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, films, fashion shows, and live music. LEARN MORE about Honolulu Biennial 2019.

Exhibiting extraordinary contemporary art and providing free public programming is only possible with YOUR SUPPORT!



The HB19 All-Access Pass grants unlimited entry into all ticketed sites of Honolulu Biennial 2019 from March 8-May 5, 2019. This includes the Honolulu Biennial Hub in Ward Village (the former Famous Footwear located at 1200 Ala Moana Blvd. in Ward Village), Foster Botanical Garden, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art.


Honolulu Biennial 2019 Opening pARTy!

Join us in mischievous merriment for the official Honolulu Biennial 2019 Opening pARTy! Friday, March 8th 5p-10p at The Hub (Old Famous Footwear - 1200 Ala Moana Blvd.)

LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE by singer/songwriter IZIK along with Lina Robins-TamureDeandre BrackensickEvan Khay and spoken word by William Nu'utupu.

HULA by Halau Mele POETRY by Imaikalani Kalahele EXPERIENTIAL ART by HB19 Maori artist collective SaVAge K'lub NEW GENRE PERFORMANCE by singer Aku-Matu aka Allison Warden FASHION SHOW by HB19 artists Florence Jaukae Kamel and Taupouri Tangaro RHYTHMS by DJ Tittahbyte

Izik photo by Michael Vossen.

Izik photo by Michael Vossen.

HB19 offers over 90 free public events!

HB19 offers over 90 free public events!

Bernice Akamine,  Kalo , Courtesy of the artist.

Bernice Akamine, Kalo, Courtesy of the artist.


HB19 offers more than 90 free public programs throughout the run of the two-month festival. Don’t miss the incredible line-up of HB19 and community-curated public programs including dance, film screenings, artist talks, music, poetry and more! FREE ENTRY to the Hub when you RSVP for any public program. LEARN MORE.


Join the amazing volunteer team for Honolulu Biennial 2019 for what promises to be an exciting and memorable experience. We are now recruiting docents and educators, exhibition attendants for our 10+ exhibition sites, and special events volunteers! Sign up HERE.

Chenta Laury, Detail of  Deep Red , 2018, Wool and silk thread, PC S. Schaefer.

Chenta Laury, Detail of Deep Red, 2018, Wool and silk thread, PC S. Schaefer.


Learn more about the artists and artist collectives that make up Honolulu Biennial 2019 on our YouTube channel, which features videos about the artists’ stories, processes and practices.