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!



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. Discounted Pricing of $65 (regularly $75) is valid until Feb 7!

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Join local artist Leland Miyano for a creative journey as he builds a new commission for the 2019 Honolulu Biennial! Nestled within Foster Botanical Garden, Leland will be constructing a double-hulled canoe composed of invasive botanicals and other found materials, to be collected from Ho'omaluhia Garden in Kaneohe. We invite creative hands and minds to participate between January 22-March 5.

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.


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.