List of Whitney Biennial artists

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This is an incomplete list of Whitney Biennial artists selected for the Whitney Biennial exhibitions of contemporary American art, at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, United States. The event began as an annual exhibition in 1932, the first biennial was in 1973. The Whitney show is generally regarded as one of the leading shows in the art world, often setting or leading trends in contemporary art.[1]

















The curators were Whitney museum director Maxwell L. Anderson, Michael Auping, Valerie Cassel, Hugh M. Davies, Jane Farver, Andrea Miller-Keller, and Lawrence R. Rinder.





The curators were Chrissie Iles, Shamim M. Momin, Debra Singer.



The 73rd Whitney Biennial. The curators were Philippe Vergne and Chrissie Iles.



The 74th Whitney Biennial.



The 75th Whitney Biennial/Annual ran February 25 to May 30, 2010.[1] The curators were Francesco Bonami and associate Gary Carrion-Murayari.


The 76th Whitney Biennial/Annual ran March 1 through May 27, 2012.[10] It was curated by Elisabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders.[10] They co-curated the film program with Thomas Beard and Ed Halter, co-founders of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn.[10]


The 77th Whitney Biennial was on view March 7 through May 25, 2014.[15] The exhibition was curated by Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner.[15]


The 2017 Biennial is the first to take place in the museum's much larger new location in the Meatpacking District. With 63 participants the exhibition runs from March 17 until June 11, and is co-curated by Christopher Y. Lew and Mia Locks.[20][21]


The Biennial participating artists were announced in February 2019. Curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, the show is open from May 17 to September 22, 2019.[23] One artist, Michael Rakowitz, turned down the invitation to participate in response to the presence of the Whitney's vice chair at the time, Warren Kanders, CEO of Safariland.[24] In mid-July 2019, eight artists requested for their work to be withdrawn from the 2019 Whitney Biennial in response to additional concerns over Safariland's manufacturing of tear gas and police equipment.[25] Kanders resigned from his position on the board July 25, 2019.[24]


The 2021 Whitney Biennial was postponed till 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 Whitney Biennial is curated by David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards.[28]

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  5. ^ "One Art World". One Art World.
  6. ^ "2004 Whitney Biennial Whitney Museum of American Art New York".
  7. ^ "Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night". Whitney Museum of American Art, Accessed 16 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Whitney Biennial 2006 Artists". Whitney Museum of American Art. Archived from the original on 7 April 2006. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Whitney Biennial 2008 Artists". Whitney Museum of American Art. Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  10. ^ a b c "Whitney Biennial 2012". Whitney Museum of American Art. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Michael Clark". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  12. ^ "John Kelsey". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  13. ^ "Richard Maxwell in Residence". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  14. ^ "Michael Robinson". Creative Capital. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  15. ^ a b "Whitney Biennial 2014". Whitney Museum of American Art. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Jeff Gibson". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  17. ^ "Public Collectors". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  18. ^ "Sergei Tcherepnin". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  19. ^ "Art and race at the Whitney: Rethinking the Donelle Woolford debate". Los Angeles Times. 2014-06-17. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  20. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (17 November 2016). "Here Comes the Whitney Biennial, Reflecting the Tumult of the Times". The New York Times.
  21. ^ Freeman, Nate (17 November 2016). "Here Is the 2017 Whitney Biennial List!".
  22. ^ "Leslie Thornton and James Richards". Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  23. ^ "Whitney Biennial 2019". Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  24. ^ a b Pogrebin, Robin; Harris, Elizabeth A. (2019-07-25). "Warren Kanders Quits Whitney Board After Tear Gas Protests". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  25. ^ "Artists Withdraw from Whitney Biennial as Backlash Builds Against Warren Kanders". Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  26. ^ a b c Seven Artists Withdraw Their Work From 2019 Whitney Biennial
  27. ^ "Forensic Architecture Becomes Eighth Exhibitor to Withdraw from Whitney Biennial".
  28. ^ Durón, Maximilíano (2022-01-25). "Taking the Title 'Quiet as It's Kept,' 2022 Whitney Biennial Names 63 Participating Artists". Retrieved 2022-02-20.

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