Biennale of Sydney, Australia


The 20th Biennale of Sydney, titled The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed will be on in Sydney from 18 March to 5 June 2016.

This year the exhibition will extend beyond Sydney Harbour and the Central Business District, with more than a third of artworks to be held in Sydney’s vibrant inner west.

This Biennale will be presented at seven main venues – or ‘embassies of thought’, including Cockatoo Island (Embassy of the Real), Art Gallery of New South Wales (Embassy of Spirits), Carriageworks (Embassy of Disappearance), Artspace (Embassy of Non-Participation), Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Embassy of Translation) and a bookshop (Embassy of Stanislaw Lem) and a former train station, Mortuary Station (Embassy of Transition) will make its debut as a Biennale venue.

Artists presenting work at the MCA include Nina Beier, Daniel Boyd, Noa Eshkol, Helen Marten, and Dayanita Singh.

The Art Gallery of NSW will feature works by Johanna Calle, Sheila Hicks, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Jumana Manna, Sudarshan Shetty, and Taro Shinoda, while Korakrit Arunanondchai, William Forsythe, Camille Henrot, Lee Bul, Chiharu Shiota, Ming Wong, and Xu Zhen (Produced by MadeIn Company) will feature at Cockatoo Island.

The Biennale of Sydney is on from 18 March to 5 June 2016.

Above: Mella Jaarsma, ‘Until Time is Old’, 2014, sea urchins, stainless steel, thread, clips, fabric, 80 x 280 x 150 cm. Courtesy the artist. Photograph- Mie Cornoedus