Title: Biennial Foundation
About: “Biennial Foundation is an independent non-profit arts organization that was founded in 2009 to stimulate a spirit of solidarity among contemporary art biennials worldwide, and to facilitate a diversity of platforms for the exchange of knowledge, information and expertise.
Biennials are vital and visible sites for the production, distribution, and public discourse around contemporary art. Biennial Foundation’s work stands as pioneering: over one hundred fifty contemporary art biennials currently exist and Biennial Foundation has been the first initiative facilitating a connection among them.
Biennial Foundation’s most important activity to date is the World Biennial Forum. Geared towards biennial makers and their collaborators, the World Biennial Forum enables practitioners from various biennial initiatives in the world to convene and to discuss the foremost topics and concerns in the field.
Biennial Foundation serves as an international network rather than as a traditional art institution. Team members are based in different countries and continents, mirroring the foundation’s scope and neutral identity. Biennial Foundation is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. It is legally registered in The Netherlands and global in its practices.”
Category: Cultural structure