Divided Worlds: 2018 Adelaide Biennial Artists Announced

The 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art has released a lineup of 30 Australia-based artists and collectives for next year’s event.

Under the title of ‘Divided Worlds’, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial is set to explore a wide field of themes in an equally diverse array of media, spanning the realms of photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image.

“The curatorial premise, divided worlds, recognises that we live in troubled times, however, rather than foretelling conflict, my focus has been on assembling an exhibition that celebrates the enduring role of art and culture,” says Erica Green, curator of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial. “Divided Worlds offers an opportunity to experience an alternative dimension — one where ‘difference’ is the natural order of things, and a strength to be celebrated.”

Divided Worlds will be presented as part of the Adelaide Festival across the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Arts, JamFactory and the Santos Museum of Economic Botany in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Artists to be presented at the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art:

Vernon Ah Kee (QLD)
Lisa Adams (QLD)
Roy Ananda (SA)
Daniel Boyd (NSW)
Kristian Burford (SA)
Maria Fernanda Cardoso (NSW)
Barbara Cleveland (NSW)
Kirsten Coelho (SA)
Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (NSW)
Tamara Dean (NSW)
Tim Edwards (SA)
Emily Floyd (VIC)
Hayden Fowler (NSW)
Julie Gough (TAS)
Ghostpatrol (VIC)
Amos Gebhardt (VIC)
Timothy Horn (VIC)
Louise Hearman (VIC)
Ken Family Collaborative (SA)
Lindy Lee (NSW)
Khai Liew (SA)
Angelica Mesiti (NSW)
Patrick Pound (VIC)
Patricia Piccinini (VIC)
Pip + Pop (WA)
Khaled Sabsabi (NSW)
Nike Savvas (NSW)
Christian Thompson (VIC)
John R Walker (NSW)
Douglas Watkin (QLD)

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art
March 3 until June 3
Various locations

Header image: Tamara Dean, born 1976, Sydney, Elephant ear (Alocasia odora) in Autumn from the series In our nature, 2017, (detail.) pure pigment print on cotton rag, 45 x 60cm; Courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary.

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