HONOLULU BIennial 2021

Dr. Melissa Chiu, Curatorial Director of the Honolulu Biennial 2021. Photo by Greg Powers.

Dr. Melissa Chiu, Curatorial Director of the Honolulu Biennial 2021. Photo by Greg Powers.

The Honolulu Biennial Foundation announces that the Honolulu Biennial 2021 will be curated by Dr. Melissa Chiu. The Honolulu Biennial, one of the largest major exhibition series in the world to focus on contemporary art practices of the Pacific, will take place February–April 2021. Its third edition will continue the Biennial’s mission to contribute to local and global dialogs by connecting perspectives, knowledge and creative expressions that are of the Pacific. Read the press release.

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Bernice Akamine,  Kalo , Courtesy of the artist.

Bernice Akamine, Kalo, Courtesy of the artist.

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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.

Kalisolaite ʻUhila, detail of  Tangai one’one  (bag of sand), an endurance performance for HB19. PC Ben Carpenter-Nwanyanwu.

Kalisolaite ʻUhila, detail of Tangai one’one (bag of sand), an endurance performance for HB19. PC Ben Carpenter-Nwanyanwu.

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