The Istanbul Biennial announces that the exhibitions of the 17th Istanbul Biennial initially planned for September 2021 have been rescheduled and will now be held between 17 September and 20 November 2022.
The 17th Istanbul Biennial, its curators and participants continue to be affected by the pandemic and its life-altering consequences. In consideration of the gravity of the ongoing health crisis in many regions around the world and the uncertainty of the coming months, the decision to reschedule was taken by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) in agreement with curators Ute Meta Bauer, Amar Kanwar and David Teh, partners and participants.
The 17th Istanbul Biennial, as outlined in the curatorial statement, will continue to act as a seedbed for a selection of projects that will take place throughout 2021, while exhibitions and meetings in physical spaces will be held in September 2022.
Istanbul Biennial is organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and supported by 2007-2026 Biennial Sponsor Koç Holding.