THE FIRST BRENT BIENNIAL - Art presented in public spaces, libraries and streets of Brent
The first BRENT BIENNIAL in 2020 presented over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the cultures, places and people of Brent.
From sculptures to sound art, large-scale murals to intimate installations, Brent Biennial told the stories of Brent then, now and tomorrow – and of the people who have been made and shaped by the borough.
The Biennial took art out of the galleries and museums and into public spaces right across Brent - to be sought out or encountered by chance – on buildings and billboards, in laundrettes and across 10 community and council libraries.
Featuring international and Brent-based artists including Rasheed Araeen, Imran Qureshi, Dawn Mellor, Jude Wacks, Jaykoe, Yasmin Nicholas and Ruth Beale, every work was specially commissioned by and created for Brent 2020 – and all of them could be seen for free.
In collaborationg with ArtReview, we also published a series of exclusive online interviews with artists who have worked with and within the libraries to create new work, including Avant-Gardening, John Rogers, Dawn Mellor, Ruth Beale, David Blandy and Dan Mitchell.
Public Programme Partner ArtReview.