Biennials are platforms from which independent curators are able to launch their ideas on a grand scale. It is commonplace for museums or art centres to bring in guest curator(s) in order to ignite new curatorial insights, as seen in the Shanghai Biennale, Taipei Biennial, Asia-Pacific Triennial, Lyon Biennale, SITE Santa Fe International Biennial, Whitney Biennial, Biennale De Montreal, Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, etc.

The selection as curator of a major Biennial carries with it a great deal of prestige and visibility and thus a way in which an individual work and reputation can become internationally reclaimed (or not).

-Asia Art Archive

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