Organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore, the Singapore Biennale aims to position Singapore prominently as an international centre and regional thought leader in the field of visual art. It encourages Singapore artists and Singapore to engage with the international art world, through the invitation of regional and international artists to exhibit with Singapore artists, and for Singapore to join the international community of art biennales whose language is mainly conducted through the medium of contemporary art.
As a platform for collaborations with the global arts community, the Biennale provides new opportunities for local visual artists and arts businesses, and is a significant opportunity to cultivate deeper public engagement with the arts. It complements the achievements of other areas of the arts and cultural scene, collectively enhancing Singapore’s international image as a vibrant city to live, work, play. The inaugural Singapore Biennale was held in 2006 and provided an effective platform for people to dialogue and share information and resources amongst the arts community from Singapore and the rest of the world.
The National Arts Council (NAC) was established in September 1991 to spearhead the development of the arts in Singapore.Source: www.singaporebiennale.org