Here’s the Initial Artist List for the 2016 Biennale of Sydney

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Sound the alarm! The Biennale of Sydney has released the initial artist list for its 20th edition, which runs March 18 through June 5, 2016. It is titled “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed,” organized by Stephanie Rosenthal, and will appear in seven major venues. (Other projects will be dispersed throughout the city.) This first list, which is likely to grow, features 73 artists, including young guns like Korakrit Arunanondchai, Nina Beier, Camille Henrot, and Michele Abeles. In keeping with current curatorial trends, it also includes deceased artists (Kazimir Malevich, Noa Eshkol) and even a deceased writer (Samuel Beckett). The list follows below, organized by the section in which the artist will appear.

Cockatoo Island: Embassy of the Real

Michele Abeles
Born 1977, United States

Korakrit Arunanondchai
Born 1986, Thailand / United States

Samuel Beckett
Born 1906, Died 1989, Ireland / France

Based in the United States

Lee Bul
Born 1964, South Korea

Boris Charmatz
Born 1973, France

Cevdet Erek
Born 1974, Turkey

Cécile B. Evans
Born 1983, United States / Germany / United Kingdom

William Forsythe
Born 1949, United States / Germany

Nilbar Güreş
Born 1977, Turkey / Austria

Camille Henrot
Born 1978, France / United States

Mette Ingvartsen
Born 1980, Denmark / Belgium

Bharti Kher
Born 1969, United Kingdom / India

Emma McNally
Born 1969, United Kingdom

Moataz Nasr
Born 1961, Egypt

Maaike Schoorel
Born 1973, The Netherlands

Chiharu Shiota
Born 1972, Japan / Germany

Justene Williams
Born 1970, Australia

Ming Wong
Born 1971, Singapore / Germany

Xu Zhen (Produced by MadeIn Company)
Born 1977, China

Artspace: Embassy of Non-Participation

Karen Mirza
Born 1967, United Kingdom; and

Brad Butler
Born 1973, United Kingdom

Art Gallery of New South Wales: Embassy of Spirits

Johanna Calle
Born 1965, Colombia

Sheila Hicks
Born 1934, United States / France

Mella Jaarsma
Born 1960, The Netherlands / Indonesia

Jumana Manna
Born 1987, United States / Germany / Palestine

Dane Mitchell
Born 1976, New Zealand

Sudarshan Shetty
Born 1961, India

Taro Shinoda
Born 1964, Japan

Rodel Tapaya
Born 1980, Philippines

Yin-ju Chen
Born 1977, Taiwan

Nyapanyapa Yunupingu
Born 1964, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: Embassy of Translation

Nina Beier
Born 1975, Denmark / Germany

Richard Bell
Born 1953, Australia

Daniel Boyd
Born 1982, Australia

Noa Eshkol
Born 1924, Died 2007, Israel

Adam Linder
Born 1983, Australia / Germany / United States

Kazimir Malevich
Born 1878, Died 1935, Russia

Helen Marten
Born 1985, United Kingdom

Shahryar Nashat
Born 1975, Switzerland / Germany / United States

Dayanita Singh
Born 1961, India

Carriageworks: Embassy of Disappearance

Lauren Brincat
Born 1980, Australia

Chen Chieh-jen
Born 1960, Taiwan

Neha Choksi
Born 1973, United States / India

Yannick Dauby
Born 1974, France / Taiwan; and

Wan-Shuen Tsai
Born 1978, Taiwan

FX Harsono
Born 1949, Indonesia

Lee Mingwei
Born 1964, Taiwan / United States

Charles Lim
Born 1973, Singapore

Minouk Lim
Born 1968, South Korea

Gerald Machona
Born 1986, Zimbabwe / South Africa

Yuta Nakamura
Born 1983, Japan

Otobong Nkanga
Born 1974, Nigeria / France / Belgium

Jamie North
Born 1971, Australia

Melik Ohanian
Born 1969, France / United States

Bernardo Ortiz
Born 1972, Colombia / Brazil

Mike Parr
Born 1945, Australia

Miguel Ángel Rojas
Born 1946, Colombia

María Isabel Rueda
Born 1972, Colombia

Aura Satz
Born 1974, Spain / United Kingdom

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Born 1970, Thailand

Yao Jui-chung
Born 1969, Taiwan

Robert Renhui Zhao
Born 1970, Singapore

Mortuary Station: Embassy of Transition

Marco Chiandetti
Born 1973, United Kingdom

Charwei Tsai
Born 1980, Taiwan / Vietnam

Embassy of Stanislaw

Lem Heman Chong
Born 1977, Malaysia / Singapore

The ‘In-Between Projects’

Brown Council
Established 2007

Frances Barrett
Born 1983, Australia

Kate Blackmore
Born 1982, Australia

Kelly Doley
Born 1984, Australia

Diana Smith
Born 1981, Australia

Joyce Campbell
Born 1971, New Zealand

Mette Edvardsen
Born 1970, Norway / Belgium

Agatha Gothe-Snape
Born 1980, Australia

Bo Christian Larsson
Born 1976, Sweden / Germany

Archie Moore
Born 1970, Australia

Oscar Murillo
Born 1986, Colombia / United Kingdom

Falke Pisano
Born 1978, The Netherlands / Germany

Keg de Souza
Born 1978, Australia

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