Honolulu Biennial Foundation
Hawai‘i Convention Center
May. 8, 2017
The Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) has announced the artist lineup for the inaugural edition of the Honolulu Biennial in 2017 from March 8 to May 8. Entitled “Middle of Now | Here,” Honolulu Biennial 2017 (HB2017) will showcase the work of more than 30 artists from Hawaiʻi, the Pacific Islands, Asia, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
The participating artists were selected by Curatorial Director Fumio Nanjo, Director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, and Curator Ngahiraka Mason, former Curator of Indigenous Art, Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. The lineup features leading, midcareer, and emerging artists, including the likes of Yayoi Kusama, Lee Mingwei, Yuki Kihara, Zhan Wang, and Mohammad Kazem.
HBF has also revealed the urban and historic sites that will host the Biennial. The primary location will be at Ward Village® in a space formerly occupied by the Sports Authority in Honolulu. Additional sites include the IBM Building at Ward Village®, Honolulu Hale (City Hall), Foster Botanical Garden, the arts at Marks Garage, Bishop Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, and a community arts centre.
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