Toronto Biennial of Art 2024 Reveals Title, Artist List, and Venues

With 'Precarious Joys', curators Dominique Fontaine and Miguel A. López present 36 Canadian and international artists at 12 venues around the city.

View of Sonia Boyce, Feeling Her Way, British Pavilion, 59th Venice Biennale, 2022. Photo: Rob Battersby. @ Leeds Art Gallery.

View of Sonia Boyce, Feeling Her Way, British Pavilion, 59th Venice Biennale, 2022. Photo: Rob Battersby. @ Leeds Art Gallery.

The Toronto Biennial of Art (the Biennial/TBA) and its curatorial team of Dominique Fontaine and Miguel A. López announced the title, full artist list, and venues for its third edition. TBA is a ten-week FREE event presented every two years, taking place September 21 to December 1, 2024 at 12 locations throughout Toronto. The 2024 Biennial will also host a number of public and learning programs as part of its event, to be announced in July.

The 2024 Toronto Biennial, titled Precarious Joys, explores the emotional climate of our times, acknowledging our vulnerability and grief while emphasizing the importance of passion and beauty in driving social change. The Biennial is organized around open dialogues and poetic connections. It explores artists’ responses to colonialism’s impact and the multiple ways representation contributes to collective survival and the regeneration of our social fabric. The curators have been deeply immersed in dialogues and active listening, a crucial element in their curatorial journey traversing national and international landscapes, numerous artist studios, and professional art encounters in Toronto, Canada, and beyond. Visit our website to learn more about the 2024 curatorial process.

The 2024 TBA has commissioned and invited 36 artists, including one collective, from Canada and diverse corners of the globe.

The artists participating in this year’s Biennial exhibition are:

Abraham O. Oghobase (b. 1979, Nigeria)—co-presented with Gallery TPW; Ahmed Umar (b. 1988, Sudan); Angélica Serech (b. 1982, Guatemala); Cecilia Vicuña (b. 1948, Chile); Charles Campbell (b. 1970, Jamaica)—co-commissioned and co-produced with the National Gallery of Canada; Citra Sasmita (b. 1990, Indonesia); Cristina Flores Pescorán (b. 1986, Perú); Dineo Seshee Bopape (b. 1981, South Africa)—co-commissioned with the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery; Elina Waage Mikalsen (b. 1992, Sápmi-Norway); Elyla (b. 1989, Nicaragua); Gaëlle Choisne (b. 1985, France); Hangama Amiri (b. 1989, Pakistan); IKUMAGIALIIT (those that need fire), performance band with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Cris Derksen, Jamie Griffiths and Christine Tootoo (founded in 2019)—co-presented with the Image Centre at Toronto Metropolitan University; Justine A. Chambers (b. 1975, Canada); Karen Tam (b. 1977, Canada); Léann Herlihy (b. 1994, Ireland); Leila Zelli (b. 1981, Iran); Manuel Mathieu (b. 1986, Haiti)—co-presented with Gallery TPW; Maria Ezcurra (b. 1973, Argentina/Mexico); Maria Hupfield (b. 1975, Canada); Morehshin Allahyari (b. 1985, Iran); Morris Lum (b. 1983, Trinidad and Tobago); Naomi Rincón Gallardo (b. 1975)—co-commissioned and co-produced with KADIST; Nereyda López (b. 1965, Peru); Nicholas Galanin (b. 1979, Tlingit and Unangax̂, US); Pamila Matharu (b. 1973, UK); Rajni Perera (b. 1985, Sri Lanka)—co-presented with the Toronto Sculpture Garden; Raven Chacon (b. 1977, Navajo Nation, US); Rudy Loewe (b. 1987, UK); Sameer Farooq (b. 1978, Canada)—co-commissioned and co-presented with Agnes Etherington Art Centre; Sandra Brewster (b. 1973, Canada); Santiago Yahuarcani (b. 1961, Peru); Sonia Boyce, DBE RA (b. 1962, UK)—initiated and organized by the PHI Foundation, presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario; Stina Baudin (b. Canada); Tessa Mars (b. 1985, Haiti); Winsom Winsom (b. 1945, “The Universe”)

Exhibition venues
TBA 2024 exhibitions and programs will take place at the following venues: 32 Lisgar Street; The Auto Bldg, 158 Sterling Road, 9th Floor; Collision Gallery; Art Gallery of Ontario; Gallery TPW; Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, North End Gallery; TIFF Lightbox; Toronto Sculpture Garden; Toronto Union Station; The Image Centre (TMU); The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery; Billboard at Lansdowne Avenue and College Street.



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