief curators: Raqs Media Collective
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11 November 2016 -
12 March 2017

3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Kochi and Muziris, Kerala Region, India

Artistic Director: Sudarshan Shetty
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12 December 2016 -
29 March 2017

 

 

2017

 

Manif d'art 8
Québec, Canada

General and artistic director: Claude Bélanger
Curator: Alexia Fabre
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15 February -
15 May 2017

Desert X
Palm Springs and Coachella Valley, USA

Artistic Director: Neville Wakefield
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25 February -
30 April 2017

CONTOUR, 8th Moving Image Biennale
Mechelen, Belgium

Curator: Natasha Ginwala.
Advisors: Denise Ferreira da Silva, Anselm Franke, Judy Radul.
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11 March -
21 May 2017

Sharjah Biennial 13
United Arab Emirates

Curator: Christine Tohmé
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12 March -
12 June 2017

57th Venice Biennale
Italy

Artistic Director: Christine Macel
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13 May -
26 November 2017
Press preview:
10 - 12 May 2017

Documenta 14
Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany

Artistic Director: Adam Szymczyk
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Athens: 08 April -
16 July 2017
Kassel: 10 June -
17 September 2017

Skulptur Projekte Muenster
Germany

Artistic Director: Kasper König
Curators: Britta Peters, Marianne Wagner
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10 June -
1 October 2017

OpenART
Örebro, Sweden

Chief Curator: Lars Jonnson
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18 June -
10 September 2017

6th Yokohama Triennale
Japan

Directors: OSAKA Eriko, MIKI Akiko, KASHIWAGI Tomoh
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4 August -
5 November 2017

Sapporo International Art Festival
Japan

Guest Director: Otomo Yoshihide
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6 August -
1 October 2017

LIAF - Lofoten International Art Festival
Lofoten Islands, Norway

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1 September -
1 October 2017

9th Göteborg International Biennial
Sweden

Curator: Nav Haq
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9 September -
19 November 2017

15th Istanbul Biennial
Turkey

Curators: Elmgreen & Dragset
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16 September -
12 November 2017
Professional preview:
13 - 15 September

Prospect.4 New Orleans
USA

Curator: Trevor Schoonmaker.
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11 November 2017 -
25 February 2018
Professional preview:
9 - 10 November

1st Lahore Biennale
Pakistan

Artistic Director: Rashid Rana.
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November 2017

 

 

 

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