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Whitney Biennial 2008
Mar 6–June 1, 2008

Today there are more artists working in more genres, using more varieties of material, and moving among more geographic locations than ever before. By exploring the networks that exist among contemporary artists and the work they create, the Whitney Biennial 2008 characterizes the state of American art today.

The 2008 Biennial is curated by Henriette Huldisch, Assistant Curator at the Whitney, and Shamim M. Momin, Associate Curator at the Whitney and Branch Director and Curator of the Whitney Museum at Altria, and overseen by Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s Chief Curator and Associate Director for Programs. Three advisors worked with the curatorial team throughout the process: Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem; Bill Horrigan, Director of the Media Arts department at the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University; and Linda Norden, independent curator and writer.

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Rita Ackermann
Natalia Almada
Bozidar Brazda
Jedediah Caesar
Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn
Gardar Eide Einarsson
Coco Fusco
Gang Gang Dance
Amy Granat and Drew Heitzler
Rashawn Griffin
Adler Guerrier
M. K. Guth
Fritz Haeg
Patrick Hill
William E. Jones
Alice Könitz
Spike Lee
Lucky Dragons
Corey McCorkle
Rodney McMillian
Julia Meltzer and David Thorne
Jennifer Montgomery
Olivier Mosset
Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR)
DJ Olive
Mitzi Pederson
Kembra Pfahler/The Voluptuous Horror Of Karen Black
Michael Queenland
Ry Rocklen
Bert Rodriguez
Marina Rosenfeld
Amanda Ross-Ho
Heather Rowe
Eduardo Sarabia
Lisa Sigal
Gretchen Skogerson
Michael Smith
Agathe Snow
Mika Tajima/New Humans
Javier Téllez
Leslie Thornton
Mario Ybarra, Jr.

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