Welcome to the Toronto Biennial of Art

The Toronto Biennial of Art’s mission is to make contemporary art available to everyone. For 10 weeks every two years, local and international artists transform Toronto and surrounding regions with artworks, talks, and performances that reflect local contexts and pressing issues of our time. The Biennial’s free, citywide programs aim to inspire individuals, bridge communities, and contribute to global conversations from a variety of perspectives.  Our collaborative, cross-disciplinary event brings together institutions, organizations, community groups, collectives, and practitioners from across Toronto to amplify the city’s vibrant and dynamic arts community.

Shaped by Toronto’s historical and present-day context, the Biennial provides expanded views of contemporary art practices. As conversations about Truth and Reconciliation as well as inclusion, equity,  and accessibility continue to evolve, the Biennial is committed to developing new ways of seeing and listening. Read more about our ongoing commitment and vision ahead here

The second edition of the Biennial will take place March 26–June 5, 2022. A full list of participants will be announced in the coming months.

Learn more about the 2019 Biennial

We are so proud to share our detailed 2019 Evaluation Report, led by the creative consultancy firm Bespoke Cultural Collective in collaboration with the Biennial team. The report includes our key impacts and findings, as well as insights and recommendations for 2021.