Denver’s Biennial of the Americas Announces Programming and Artists

The Biennial of the Americas, in Denver, has revealed its schedule and a number of the participating artists, including the four artists who’ve been selected as the ambassadors to the biennial.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will devote its three floors to a group exhibition by artists from multiple countries, reports the Denver Post’s Ray Mark Rinaldi. Another show at the McNichols Building in Civic Center will spotlight the four “ambassador” artists: Melissa Furness and Matt Scobey from Denver, and Cristobal Gracia and Daniel Monroy Cuevas from Mexico City.

Meanwhile, the Denver International Airport will stage a major multimedia performance art piece by Mexican artist Erick Meyenberg, and artist Marcela Armas has been commissioned to create an interactive piece that will exist simultaneously in downtown Denver and Mexico City.

The biennial will also feature roundtables and other conference-style offerings, including a talk titled “Legalization: The Next Phase in the War on Drugs?”

“Since it is neither a traditional biennial that is just about art, nor is it a conference, we’re trying to bring both fields together to address issues,” biennial ideas director Meegan Moszynski told