Biennale of Sydney

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Exhibiting Participants

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is open online at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) from 10–15 November 2020.

NIRIN NAARM presents the work of artists from Australia, Aoteroa/New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Haiti, Kashmir, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, USA and elsewhere. It is set against a number of increasingly urgent social, cultural and political contexts and backdrops, such as the climate crisis and devastating bushfires in Australia and Brazil; the current global pandemic; and in solidarity with global activism related to the Black Lives Matters movement, which has underscored local and global histories of violence and discrimination, along with questions of justice, truth-telling, reconciliation and reparation. NIRIN is at the forefront of global movements to centre indigeneity, to reconsider cultural narratives and practices, and to reimagine public spaces, monuments and memory.

Originally conceived as a physical satellite exhibition at ACCA, NIRIN NAARM was postponed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. Now hosted online for a limited one-week period, NIRIN NAARM provides an exclusive opportunity for audiences who may have been unable to visit the Biennale of Sydney to engage with a rich sample of moving image compilations from the exhibition.

NIRIN NAARM will be accompanied by an online panel featuring Brook Andrew in discussion with various participating artists on Saturday 14 November, 4pm.

Established in 1983, ACCA plays an inspirational and critical role investing in artistic and wider communities, leading the cultural conversation and setting the agenda for contemporary art.

Exhibition Hours


NIRIN NAARM | presented by ACCA and Biennale of Sydney | Artistic Director Brook Andrew interview