Biennale of Sydney

Brook Andrew, Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, shares NIRIN as the title of the 2020 exhibition. Meaning edge, NIRIN is a word of Andrew’s mother’s Nation, the Wiradjuri people of western New South Wales. Location: National Art School

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Media Releases

4 November 2020

Biennale of Sydney Welcomes Three New Board Members

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney – Australia’s leading contemporary art festival – welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: Matt Crocker, Evan Kaldor and Ruby Langton-Batty.

23 September 2020

Biennale of Sydney announces Inaugural Benefit Auction

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney today announced, for the first time ever, art lovers from around the world will have the opportunity to bid online for selected artworks featured in the exhibition.

9 September 2020

Colombian curator José Roca appointed as Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022)

Sydney, Australia: After an extensive international search, the Biennale of Sydney is delighted to announce Colombian curator José Roca as the Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, which will take place 12 March – 13 June 2022.

31 July 2020

Biennale of Sydney brings NIRIN online on Google Arts & Culture

Sydney, Australia: Starting today, artworks from the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN, can be explored online at Google Arts & Culture.

27 July 2020

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney to present NIRIN at Carriageworks

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney announced today that it will open part of its 22nd edition, titled NIRIN, on Gadigal land at Carriageworks from 7 August – 26 September 2020.

3 July 2020

Announcing... NIRIN NAARM at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

In a unique new collaboration, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA) is honoured to present NIRIN NAARM, a three-week satellite exhibition presenting selected key works from the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN,.

27 May 2020

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney reopens with extended dates

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney announced today that NIRIN, its 22nd edition, will be reopening from 16 June, with some venues opening from 1 June 2020.

31 March 2020

Biennale of Sydney announces first online programming

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney today announced initial details of how it is taking the 22nd edition, titled NIRIN, online through a series of activations and experiences.

5 March 2020

The Biennale of Sydney, Noakes Group and BE. Collective Create a Safe Passage to Reclaim and Revive the Memory of Concealed Culture

The Biennale of Sydney has revealed NIRIN HAIVETA, a visually striking artwork on Sydney’s Harbour, created in collaboration with BE. and supported by Noakes Group.

19 February 2020

BIENNALE OF SYDNEY AND AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDIES: Working together with local Indigenous communities for cultural renewal and pride

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) today announced a four year memorandum of understanding.

3 February 2020

22nd Biennale of Sydney reveals program highlights for NIRIN 2020

Sydney, Australia: The Biennale of Sydney has today revealed details of the program for its 22nd edition, titled NIRIN.

7 November 2019

Biennale of Sydney announces Alchemy One as media and strategy agency

Biennale of Sydney announces Alchemy One as media and strategy agency.

9 October 2019

Biennale of Sydney Announces New Board Members

Rachel Verghis and Johanna Featherstone join the Biennale of Sydney's Board of Directors.

12 September 2019

Biennale of Sydney announces 94 artists, creatives and collectives for 2020

At a briefing today in Little Bay, NSW, on the land of the Bidjigal and Gadigal Clans, the Biennale of Sydney announced the full list of artists, creatives and collectives who will be participating in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020), titled NIRIN.

9 April 2019

Biennale of Sydney announces 2020 exhibition: NIRIN

The Biennale of Sydney announced today the first 33 artists, creatives and collectives who will participate in NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020).

20 June 2018

Brook Andrew appointed Artistic Director of 22nd Biennale of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney today announces Brook Andrew as the Artistic Director of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney. 

26 February 2018

Announcing Sydney Preview

A free, full-day preview of its 21st edition featuring exclusive artist talks and access to six Biennale venues with extended opening hours.

13 December 2017

21st Biennale of Sydney Unveils Artistic Program

70 artists to present work at seven venues across Sydney over three months for the Biennale of Sydney’s 45th anniversary Sydney, Australia.

10 August 2017

Biennale of Sydney Legacy Project for the City of Sydney

The Biennale of Sydney and City of Sydney unveil second Biennale Legacy Artwork Project with 20th Biennale of Sydney artist, Agatha Gothe-Snape.

19 July 2017

Artistic Director of 21st Biennale of Sydney announces Title of the 2018 Exhibition and Additional Selection of Artists

Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney Mami Kataoka announced today the title of the 2018 Biennale of Sydney is SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement.

19 July 2017

第 21 回シドニー・ビエンナーレ芸術監督が タイトル及び参加作家第 2 弾を発表

2017 年 7 月 19 日:第 21 回シドニー・ビエンナーレ芸術監督の片岡真実氏より、本日、2018 年のシドニー・ 

10 May 2017

Biennale of Sydney Appoints New Director and CEO, Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker

The Biennale of Sydney has announced the appointment of museum director, curator and scholar Jo-Anne Birnie-Danzker as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. 

6 April 2017

First 21 Artists Announced

Mami Kataoka, Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney, today revealed the first group of 21 artists selected for the 21st edition of the Asia Pacific’s leading contemporary art event.  

5 July 2016

Mami Kataoka appointed Artistic Director of 21st Biennale of Sydney

Mami Kataoka, the acclaimed Chief Curator at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, is the first curator from Asia to be appointed as Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney.  

Featured Media Coverage

4 July 2020

22nd Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

Andy Butler, The Saturday Paper
27 May 2020

A Digital Tour of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney

Jennifer Higgie, Frieze Magazine
28 April 2020

22nd Biennale of Sydney, “Nirin” | Digital Review

Andrew Brooks and Astrid Lorange, Art-Agenda
26 May 2020

Biennale of Sydney awakens from its 10-week hibernation

Nick Galvin, The Sydney Morning Herald
16 April 2020

Silver lining: First Nations artists' work can help us heal

Ella Archibald-Binge and Rhett Wyman, The Sydney Morning Herald
10 April 2020

Can Indigenous art be modern and international?

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald
4 April 2020

The End of the Art World as We Know It

Paul Gladston, Hyperallergic
27 March 2020

Powerful even at a distance: the Biennale of Sydney now online only

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald
20 March 2020

Indigenous themes give this Biennale its edge

John McDonald, The Sydney Morning Herald
17 March 2020

Review: 2020 Biennale of Sydney (NSW) | 4 STARS

Gina Fairley, ArtsHub
13 March 2020

Direct gaze: Visual activist Zanele Muholi's mission of visibility

Chloe Wolifson, The Sydney Morning Herald
16 March 2020

Ten Highlights of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020

Marissa Ciampi, Concrete Playground
5 October 2019

Aboriginal artist and provocateur Brook Andrew on shaking up the Sydney Biennale

By Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald
12 September 2019

Sydney Biennale embraces the edges

by Jane O'Sullivan, ArtsHub
12 September 2019

Sydney Biennale Has Announced Its Free 2020 Line-Up

by Che-Marie Trigg, Broadsheet
12 September 2019

'Unacceptable to lose': Sydney Biennale in time of climate crisis

by Linda Morris, Sydney Morning Herald
10 April 2019

The first 33 artists in 2020 Biennale of Sydney: NIRIN

by Steve Dow, Art Guide Australia
9 April 2019

The power to answer back: 2020 Sydney Biennale at the cutting edge

by Linda Morris, Sydney Morning Herald

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