Berlin Biennale 2018 announces artist list

ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics – one of the venues for the 108 Berlin Biennale


The 10th Berlin Biennale, titled We don’t need another hero, has announced its artist list. The biennale, which this year is curated by Gabi Ngcobo (supported by a curatorial team composed of Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza, and Yvette Mutumba) and directed by Gabriele Horn, presents itself as a ‘conversation’ focusing on ‘major geopolitical shifts that brought about regime changes and new historical figures’. Rejecting the idea of a ‘saviour’, the biennale explores acts of self-preservation and resistance against hegemonic knowledge systems including historical narratives. The biennale’s proposal states: ‘We are interested in different configurations of knowledge and power that enable contradictions and complications.’

The four permanent locations for the Berlin Biennale are Akademie der Künste at Hanseatenweg, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Volksbühne Pavilion and ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics. Public events will be held at these sites as well as various locations around the city.

The 2018 Berlin Biennale will be on from 9 June – 9 September 2018

The artists included are:
Agnieszka Brzeżańska
Ana Mendieta
Basir Mahmood
Belkis Ayón
Cinthia Marcelle
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Elsa M’bala
Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa
Fabiana Faleiros
Firelei Báez
Gabisile Nkosi
Grada Kilomba
Heba Y. Amin
Herman Mbamba
Joanna Piotrowska
Johanna Unzueta
Julia Phillips
Keleketla! Library
Las Nietas de Nonó
Liz Johnson Artur
Lorena Gutiérrez Camejo
Lubaina Himid
Luke Willis Thompson
Lydia Hamann & Kaj Osteroth
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Mario Pfeifer
Mildred Thompson
Mimi Cherono Ng'ok
Minia Biabiany
Moshekwa Langa
Natasha A. Kelly
Okwui Okpokwasili
Oscar Murillo
Özlem Altın
Patricia Belli
Portia Zvavahera
Sam Samiee
Sara Haq
Simone Leigh
Sinethemba Twalo and Jabu Arnell
Sondra Perry
Tessa Mars
Thierry Oussou
Tony Cokes
Tony Cruz Pabón,
Zuleikha Chaudhari

25 April 2018