Taipei Biennial

(exhibition, 1998-present)

The Taipei Biennial is the most important exhibition for promoting contemporary art held by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
In order to promote modern and contemporary art, starting in 1984 and until 1991 the Taipei Fine Arts Museum hosted the exhibition projects Contemporary Art trends in the R.O.C and An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Sculpture in the Republic of China on alternate years.
In 1992, these two exhibitions were consolidated to form the The Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art, which was the precursor to the Taipei Biennial that everyone is familiar with today. In its early years the artists participating in the exhibition were selected through an open judging process.

Artists Taipei Biennial:
  • ala - wei

In recent years the countries of Asia have recognised the importance of contemporary art in the development of culture in general and many countries are now busy planning their own biennial exhibition, with the hope of facilitating international cultural exchange, as well as to promote cultural creative industries and realise related economic benefits. The New York Times has even created a new word to describe the global biennial phenomenon, ‘Biennialistic’.