IBA Newsletter: December 2017

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Dear members,

As we reach the conclusion of 2017, the IBA Office reaches the end of its time in Gwangju. With a new year headed by newly appointed IBA President, Hoor Al Qasimi, we will be moving to our new office in Sharjah.

Though the IBA Office will be in a transition phase, there are still many biennials around the world to visit before the end of the year. Should you find yourself at any of them, we invie you to share your experiences with us.

Read on to see the dates of these open biennials and triennials, as well as other events that will open in the coming year.   


Current Member Biennials

The following member biennials are currently open. Click to learn more, and start planning your visit today!

Jogja Biennale
Now through December 10, 2017

Ghetto Biennale
Now through December 18, 2017

Biennale de Lyon
Now through January 7, 2018

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA
Now through January 2018

Athens Biennale
Now through April 5, 2018

Curitiba International Biennial
Now through February 25, 2018


Upcoming Member Biennials

The member biennials listed below will open this year. Click for more details.

Bamako Enounters
December 2, 2017 – January 31, 2018

December 5, 2017 – December 10, 2017

The 21st Biennale of Sydney
March 16, 2018 – June 11, 2018
with Preview March 13 – 15, 2018

EVA International
April 14, 2018 – July 9, 2018

Dakar Biennale
May 3, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
June 9, 2018 – September 9, 2018

Manifesta 12
June 16, 2018 – November 4, 2018

Liverpool Biennial 2018
July 14, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial
July 29, 2018 – September 17, 2018

12th Gwangju Biennale
September 7, 2018 – November 11, 2018

Bienal de São Paulo
September 7, 2018 – December 9, 2018

4th Istanbul Design Biennial
September 22, 2018 – November 4, 2018

Honolulu Biennial
March 8, 2019 – May 5, 2019

13th Havana Biennale


Non-Member Biennials in 2017

Frestas Triennial 2017
Now through December 3, 2017

Jeju Biennale
Now through December 3, 2017

XIII Bienal da Cerâmica
Now through December 4, 2017

The Mediterranean Biennale
Now through December 15, 2017

Jakarta Biennale
Now through December 11, 2017

B3 Biennial of the Moving Image
Now through December 20, 2017

2017 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art
Now through December 22, 2017

Lagos Biennial
Now through December 22, 2017

International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America – BIENALSUR
Now through the end of 2017

STANDART: Triennial of Contemporary Art in Armenia
Now through December 31, 2017

Chicago Architecture Biennial
Now through January 7, 2018

6th Lichtsicht Projection Biennale
Now through January 28, 2018

Asian Art Biennial (Taiwan)
Now through February 25, 2018

Prospect New Orleans
Now through February 25, 2018

Anren Biennale
Now through February 28, 2018

La Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans
Now through April 1, 2018

Turku Biennial
Now through April 8, 2018

Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale
December 15, 2017 – March 15, 2018


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Member News

Do you have exciting news or upcoming events that you would like to share?

To get your news in the monthly newsletter, please submit it to the IBA Office via email no later than the 20th of each month, with the subject line “Next Newsletter”, for it to appear in the next newsletter. To post your news on our website, either log in to the Interactive Space and create your own post, or send us an email and we’ll take care of it. 


Become an IBA Member Today!

The International Biennial Association provides a platform for establishing, researching and exchanging ideas and knowledge between professionals and institutions concerned with contemporary art that play pivotal roles in the biennial practice and its discourse. 

While engagement with professionals in the global biennial community is the primary membership benefit, other benefits include access to the Interactive Space on the IBA website, where members can connect with one another to share and develop ideas. Members also receive invitations to all IBA events and conferences, copies of all publications as well a membership card, which grants access to member biennials and triennials participating in our Free Admission Program. 

To support our mission, become a member or make a donation today. 


From all of us at IBA,
Have a great month!

To become a member, please visit our website at www.biennialassociation.org and start your application. Please contact the IBA Office with any questions you may have: info@biennialassociation.org

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