16th Istanbul Biennial
The Seventh Continent
September 14–November 10, 2019
Media preview: September 10–13
Professional preview: September 12–13
The 16th Istanbul Biennial will unveil 38 new commissions which will be dispersed in multiple locations around the city. 57 artists and art collectives from 26 countries (Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK and USA) have been invited to participate in the 16th Istanbul Biennial, curated by the eminent art historian and curator, Nicolas Bourriaud. Istanbul Biennial is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Koç Holding.
The 16th Istanbul Biennial, with the title The Seventh Continent, will run from September 14 to November 10, 2019 in three spectacular locations across the city: the historic Istanbul Shipyards (Tersane Istanbul), the Pera Museum in the heart of the city and in a series of historic sites in Büyükada, the largest of the so-called Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara.
Artists showing are:
At Istanbul Shipyards (Tersane Istanbul): Yuji Agematsu, Deniz Aktaş, Özlem Altın, Jonathas de Andrade, Pia Arke, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ozan Atalan, Radcliffe Bailey, Rebecca Belmore, Dora Budor, Johannes Büttner, Mariechen Danz, Elmas Deniz, David Douard, Simon Fujiwara, Claudia Martínez Garay, Pakui Hardware (Ugnius Gelguda & Neringa Černiauskaitė), Eloise Hawser, Marguerite Humeau, Suzanne Husky, Rashid Johnson, Feral Atlas Collective, Eva Kot’átková, Agnieszka Kurant, Tala Madani, Jared Madere, Turiya Magadlela, Güneş Terkol & Güçlü Öztekin, Thiago Rocha Pitta, Mika Rottenberg, Max Hooper Schneider, Ylva Snöfrid, Jennifer Tee, Suzanne Treister, Ambera Wellmann, Haegue Yang, Müge Yılmaz, Phillip Zach, Andrea Zittel.
At the Pera Museum: Anzo (José Iranzo Almonacid), Charles Avery, Norman Daly, Ernst Haeckel, Evru/Zush, Sanam Khatibi, Melvin Moti, Glauco Rodrigues, Luigi Serafini, Paul Sietsema, Simon Starling, Piotr Uklański.
At Büyükada: En Man Chang, Glenn Ligon, Armin Linke, Ursula Mayer, Hale Tenger.
In addition to the artists exhibiting in these three venues, Monster Chetwynd will participate in the 16th Istanbul Biennial with an outdoor project. Further details to be announced.