Diriyah Biennale Foundation is a catalyst for global dialogue between the growing, diverse art communities in Saudi Arabia and across the world.
Inspired by the changes taking place in Saudi Arabia, the Foundation assumes a pivotal role in nurturing creative expression and instilling an appreciation for culture, the arts, and their transformative power.
Established in 2020 by the Ministry of Culture, Diriyah Biennale Foundation will produce Saudi Arabia’s first-ever art biennales: the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, held from December 2021 to March 2022 in the JAX district of Diriyah; and a second biennale with a focus on Islamic arts, to be held in late 2022.
At this historic moment of evolution and growth in Saudi Arabia, these biennales will showcase some of the world’s leading artists, drive cultural exchange between local and international communities, promote dialogue and understanding, and further establish Saudi Arabia as an important cultural center.
The Foundation also acts as a catalyst for discovery and serves Saudi Arabia’s communities by offering opportunities to engage with the burgeoning local art scene.
Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale and the Islamic Arts Biennale showcase many previously underrepresented artists from Saudi Arabia, as well as grow awareness and engagement among domestic and international audiences.Source: