Through the celebration of contemporary art from the Americas, Pacific and Asian continent, Honolulu Biennial engages with the rich cultural diversity of Hawai'i, fostering greater intercultural exchange, cultural diplomacy and understanding through art.


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Our Mission

The Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) supports the local arts infrastructure with a global outreach by presenting a new arts festival, the Honolulu Biennial. The launch of Honolulu Biennial marks Hawaii’s first entry into the international biennial circuit. Honolulu Biennial will focus on art from the Pacific, the Asian continent and the Americas.

Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, with an emphasis on programming for Hawaii’s youth, focused on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), as well as exhibitions and professional development opportunities for the local arts community.