Here Are the 150 Artists That Curators Hand-Picked for This Year’s Carnegie International, a Time-Tested Showcase for New Talent and Ideas

The 58th edition will feature 150 artists, creative collectives, and institutional collections.

The working space of Julian Abraham “Togar” during Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam, 2021.

At this year’s Carnegie International, the emphasis is definitely on the “international.”

“How can we think of the ‘international’ as an idea from the specific place that we’re working from?” said Sohrab Mohebbi, head curator of the 58th edition of the show, set to open this September at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

The exhibition will seek to answer this question by tracing the “geopolitical imprint of the U.S. since 1945”—a moment that, according to Mohebbi, signals both the birth of contemporary art and the country’s ascension to global hegemonic power. 

The exhibition’s global framing is mirrored by its expansive list of participants, a lineup that includes artists both living and dead, as well as several creative collectives and institutional collections. Altogether, there are 150 names from 40 territories around the world, including Claes Oldenburg, Diane Severin Nguyen, Susan Meiselas, and Trương Công Tùng. 

Trương Công Tùng, the state of absence–voices from outside (2020). Courtesy of the artist.

That’s a huge grouping, even for a historically scopious show like the International, which is the longest-running exhibition series in the U.S. (The previous edition, in 2018, for instance, boasted 32 collectives.) 

“The show is, by design, different in almost every way,” said Eric Crosby, director of the Carnegie Museum. Among the themes animating it are “issues of artistic solidarity, reconstitution, and responding to traumatic world events.” 

Special focus will be given to “thinking historically,” the director went on, “to looking not just at the present moment but at practices that have been overlooked by art history. We want to bring those practices into the museum alongside the [Carnegie’s] own collection in a way that prompts new reconsiderations of our history through the lens of the contemporary.”

Edgar Calel, Pa ru tun che ́ (From the Treetop) (2021). Courtesy of the artist.

Édgar Calel, a Kaqchikel artist, was responsible for the show’s title: “Is it morning for you yet?” Calel was visiting Mohebbi in Pittsburgh when he explained that, for his people in the Mayan Kaqchikel community of Guatemala, it is customary not to say “good morning” but to ask, “Is it morning for you yet?”

“This really kept resonating in many ways,” Mohebbi recalled, referring again to the relativity of the exhibition’s conceit. The title, he said, “was a way for us to acknowledge this question around what is contemporary. Are we together? Are we on the same clock? Let’s check our times together.”


See the full list of the participating collectives, institutions, estates, and artists below:  

Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara 

Ali Eyal 

Võ An Khánh 

Andy Robert 

Angel Velasco Shaw 

Anh Tr

Antonio Martorell with poetry by Ernesto Cardenal 

Aziz Hazara 

Banu Cennetoğlu 

Carlos Cañas 

Carlos Motta 

Christian Nyampeta 

Claes Oldenburg 

Colectivo 3 (Aarón Flores, Araceli Zúñiga, Blanca Noval Vilar, and César Espinosa) Dala Nasser 

Daniel Lie 

Denzil Forrester 

Dia al-Azzawi

Diane Severin Nguyen 

Doan Ket 

Dogma Collection 

Édgar Calel 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres 

Fereydoun Ave 

Giana De Dier 

Hiromi Tsuchida 

Hyphen— (Akmalia Rizqita “Chita,” Grace Samboh, Ratna Mufida), presenting works by: Kustiyah alongside Edhi Sunarso, Gregorius Sidharta Soegijo, Kartika, Rustamadji, Siti RuliyatiSriyani Hudyonoto, Sudarso, Trubus Soedarsono, Zaini 

I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih 

Isabel De Obaldía 

James “Yaya” Hough 

Joong Seop Lee 

Julian Abraham “Togar” 

Tith Kanitha 

Karen Tei Yamashita 

Kate Millett 

Krista Belle Stewart 

Laal Collection 

Laila Shawa 

LaToya Ruby Frazier 

Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee 

Los Angeles Poverty Department 

Louise E. Jefferson 

Malcolm Peacock 

Margarita Azurdia 

Melike Kara 

Michael Zinzun 

Mire Lee 

Mohammed Sami 

Monira Al Qadiri 

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende Collection presenting works by: Alberto Pérez, Alfredo Portillos, Anders Åberg, Anonymous women, Bat T. Tchouloun, Carol Law,  Derek Boshier, Eduardo Terrazas, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Francisco Brugnoli, Gontran Guanaes  Netto, Hanns Karlewski, Hugo Rivera-Scott, Leonilda González, Lilo Salberg, Luis Felipe Noé, Luis  Tomasello, Maryse Eloy, Myra Landau, N. Bavoujav, Öyvind Fahlström, Patricia Israel, Paul Peter  Piech, Ricardo Mesa, Ryszard Winiarski, Sambuungiin Mashbat, SANALBAT (S. Natsagdorj, N.  Sandagdorj, N. Sukhbat), Valentina Cruz, Ximena Armas 

Nancy Buchanan 

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa 

Nikki Arai 

Pacita Abad 

Patricia Belli 

Philomé Obin 

Pio Abad 

Rafa Nasiri and Etel Adnan 

Rafael Domenech 

Vandy Rattana 

Park Rehyun 

Rini Templeton 

Roberto Cabrera 

Rosa Mena Valenzuela

Sanaa Gateja 

Soun-Gui Kim 

Susan Meiselas 

Svay Ken 

Tei Carpenter / Agency—Agency 


Thu Van Tran 

Thuraya Al-Baqsami 

Tishan Hsu 

Tony Cokes 

Trương Công Tùng  

Yolanda Lopez 

Yooyun Yang 

Zahia Rahmani

Is it morning for you yet?” will run from September 24, 2022 through April 2, 2023 at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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