14 September – 31 December 2017

Buenos Aires



BIENALSUR is the first international contemporary art biennial of South America. Located in several South American countries and cities, this biennial brings together artists, critics, theorists, and curators to promote dialogue between artists from around the world and their colleagues in Latin America.


BIENALSUR is the first International Biennial of Contemporary Art of South America. By means of contemporary art will simultaneously connect over 30 cities in 15 countries and will gather over 250 artists and curators from the five continents. The BIENALSUR exhibition will take place between September and December 2017. Conceived on the basis of a global network of institutional collaboration that erases distances and borders, and upholds singularity in diversity, BIENALSUR proposes a vast territory built upon the perspective of a “Global South”. BIENALSUR is organized by the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) of the Argentine Republic. Its Rector, Aníbal Jozami, is the General Director and Diana Wechsler, the Artistic and Academic Director. Over 95% of the works of the Biennial were selected after a careful screening process that included two international open free topic calls. These open calls invited artists and curators to conceive specific original projects. More than 2,500 proposals from 78 countries were submied. These calls revealed the recurrent presence of projects in active conversation with each other both inside and outside the world of art. From September to December 2017, the full program of BIENALSUR will be available on www.bienalsur.org.


Tatiana Trouvé, Prepared Space, 2014–17. 

Photo by Yang Hao



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