Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver

The 3rd Vancouver Biennale exhibition began Spring 2014. We’re expanding to new cities, broadening our program to include a wider range of artistic disciplines, and inviting an unprecedented mix of famous and emerging artists from around the world to participate in a two-year celebration of great contemporary art, freely accessible to people where they live, work, play and transit. The mandate of the Vancouver Biennale is to exhibit great art in public space and use it as a catalyst for learning and social action.

The curatorial theme of the exhibition is Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver. Unique in the world for its natural beauty, Vancouver becomes the international hub where artists from all nations, cultural backgrounds, political histories and artistic disciplines gather to celebrate art in public space. Together we inspire creativity, transform thinking and find our interconnectedness as global citizens through art.

The 2014 – 2016 Vancouver Biennale features diverse works by both breakthrough and established artists, in keeping with the theme Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver. The 2014 – 2016 participants include globally-recognized figures ranging from Ai Weiwei, Vik Muniz to OSGEMEOS.

Press Coverage for the 2014 / 2016 Exhibition

Vancouver Sun: Art and Soul
Vancouver Sun: International luminaries flock to third Vancouver Biennale of public art
Georgia Straight: Top 10 standout arts events of 2014
The Huffington Post: 17 Pieces That Wouldn’t Belong Anywhere Else
National Gallery of Canada: Crossing Borders at the 2014–2016 Vancouver Biennale
Biennial Foundation: The 3rd Vancouver Biennale Exhibition Opens
Flare Localist: The Art Scene Is Booming
NorthShore News: North Shore News Readers’ Choice 2015 winner!
Where Magazine: Alfresco Art
Where Magazine: The Best 10 New Attractions in Canada
Travel2Next: 10 Things To Do In Vancouver
Vancouver Art Attack: Vancouver’s Public Art Museum 

Curatorial Team

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barrie Mowatt, our international team includes some of the most influential and dynamic curators and scholars working in contemporary art.

 

  • Barrie Mowatt

    Artistic Director

  • Zheng Shengtian

    Senior Curator (Asia) Open Air Museum

  • Marcello Dantas

    Senior Curator (Latin and South America) Open Air Museum

  • Rakhi Sarkar

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum and Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Luiz Camillo Osario

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum

  • Jose Roca

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum and Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Marc Pottier

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum

  • Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum

  • Steve Nash

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum

  • Adriano Pedrosa

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum

  • Sarah Fillmore

    Curatorial Advisor, Open Air Museum and Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Mahnaz Fancy

    Curatorial Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Aissa H. Deebi

    Curatorial Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Ilko Davidov

    Curator, Biennale CineFest

  • Ted Grouya

    Curator, Biennale CineFest

  • Marek Hovorka

    Curator, Biennale CineFest

  • Inti Codera

    Curator, Biennale CineFest

  • Rene Rozon

    Curator, Biennale CineFest

  • Andre Vaillancourt

    Curator, Biennale CineFest

  • Helmut Batista

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Alexandre Gabriel

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Guilherme Wisnik

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Ana Paula Cohen

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Dieter Rolstraete

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Bruce Johnson

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Paul Walde

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Richard Ingleby

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Toby Webster

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Pooja Sood

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Bose Krishnamachari

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies

  • Basma El Husseiny

    Advisor, Biennale International Artist Residencies