19th Biennale of Sydney reveals artists - Art Collector

Eglé Budvytytė, Choreography for the Running Male, 2012. Performance, 30 mins. Courtesy: the artist, Ieva Budzeikaite and Sydney Biennale

6 November 2013 | Artistic director Juliana Engberg has just announced the artists and projects that will comprise the 19th Biennale of Sydney, which will take place from 21 March until 9 June 2014.

Over 90 artists from 31 countries will participate, with close to a third of the artists born or residing in Australia. They are Angelica Mesiti, Michael Cook, Yhonnie Scarce, Benjamin Armstrong, Bindi Cole, TV Moore, Daniel McKewen, Deborah Kelly, Ross Manning, Kate Daw, Mikala Dwyer, Bianca Hester, Matt Hinkley, Gabrielle de Vietri, Charlie Sofo, Joseph Griffiths, Nathan Gray, Susan Norrie, James Angus, Mel O'Callaghan, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, and Callum Morton. The sole New Zealand representative is Shannon Te Ao, who was born in Sydney and now resides in Wellington. For full details of participating artists and their works, click

Titled You Imagine What You Desire, the biennale will be held in multiple venues in the heart of Sydney: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island and Artspace.

There will also be numerous performative projects held throughout the Sydney CBD that are designed to alter the sense of the everyday. One of these projects will come from Lithuanian artist Eglė Budvytytė. Her work
Choreography for the Running Male (see above) will see a group of men run through the city gesturing emotions from shame to seduction.

Shannon Te Ao, Two shoots that stretch far out, 2013, two-channel video, colour and sound. Courtesy: the artist and Sydney Biennale

Another big art event scheduled for Sydney next year is Art Month Sydney, which will take place from 1 until 23 March 2014.

The Art Month board has announced a new artistic director for the event's fifth installment. New Zealand born artist and creative industries innovator Scrap Wall will take the reigns. Wall is interested in the fluidity between art, fashion and design. Speaking about his new appointment, he stated that "through Art Month, we hope to deliver new contemporary art experiences" and that "it will be a celebration of the imaginative, eclectic and compelling range" the Sydney art scene offers.

Details about the participating artists and venues for next year's Art Month Sydney will be released in the coming months.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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