Since its inception in 1973, the Biennale of Sydney has provided a platform for art and ideas, showcasing the work of nearly 1,800 artists from more than 100 countries. Today it is considered one of the leading international contemporary art events, recognised for commissioning and presenting innovative, thought provoking art from Australia and around the world. With an average of 40 percent of visits made by people from outside of Sydney, the Biennale holds an important place on both the national and international stage. An average of over 640, 000 visits having been recorded across all venues and programs over each of the last three Biennales (2012, 2014 and 2016).
Planning in underway for our 21st exciting international exhibition with the announcement of Mami Kataoka of the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo as our Artistic Director for 2018. We have also announced a bold, new vision for the Biennale to be implemented over the next 2–4 years to build on the reputation of the Biennale.
Applications close 5pm, Monday 18 December, 2017