Honolulu Biennial 2019 Announces Full Artist List and Highlights
To Make Wrong / Right / Now

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Honolulu Biennial 2017 artists, listed left to right above - (row 1): Zhan Wang, Eko Nugroho, Choi Jeong Hwa, Sean Connelly; (row 2): Marques Hanalei Marzan, Alexander Lee, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilzan, Kaili Chun; (row 3): Yayoi Kusama, teamLab, Sama Alshaibi, Lisa Reihana

 Chenta Laury, Coral, Courtesy of the artist.

Chenta Laury, Coral, Courtesy of the artist.

Spotlight on HB19 Artist 
Chenta Laury

Originally from Oahu, Chenta Laury is a Maui-based artist who has lived and studied visual art in the Midwest and on both coasts. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Boston, Sacramento and Honolulu, and her work is held in numerous private collections. She has an undergraduate degree in studio art and art history from Oberlin College, a Masters from Harvard University, and a Certificate in Applied Arts from the Fiber Crafts Studio in Chestnut Ridge, NY. Laury states,

“Wool, cotton, silk and bamboo fibers all come from living organisms that carry in them traces of the life force that created them. Although at times spun or felted, these pieces are primarily made using fibers in their raw or unspun state. The colors reflect a pallet of natural dyes. These works are an expression of my dialogue with each fiber. The “conversations” are about textures, shadow, resonance, silence, breath, density and dispersion. While engaging a formal vocabulary of abstraction the work reflects the delicacy and fragility of nature and is reminiscent of the dynamic and living forms of plant and sea life.”

WATCH the full video by NMGNetwork about Chenta Laury’s wet felting workshop at HBF’s HQ in October.



ALL-ACCESS PASS for Hb19 on sale now

The HB19 All-Access Pass grants unlimited entry to the Honolulu Biennial Hub in Ward Village (location announced in January 2019!), Foster Botanical Garden, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art from March 8th - May 5th, 2019. Early Bird Special of $55 ($75 value) available only until December 31!


We are recruiting passionate, art-loving docents, educators and exhibition attendants for our 10+ exhibition sites!

For HB19, we will be offering free field trips to over 2000 students, and we need your help! We are looking for talented volunteer School Tour Guides for our Keiki Field Trips.

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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