Duration lies at the core of conceptual, architectural, and media art, whether through the experience of the ephemeral media of installation, performance, screen, sound, and time-based art or through the representation of the passage of time via creation, migration, memory, and motion.

The 2018 Cornell Biennial will feature artistic environments that provoke University-wide conversation about the persistence of passage, from environments to communities, while emphasizing the challenge of survival in hostile socio-ecological climates.

Meet the Artists
Invited Artists
Carrie Mae Weems
Xu Bing
The Character of Characters
Ruby Chishti
Narratives of Memory: A Conversation with Time
Ni'ja Whitson | The NWA Project
A Meditation on Tongues
Hans Baumann with Karen Pinkus
Crystalline Basement
Richard Lin
Painting Relief
Cornell Artists
Cornell Contemporary Chambers Players with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Kevin Ernste with CAGE
New Instruments of the Furture Past
Kate Greder with Yasir Ahmed Braimah, Juan Felipe Beltran, and Josh Strable
Denise Green
Women Empowered: Fashion from the Front Lines
Annie Lewandowski with Katy Payne and Sarah Hennies
Cetus: Life After Life
Ian Pica Limbaseanu with Madeleine Eggers
TODD: A Companion in the Fluff
Joanna Malinowska with C.T. Jasper
The Emperor's Canary
Jolene Rickard
GAYOGOHÓ:NÓ Restorative Movement
Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory with Arnot Teaching and Research Forest
Log Knot - On Perpetual Wood Cycles and Forest Processes
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon with Emilie Stark-Menneg
Measured/The Clover Project
Every other year, we celebrate challenging works of contemporary art.


Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival


Abject/Object Empathies


Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology

Narratives of Memory
Capitoline Wolves
A Needle Woman

2018 Cornell Biennial

Curator/CCA Director Timothy Murray | Program Coordinator Erin Emerson

Curatorial Committee Tao DuFour (Architecture) | Renate Ferro (Art) | Kathy Gleason (Landscape Architecture) |
Denise Green
 (Fiber Science & Apparel Design) | Salah Hassan (History of Art/Africana Studies/ICM) |
Soo Yon Lee (Graduate Student Respresentative) | Karen Pinkus (Romance Studies/Comparative Literature) |
Steve Pond (Music) | Amy Villarejo (Performing & Media Arts) | Ellen Avril (Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art)