The list of 87 young artists and artistic duos, representing 36 countries has been announced by curator of the biennial, Nadim Samman: “The open call received an overwhelming response from artists worldwide. More than 2000 applications from more than 80 countries were submitted, and the quality of the proposals made choosing the final selection a difficult but eye-opening process. Ranging from installation to video, interdisciplinary collaborations, painting and more, the scope of artistic approaches was huge.”

According to Samman, the ultimate selection of 87 projects reflects the most vital currents in today’s contemporary art. The featured works engage with some of most challenging cultural developments of our time – including ecological collapse, the dissolution of distinctions between ‘nature’ and technology, the inescapable topography of the network, and the interplay between transparency and opacity in the information age. Throughout, the works seem symptomatic of a state of ungrounding.

In parallel, the biennial’s Organizational Committee has announced the names of the curators, whose concepts were selected for realisation as part of the two Strategic Projects. João Laia, a curator from Portugal, will present the exhibition H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D, which will be held in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art at Ermolayevsky Pereulok; Silvia Franceschini and Valeria Mancinelli, curators from Italy, will be showing their project Time of Reasonable Doubts in the National Centre for Contemporary Art.

List of Participants


  1.  Ozan Atalan, Turkey — USA
  2. Stacy Belevicheva, Ukraine
  3. Matilde Benmayor, Chile
  4. Julius von Bismarck, Germany
  5. Pamela Breda, Italy
  6. Vladislav Brut, Russia / Alisa Beketova, Kazakhstan — Russia
  7. Ekaterina Burlyga, Ukraine — Germany
  8. Olga Butenop, Russia
  9. Martin Callanan, Great Britain
    10. Noor Ali Chagani, Pakistan
    11. Julian Charrière, Switzerland — Germany
    12. Revital Cohen, Israel / Tuur van Balen, Belgium — Great Britain
    13. Juan Covelli, Colombia — Great Britain
    14. Chris Coy, USA
    15. María Dalberg, Iceland
    16. Jasmin Daryani, Iran — Sweden
    17. Petr Davydtchenko, Russia — Sweden — Great Britain
    18. Jonathan Doweck, Israel
    19. Liat Elbling, Israel
    20. Hüseyin Mert Erverdi, Turkey
    21. Karin Ferrari, Italy — Austria
    22. Christian Fogarolli, Italy
    23. Verena Friedrich, Germany
    24. Veronika Geiger, Denmark — Switzerland
    25. Adam Gibney, Ireland
    26. Iuliana Golub, Ukraine
    27. Florian Goldmann, Germany
    28. Katharina Gruzei, Austria
    29. Logi Leó Gunnarsson, Iceland
    30. Ali Jan Haider, Pakistan
    31. Elisabeth Haust, Russia — Czech Republic
    32. Joey Holder, Great Britain
    33. Marguerite Humeau, France — Great Britain
    34. Marc Johnson, France
    35. Graham Kelly, Great Britain — The Netherlands
    36. Daria Khlapova, Russia
    37. Felix Kiessling, Germany
    38. Paul Kneale, Canada
    39. Fabian Knecht, Germany
    40. Darya Koltsova, Ukraine
    41. Lilia Kosyreva, Russia
    42. Egor Kraft, Russia — Great Britain — Austria
    43. Ksenia Kuleva, Russia
    44. Joshua Leary (Evian Christ), Great Britain / David Rudnick, Great Britain — USA
    45. Juliana Cerqueira Leite, USA
    46. Ekaterina Lukoshkova, Russia
    47. Eli Maria Lundgaard, Norway
    48. Vlad Lunin, Ukraine — Canada
    49. Steve Maher, Ireland — Finland
    50. Nadja Verena Marcin, Germany — USA
    51. Maxime Marion, France / Émilie Brout, France
    52. Zoë Claire Miller, USA — Germany
    53. Alice Miceli, Brasil — The Netherlands
    54. Marina Moskalenko, Russia / Tatiana Smirnova, Russia
    55. Lee Nevo, Israel
    56. Alisa Nikolaeva, Russia — France
    57. Ismael Ogando, Dominican Rebulic
    58. Tim Parchikov, Russia
    59. Pau Pahana, USA — Germany
    60. Claire Paugam, France — Iceland
    61. Davide Quayola, Italy
    62. Marina Ragozina, Russia
    63. Martin Reiche, Germany
    64. Rune Rasmussen, Denmark
    65. Farid Rasulov, Azerbaijan
    66. Paul Rosero Contreras, Ecuador
    67. Vesna Rohaček, Croatia — Sweden
    68. Andrew Ranville, USA
    69. Jeremy Santiago-Horseman, USA
    70. Hadas Satt, Israel
    71. Dagmar Schürrer, Austria — Germany
    72. Julia Selin, Sweden
    73. Jura Shust, Belarus — Belgium
    74. Rustan Söderling, Sweden — The Netherlands
    75. Emmy Skensved, Canada — Germany / Grégoire Blunt, Canada — Germany
    76. Joe Sobel, USA — France
    77. Wilf Speller, Great Britain
    78. Yulia Spiridonova, Russia
    79. Arya Sukapura Putra, Indonesia
    80. Natalia Tikhonova, Russia
    81. Alvaro Urbano, Spain — Germany
    82. Ivar Veermäe, Estonia — Germany
    83. Martin Volman, Argentina — Germany
    84. Addie Wagenknecht, USA — Austria
    85. Beny Wagner, Germany — USA

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