Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Self-Portrait as Restitution, 2020, courtesy of Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige. Photo: Priska Ketterer

12th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art


The 12th Berlin Biennale Still Present! unfolds around a set of questions. How can the decolonization of art be conceived—from the restitution of plundered goods to an anticolonial culture of memory? What role can non-Western feminist movements play in the reappropriation of history and identity? How are climate crisis and colonialism related?

With works by Ammar Bouras, Calida Garcia Rawles, Clément Cogitore, DAAR – Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti, Dana Levy, Đào Châu Hải, Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige, Dubréus Lhérisson, Elske Rosenfeld, Florian Sông Nguyễn, Forensic Architecture, Imani Jacqueline Brown, Jihan El-Tahri, Khandakar Ohida, Lamia Joreige, Mai Nguyễn-Long, Moses März, Prabhakar Kamble, Sajjad Abbas, Sammy Baloji, Susan Schuppli, Sven Johne, Taloi Halvini, Tammy Nguyen, Tejswini Narayan Sonawane, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, The School of Mutants (Boris Raux, Hamedine Kane, Lou Mo, Stéphane Verlet Bottéro, Valérie Osouf), Tuấn Andrew Nguyễn, Uriel Orlow, Yuyan Wang

The Berlin Biennale is organized by KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V.

11 Jun — 18 Sep

Other exhibition venues: project space Dekoloniale – Memory Culture in the City, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Stasi Headquarters. Campus for Democracy