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Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing

Member Previews, Mar 14–18
Mar 20–Aug 11, 2024

Seventy-one visionary artists and collectives will participate in the eighty-first installment of the Whitney Biennial, opening March 20, 2024. Tickets are now on sale and Members will enjoy five days of previews, beginning March 14. 

The artists and collectives in the latest chapter of the exhibition—Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing—will follow in the footsteps of hundreds of Biennial artists before them to interpret our current landscape and tell stories, spark discussion, and comment on issues across a variety of media and disciplines. 

The 2024 Whitney Biennial is organized by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator and Meg Onli, Curator at Large, with Min Sun Jeon and Beatriz Cifuentes. The performance program is organized by Iles and Onli, with guest curator Taja Cheek. The film program is organized by Iles and Onli, with guest curators Korakrit Arunanondchai, asinnajaq, Greg de Cuir Jr, and Zackary Drucker.


A note from the Curators

As the curators of the latest edition of this landmark exhibition series, we have had the privilege of spending time with so many incredible artists over the last year, visiting studios and discussing ideas prevalent in the art world to determine the shape of the 2024 Biennial. After finalizing the list of artists last summer, we have built a thematic Biennial that focuses on the ideas of “the real.” Society is at an inflection point around this notion, in part brought on by artificial intelligence challenging what we consider to be real, as well as critical discussions about identity. Many of the artists presenting works—including via robust performance and film programs—explore the fluidity of identity and form, historical and current land stewardship, and concepts of embodiment, among other urgent throughlines, and we are inspired by the work they are creating and sharing.

We have been excited to share the artists participating in this important discussion, and now cannot wait to share the exhibition with all of you in March. We hope you will save the dates and join us.


Artists

Siku Allooloo (she/her)
Born 1986 in Yellowknife, Canada
Lives in Bowser, Canada

Holland Andrews (they/them)
Born 1988 in Orange, CA
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio (he/him)
Born 1990 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Dora Budor 
Born 1984 in Zagreb, Croatia
Lives in New York, NY

Seba Calfuqueo (she/her/they/them)
Born 1991 in Santiago, Chile
Lives in Ngulumapu, Wallmapu (Chile)

Debit (she/her)
Born 1986 in Monterrey, Mexico
Lives in New York, NY

Demian DinéYazhi' (they/them)
Born 1983 in Gallup, NM (Diné Bikéyah [Navajo Nation])
Lives in Portland, OR, and elsewhere

Torkwase Dyson (she/her)
Born 1973 in Chicago, IL
Lives in Beacon, NY

JJJJJerome Ellis (any/all)
Born 1989 in Groton, CT
Lives in Norfolk, VA

Jes Fan (he/him/they/them)
Born 1990 in Scarborough, Canada
Lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Hong Kong 

Nikita Gale
Born 1983 in Anchorage, AK, Dënéndeh and Dena’ina Ełnena
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

ektor garcia
Born 1985 in Red Bluff, CA
Lives in Mexico City, Mexico, and elsewhere

Pippa Garner (she/her)
Born 1942 in Evanston, IL
Lives in Long Beach, CA

Harmony Hammond (she/her)
Born 1944 in Chicago, IL
Lives in Galisteo, NM

Christopher Harris (he/him)
Born 1962 in St. Louis, MO
Lives in Coralville, IA

Sharon Hayes (she/her)
Born 1970 in Baltimore, MD
Lives in Philadelphia, PA

Miranda Haymon
Born 1993 in Boston, MA
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Sarah Hennies (she/her)
Born 1979 in Louisville, KY
Lives in Red Hook, NY

Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst
Herndon (she/her): born 1980 in Johnson City, TN
Dryhurst (he/him): born 1984 in Birmingham, UK
Live in Berlin, Germany

Ho Tzu Nyen (he/him)
Born 1976 in Singapore
Lives in Singapore

Yasmine Anlan Huang (she/her)
Born 1996 in Guangzhou, China
Lives in London, UK, and New York, NY

Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich (she/her)
Born 1987 in New York, NY
Lives in New York, NY

Suzanne Jackson (she/her)
Born 1944 in St. Louis, MO
Lives in Savannah, GA

Isaac Julien
Born 1960 in London, UK
Lives in London, UK, and Santa Cruz, CA

Lotus L. Kang (she/her)
Born 1985 in Toronto, Canada 
Lives in New York, NY

Aron Kantor (he/him/they/them)
Born 1978 in San Francisco, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Mary Kelly (she/her)
Born 1941 in Fort Dodge, IA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Kite (she/her)
Born 1990 in Sylmar, CA
Lives in Ancram, NY

Gbenga Komolafe and Tee Park
Komolafe (they/them/he/him/she/her): born 2000 in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria
Park (she/her): born 1999 in Seoul, South Korea
Live in Los Angeles, CA

Jenni Laiti (she/her)
Born 1981 in Anár, Sápmi (Inari, Finland)
Lives in Jåhkåmåhkke, Sápmi (Jokkmokk, Sweden)

Carolyn Lazard (they/them)
Born 1987 in San Bernardino, CA
Lives in Philadelphia, PA

Dionne Lee 
Born 1988 in New York, NY
Lives in Columbus, OH

Ligia Lewis (she/her)
Born 1983 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Lives in Berlin, Germany

Shuang Li (she/her)
Born 1990 in Wuyi Mountains, China
Lives in Berlin, Germany, and Geneva, Switzerland

Simon Liu (he/him)
Born 1987 in Hong Kong
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Mary Lovelace O'Neal (she/her)
Born 1942 in Jackson, MS
Lives in Oakland, CA, and Merida, Mexico

