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Belkis Ayón, La cena (The supper), 1988.
Belkis Ayón, La cena (The supper), 1988.

São Paulo Bienal Announces Artist List

Organizers of the São Paulo Bienal have announced its artist lineup for its thirty-fourth edition, which will be titled “Faz Escuro mas eu canto” (Though It’s Dark, Still I Sing) and curated by a team helmed by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti. The biennial, whose main exhibition will open this September, was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The exhibition takes its name from a 1965 poem by Amazonian poet Thiago de Mello, who celebrated his ninety-fifth birthday this March. The event itself, whose theme was planned before the pandemic, will mark the seventieth anniversary of the biennial, the most significant of its kind in Latin America.

“Throughout these months of work, surrounded by collapses of every sort, we have repeatedly asked ourselves what forms of art and ways of being in the world are possible and necessary now,” the curators said. “As we move through dark times, what songs should we be listening to?”

The full artist list is below: 

Abel Rodríguez
Adrián Balseca
Alfredo Jaar
Alice Shintani
Amie Siegel
Ana Adamović
Andrea Fraser
Antonio Dias
Arjan Martins
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Belkis Ayón
Carmela Gross
Carolina Maria de Jesus
Christoforos Savva
Clara Ianni
Claude Cahun
Daiara Tukano
Daniel de Paula
Darcy Lange
Deana Lawson
E. B. Itso
Edurne Rubio
Eleonora Fabião
Eleonore Koch
Eric Baudelaire
Frida Orupabo
Gala Porras-Kim
Giorgio Griffa
Giorgio Morandi
Guan Xiao
Gustavo Caboco
Hanni Kamaly
Haris Epaminonda
Hélio Oiticica
Hsu Che-Yu
Jacqueline Nova
Jaider Esbell
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Joan Jonas
José Antonio Vega Macotela
Jota Mombaça
Jungjin Lee
Juraci Dórea
Kelly Sinnapah Mary
Koki Tanaka
Lasar Segall
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Lee “Scratch” Perry
León Ferrari
Lothar Baumgarten
Luisa Cunha
Lydia Ourahmane
Lygia Pape
Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela
Manthia Diawara
Marinella Senatore
Marissa Lee Benedict & David Rueter
Mauro Restiffe
Melvin Moti
Mette Edvardsen
Musa Michelle Mattiuzzi
Nalini Malani
Naomi Rincón Gallardo
Neo Muyanga
Noa Eshkol
Olivia Plender
Oscar Tuazon
Paulo Kapela
Paulo Nazareth
Philipp Fleischmann
Pia Arke
Pierre Verger
Regina Silveira
Roger Bernart
Sebastián Calfuqueo Aliste
Silke Otto-Knapp
Sueli Maxacali
Sung Tieu
Tamara Henderson
Tony Cokes
Trajal Harrell
Uýra Sodoma
Victor Anicet
Ximena Garrido-Lecca
Yuyachkani
Yuko Mohri
Zina Saro-Wiwa

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