2020 Bermuda Biennial

2020 Bermuda Biennial

Let Me Tell You Something

The Bermuda National Gallery is open every Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. If you haven’t already seen the 2020 Bermuda Biennial in person, we urge you to do so.

The Biennial, now in its 14th iteration, is a critical platform for Bermuda’s contemporary art community. Organised by the Bermuda National Gallery and sponsored by Bacardi Limited, the exhibition showcases the dynamism of local and international artists living on the island and serves as both an educational resource and a platform for programmes on art, culture and dialogue.

2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork This Is Not A Home by Antoine Hunt, 2019.
Mixed media, wood, oil pastel. 12 x 9 x 1 in.

As a member of the International Biennial Association, this important exhibition continues to represent the excellence of local contemporary art and brings Bermudian artists the opportunity to engage in an internationally juried process overseen by established international curators, both independent and from prominent art institutions.

The 2020 Bermuda Biennial is co-curated by Melissa Messina, an Independent Curator and Curator of the Mildred Thompson Estate and formerly the Interim Executive Director and Senior Curator of The Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; and Kimberli Gant, the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum, previously the Mellon Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum, in Newark, NJ.

2020 Bermuda Biennial artwork I-ANK-Forget by NOBODY, 2019.
Digital print. 48 x 48 in.

Qian Dickinson, co-founder of Bermemes, sat down with the curators when they were on island to discuss their vision for the show and why the exhibition plays such a pivotal role for Bermuda’s artists. 

Click here to watch the film on Stories, the BNG blog.