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.

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 (location announced in January 2019!), Foster Botanical Garden, Bishop Museum and Honolulu Museum of Art. Early Bird Pricing of $55 (regularly $75) is valid until Dec. 31!

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

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


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. 

School Tour from HB17

School Tour from HB17


Throughout Honolulu Biennial 2019, we will serve over 2000 students by providing free transportation and field trips every Wednesday! Interested in joining our stellar team of keiki (kids) tour guides? Sign up HERE.

Bernice Akamine,  Kalo , Courtesy of the artist.

Bernice Akamine, Kalo, Courtesy of the artist.


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, Courtesy of the artist.

Chenta Laury, Courtesy of the artist.


On October 11, 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. WATCH the full video by NMGNetwork.