GHETTO BIENNALE | GETO BYENAL
1ST GHETTO BIENNALE 2009
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FIRST WORLD ART RUBS UP AGAINST THIRD WORLD ART? DOES IT BLEED?
2ND GHETTO BIENNALE 2011
A ‘SALON DES REFUSÉS’ FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
3RD GHETTO BIENNALE 2013
DECENTERING THE MARKET AND OTHER TALES OF PROGRESS
4TH GHETTO BIENNALE 2015
KREYÒL, VODOU AND THE LAKOU : FORMS OF RESISTANCE
5TH GHETTO BIENNALE 2017
A CARTOGRAPHY OF PORT-AU-PRINCE
6TH GHETTO BIIENNALE 2019
THE HAITIAN REVOLUTION & BEYOND
7TH GHETTO BIENNALE 2022
HEAL PEOPLE | SWEN MOUN (CANCELLED)
8TH GHETTO BIENNALE 2024
CARNIVAL OF THE ANCESTORS | KANAVAL ZANSÈT YO
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The Ghetto Biennale is a cross-cultural arts festival held in two adjacent informal neighbourhoods in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, called Lakou Cheri and Ghetto Leanne. It is often hosted by the artists’ collective, Atis Rezistans, and co-directed by Andre Eugene and Leah Gordon. The Ghetto Biennale is attempting to momentarily transform spaces, dialogues and relationships considered un-navigable and unworkable into transcultural, creative platforms. The Ghetto Biennale has realised a 'chaotic, amorphous, de-institutionalised space' for artistic production that attempts to offer a vibrant creative platform to artists from wide socioeconomic classes.
Co-directed by Andre Eugene & Leah Gordon.
GHETTO BIENNALE WEBSITE
ATIS REZISTANS | GHETTO BIENNALE at documenta fifteen