The opening of the 12th Berlin Biennale takes place on Friday, June 10, 2022. All exhibition venues will be open from 7 to 10 pm, admission is free.


On the occasion of the 12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, titled Still Present!, artists from around the globe engage with the legacies of modernity and the resulting state of planetary emergency. In addition to their works, the exhibition features historical documents, including political and activist publications from the Archiv der Avantgarden – Egidio Marzona (AdA). The contributions reveal connections between colonialism, fascism, and imperialism, and propose decolonial strategies for the future, oriented around a set of questions: How can a decolonial ecology be shaped? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of historical narratives? How can the debate on restitution be reinvented beyond the return of plundered goods? Can the field of emotion be reclaimed through art?

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

The 12th Berlin Biennale takes place from June 11 to September 18, 2022 and is curated by Kader Attia in collaboration with Ana Teixeira Pinto, Đỗ Tường Linh, Marie Helene Pereira, Noam Segal, and Rasha Salti.

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.

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