The Fundação Bienal, which organizes the Bienal de São Paulo, has announced the 120 artists who will be participating in the event’s thirty-fifth edition.Curatedby art historian and former Reina Sofía directorManuel Borja-Villel, artist Grada Kilomba, independent curator Diane Lima, and anthropologist Hélio Menezes, the Bienal is titled “Choreographies of the Impossible” and heavily features Black, Indigenous, and non-white artists and artists from the Global South. The quartet in a statement released this past April described this iteration as “a mutual project around multiple possibilities to choreograph the impossible. As the title already suggests,” they continued, “it is an invitation to radical imaginations about the unknown, or even about what figures as im/possible.”RelatedHELEN FRANKENTHALER FOUNDATION SUED FOR “DESTROYING” PAINTER’S LEGACYBMA CREATES PAID INTERNSHIPS HONORING VALERIE MAYNARD In a new statement issued today, the curators asserted that “the participants in this Bienal challenge the impossible in its most varied and incalculable forms. They live in impossible contexts, develop strategies of circumvention, cross limits, and escape from the impossibilities of the world in which they live.
They deal with total violence, the impossibility of life in full freedom, inequalities, and their artistic expressions are transformed by the very impossibilities of our time.” In a separate statement, José Olympio da Veiga Pereira, president of the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, cast the Bienal as “a historic milestone that transcends the boundaries of the impossible.” Pereira further contended that the exhibition “will become a lasting legacy, inspiring future generations and redefining the boundaries of what is possible in artistic expression.” The event is slated to open September 6 at the Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion, featuring a fresh design by Brazil-based architecture firm Vão. A complete list of participating artists is below. Igshaan Adams Ricardo Aleixo Kamal Aljafari Mounira Al-Solh Sidney Amaral Amador e Jr. Segurança Patrimonial Ltda.
Gloria Anzaldúa Deborah Anzinger Diego Araúja and Laís Machado Emanoel Araújo Archivo de la Memoria Trans (AMT) Elena Asins Sammy Baloji Denilson Baniwa Yto Barrada Arthur Bispo do Rosário Anna Boghiguian Marilyn Boror Bor M’barek Bouhchichi Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz Nadir Bouhmouch and Soumeya Ait Ahmed Ubirajara Ferreira Braga Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro stanley brouwn Carlos Bunga Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs Edgar Calel Cabello/Carcelle Rolando Castellón Elizabeth Catlett Elda Cerrato Benvenuto Chavajay Manuel Chavajay Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher Colectivo Ayllu Rommulo Vieira Conceição Cozinha Ocupação 9 de Julho Julien Creuzet Aurora Cursino Denise Ferreira da Silva Luiz de Abreu Niño de Elche Stella do Patrocínio Maya Deren Katherine Dunham Torkwase Dyson Carmézia Emiliano Inaicyra Falcão flo6x8 Frente 3 de Fevereiro Rosa Gauditano Amos Gitai Sônia Gomes Patricia Gómez and María Jesús González Grupo de Investigación en Arte y Política (GIAP) Ayrson Heráclito and Tiganá Santana George Herriman Nikau Hindin Morzaniel Ɨramari Januário Jano Geraldine Javier Kapwani Kiwanga Wifredo Lam Simone Leigh Daniel Lie Raquel Lima Daniel Lind-Ramos Duane Linklater The Living and the Dead Ensemble Ibrahim Mahama MAHKU Rubiane Maia Sarah Maldoror Malinche Xica Manicongo Guadalupe Maravilla Leopoldo Méndez Melchor María Mercado Santu Mofokeng Aline Motta Nontsikelelo Mutiti Senga Nengudi Eustáquio Neves Bouchra Ouizguen Rosana Paulino Ana Pi and Taata Kwa Nkisi Mutá Imê Davi Pontes and Wallace Ferreira José Guadalupe Posada Quilombo Cafundó Will Rawls Jorge Ribalta Marlon Riggs Philip Rizk Jesús Ruiz Durand Citra Sasmita Sauna Lésbica por Malu Avelar with Ana Paula Mathias, Anna Turra, Bárbara Esmenia and Marta Supernova Anne Marie Schneider Judith Scott Tejal Shah Ahlam Shibli Dayanita Singh Ceija Stojka Tadáskía Kidlat Tahimik Taller 4 Rojo Taller NN Francisco Toledo Trinh T. Minh-ha Gabriel Gentil Tukano Rubem Valentim Juan van der Hamen y León Ventura Profana Luana Vitra Nadal Walcott Leilah Weinraub Charles White John Woodrow Wilson Ilze Wolff Aida Harika Yanomami, Edmar Tokorino Yanomami, and Roseane Yariana Yanomami Zumví Arquivo Afro Fotográfico.