That's a Wrap!
We cannot believe the 2022 Toronto Biennial of Art has come to an end. Thank you to everyone who visited, supported, collaborated, and participated in What Water Knows, The Land Remembers. From our steadfast donors and engaging creative partners, to advocates at home and around the globe, this project would not have been possible without your support.
Most importantly, a huge thank you to the exhibiting artists and participants who created inspiring works and thought-provoking programs. It was a privilege to share your work with our city over the past 72 days and we cannot wait to see what you do next.
Stay tuned via our social pages and newsletter for upcoming programs in 2022–2023 as we build towards our 2024 edition!
Catch up on what you may have missed over the 10 weeks of the Biennial below!
What's Still On
Even though the Biennial has ended you can still visit TBA artworks at FOUR of our partner sites:
Join 2022 TBA Curators Candice Hopkins, Katie Lawson, and Tairone Bastien as they walk through some of the artworks they had a hand in curating across several Biennial sites.
Senior Curator Candice Hopkins walks viewers through some of the works found at 72 Perth Ave.
Curator Katie Lawson takes us through works found at the Small Arms Inspection Building.
Curator Tairone Bastien discusses works found at 72 Perth Ave, Colborne Lodge, and Mercer Union.
Videos and Recordings
Missed out on our public programming or performances? Or simply want to revisit some of your favourite Biennial moments? Check out our current collection of videos and recordings below!
A Tribute to Toronto, 2022
Approved and supported by the City of Toronto, this one-time performance invited the public to gather at the waterfront to see the lake and sky transformed. Harkening back to Chicago’s Atmospheres photo series of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which sought to soften and “feminize” harsh, man-made environments, A Tribute to Toronto, 2022, works against the tradition of male Land Art artists whose work imposed itself on the earth. Instead, Chicago’s performance offers an alternative and impermanent approach that merges colour with landscape to increase awareness of the beauty of our natural environment.
Artist Studio Interviews
Made possible by Cineplex Media and Scotiabank.
Head behind-the-scenes with TBA artist Ghazaleh Avarzamani and learn about her outdoor work “Forced Afloat”.
Returning TBA artist Syrus Marcus Ware discusses “MBL: Freedom”, a continuation of his 2019 Biennial work “Antarctica”.
Learn more about TBA artist Timothy Yanick Hunter’s work “True and Functional”, part of the 2022 Curatorial Fellowship program.
Programming Videos and Recordings
Experience the full A Tribute to Toronto live performance. Recorded June 4, 2022.
TBA Curators Katie Lawson and Tairone Bastien read from the publication Water, Kinship, Belief as part of its launch on May 4th, 2022.
On Sunday, March 27, as part of the 2022 Biennial’s opening weekend, Eric-Paul Riege performed 2001-2011, kwe’é díí shighan ńt’ę́ę́, i wonder what this Key opens now? – a durational performance responding to his immersive, mixed-media installation a home for Her at Small Arms Inspection Building.
On Saturday, March 26, as part of the launch of the 2022 Biennial, members of Indonesian artist collective Jatiwangi art Factory (JaF) came together for a mobile multimedia performance of Terakotta Route, featuring original sound pieces and live activations at the Small Arms Inspection Building.
Check back here for more recaps and recordings of our 10 weeks of FREE public programming.