OUR MISSION

Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) supports the local arts infrastructure with a global outreach by presenting a new arts festival, the Honolulu Biennial. The launch of Honolulu Biennial marks Hawaii’s first entry into the international biennial circuit. Honolulu Biennial will focus on art from the Pacific, the Asian continent and the Americas. 

Throughout the year, HBF serves the local community by presenting educational outreach programs, in addition to its between biennial festival programming initiative, Visions of the Future.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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  Les Filter Feeders,  Never Turn Your Back On the Ocean  (Local Knowledge series), 2014

Les Filter Feeders, Never Turn Your Back On the Ocean (Local Knowledge series), 2014

 

MEDIA COVERAGE


PRESS CONTACT

Isabella Ellaheh Hughes

isabella@honolulubiennial.org  

 

PRESS RELEASES

DIRECTORS 

 
 

Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Director
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hughes is an art critic, curator, and entrepreneur. Sheʻs written for ArtAsiaPacific, Brownbook, Contemporary Practices, Frieze, Harper’s Art Bazaar Arabia and Ibraaz, in addition to contributing to exhibition catalogues for the Singapore Art Museum, Barjeel Art Foundation, Agha Khan Museum, and Bahrain’s Ministry of Culture. She is the editor of the monograph, Sama Alshaibi: Sand Rushes In (Aperture Foundation, 2015), and has curated exhibitions nationally and internationally, including for Art Dubai Projects, Ayyam Gallery, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Transformer Gallery, and Maraya Art Center.A frequent speaker and moderator of panels, Hughes has also served as a nominator for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Program; Abraaj Capital Art Prize, as well as a juror for the YICCA 2013 International Contest of Contemporary Art, Art Omi International visual arts residency, is the 40th Art Maui juror, and was the 2016 co-curator of CONTACT: Foreign and Familiar at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.

Katherine Anne Leilani Tuider, Director
Originally from Hawai'i, Tuider is a multifaceted business, development and arts professional with a focus on donor development, financial management, grant writing and marketing. As a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, she wrote successful grant proposals in Spanish and English, and helped manage a $1 million PEPFAR budget in order to organize over 20 health conferences. Tuider was also an International Recruiter in Washington, DC for CARANA Corporation, where she recruited teams for USAID, DFID, MCC and World Bank-funded international development proposals and specialized in recruiting for projects in economic growth, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), health, natural resource management (NRM), tourism and art. An innovative tourism specialist, Tuider created, owned and operated Anti-Tour, a socially conscious travel company that provided personalized adventures to Dominican Republic. She is also the author of Dominican Republic (Other Places Travel Guide, 2012).


DREAM TEAM

YOKO OTT

Operations Director

DANYA HAKEEM

Marketing & Development Manager

DEE TAKETA

Bookkeeper

SCOTT LAWRIMORE

HB19 Curator

NINA TONGA

HB19 Curator


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Taiji Terasaki, President

Kristen Chan, VP

Gloria Lau, VP/Treasurer

Heather Shimizu, Secretary

Trever Asam

Katherine Don

Sonny Ganaden 

Meli James

Maile Meyer

Candice Naylor-Ching

Shaunagh Guinness Robbins

Kelly Sueda

Brett Zaccardi

 

 

Co-founders

Dr. KJ Baysa

Isabella Ellaheh Hughes

Katherine Ann Leilani Tuider

Board of Directors President Emeritus

Mona Abadir

 


 
 

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