From Venice to Documenta, Here’s a List of All the Major Art Biennials and Triennials Scheduled to Return in Force in 2022

From Kassel to Kathmandu, here are the events that people will be talking about.

documenta fifteen's ruruHaus. Photo: Nicolas Wefers, 2020.

You never know these days, but 2022 is still shaping up to be a year chock full of art events. From Mali to Morocco, Cleveland to Canada, biennials and triennials are returning to the main stage. It will be truly interesting to see what the new normal looks like at such big international art surveys.

A roster of heavy hitters are set to unleash long-planned events this year, including High Line director Cecilia Alemani taking the reigns at the so-called “Art Fair Olympics” in Venice, and the Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa helming the Kassel-based quinquennial exhibition for Documenta 15.

Below, here’s our calendar of big events that are set to be the talk of the international art world this year.



Shraddha Shrestha, The Family Portrait (2016). Courtesy of the artist.

Shraddha Shrestha, The Family Portrait (2016) is one artist showing at the Kathmandu Triennial. Courtesy of the artist.

??Kathmandu Triennale, Nepal

When: February 11–March 11, 2022

Curators: Artistic director Cosmin Costinas and co-curators Sheelasha Rajbhandari and Hit Man Gurung


?? Hawai’i Triennial, United States

When: February 18–May 8, 2022

Curators: Curatorial director Melissa Chiu, associate curators Miwako Tezuka, and Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick


?? Manif d’art 10, Canada

When: February 19–April 24, 2022

Curators: Artistic director Claude Bélanger, curator Steven Matjcio


?? 23 Biennale of Sydney, Australia

When: March 12–June 13, 2022

Curators: Artistic director José Roca


?? Toronto Biennial of Art, Canada

When: March 26–June 5, 2022

Curators: Tairone Bastien, Candice Hopkins, Katie Lawson and contributing curators Clare Butcher, Myung-Sun Kim



Arsenale during the 57th Internaztional Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)

Arsenale during the 57th Internaztional Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. (Photo by Awakening/Getty Images)

?? Venice Biennale, Italy

When: April 23–November 27, 2022

Curators: Cecilia Alemani


?? 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, Germany

When: May 19–September 2022

Curators: Artistic director Koyo Kouoh and curators Rasha Salti, Gabriella Beckhurst Feijoo, and Oluremi C. Onabanjo


?? Biennale Gherdëina, Italy

When: May 20–September 25, 2022

Curators: Lucia Pietroiusti, Filipa Ramos


?? 10th Bucharest Biennale, Romania

When: May 23–July 3, 2022

Curators: JARVIS



Still from the video preview of the Front International Triennial. Courtesy of artnet and FRONT Exhibition Company.

?? 12th Berlin Biennale, Germany

When: June 11–September 18, 2022

Curators: Kader Attia


?? Documenta 15, Germany

When: June 18–September 25, 2022

Curators: ruangrupa artist collective


?? 3rd RIBOCA, Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Latvia

When: July 15–October 2, 2022

Curators: René Block and associate curator Nico Anklam


?? FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, United States

When: July 16–October 2, 2022

Curators: Artistic directors Prem Krishnamurthy and Tina Kukielski


?? Manifesta BiennialKosovo

When: July 22–October 20, 2022

Curators: Catherine Nichols


?? Aichi Triennale, Japan

When: July 30–October 10, 2022

Curators: Artistic director Mami Kataoka



Installation view of Youssouf Sogodogo "Crossroads: A Homecoming." Courtesy of the artist and Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography.

Installation view of Youssouf Sogodogo “Crossroads: A Homecoming.” Courtesy of the artist and Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography.

?? TAB 2022 (Tallinn Architecture Biennale), Estonia

When: September 7–November 30, 2022

Curators: Lydia Kallipoliti, Areti Markopoulou, co-curator: Ivan Sergeyev and Sonia Ralston


?? Bergen Assembly, Norway

When: September 8–November 6, 2022

Curators: Saâdane Afif


?? 16th Biennale de Lyon, France

When: September 14–December 31, 2022

Curators: Sam Bardaouil, Till Fellrath


?? 17th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey

When: September 17–November 20, 2022

Curators: Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar, and David Teh


?? International Biennial of Casablanca, Morocco

When: September 22–November 5, 2022

Curators: Artistic director Christine Eyene and associate curators: Soukaina Aboulaoula and Cindy Sissokho


?? 58th Carnegie International, United States

When: September 24, 2022–April 2, 2023

Curators: Sohrab Mohebbi and associate curator Ryan Inouye


?? Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal

When: September 29–December 5, 2022

Curators: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay


?? FotoFocus, United States

When: October 1–8, 2022

Curators: Artistic director and curator Kevin Moore, Carissa Barnard, and guest curators Amara Antilla, Ylinka Barotto, Makeda Best, Matt Distel, Ariel Goldberg, and Tony Oursler


?? 7th Singapore Biennale, Singapore

When: October 18, 2022–March 19, 2023

Curators: Binna Choi, Nida Ghouse, June Yap, and Ala Younis


?? 13th Rencontres de Bamako – African Biennale of Photography, Mali

When: October 20–December 20, 2022

Curators: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Meriem Berrada, Tandazani Dhlakama, and Liz Ikiriko

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