Home Magazine The 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art: Revealed Artists


The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art will take place in New Tretyakov Gallery (Krymsky Val, Moscow) and it will last four months, from September the 19th 2017 to January the 18th 2018.


The event will be curated by Yuko Hasegawa and will host 52 artists from 25 different countries as Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Iceland, Japan, Jordan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA.

The titled of the 7th Moscow Biennale is “Clouds ⇄ Forests” and the purpose it to explore a new eco-system formed through a circulation of “cloud Tribes”, who were born on the Internet cloud space, and “Forest Tribes” who are born on cultural origins. According to the statement. 

Yuko Hasegawa, artistic director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo and professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, said that artists’ works will be displayed in sort of dialogue with artworks from the permanent exhibitions of Tretyakov Gallery. 

The Main Project of this edition includes works of such well-known artists as Matthew Barney, Olafur Eliasson, who make new artworks specially for 7th Moscow Biennale. In addition, the Expert Council selected 69 projects for the Parallel Program of the Biennale with 49 institutions participating. From big museums to small workshops and galleries.

This year it will be available a free mobile app that will displayed a map with detailed guides to every venue and exhibitions of the event and the guided tour to the Main Project in the New Tretyakov Gallery. Including artworks description. 



Yuko Hasegawa, curator of the 7th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art


The artist list follows in full below:


Nadim Abbas, Hong Kong

Adel Abidin, Iraq / Finland / Jordan

Nindityo Adipurnomo, Indonesia

Farah Atassi, Belgium / USA

Kanako Azuma, Japan

Matthew Barney, USA

Natalia Bazowska, Poland

Bahar Behbahani, Iran / USA

Björk, Iceland / United Kingdom

Hussein Chalayan, Cyprus / United Kingdom

Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Israel & Belgium / United Kingdom

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, United Kingdom

Rohini Devasher, India

Louise Drulhe, France

Olafur Eliasson, Denmark / Germany

Justine Emard & Mirai Moriyama, France / Japan

Cécile B. Evans, USA / Germany

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov, Russia

Valia Fetisov, Russia

“Forensic Architecture”, United Kingdom

Theaster Gates, USA

Gauri Gill, India

Marta Gornicka, Poland

Alina Gutkina, Russia

Joey Holder, United Kingdom

Elliott Hundley, USA

Pierre Huyghe, France / USA

Ali Kazma, Turkey

Nile Koetting, Japan / Germany

Siji Krishnan, India

Alexey Martins, Russia

Mathieu Merlet-Briand, France

Marie-Luce Nadal, France / Spain

Michael Najjar, Germany

Koji Nakazono, Japan

Dashi Namdakov, Russia

Uriel Orlow, Switzerland / United Kingdom

Anastasia Potemkina, Russia

Laure Prouvost, France / Belgium

Aurora Sander, Norway / Germany

Susan Schuppli, United Kingdom

Sayaka Shimada, Japan

Wieki Somers, Netherlands

Yuken Teruya, Japan / USA

Sissel Tolaas, Norway / Germany

Michael Tolmachev, Russia

Ryan Trecartin, USA

Hanna Tuulikki, Finland / United Kingdom

Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubossarsky, Russia

“Where Dogs Run”, Russia

Robert Zhao Renhui, Singapore

Marina Zurkow, USA