Artist Residency Program 2014-2016
“I Have a Dream…”

In keeping with the 2014-2016 curatorial theme Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver, the artists represent multiple cultural backgrounds, political histories, and multiple artistic disciplines including sculpture, film, music, architecture, digital media and spoken word.

In 2014, the Vancouver Biennale hosted 22 residency artists from 12 different nations.
2015 residencies  included artists from 4 different nations (Syria, India, Canada, and Australia), and were hosted by the Vancouver Biennale’s partner Quest University in Squamish.

The Residency Program is inspired by Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream”.

“ I have a dream that one day… we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood”


Vancouver Biennale International Pavilion – 2014 Focus on Brazil

As part of the 2014 – 2016 Vancouver Biennale, North Vancouver’s waterfront Pipefitters Building was reimagined as a cultural workshop with a focus on Brazilian contemporary art. Transforming the historic space into a community hub, the International Pavilion exhibited installations from Brazil’s most significant emerging artists. The Pavilion served as a gateway to showcase the Brazilian contemporary art scene with all its richness of contemporary thinking, universality and innovation in its creative processes.

More information about the pavilion can be found here.