Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art started in 2001 and is the largest Biennial for Contemporary Art in Sweden. Since 2007, the Biennial is hosted by Röda Sten – Center for Contemporary Art and Culture with the main support by the City of Göteborg and Västra Götalandsregionen.
Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art was established in 2001 by Gothenburg’s Culture Committee as a part in the city’s cultural political strategy.
The overall goal for the biennial event is formulated by Göteborg’s Culture Committee: ‘Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art will promote Göteborg as a city of culture and place Göteborg firmly on the map in an international context. It will show international contemporary art of a high quality and become an inspiration for galleries and other participants in the local art scene as well
as show the city of Göteborg, to the rest of the world, as a city of creativity. Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art has a pedagogic mission in terms of conveying contemporary art to the residents of Göteborg and especially to the children and youth of the city.’