This year, the program of activities includes performances from the worlds of dance, theatre, music, film and literature. In the words of one of the organisers: “It won’t be a Biennial for collectors or gallerists, but rather to make a connection with the city”. There will be no official opening or specific venue; art will spill out of the galleries, bursting into the streets which will be bubbling with ideas.
The 12th Biennial will be held in squares, parks and urban spaces, as well as in the usual venues for the event, including the Wifredo Lam Centre of Contemporary Art, the photo library Fototeca de Cuba, the Centre for the Development of Visual Arts and the Cuba Pavilion.
The Indian artist Nikhil Chopra, the Mexicans Héctor Zamora and Sandra Calvo, the Austrians Axel Stockburger and Johann Lurf, the Aruban Nelson González, the Peruvian César Cornejo and the Argentinean Dolores Cáceres have confirmed their participation, joining the list of more than 200 artists and collective projects from 44 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Middle East. The list also includes Cuban artists, displaying their innovative and experimental work.