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International Exhibition - Overseas

There are numerous international exhibitions for contemporary art taking place around the world. Here are some of the biennales and triennales held overseas:
[Yokohama Triennale is a member of IBA (International Biennial Association).]


Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh (1981-)
Location:Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Guangzhou Triennial (2002-)
Location:Guangzhou (China)
Shanghai Biennale (1996-)
Location:Shanghai (China)
Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2012-)
Location:Kochi (India)
Jakarta Bienniale (1998-)
Location:Jakarta (Indonesia)
Biennale Jogja (2003-)
Location:Jogjakarta (Indonesia)
Busan Biennale (2002-)
Location:Busan (Republic of Korea)
Daegu Photo Biennale (2006-)
Location:Daegu (Republic of Korea)
Gwangju Biennale (1995-)
Location:Gwangju (Republic of Korea)
Mediacity Seoul (2000-)
Location:Seoul (Republic of Korea)
Land Art Mongolia Biennial/LAM 360° (2010-)
Location:Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
Singapore Biennale (2006-)
Location:Singapore (Singapore)
Taipei Biennial (1998-)
Location:Taipei (Taiwan)

Middle East

International Canakkale Biennial (2008-)
Location:Canakkale (Turkey)
Istanbul Biennial (1987-)
Location:Istanbul (Turkey)
Sharjah Biennial (1993-)
Location:Sharjah (UAE)


Prague Biennale (2003-)
Location:Prague (Czech Republic)
La Biennale de Lyon (1991-)
Location:Lyon (France)
La Triennale (2006-)
Location:Paris (France)
Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (1998-)
Location:Berlin (Germany)
documenta (1955-)
Location:Kassel (Germany)
Skulptur Projekte Muenster (1977-)
Location:Muenster (Germany)
EVA International – Ireland's Biennial (1977-)
Location:Limerick (Ireland)
La Triennale di Milano (1923-)
Location:Milan (Italy)
Venice Biennale (1895-)
Location:Venice (Italy)
Baltic Triennial of International Art (1979-)
Location:Vilnius (Lithuania)
Kaunas Biennial (1997-)
Location:Kaunas (Republic of Lithuania)
Mediations Biennale (2008-)
Location:Poznan (Poland)
Bucharest Biennale (2005-)
Location:Bucharest (Romania)
Moscow Biennale (2005-)
Location:Moscow (Russia)
Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2010-)
Location:Ekaterinburg (Russia)
The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Art (1955-)
Location:Ljubljana (Republic of Slovenia)
Bermuda Biennial (1994-)
Location:Bermuda (U.K)
Liverpool Biennial (1998-)
Location:Liverpool (U.K.)
Manifesta, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (1996-)
Location:Each European city


Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) (1993-)
Location:Brisbane (Australia)
Biennale of Sydney (1973-)
Location:Sydney (Australia)

North America

La Biennale de Montrèal (1979-)
Location:Montreal (Canada)
Whitney Biennial (1973-)
Location:New York (United States)

Latin America

Bienal do Mercosul (1997-)
Location:Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Bienal de Sao Paulo (1951-)
Location:Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Bienal de la Habana(1984-)
Location:Havana (Cuba)
The International Biennial MULI (2012-)
Location:Cali (Republic of Colombia)
Ghetto Biennale (2009-)
Location:Port-au-Prince (Republic of Haiti)
Bienal de las Fronteras / Biennial of the Frontiers (2014-)
Location:Tamaulipas (United Mexican States)


Marrakech Biennale (2005-)
Location:Marrakech (Morocco)
Dak'Art, Biennale de l'Art Africain Contemporain (1992-)
Location:Dakar (Senegal)
  • *The events are enlisted by country, which is in alphabetical order.
  • *The year in parentheses is the founding year.
  • *The names of the countries and regions are based on the information of the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
  • *This list has been compiled by the Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale and includes members of the INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL ASSOCIATION and other organizations who have provided information to the Committee. (Current as of Jury 1st, 2016)
  • *Further information on the biennales/triennales can be found on the BIENNIAL FOUNDATION WEBSITE.