8 October 2021–6 February 2022

Leilah Babirye and Denzil Forrester feature in Coventry Biennial 2021

Coventry & Warwickshire

Coventry Biennial 2021 will take place across Coventry & Warwickshire from 8 October 2021 – 23 January 2022. Named HYPER-POSSIBLE, this collaborative and socially focussed event brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists and creative practitioners to exhibit in galleries, museums and a range of historic and community locations across Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Biennale has three starting points that are each connected to Coventry but have had significant impact nationally and internationally, including: Art & Language; the BLK Art Group; and the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit. Curators have used these starting points to develop a series of themes that relate to the city, contemporary artistic practice and global concerns. These ‘HYPER-PATHS will lead audiences through the Biennial, titled: Real-Life Science-Fiction; New Know-How; Home and Other Habitats; Personal and Public Dissent; Sensing the Anthropocene; and Do It Yourself!

Artists included are: …kruse, Ayo Akingbade, Art & Language, Terry Atkinson, Leilah Babirye, Sarah Badr, Nuotama Bodomo, Vanley Burke, Kate Carr, Ryan Christopher, Faye Claridge, Cycles Dance Company, Ravi Deepres, Jeremy Deller, Department of Energy, Rupi Dhillon, Laura Dicken, Lamin Fofana, Laura Grace Ford, Denzil Forrester, Rosa Francesca, Georgiou & Tolley, Rob Hamp, Russell Haswell, Amelia Hawk and Helen Kilby Nelson, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Claudette Johnson, AM Kanngieser, KMRU, Matthew Krishanu, Mamba Negra Collective, Mark Fisher and Justin Barton, Rie Nakajima, Grace Ndiritu, Helen Kilby Nelson, Chris Ofili, The Otolith Group, Keith Piper, Ben Rivers, Luke Routledge, Andy Sargent, Janek Schafer, Simon Scott, Sin Wai Kin, sirenscrossing, Alan Van Wijgerden, melissandre varin, Paul Walde, Duncan Whitley, Jana Winderen and John Yeadon.

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