Cannupa Hanska Luger (he/him)
Born 1979 in Fort Yates, ND (Standing Rock Reservation)
Lives in Glorieta, NM

Nyala Moon (she/her)
Born 1992 in New York, NY
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

K.R.M. Mooney (he/him)
Born 1990 in Seattle, WA
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Dala Nasser 
Born 1990 in Tyre, Lebanon
Lives in Beirut, Lebanon, and London, UK

Diane Severin Nguyen (she/her)
Born 1990 in Carson, CA
Lives in New York, NY

Niillasaš-Jovnna Máreha Juhani Sunná Máret–Sunna Nousuniemi (they/them)
Born 1993 in Anár, Sápmi
Lives in Anár, Sápmi

Karyn Olivier (she/her)
Born 1968 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Lives in Philadelphia, PA

B. Ingrid Olson
Born 1987 in Denver, CO
Lives in Chicago, IL

Eamon Ore-Giron (he/him)
Born 1973 in Tucson, AZ
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Edward Owens (he/him)
Born 1949 in Chicago, IL
Died 2010 in Chicago, IL

Sydney Frances Pascal (she/her)
Born 1993 in Nanaimo, Canada
Lives in Vancouver, Canada

People Who Stutter Create
Founded 2023
Jia Bin, Delicia Daniels, JJJJJerome Ellis, Conor Foran, Kristel Kubart

Julia Phillips (she/her)
Born 1985 in Hamburg, Germany
Lives in Chicago, IL

Mavis Pusey (she/her)
Born 1928 in Retreat, Jamaica
Died 2019 in Falmouth, VA

Raqs Media Collective
Founded 1992 in Delhi, India
Jeebesh Bachi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta

Riar Rizaldi (he/him)
Born 1990 in Bandung, Indonesia
Lives in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Maja Ruznic (she/her)
Born 1983 in Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Yugoslavia)
Lives in Placitas, NM

Ser Serpas (she/her)
Born 1995 in East Los Angeles, CA
Lives in New York, NY

Rose B. Simpson (she/her)
Born 1983 in Santa Fe, NM
Lives in Santa Clara Pueblo, NM

Penelope Spheeris (she/her)
Born 1945 in New Orleans, LA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

P. Staff (they/them)
Born 1987 in the UK
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Lada Suomenrinne (they/them)
Born 1995 in Murmansk, Russia
Lives in Espoo, Finland, and Njuorggán, Sápmi

Alex Tatarsky (they/them)
Born 1989 in New York, NY
Lives in New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA

Alisi Telengut (she/her)
Born 1989 in Inner Mongolia (Telengut and Mongolian nations)
Lives in Berlin, Germany, and Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, Canada

Clarissa Tossin (she/her)
Born 1973 in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Tourmaline (she/her)
Born 1983 in Boston, MA
Lives in New York, NY

Chanelle Tyson (they/them)
Born 1989 in Greensboro, NC
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Zulaa Urchuud (she/her)
Born 1991 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Lives in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Charisse Pearlina Weston (she/her)
Born 1988 in Houston, TX
Lives in New York, NY

Kiyan Williams (they/them)
Born 1991 in Newark, NJ
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Carmen Winant (she/her)
Born 1983 in San Francisco, CA
Lives in Columbus, OH

Takako Yamaguchi (she/her)
Born 1952 in Okayama, Japan
Lives in Santa Monica, CA

Constantina Zavitsanos (any/all)
Born 1977 in Reading, PA
Lives in New York, NY



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The Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing is presented by

The exhibition is also sponsored by

     

     

Generous support is provided by Judy Hart Angelo; The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston; David Cancel and Family; Lise and Michael Evans; Kevin, Rosemary, and Hannah Rose McNeely; the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation; The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation; The Rosenkranz Foundation; Marcia Dunn and Jonathan Sobel; and the Whitney’s National Committee.

Major support is provided by The Keith Haring Foundation Exhibition Fund.

Significant support is provided by the 2024 Biennial Committee Co-Chairs: Sarah Arison, Paul Arnhold, Jill Bikoff, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Miyoung Lee, Joel Lubin, Michael Kassan, and George Wells; 2024 Biennial Committee members: Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul, Alexandre and Lori Chemla, Suzanne and Bob Cochran, Deepa Kumaraiah and Sean Dempsey, Sheree and Jerry Friedman, Ashley Leeds and Christopher Harland, the Kapadia Equity Fund, Dawn and David Lenhardt, the McCallum Family, Orentreich Family Foundation, Nancy and Fred Poses, Jonathan M. Rozoff, Katherine Sachs, Alice and Manu Sareen, Annette and Paul Smith, and Patricia J. Villareal and Thomas S. Leatherbury; as well as Susan and Matthew Blank, James Keith (JK) Brown and Eric Diefenbach, Jill Cowan and Stephen Davis, Melanie Shorin and Greg S. Feldman, Charlotte Feng Ford, Cindy and Mark Galant, Christy and Bill Gautreaux, Debra and Jeffrey Geller Family Foundation, Peter H. Kahng, Cathy M. Kaplan, Lisa H. Kim and Eunu Chun, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Iris Z. Marden, Marjorie Mayrock, Shelley and David Sonenberg, Jackson Tang, and anonymous donors.

Biennial funding is also provided by endowments created by Melva Bucksbaum, Emily Fisher Landau, Leonard A. Lauder, and Fern and Lenard Tessler as well as the Adam D. Weinberg Artists First Fund.

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

New York magazine is the exclusive media sponsor.

The Whitney Biennial and the Hyundai Terrace Commission are a multiyear partnership with Hyundai Motor. The Hyundai Terrace Commission is an annual site-specific installation on the Whitney Museum’s fifth-floor outdoor gallery.


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