The Gwangju Biennale in South Korea has revealed the full list of artists participating in its 13th edition, slated to run February 26 through May 9, 2021. The exhibition, titled “Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning: 13th Gwangju Biennale,” will take place in four venues across the South Korean city—the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, Gwangju National Museum, Gwangju Theater, and the community art space Horanggasy Artpolygon, which is situated on the Yangnim mountain—and is being curated by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala.
According to a statement by the curators, the biennial will interrogate “multitudinous forms of intelligence, planetary life-systems, and modes of communal survival as they contend with the future horizon of cognitive capitalism, algorithmic violence, and planetary imperialisms.” Work by 69 artists, including Cecilia Vicuña, Tishan Hsu, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Pacita Abad, and Moon Kyungwon, will be on display.
Speaking of the participating artists and collectives, Ayas and Ginwala said in a statement, “We are committed to artists with mind-expanding and ever-inclusive practices, those that act beyond the binary framings of insider and outsider, legal and illegal, masculine and feminine, that are each invested in interdisciplinary frameworks traversing ancestral knowledge, augmented intelligence, and healing systems.”
The full list of participants in the 2021 Gwangju Biennale is below.
∞OS (Dmitry Paranyushkin and Koo Des)
Quishile Charan & Esha Pillay (aka The Bad Fiji Gyals)
Yin-Ju Chen & Li-Chun Lin (Marina)
Emo de Medeiros
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Karrabing Film Collective
Timoteus Anggawan Kusno
Abu Bakarr Mansaray
Ana María Millán
MOON & JEON,
Pedro Neves Marques
Fernando Palma Rodríguez
People’s Archive of Rural India – PARI
Shannon Te Ao