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09 Jun 2018 - 19 Sep 2018

Yinchuan Biennale 2018


The second Yinchuan Biennale takes place from 9 June to 19 September 2018, organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan in China. The theme is Starting from the Desert - Ecologies on the Edge and 90 international artists will participate.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, founded in 2015 as the first contemporary art museum in northwest China, is proud to announce Marco Scotini as the curator of the upcoming Second Yinchuan Biennale.

“MOCA Yinchuan has been focusing both on the ecology issues and cultural crossroad between East and West, therefore it is a great honor for us to appoint Marco Scotini as the curator of the Second Yinchuan Biennale, seen his extensive international experience in the curatorial field and his particular research on these specific topics” says Suchen Hsieh, Artistic Director of MOCA Yinchuan.

The 1st Yinchuan Biennale took place in 2016, curated by Bose Krishnamachari. The exhibition venue will involve museum space and other art settlements, including Hui Nongqu Eco-park and the International Artist Village of the River Origins, which is an artistic project in cooperation with international institutions and artistic residencies.

Read more about the theme on Universes in Universe

With newly commissioned works alongside ancient artistic relics from public museums and private collections, the Second Yinchuan Biennale has selected the 90 participating artists from over thirty regions, paying particular attention to the western borders of China (from Mongolia to Central and Southeast Asia) in a way that is consistent with the exhibition’s geopolitical, investigative methods. Starting from the Desert. Ecologies on the Edge announces its final list of artists.