Since its inception in 1996, the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art has brought national attention to Alberta’s art scene, helped promote provincial artists and has presented new and exciting works by over 200 Alberta artists. For the first time, the Art Gallery of Alberta is thrilled to expand the Alberta Biennial beyond provincial borders to jointly develop, and then concurrently present, the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibition with Saskatoon’s Remai Modern. The exhibition borderLINE will feature the works of over 30 artists across two provinces and five treaty territories on the theme of ‘Borders’. A border defines an edge. It marks beginnings and endings, a line between yours and mine, between in and out. The 2020 Biennial of Contemporary art calls attention to how borders are expressed, who can enforce them and what is confined by their limits.
Art Gallery of Alberta artists (for artist bios, click here)
aiya哎呀, Jason Baerg, Catherine Blackburn, Lori Blondeau, Sean Caulfield, Thirza Jean Cuthand, April Dean, Clay Ellis, Carole Epp, Hali Heavy Shield and Corinne Thiessen, Gwenessa Lam, Martina Lantin, David LaRiviere, Elise Rasmussen, tunnel, Mindy Yan Miller
Remai Modern artists
Judy Anderson and Cruz Anderson, Cindy Baker, Elisabeth Belliveau, Heather Benning, Lisa Birke, Bill Burns, Thirza Jean Cuthand, Wally Dion, Blair Fornwald and Nic Wilson, Don Gill, Laura Hale, Laura Kinzel, Michèle Mackasey, Barbara Meneley, Tim Moore, Lyndal Osborne, Nurgül Rodriguez, Laura St. Pierre
borderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and Remai Modern, and curated by Sandra Fraser, Felicia Gay, Franchesca Hebert-Spence and Lindsey Sharman. With financial support from the Alberta Museums Association. Presented by ATB Financial at the Art Gallery of Alberta.