São Paulo Bienal Announces Artist List
May 28th, 2021
Organizers of the São Paulo Bienal have announced its artist lineup for its thirty-fourth edition, which will be titled “Faz Escuro mas eu canto” (Though It’s Dark, Still I Sing) and curated by a team helmed by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti. The biennial, whose main exhibition will open this September, was scheduled to take place in 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The exhibition takes its name from a 1965 poem by Amazonian poet Thiago de Mello, who celebrated his ninety-fifth birthday this March. The event itself, whose theme was planned before the pandemic, will mark the seventieth anniversary of the biennial, the most significant of its kind in Latin America.
“Throughout these months of work, surrounded by collapses of every sort, we have repeatedly asked ourselves what forms of art and ways of being in the world are possible and necessary now,” the curators said. “As we move through dark times, what songs should we be listening to?”
The full artist list is below:
Abel RodríguezAdrián BalsecaAlfredo JaarAlice ShintaniAmie SiegelAna AdamovićAndrea FraserAntonio DiasArjan MartinsBeatriz Santiago MuñozBelkis AyónCarmela GrossCarolina Maria de JesusChristoforos SavvaClara IanniClaude CahunDaiara TukanoDaniel de PaulaDarcy LangeDeana LawsonE. B. ItsoEdurne RubioEleonora FabiãoEleonore KochEric BaudelaireFrida OrupaboGala Porras-KimGiorgio GriffaGiorgio MorandiGuan XiaoGustavo CabocoHanni KamalyHaris EpaminondaHélio OiticicaHsu Che-YuJacqueline NovaJaider EsbellJaune Quick-to-See SmithJoan JonasJosé Antonio Vega MacotelaJota MombaçaJungjin LeeJuraci DóreaKelly Sinnapah MaryKoki TanakaLasar SegallLawrence Abu HamdanLee “Scratch” PerryLeón FerrariLothar BaumgartenLuisa CunhaLydia OurahmaneLygia PapeMariana Caló and Francisco QueimadelaManthia DiawaraMarinella SenatoreMarissa Lee Benedict & David RueterMauro RestiffeMelvin MotiMette EdvardsenMusa Michelle MattiuzziNalini MalaniNaomi Rincón GallardoNeo MuyangaNoa EshkolOlivia PlenderOscar TuazonPaulo KapelaPaulo NazarethPhilipp FleischmannPia ArkePierre VergerRegina SilveiraRoger BernartSebastián Calfuqueo AlisteSilke Otto-KnappSueli MaxacaliSung TieuTamara HendersonTony CokesTrajal HarrellUýra SodomaVictor AnicetXimena Garrido-LeccaYuyachkaniYuko MohriZina Saro-Wiwa