Museum of Contemporary Art Busan,
The former Bank of Korea, Busan
8 September – 11 November 2018
Artistic Director: Cristina Ricupero
Curator: Jörg Heiser
Busan Biennale 2018 edition presents 65 participants from 34 countries selected by Artistic Director Cristina Ricupero, Curator Jörg Heiser and Guest Curator Gahee Park, with the help of an advisory board including Jee-sook Beck, Youngwook Lee, Minouk Lim, and Manu D. Park, as well as further advice from Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Julia Grosse, and Yekhan Pinarligil.
Titled Divided We Stand, the theme of the 9th Busan Biennale is that of split territories as reflected in artists’ work from around the world. The exhibition will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan and the former Bank of Korea in Busan. The two venues reflect the biennale’s theme: at the newly opened museum, the main focus is the Cold War era and its uncanny return in the present, while at the former Bank of Korea building, alternate futurist scenarios will unfold, looking at our current state of being through the lens of science fiction. The exhibition architecture for both venues has been designed by mlnp architects (Seoul/London).
The initial list of artists is as follows:
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Cyprus/USA), Bani Abidi (Pakistan), Chantal Akerman (Belgium), Dora Longo Bahia (Brazil), Maja Bajevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Khaled Barakeh (Syria), Yael Bartana (Israel), Jean-Luc Blanc (France), Oscar Chan Yik Long (Hong Kong), Onejoon Che (South Korea), Mina Cheon (South Korea), Chin Cheng Te (Taiwan), Sunah Choi (South Korea), Phil Collins (UK), Christoph Dettmeier (Germany), Mauricio Dias & WalterRiedweg (Brazil/Switzherland), Smadar Dreyfus (Israel), Eva Grubinger (Austria), Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Lebanon), Ramin & Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian (Iran/Iran/USA), Flaka Haliti (Kosovo), Kiluanji Kia Henda (Angola), Andy Hope 1930 (Germany), Hsu Chia-Wei (Taiwan), Young Zoo Im (South Korea), Joo Hwang (South Korea), Yunsun Jung (South Korea), Nikita Kadan (Ukraine), Wanuri Kahiu (Kenya), Amar Kanwar (India), Hayoun Kwon (South Korea), Oliver Laric (Austria), Minwhee Lee & Yun Choi (South Korea), Gabriel Lester (Netherlands), Minouk Lim (South Korea), Laura Lima & Zé Carlos Garcia (Brazil), Lin + Lam (USA/Canada), Liu Ding (China), Marko Lulic (Austria), Fabian Marti (Switzerland), Augustin Maurs (France), Metahaven (Netherlands), Nástio Mosquito (Angola), Henrike Naumann (Germany), Marcel Odenbach (Germany), Melik Ohanian (France), Ferhat Ozgur (Turkey), Kelvin Kyung Kun Park (South Korea), Susan Philipsz (UK), Adrian Piper (USA), Min Jeong Seo (South Korea), Bruno Serralongue (France), Tayfun Serttas (Turkey), Hito Steyerl (Germany), Jan Svenungsson (Sweden), Tamura Yuichiro (Japan), Javier Téllez (Venezuela), The Propeller Group (Vietnam/Vietnam/USA), Suzanne Treister (UK), Lars von Trier (Denmark), Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (Lithuania), Jane and Louise Wilson (UK), Ming Wong (Singapore), Ulrich Wüst (Germany), Zhang Peili (China)
The Identity of Busan Biennale 2018, designed by Kwon Joonho (Everyday Practice). Courtesy of Busan Biennale.