forms of the surrounding futures mark the 12th edition of GIBCA

forms of the surrounding futures

forms of the surrounding futures mark the twelfth edition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art which will take place between 16 September –19 November 2023

The forthcoming edition of GIBCA, titled forms of the surrounding futures, reacts against the current state of permanent crisis, combining positions which embody and celebrate plural narratives for tomorrow. It circumvents dominant paradigms which sustain the status quo and pre-empt possible futures, to make sense of our current times as moments of transformation filled with potentiality.

Drawing from the imaginative energy of non-normative agencies, forms of the surrounding futures elude speculative attitudes to futurity to look at existing possibilities of being together. It embraces an expanded notion of queer to challenge dominant paradigms, inviting an integrated rethinking and remaking of bodies, spaces, and times.

Thought as a series of communal situations of awe and estrangement, it examines the now, disseminating narratives that celebrate our collective ability to imagine and rehearse worlds to come.

forms of the surrounding futures is curated by João Laia

Sophia Al-Maria / Adam Christensen / Joana da Conceição / Niko Hallikainen / Rodrigo Hernández / Sky Hopinka / Maria Jerez / Agnė Jokšė / Kem / Tarik Kiswanson / Yong Xiang Li / Yarema Malashchuk & Roman Khimei / Guadalupe Maravilla / Esse McChesney / Sandra Mujinga / Rasmus Myrup / Ania Nowak / Outi Pieski / Luiz Roque / Prem Sahib / P. Staff / Iris Touliatou / Ana Vaz / Osías Yanov /

Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborgs Konsthall, Gothenburg City Library, Hammarkullen Konsthall

Press preview
Registration for the press preview on 15 and 16 September is open here.

Registration for the professional preview of exhibitions  on 15 September will open at the beginning of August.