Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction

Singapore Biennale

Date & Time

Exhibition Period: Wed 22 Nov 2019 – Sun 22 Mar 2020
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 7:00pm, Tue to Sun (Closed on Mon and public holidays)



Gallery 1, Earl Lu Gallery
Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE





The Singapore Biennale was established in 2006 as the country’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art. It presents and reflects the vigour of artistic practices in Singapore and the region within a global context, and fosters productive collaborations and deep engagement with artists, arts organisations, and the international arts community.

The Singapore Biennale cultivates public engagement with contemporary art through a four-month exhibition, and its accompanying public engagement and education programmes that include artist and curator talks and tours, school visits and workshops, and community days. It complements achievements in other areas of arts and culture, collectively enhancing Singapore’s international profile as a vibrant city in which to live, work, and play.

The 2006 and 2008 editions of the Biennale were organised by the National Arts Council. The NAC commissioned the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) to organise the 2011, 2013, and 2016 editions. SAM will continue to do so for Singapore Biennale 2019 and 2022.

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Image: The Singapore Biennale 2019 Artistic Director and curatorial team. From left to right: Mr John Tung, Ms Goh Sze Ying, Mr Renan Laru-an, Mr Patrick Flores (Artistic Director of SB2019), Ms Andrea Fam, Ms Anca Verona Mihulet, and Mr Vipash Purichanont. Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum.