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Whitney Biennial 2022
Apr–Aug 2022

The Whitney Biennial was introduced in 1932 by the Museum's founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Established to chart developments in art of the United States, it is the longest-running exhibition of its kind. To date, more than 3,600 influential and innovative artists have participated in a Whitney biennial or annual. A constellation of the most relevant art and ideas of our time, our 2022 exhibition will be the Biennial's eightieth edition.

The 2022 Whitney Biennial is co-organized by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Initiatives, and Adrienne Edwards, Engell Speyer Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, with Margaret Kross, Senior Curatorial Assistant.

Whitney Biennial 2022 is presented by


Generous support is provided by Judy Hart Angelo; The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston; Lise and Michael Evans; The Rosenkranz Foundation; and the Whitney's National Committee.

Major support is provided by John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation; The Keith Haring Foundation Exhibition Fund; and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. 

Significant support is provided by 2022 Biennial Committee Co-Chairs: Jill Bikoff, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Barbara and Michael Gamson, Miyoung Lee, Bernard Lumpkin, Julie Mehretu, Fred Wilson; 2022 Biennial Committee Members: Philip Aarons and Shelley Fox Aarons, Candy and Michael Barasch, Suzanne and Bob Cochran, Janet and Paul Hobby, Harry Hu, Dawn and David Lenhardt, Jason Li, Opatrny Family Foundation, Katie and Amnon Rodan, Carol and Lawrence Saper, Annette and Paul Smith; Further Forward Foundation, and an anonymous donor. 

Funding is also provided by special Biennial endowments created by Melva Bucksbaum, Emily Fisher Landau, Leonard A. Lauder, and Fern and Lenard Tessler. 

Curatorial research and travel for this exhibition were funded by an endowment established by Rosina Lee Yue and Bert A. Lies, Jr., MD. 

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