The 9th Berlin Biennale Reveals Participating Artists

The New York based DIS collective is curating the show

Photo: Courtesy 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Photo: Courtesy 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Still from Narrative Devices; Not in the Berlin Biennale featuring Tilman Hornig Photo: Courtes 9th Berlin Biennale

Still from Narrative Devices; Not in the Berlin Biennale featuring Tilman Hornig. Photo: Courtesy 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

The ninth Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art announced the list of participating artists on their website today. The biennale, curated by the New York-based collective DIS, will include some 120 participants ranging from artists, fashion designers, DJ’s and producers, as well as writers.

The curators have already announced the venues and curatorial remit at a press conference in late February, but the artist list was simply released with little notice on the website, listed alphabetically, and including sections such as “Not in the biennale” and “Anthem.” What it all means we will find out in early June, when the much anticipated show opens:


Antoni Abad
Halil Altindere
Ei Arakawa in collaboration with Dan Poston, Stefan Tcherepnin
Korakrit Arunanondchai/Alex Gvojic
atelier le balto
Armen Avanessian/Alexander Martos in collaboration with Christopher Roth

Will Benedict

Julien Ceccaldi
Centre for Style in collaboration with Anna-Sophie Berger, Burkhard Beschow & Anne Fellner, Max Brand, Rare Candy, Susan Cianciolo, Marlie Mul, Liam Osborne, H.B. Peace & Kate Meakin, Joshua Petherick, Lin May Saeed, Eirik Sæther
Brody Condon
CUSS Group in collaboration with ANGEL-HO, FAKA, Megan Mace, NTU

Kathleen Daniel
Debora Delmar Corp.
Simon Denny

Cécile B. Evans

Nicolás Fernández
Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin
Simon Fujiwara


Calla Henkel/Max Pitegoff
Camille Henrot
Yngve Holen

Alexa Karolinski/Ingo Niermann
Josh Kline
Nik Kosmas
Christopher Kulendran Thomas

M/L Artspace
Shawn Maximo
Ashland Mines

New Scenario
Katja Novitskova

Trevor Paglen/Jacob Appelbaum
Juan Sebastián Peláez
Adrian Piper
Alexandra Pirici
Josephine Pryde
Puppies Puppies

Babak Radboy
Jon Rafman

Timur Si-Qin
Lucie Stahl
Hito Steyerl

Wu Tsang

Anna Uddenberg
Amalia Ulman

Anne de Vries

Abu Hajar, Halil Altindere, Math Bass, Lizzi Bougatsos & Brian Degraw, Elysia Crampton, Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin, Isa Genzken, Juliana Huxtable, Kelela, Nguzunguzu, Adrian Piper, Fatima Al Qadiri, Carles Santos, Jacolby Satterwhite, Hito Steyerl, Total Freedom, Amalia Ulman, Nick Weiss, and others

Will Benedict, Dora Budor, Cao Fei, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Roe Ethridge, Hood by Air, Bjarne Melgaard, Zanele Muholi, Johannes Paul Raether, Torbjørn Rødland, Akeem Smith, Martine Syms, Stewart Uoo

Not in the Berlin Biennale:
Asger Carlsen, Casey Jane Ellison, Roe Ethridge, Avena Gallagher, Tilman Hornig, Chris Kraus, Bjarne Melgaard, Jason Nocito, Sean Raspet, Andrew Norman Wilson, Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous

The Ninth Berlin Biennale will take place from June 4 – September 18, 2016.


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