The Biennale of Sydney is a renowned, large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art situated across multiple sites in Sydney and beyond that takes place every two years. Over nearly half a century, and twenty-one exhibitions, the Biennale of Sydney has commissioned and presented bold artistic and curatorial endeavours and showcased exceptional works of art by more than 1,800 national and international artists from more than 100 countries.
Today, the Biennale of Sydney is considered one of the leading international contemporary art events in the world.
The preeminent and longest-running biennial in the Asia Pacific region, and the largest exhibition of its kind in Australia, the Biennale of Sydney is committed to free access for all and serves people of all ages and cultures. Embraced by its highly diverse national and international audiences, the Biennale of Sydney attracted visitation of more than 850,000 in 2018, the highest level in its 46-year history. This reflects the important place that the Biennale holds in the life of Australia and in its engagement with the world.
The Biennale of Sydney embraces the idea of a living exhibition that is in constant transformation.