The Biennale of Sydney announced the curatorial vision and first 39 artists for the 24th edition, titled Ten Thousand Suns. This major international contemporary art festival will be open to the public from 9 March to 10 June 2024, presented in various locations across Sydney. 


Led by Artistic Directors Cosmin Costinaș and Inti Guerrero, the 24th Biennale of Sydney proposes celebration as both a method and a source of joy, produced in common and broadly shared. With an exhibition of contemporary art at its core, the event will draw inspiration from histories of queer resistance and of coming-together to thrive in the face of injustice. 


In partnership with Phoenix Central Park, a program of contemporary music will be presented alongside the exhibition, responding to the works on display and complementing Costinaș and Guerrero’s theme.  Expanding beyond its multi-award-winning, architecturally celebrated home in Chippendale, Sydney, audiences can expect Phoenix’s widely-appreciated curatorial footprint to be translated to exciting new locations, with a line-up of bold and performative music experiences.

Artistic Directors Cosmin Costinaș and Inti Guerrero said: “Together with the entire team of the Biennale of Sydney, we are humbled and full of joy as we announce a partial list of artists participating in the 24th Biennale of Sydney. Next year’s Biennale works across time periods, beyond the borders separating cultural practices rooted in different genealogies, and from all continents. The exhibition owes a profound debt to the rich heritage of what is known today as Australia, especially to the struggles and practices in which First Nations communities and migrants have faced and played key roles”.

The artists selected have practices firmly rooted in diverse communities and artistic vocabularies, inviting audiences to bear witness to multiple histories. 


The first 39 artists announced today as part of the 24th Biennale of Sydney (2024) are:  Adebunmi Gbadebo (USA), Alberto Pitta (Brazil), Andrew Thomas Huang (USA), Anne Samat (Malaysia / USA), Bonita Ely (Australia), Christopher Myers (USA), Citra Sasmita (Indonesia), Darrell Sibosado (Bard/Noongar, Australia), Doreen Chapman (Manyjilyjarra, Australia), Eisa Jocson (Philippines), Elyas Alavi (Hazara, Afghanistan / Australia), Francisco Toledo (Mexico), Freddy Mamani (The Plurinational State of Bolivia), Hayv Kahraman (Iraq / Sweden / USA), Idas Losin (Truku/Atayal, Taiwan), I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih (Murni) (Indonesia), Li Jiun-Yang (Taiwan), John Pule (Niue / Aotearoa New Zealand), Kaylene Whiskey (Yankunytjatjara, Australia), Kirtika Kain (India / Australia), Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien (France), Ming Wong (Singapore / Germany), Nádia Taquary (Brazil), Nikau Hindin, Ebonie Fifita-Laufilitoga-Maka, Hina Puamohala Kneubuhl, Hinatea Colombani, Kesaia Biuvanua (Te Rarawa; Ngāpuhi, Aotearoa New Zealand; Fungamapitoa, Tonga, Aotearoa New Zealand; Kihalaupoe, Maui, Hawai‘i; ‘Arioi, Tahiti; Moce, Lau, Fiji), Orquideas Barrileteras (Guatemala), Özgür Kar (Turkey / Netherlands), Pacific Sisters (Aotearoa New Zealand), Pauletta Kerinauia (Miyartuwi (Pandanus), Tiwi Islands, Australia), Sachiko Kazama (Japan), Satch Hoyt (UK / Jamaica), Segar Passi (Meriam Mir / Dauareb, Torres Strait Islands, Australia), Serwah Attafuah (Ashanti, Australia), Tracey Moffatt (Australia), Trevor Yeung (China / Hong Kong), Udeido Collective (West Papua), VNS Matrix (Australia), William Strutt (UK), William Yang (Australia), Yangamini (Tiwi; Gulumirrgin; Warlpiri; Kunwinjku; Yolŋu; Wardaman; Karajarri, Gurindji; Burarra, Australia).

The full 24th Biennale of Sydney program, including locations and full list of participating artists, will be announced later this year. 

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