How to gather? Acting in a Center in a City in the Heart of the Island of Eurasia

Under challenging circumstances, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art opts for a radical format and changes its structure: the biennale will be condensed into ten days. Artistic, discursive and reflective moments will shape the space. Located in the Pavilion No.1 of VDNKh, it is here that the Moscow Biennale will evolve, as a think tank in real time.

Biennale: Sept 22 - Oct 1, 2015
Documentary exhibition project: Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2015

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Ayas, Defne


Defne Ayas from 2012 to 2017 was the Director of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. She co-founded Arthub Asia in 2007 — an Asia-wide active research and production initiative. Since 2005, she has been a curator of PERFORMA, the biennial of visual art performance in New York. In September 2012, Ayas co-curated the 11th Baltic Triennale as well as the Istanbul and Bandung City pavilions at the 9thShanghai Biennale. In 2015, Ayas curated the Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale.

Defne Ayas was the one of three curators of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.