The Texas Biennial

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Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum
CentralTrak
Lawndale Art Center
Ballroom Marfa
San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Marfa, TX
2013

The Texas Biennial is a geographically-led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas. The program was founded in 2005 to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The seventh edition of this program will take place in the fall of 2020, making the Texas Biennial the longest-running state biennial in the country. Since its beginning, the program has brought the work of over 300 artists to new audiences, springboarding many of the artists’ careers and development.

From its founding, the Texas Biennial has explored a variety of exhibition formats and curatorial models. While the survey exhibition curated from an open call for art remains the central feature of the project, since its inaugural exhibition the Biennial has grown to include a range of other exhibitions and programming, all in celebration of contemporary art in Texas.

The Texas Biennial has also embraced collaborations with many partners including other arts organizations, arts foundations, art schools and art publications, as well as numerous artists, art critics, and historians, arts administrators and educators throughout the state.

CURATOR AT LARGE
Virginia Rutledge

GROUP SURVEY EXHIBITION
Curated by Bill Arning, René Paul Barilleaux, Christian Gerstheimer, K8 Hardy, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Annette Lawrence, David Pagel, Bárbara Perea, Christina Rees, Dario Robleto, Noah Simblist, Jeremy Strick, and Clint Willour

5th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
Curated by Michael Duncan and Virginia Rutledge

ARTISTS

Adela Andea (Conroe)
Skye Ashbrook (Austin)
David Aylsworth (Houston)
Debra Barrera (Houston)
Michael Bise (Houston)
Michael Blair (Denton)
Matthew Bourbon (Denton)
Margarita Cabrera (El Paso)
Bernardo Cantu (Denton)
Rebecca Carter (Dallas)
Teresa Cervantes (Austin)
Kristen Cochran (Dallas)
Joseph Cohen (Houston)
Shannon Crider (San Antonio)
Rachel Crist and Daedalus Hoffman (Austin)
Matthew Cusick (Dallas)
Gabriel Dawe (Dallas)
Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio)
Kent Dorn (Houston)
Trey Egan (Lewisville)
Cassandra Emswiler (McKinney)
Miriam Ellen Ewers (Denton)
Vincent Falsetta (Denton)
Danielle Georgiou (Dallas)
Jeff Gibbons (Arlington)
Sally Glass (Dallas)
Will Henry (Houston)
Hillerbrand + Magsamen (Houston)
Geoff Hippenstiel (Houston)
HOMECOMING! Committee (Fort Worth)
Letitia Huckaby (Fort Worth)
Tatiana Istomina (Houston)
Hiroko Kubo (Fort Worth)
Ann Johnson (Houston)
Angela Kallus (Fort Worth)
Lakes Were Rivers (Austin)
Julia Barbosa Landois (San Antonio)
Dion Laurent (Houston)
Jonathan Leach (Houston)
Natali Leduc (Houston)
Ysabel LeMay (Austin)
Daniel McFarlane (Spring)
Marcelyn McNeil (Houston)
Robert Melton and Robert Boland (Austin)
Abinadi Meza (Austin)
Madsen Minax (Houston)
Rahul Mitra (Houston)
Seth Mittag (Houston)
Michael Morris (Irving)
Nancy Newberry (Dallas)
Kelly O'Connor (San Antonio)
Arthur Peña (Dallas)
Katie Rose Pipkin (Austin)
Jessica Pizaña-Roberts (El Paso)
Mark Ponder (Houston)
Anne J. Regan (Houston)
Liz Rodda (Austin)
Gregory Ruppe (Fort Worth)
Chris Sauter (San Antonio)
Carrie Schneider (Houston)
Kasey Short (Austin)
Gary Sweeney (San Antonio)
The Bridge Club (Huntsville)
Prince Thomas (Houston)
Kevin Todora (Richardson)
Melissa Tran (Houston)
Brad Tucker (Austin)
Giovanni Valderas (Dallas)
Sara Vanderbeek (Austin)

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