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The longest-running and most closely watched survey of American art returns in March.

Whitney Museum Reveals 63 Artists and Collectives for 2022 Biennial

Ralph Lemon, Untitled (2021). Oil and acrylic on paper, 26 × 40 in. (66.1 × 101.6 cm). Image courtesy the artist.

The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced the artists participating in the museum's 80th biennial, which opens to members from 31 March and to the public from 6 April.

Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It's Kept is being curated by the museum's Director of Curatorial Initiatives David Breslin and Director of Curatorial Affairs Adrienne Edwards with support from Gabriel Almeida Baroja and Margaret Kross.

Initially scheduled to open in 2021, the curators began working on the exhibition almost a year before the 2020 US presidential election.

Whitney Biennial 2022 curators Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin. Photograph by Bryan Derballa.

Whitney Biennial 2022 curators Adrienne Edwards and David Breslin. Photograph by Bryan Derballa.

Breslin described the biennial as 'a way to bring time alive' and 'really get under the skin of what a moment was like.'

In selecting works for the show, Edwards said she asked, 'does it have the capacity to speak to [the] social, political, economic, personal? Can it do that in a way that's convincing? That's a question that's suspended throughout the show.'

Participating artists include Rick Lowe, whose practice has included reinvigorating impoverished Black neighbourhoods, and painter Cy Gavin, whose brightly coloured figurative works are often concerned with the legacy of colonialism and slavery.

The full list of participating artists follows below. —[O]

Andrew Roberts, detail from La Horda (The horde) (2020). Eight-channel video installation, colour, 
sound; each channel approx. 3–4 min. Collection of Mauricio Galguera. Image

Andrew Roberts, detail from La Horda (The horde) (2020). Eight-channel video installation, colour, 
sound; each channel approx. 3–4 min. Collection of Mauricio Galguera. Image courtesy the 
artist and Pequod Co., Mexico City. Photograph by Sergio López.

Artists Participating in the Whitney Biennial 2022

Lisa Alvarado
Born 1982 in San Antonio, TX
Lives in Chicago, IL

Harold Ancart
Born 1980 in Brussels, Belgium
Lives in New York, NY

Mónica Arreola
Born 1976 in Tijuana, Mexico
Lives in Tijuana, Mexico

Emily Barker
Born 1992 in San Diego, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Yto Barrada
Born 1971 in Paris, France
Lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Tangier, Morocco

Rebecca Belmore
Born 1960 in Upsala, Canada
Lives in Vancouver, Canada
Anishinaabe

Jonathan Berger
Born 1980 in New York, NY
Lives in New York, NY, and Glover, VT

Nayland Blake
Born 1960 in New York, NY
Lives in Brooklyn and Queens, NY

Cassandra Press
Founded 2016 by Kandis Williams

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Born 1951 in Busan, South Korea
Died 1982 in New York, NY

Raven Chacon
Born 1977 in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation
Lives in Albuquerque, NMDiné

Leidy Churchman
Born 1979 in Villanova, PA
Lives in New York, NY, and West Tremont, ME

Tony Cokes
Born 1956 in Richmond, VA
Lives in Providence, RI

Jacky Connolly
Born 1990 in New York, NY
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Matt Connors
Born 1973 in Chicago, IL
Lives in New York, NY, and Los Angeles, CA

Alex Da Corte
Born 1980 in Camden, NJ
Lives in Philadelphia, PA

Aria Dean
Born 1993 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives in New York, NY

Danielle Dean
Born 1982 in Huntsville, AL
Lives in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA

Jane Dickson
Born 1952 in Chicago, IL
Lives in New York, NY

Buck Ellison
Born 1987 in San Francisco, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Alia Farid
Born 1985 in Kuwait City, Kuwait
Lives in San Juan, PR, and Kuwait City, Kuwait

Coco Fusco
Born 1960 in New York, NY
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Ellen Gallagher
Born 1965 in Providence, RI
Lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Brooklyn, NY

