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Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art presents 12th edition Still Present!

June 11–September 18, 2022

Artists from all over the world deal with the legacies of modernity and the resultant condition of planetary emergency at the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, titled Still Present! In addition to their paintings, the show includes historical records from the Archiv der Avantgarden—Egidio Marzona, such as political and activist publications (AdA). The contributions show how colonialism, fascism, and imperialism are linked, and propose future decolonial solutions based on a series of questions: What can be done to shape a decolonial ecology? In the reappropriation of historical narratives, what role might non-Western feminist groups play? How can the restitution debate be expanded beyond the restoration of looted goods? Is it possible to reclaim the sphere of emotion through art?

Kader Attia, in association with Ana Teixeira Pinto, Tng Linh, Marie Helene Pereira, Noam Segal, and Rasha Salti, will curate the 12th Berlin Biennale, which will run from June 11 to September 18, 2022.

The exhibition is on view at: Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg and Pariser Platz, Dekoloniale Memory Culture in the City, Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart—Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy.

With works by
Alex Prager; Amal Kenawy; Ammar Bouras; Antonio Recalcati, Enrico Baj, Erró, Gianni Dova, Jean-Jacques Lebel, Roberto Crippa; Ariella Aïsha Azoulay; Asim Abdulaziz; Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme; Binta Diaw; Birender Yadav; Calida Garcia Rawles; Christine Safatly; Clément Cogitore; DAAR—Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti; Dana Levy; Đào Châu Hải; David Chavalarias; Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige; Driss Ouadahi; Dubréus Lhérisson; Elske Rosenfeld; Etinosa Yvonne; Florian Sông Nguyễn; Forensic Architecture; Haig Aivazian; Hasan Özgür Top; Imani Jacqueline Brown; Jean-Jacques Lebel; Jeneen Frei Njootli; Jihan El-Tahri; João Polido; Khandakar Ohida; Lamia Joreige; Lawrence Abu Hamdan; Layth Kareem; Mai Nguyễn-Long; Maithu Bùi; Marta Popivoda/Ana Vujanović; Mathieu Pernot; Mayuri Chari; Mila Turajlić; Mónica de Miranda; Moses März; Myriam El Haïk; Ngô Thành Bắc; Nil Yalter; Noel W Anderson; Olivier Marboeuf; Omer Fast; PEROU—Pôle d’Exploration des Ressources Urbaines; Prabhakar Kamble; Praneet Soi; Raed Mutar; Sajjad Abbas; Sammy Baloji; Simone Fattal; Susan Schuppli; Susana Pilar; Sven Johne; Taloi Havini; Tammy Nguyen; Taysir Batniji; Tejswini Narayan Sonawane; Temitayo Ogunbiyi; The School of Mutants (Boris Raux, Hamedine Kane, Lou Mo, Stéphane Verlet Bottéro, Valérie Osouf); Thùy-Hân Nguyễn-Chí; Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn; Uriel Orlow; Yuyan Wang; Zach Blas; Zuzanna Hertzberg

Public program

The 12th Berlin Biennale’s exhibition is supported by a public program. A series of conferences will explore how colonialism and imperialism continue to operate in the present, in addition to thematic tours, workshops, performances, and film screenings. The program’s details, on-site participation, and livestreaming may all be found on the website.

The Berlin Biennale is organized by KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V. The Berlin Biennale is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). The Kulturstiftung des Bundes is funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media).
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