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Honolulu biennial 2019

Honolulu Biennial, an international contemporary art exhibition that brings together artists from Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, Asia and the Americas, will run from March 8 – May 5, 2019 at ten locations throughout Honolulu. Come explore contemporary art connected by the Pacific from 47 artists and art collectives and enjoy public programing to include art-making workshops, artist talks, dance performances, film screenings, fashion shows, and live music.

 Amy Yao,  Intercontinental Drift , 2016, fake flowers, plexiglas, gallery wall interior

Amy Yao, Intercontinental Drift, 2016, fake flowers, plexiglas, gallery wall interior

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: AMY YAO

Amy Yao makes work in many mediums—often deployed as a site-specific installation—and informed by, or concerned with, ideas of land use, waste and consumption. She lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. She received her MFA in sculpture in 2007 from Yale University School of Art and BFA with Honors in 1999 from Art Center College of Design.  Amy is currently in Honolulu doing research for her work in HB19.

 Chenta Laury. Courtesy of the artist.

Chenta Laury. Courtesy of the artist.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Last month, Chenta Laury and Matt Browning gave a free workshop on wet felting at HBF's HQ. Participants learned how to transform wool into colorful, felt geodes that will eventually become part of Laury's new commission for Honolulu Biennial 2019. Lucky for you, we filmed it! 

Mahalo NMGNetwork for capturing this gathering.

 Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, 'Ongo mei Moana',2015, performance, Wellington Performance Arcade

Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, 'Ongo mei Moana',2015, performance, Wellington Performance Arcade

PRESS RELEASE

Honolulu Biennial Foundation announces the full artist list and highlights for the second edition of the Honolulu Biennial, To Make Wrong / Right / Now, from March 8 – May 5, 2019. The Biennial will take place at nearly a dozen locations on O’ahu, including the Ali’iolani Hale, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, and the Honolulu Museum of Art, with the hub located at Ward Village. 

 
The arrival of the international arts festival makes the case for Hawaii as a well-positioned hub for creativity rather than just a distant paradise.
— Vanity Fair
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