The main objectives of Kuala Lumpur Biennale are:
- To expand the collaborative network of National Arts Gallery in ensuring the development of contemporary arts industry and to promote local contemporary arts at international level.
- To foster the identity and profile of Malaysia and to position Kuala Lumpur as one of the must visit city in the global art map.
- To position Malaysia as one of the Asian countries that is persistent in developing a competitive creative economic sector globally.
- To nurture the positive values of Malaysian culture and to instil love and compassion in building a harmonious society.