Sunday January 17th, 2016
Public transit photo exhibition
From January 11th until February 21st hop on public transit to experience Cross Vancouver, a photo based exhibition of works spread across 15 Transit shelters. These images captured by Korean artist Seung Woo Back during his Residency at the Vancouver Biennale are reflections of the de-individualized nature of Vancouver’s urban landscape which now reflects the shift towards a global singular identity.
Wednesday November 18th, 2015
The Largest art installation of the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale is about to arrive on the waterfront in New Westminster
You have seen the 24,000 sq. foot mural called GIANTS on the concrete silos at Granville Island, the 35 foot totem of cars known as TRANS AM TOTEM off the viaduct on Quebec Street and the 14 A-MAZE-ING LAUGHTER sculptures at English Bay. Now come watch the installation of the largest public artwork of the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale, possibly in Canada, at WESTMINSTER PIER PARK in New Westminster. This 140 foot installation comprising of 4 forty foot shipping containers precariously cantilevered to form a ‘W’, is designed by the famous Brazilian artist José Resende. This installation will become the dominant view along the Fraser River, from the bridges above and the newest public art legacy of the Vancouver Biennale OPEN AIR MUSEUM.
Monday October 19th, 2015
It’s a BLUE TREES Pigmenting Party!
On Saturday, October 24 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, the Vancouver Biennale, Australian artist Konstantin Dimopoulos, and Canadian fashion retail giant Simons will launch the largest BLUE TREES Environmental Art Project ever undertaken. Over 260 trees will transform Park Royal South into a major public artwork with 175 smaller three- to five-foot potted Red Maple trees being gifted to the participants and volunteers who pigment them.
Tuesday October 13th, 2015
Participate in the BLUE TREES Public Art initiative
Vancouver, Canada - The 2014 – 2016 Vancouver Biennale is pleased to announce that the BLUE TREES initiative will launch in three Metro Vancouver cities between October 15 and 25, 2015. The public are invited to join the artist and help pigment over 350 trees.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2015
Juno Award Wining composer Vivian Fung debuts BIENNALE SNAPSHOTS at the VSO
World premiere of Vancouver Biennale commission will launch the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s 2015 – 2016 season.
On September 26 and 28 at the Orpheum Theatre, the Vancouver Biennale brings together JUNO® Award-winning Canadian composer Vivian Fung and the JUNO® Award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Bramwell Tovey for the world premiere of Biennale Snapshots, a commissioned work inspired by five of the Vancouver Biennale’s Open Air Museum public art installations.
Wednesday September 2nd, 2015
Oliver Stone returns to the Vancouver Biennale
Building on the success of the June 2014 launch of the Vancouver Biennale's CineFest LIVE Documentary Film Festival and augmenting its existing online programming of films by and about the celebrated Chinese artist - activist Ai Weiwei, the Vancouver Biennale will air, via its website, The Untold History of the United States, directed and produced by the internationally acclaimed, Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone.
Thursday July 2nd, 2015
Art Changes The Face Of A City
As part of the Vancouver Biennale International Artist Residency Program, four international rising young art stars from Syria, India, Australia and Canada transform the cultural face of Squamish, Canada’s outdoor recreation capital.
Thursday May 28th, 2015
Hugo Franca In New Westminster
Vancouver, Canada – The Vancouver Biennale announces the unveiling of the first of three new public art installations in New Westminster. The City of New Westminster is the fourth municipality in the Lower Mainland to participate in the Vancouver Biennale 2014 - 2016 Open Air Museum exhibition. The first of these three artworks is a sculptural piece from the series PUBLIC FURNITURE | URBAN TREES by Brazilian artist Hugo França. On Thursday, May 28th this artwork will be unveiled along the Waterfront Esplanade in New Westminster’s Quayside neighbourhood.
Thursday April 9th, 2015
CineFest LIVE Ai Weiwei Film Retrospective
The Vancouver Biennale kicks off the 2nd year of CineFest LIVE with a film retrospective of the internationally renowned and controversial Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei. The 27 film retrospective will launch with a double bill featuring the Vancouver premiere of Ai Wewei: The Fake Case by Andreas Johnsen followed by the equally controversial documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry by Alison Klayman. Given that the artist is restricted from leaving China, Global TV’s national film critic Katherine Monk will host the Monday, April 13 screenings at the Rio Theatre.
Monday March 30th, 2015
Trans Am Totem by Vancouver Artist Marcus Bowcott
Vancouver, Canada. The Vancouver Biennale announces its latest public art installation “Trans Am Totem”, by Vancouver artist Marcus Bowcott. The 10 meter high, 11,340 kilogram (33 foot, 25,000 pound) sculpture, located at Quebec Street and Milross Avenue, is composed of five real scrap cars stacked upon an old growth cedar tree. The artwork considers our consumer “out with the old, in with the new” culture in relation to the site, its history and Vancouver’s evolving identity.