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!


Tell us what you think! Please take a moment to complete our HB2019 Exhibition Survey. Take the survey by May 6th for your chance to win! We're giving away 10 HB2019  t-shirts to 10 lucky winners on May 7!



Join us in bringing to a close Honolulu Biennial, a two-month, citywide celebration of contemporary art from Hawaii and around the Pacific with this closing concert benefiting the nonprofit, Honolulu Biennial Foundation.  Featuring international recording artist RY X, as well as Honolulu Biennial 2019 Artists Nicholas Galanin and Indian Agent, Aloha Got Soul: Roger Bong and Leilow (a.k.a. Central Pacific Time) and Godiva, you will not want to miss this epic line-up of musical talent!

Event produced by NMG Network.




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.

All-Access Pass does not include entry to special events including the Opening Party on March 8



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.

Foster Botanical Garden

Foster Botanical Garden

Photo courtesy of Konrad Ng.

Photo courtesy of Konrad Ng.


The SaVAge K’lub invites you to contribute to the SaVAge HQ as part of the Honolulu Biennial 2019.  We have only aroha-love to offer and a space for you to take over and do the do between March17th & May 2nd 2019.

Located in Chinatown, HNL - 1111 Nu'uanu Ave., the SK HQ can be used for Cult.VA.tions, FAB.rications, Acti.VA.tions..a place to meet, host, talk story, workshop, create work, perform and play. 


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, 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.

Pop up shops at The Hub. Photo Courtesy of MORI Hawaii.

Pop up shops at The Hub. Photo Courtesy of MORI Hawaii.


Honolulu Biennial is proud to partner with two incredible local place-makers again!  MORI by Art+Flea and Nā Mea Hawaiʻi click here to LEARN MORE about our fabulous shops!


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.