In 2020, the Adelaide Biennial celebrates a 30-year milestone as the nation’s longest-running curated survey of contemporary Australian art. Since its inception, it has created career-defining opportunities for more than 350 artists and provides platforms for exceptional Australian artists to create new works of art across a range of materials and technologies.
For this edition curator Leigh Robb invites artists to make visible the monsters of our time. The exhibition will be populated by duplicitous robots, toxic goddesses and impossible chimeras. You will be taken behind the scenes, beckoned on underwater odysseys, or invited to slumber with live bees.
Featuring Abdul Abdullah, Mike Bianco, Polly Borland, Michael Candy, Megan Cope, Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, Julian Day, Karla Dickens, Mikala Dwyer, Brent Harris, Aldo Iacobelli, Pierre Mukeba, David Noonan, Mike Parr, Julia Robinson, Yhonnie Scarce, Stelarc, Garry Stewart and Australian Dance Theatre, Kynan Tan, Mark Valenzuela, Willoh S. Weiland and Judith Wright.
Vernissage Weekend 29 Feb – 1 Mar In the Arena is a curated program of talks presented by guest speakers and visionaries in the arts, science and technology. The invited speakers will participate in a series of lectures and discussions alongside 2020 Adelaide Biennial artists.
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Presented by Art Gallery of South Australia in association with the Adelaide Festival, and with generous support received from the Art Gallery of South Australia Biennial Ambassadors Program and Principal Donor The Balnaves Foundation.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.