This year’s Dublin Biennial takes place from 13th June to 22nd June at the Dublin Biennial Gallery in the CHQ Building in the Docklands.
This international contemporary art exhibition, featuring the works of over 50 national and international artists, is the second edition of the Dublin Biennial Pop-Up, which first opened at the Point Village in 2012.
The event will showcase the artists’ work in a 15,000 sq. ft. space next to the Customs House in Dublin. Founder and artist Maggie Magee describes the Dublin Biennial as a “visual feast celebrating art in all its forms and facets”.
The chosen artists will represent twenty countries from around the world; France, Ireland, Germany, Australia, China, Italy, Ecuador, America, India, UK, Japan, The Netherlands, Iran, Armenia, Brazil, Bolivia, Denmark, Turkey, UAE and Switzerland.
Some of the artists featured in the exhibition include Gavin Turk (UK) and Sonia Falcone (Bolivia), who were both recently represented at the 55th International Venice Biennale. Brazilian artist Christina Oiticica and Chinese artist XinXin Zui will also have their work on display. Irish artists to exhibit their work this year include Andrew Duggan, Meadbh O’Connor, Conor Walton and Belinda Loftus.
Free events at the Biennial will include a series of talks, workshops, documentary and experimental films which will run at the Odeon Cinema Complex at the Point Village. Talks include ‘Creative Practice and the Environment’ co-hosted by Dublintellectual and Dr. Marisa Ronan (UCD). Speakers for the Conversation series include Dr. Neil Carlin (UCD), Fiann O’Nuallain (Master gardener and author) and Dr. Lucy Collins (UCD).
The Dublin Biennial takes place at the chq Building, Monday to Friday 12- 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm. Entrance to the exhibition is €5 per person, which allows you to visit as many times as you like over the ten days. There will also be a number of ‘meet the artist events’ during the event and more details can be found on the official Dublin Biennial website.
The chq Building
Images courtesy Dublin Biennial