Year founded: 2017
Organiser: National Art Development Board


Kuala Lumpur Biennial (KL Biennale) is a mega-scale international contemporary art programme organised by the National Arts Gallery of Malaysia.

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.