Opening on September 18, 2017
The 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art:

The main project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art Clouds⇄Forests, curated by Professor Yuko Hasegawa, will take place in New Tretyakov Gallery (The State Tretyakov Gallery, 10, Krymsky Val, Moscow) from September 19, 2017 to January 18, 2018.
The project Clouds⇄Forests focuses on a new eco-system formed through a circulation of “Cloud Tribes,” who were born on the Internet cloud space, and “Forest Tribes” who are born on cultural origins. The works of the artists of the main project will be displayed in a dialogue with works from the permanent exhibition of The State Tretyakov Gallery. 52 artists from 25 countries will participate in this project. It includes works of such well-known artists as Matthew Barney, Olafur Eliasson and Björk.

Yuko Hasegawa, curator of the main project:
Clouds⇄Forests focuses on artists as a creative tribe transitioning, expanding and dissipating, from forest to cloud, rebuilding the subjectivity of spectators and showing that creativity is vital to the creation of new environmental spheres. Taking into account perceptions on the generation of new subjective environmental spheres, the curatorial criteria for this exhibition includes giving life to new technologies as well as exploring ways to obtain animistic artistic languages and connect cultural roots, and leveraging the rhizome-based organic system to traverse history, genres, and media.”


Dates: September 19, 2017–January 18, 2018
Opening: September 18
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Tue, Wed, Sun), 10:00-21:00 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Closed: Monday
Venue: New Tretyakov Gallery (The State Tretyakov Gallery)
10, Krymsky Val, Moscow, Russia
Organizer: 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Mathieu Merlet-Briand, Tryptich Google Red, Google Yellow, Google Blue. Hommage à Alexandre Rodtchenko, 2015  Photo by the artist

The full list of the participants is as follows:

  1. Nadim Abbas, Hong Kong
  2. Adel Abidin, Iraq / Finland / Jordan
  3. Nindityo Adipurnomo, Indonesia
  4. Farah Atassi, Belgium / USA
  5. Kanako Azuma, Japan
  6. Matthew Barney, USA
  7. Natalia Bazowska, Poland
  8. Bahar Behbahani, Iran / USA
  9. Björk, Iceland / United Kingdom
  10. Hussein Chalayan, Cyprus / United Kingdom
  11. Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Israel & Belgium / United Kingdom
  12. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, United Kingdom
  13. Rohini Devasher, India
  14. Louise Drulhe, France
  15. Olafur Eliasson, Denmark / Germany
  16. Justine Emard & Mirai Moriyama, France / Japan
  17. Cécile B. Evans, USA / Germany
  18. Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov, Russia
  19. Valia Fetisov, Russia
  20. “Forensic Architecture”, United Kingdom
  21. Theaster Gates, USA
  22. Gauri Gill, India
  23. Marta Gornicka, Poland
  24. Alina Gutkina, Russia
  25. Joey Holder, United Kingdom
  26. Elliott Hundley, USA
  27. Pierre Huyghe, France / USA
  28. Ali Kazma, Turkey
  29. Nile Koetting, Japan / Germany
  30. Siji Krishnan, India
  31. Alexey Martins, Russia
  32. Mathieu Merlet-Briand, France
  33. Marie-Luce Nadal, France / Spain
  34. Michael Najjar, Germany
  35. Koji Nakazono, Japan
  36. Dashi Namdakov, Russia
  37. Uriel Orlow, Switzerland / United Kingdom
  38. Anastasia Potemkina, Russia
  39. Laure Prouvost, France / Belgium
  40. Aurora Sander, Norway / Germany
  41. Susan Schuppli, United Kingdom
  42. Sayaka Shimada, Japan
  43. Wieki Somers, Netherlands
  44. Yuken Teruya, Japan / USA
  45. Sissel Tolaas, Norway / Germany
  46. Michael Tolmachev, Russia
  47. Ryan Trecartin, USA
  48. Hanna Tuulikki, Finland / United Kingdom
  49. Alexander Vinogradov and Vladimir Dubossarsky, Russia
  50. “Where Dogs Run”, Russia
  51. Robert Zhao Renhui, Singapore
  52. Marina Zurkow, USA

The 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art selected 69 projects for the parallel program of the Biennale with 49 institutions participating. For the first time the parallel program introduces many different types of institutions—from big museums to small workshops and galleries. The parallel program includes: Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM), the center of contemporary art “Winzavod,” VDNKh, creative association XOLST, Darwin Museum, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow State University Botanical Garden “Aptekarsky Ogorod” and others.

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