A Gathering of the Tribes / Steve Cannon
Founded 1991
Steve Cannon: Born 1935 in New Orleans, LA
Died 2019 in New York, NY

Cy Gavin
Born 1985 in Pittsburgh, PA
Lives in New York State

Adam Gordon
Born 1986 in Minneapolis, MN
Lives in Jersey City, NJ

Renée Green
Born 1959 in Cleveland, OH
Lives in Somerville, MA, and New York, NY

Pao Houa Her
Born 1982 in Laos
Lives in Blaine, MN

EJ Hill
Born 1985 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Alfredo Jaar
Born 1956 in Santiago, Chile
Lives in New York, NY

Rindon Johnson
Born 1990 in San Francisco, CA
Lives in Berlin, Germany

Ivy Kwan Arce and Julie Tolentino
Ivy Kwan Arce: Born 1965 in Salinas, CA
Lives in New York, NY
Julie Tolentino: Born 1964 in San Francisco, CA
Lives in Joshua Tree, CA

Ralph Lemon
Born 1952 in Cincinnati, OH
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Duane Linklater
Born 1976 in Treaty 9 Territory (Northern Ontario, Canada)
Lives in North Bay, Canada (Robinson Huron Treaty Territory)
Omaskêko Ininiwak

James Little
Born 1952 in Memphis, TN
Lives in New York, NY

Rick Lowe
Born 1961 in rural Alabama
Lives in Houston, TX

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Born 1957 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA, and Paris, France

Dave McKenzie
Born 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica
Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Rodney McMillian
Born 1969 in Columbia, SC
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Na Mira
Born 1982 in Lawrence, KS, on Kickapoo, Osage, Kansa, and Sioux lands
Lives in Los Angeles, CA, on Tongva, Gabrielino, Kizh, and Chumash lands

Alejandro "Luperca" Morales
Born 1990 in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Lives in Monterrey, Mexico

Moved by the Motion
Founded 2016 by Wu Tsang and Tosh Basco

Terence Nance
Born 1982 in Dallas, TX
Lives in America

Woody De Othello
Born 1991 in Miami, FL
Lives in Oakland, CA

Adam Pendleton
Born 1984 in Richmond, VA
Lives in New York, NY

N. H. Pritchard
Born 1939 in New York, NYDied 1996 in eastern Pennsylvania

Lucy Raven
Born 1977 in Tucson, AZ
Lives in New York, NY

Charles Ray
Born 1953 in Chicago, IL
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Jason Rhoades
Born 1965 in Newcastle, CA
Died 2006 in Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Roberts
Born 1995 in Tijuana, Mexico
Lives in Mexico City and Tijuana, Mexico

Guadalupe Rosales
Born 1980 in Redwood City, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Veronica Ryan
Born 1956 in Plymouth, Montserrat
Lives in London, United Kingdom, and New York, NY

Rose Salane
Born 1992 in New York, NY
Lives in Queens, NY

Michael E. Smith
Born 1977 in Detroit, MI
Lives in Providence, RI

Sable Elyse Smith
Born 1986 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives in New York, NY

Awilda Sterling-Duprey
Born 1947 in San Juan, PR
Lives in San Juan, PR

Rayyane Tabet
Born 1983 in Achkout, Lebanon
Lives in Beirut, Lebanon, and San Francisco, CA

Denyse Thomasos
Born 1964 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died 2012 in New York, NY

Trinh T. Minh-ha
Born in Hanoi, Vietnam
Lives in Berkeley, CA

Wang Shui
Born 1986 in USA
Lives in New York, NY

Eric Wesley
Born 1973 in Los Angeles, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

Dyani White Hawk
Born 1976 in Madison, WI
Lives in Minneapolis, MN
Sičangu Lakota

Kandis Williams
Born 1985 in Baltimore, MD
Lives in Los Angeles, CA, and Brooklyn, NY

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