Biennale of Sydney moves to new dates: 21 March – 9 June 2014

Posted on 06 February 2013 in News

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney today announced the 2014 exhibition will open to the public from 21 March until 9 June 2014, with the Vernissage to be held from Tuesday, 18 March to Thursday, 20 March 2014.

The new dates mark the earliest opening of any Biennale in the organisation’s 40-year history.

Marah Braye, Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘We are pleased to present the 19th Biennale of Sydney during Sydney’s warmer autumn months and anticipate the earlier dates will be welcomed by our local and international visitors and colleagues, many of whom will appreciate the improved alignment with other major events on the arts calendar.’

The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire will be curated by Juliana Engberg, who commented: ‘The exhibition will take advantage of the existing Biennale venue map. The key venues will provide the perfect roll out for episodic art encounters as we go in search of the artistic imagination and how it brings into being through its creative desiring.’

Accreditation is now open for arts industry and media professionals to register their interest in attending Vernissage and opening week events. Register now.


  • Media Preview: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
  • Vernissage: Tuesday, 18 March – Thursday, 20 March 2014
  • Public dates: Friday, 21 March – Monday, 9 June 2014
Image: Juliana Engberg, Artistic Director, 19th Biennale of Sydney. Photograph: Emma Sullivan