The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art announces its dates and core collaborators.

The 8th Berlin Biennale has been set to take place between May 29 and August 3, 2014 at different venues in Berlin.

Juan A. Gaitán, curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale, has invited Tarek Atoui, Natasha Ginwala, Mariana Munguía, Olaf Nicolai, and Danh Vo to collaborate with him as core members and advisors in his artistic team. The graphic design and art direction of the 8th Berlin Biennale will be developed together with the design office Zak Group.

Since the first edition in 1998, the Berlin Biennale has become a major international event for contemporary art. The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art is since its fourth edition one of the institutions supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation as „outstanding cultural event“. The support of 2.5 Million Euros per edition ensures planning stability, enabling the organizers to address issues of content in an experimental way.

The previous seven editions of the Berlin Biennale explored a variety of exhibition formats and involved diverse curatorial agendas.

Curators have been:

  • 1st Berlin Biennale (1998): Klaus Biesenbach with Nancy Spector, and Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • 2nd Berlin Biennale (2001): Saskia Bos
  • 3rd Berlin Biennale (2004): Ute Meta Bauer
  • 4th Berlin Biennale (2006): Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick
  • 5th Berlin Biennale (2008): Adam Szymczyk and Elena Filipovic
  • 6th Berlin Biennale (2010): Kathrin Rhomberg
  • 7th Berlin Biennale (2012): Artur Żmijewski together with associate curators Voina and Joanna Warsza