The fourth edition of the Kyiv Biennial, an international forum for art, knowledge and politics that integrates exhibitions and discussion platforms, will take place from October 16th to November 14th 2021. The upcoming edition – Allied – emphasizes cross-border collaboration and is jointly curated by members of the East Europe Biennial Alliance: Biennale Matter of Art Prague, Biennale Warszawa, Kyiv Biennial, OFF-Biennale Budapest and Survival Kit Festival Riga. Kyiv Biennial 2021 is organized by the Visual Culture Research Center.
The biennial’s diverse program will address historical forms and contemporary examples of cultural and political alliances in Eastern Europe and beyond and their ability to create new social formats. Allied – Kyiv Biennial 2021 will host a series of art projects and educational events particularly focusing on the current conditions, political factors, and institutional actors that foster new alliances in the twenty-first century. The Kyiv Biennial will once again explore the architectural context of the city and the residuals of Soviet modernism – the main location of this year’s edition will be The House of Cinema.
Explore the full program here.
Participants of the Kyiv Biennial 2021 include:
Angela Anderson, Alžběta Bačíková, Mishka Bochkarev, Uliana Bychenkova, Max Cegielski, Filipa César, Keti Chukhrov, Marta Cillero, Merle Dammhayn, Decolonize Your Mind Society, Manthia Diawara, Dolgiy & Sidorkin, Magali Dougoud, Olga Egorova (Tsaplya), Anna Engelhardt, fantastic little splash, Harun Farocki, Bartosz Frąckowiak, Quincy and Jörgen Gario, Geocinema, Zoltán Ginelli, Ulrike Guérot, Inga Hajdarowicz, Vít Havránek, Katarzyna Hertz, Sanja Horvatinčić, Nataliya Ilchuk, Agata Jakubowska, Irini Kalaitzidi, Nikolay Karabinovych, Oksana Kazmina, Yulia Kostereva, Susanne Kriemann, Lesia Kulchynska, Kurws, Le Cru, Denise Lee & Valeria Montoya, Beral Madra, Yarema Malashchuk and Roman Himey, Ivan Melnychuk, Ludmyla Meshkova, Mónica de Miranda, Naeem Mohaiemen, Lada Nakonechna, Bartosz Nowicki, Peter Osborne, Eliana Otta & Imayna Caceres, Almira Ousmanova, Magdalena Radomska, Julia Ramírez-Blanco, ruїns collective, Yassin al Haj Saleh, Kinnari Saraiya, Ramona Schacht, Judit Flóra Schuller, Magdalena Siemaszko, Maria Sideri, Jiří Skála, Société Réaliste, Olia Sosnovskaya & a.z.h., Jan Sowa, Łukasz Stanek, Tereza Stejskalová, Eszter Szakács, Diāna Tamane, Aleksei Taruts, Sung Tieu, Madina Tlostanova, Bálint Tolmár, Oraib Toukan, Endi Tupja & Klodiana Millona and Yuan Chun Liu, Katrin Winkler, Jiří Žák, Beti Žerovc.
Graphic Concept and Design: Wolfgang Schwärzler, Typeface: Kyiv Type Foundry