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Here’s the List of Artists for the 2019 Honolulu Biennial

Nicholas Galanin, We Dreamt Deaf, 2015.

COURTESY THE ARTIST/HONOLULU BIENNIAL

The second edition of the Honolulu Biennial, titled “To Make Wrong / Right / Now,” will be held from March 8 to May 5, 2019, bringing together 19 artists and artist groups from Hawaii and 29 artists and artist groups from the Pacific, Asia. They’ll exhibit work at over a dozen locations across O’ahu, such as the Ali’iolani Hale, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, and Honolulu Museum of Art, with the hub located at Ward Village. Co-curated by Scott Lawrimore and Nina Tonga, the programming is tied to a poem by participating artist Imaikalani Kalahele called “Manifesto,” which is the source of this year’s title.

Tonga said in a release, “To Make Wrong / Right / Now can be read as a critical intervention into the biennial model and prevailing modes of the global art market. It can also be understood as a call for action, encouraging revisionist and corrective gestures. By foregrounding existent enactments of relationality and genealogy, the biennial is reimagined as a platform that empowers aesthetic sovereignty and the artistic freedom to make what is right for this place and time.”

The full list of artists follows below.

ʻImaikalani Kalāhele (Kānaka Maoli | Hawaii)
Bernice Akamine (Kānaka Maoli | Hawaii)
Leland Miyano (Okinawa | Hawaii)
Bruna Stude (Croatia | Hawaii)
Florence Jaukae Kamel (Papua New Guinea)
Natalie Robertson (Ngāti Porou, Clann Dhònnchaidh | Aotearoa)
Taupōuri Tangarō (Hawaii)
Kapulani Landgraf (Kānaka Maoli | Hawaiʻi)
Paul Pfeiffer (Philippines (born Hawaiʻi) | United States)
Hoʻoulu ʻĀina Artist Collective (Kānaka Maoli | Hawaii)
Marie Watt (Seneca | United States)
Abraham Cruzvillegas (Mexico)
Marianne Nicolson (Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw | Canada)
Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri People | Australia)
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (South Korea, United States)
Ellen Lesperance (United States)
Postcommodity  (Cherokee, Mestizo | United States)
Andy Graydon (United States (born Hawaii))
Chiharu Shiota (Japan | Germany)
Chenta Laury (United States | Hawaii)
Rosanna Raymond, SaVAge K’lub (Samoa, Tuvalu | Aotearoa)
Meiro Koizumi (Japan)
Amy Yao (United States)
Ei Arakawa (Japan | United States)
Matt Kubo (United States (born Hawaii))
Solomon Enos (Kānaka Maoli | Hawaii)
Lee Kit (Hong Kong | Hong Kong, Taiwan)
Misaki Kawai (Japan)
Nicholas Galanin  (Tlingit, Unangax̂ | United States)
Bradley Capello (United States | Hawaii)
Maika’i Tubbs (Kānaka Maoli | United States)
Ara Laylo (Philippines | Hawaii)
Mata Aho Collective (Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa Rangātira, Ngāti Awa,
Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Rangitāne ki Wairarapa | Aotearoa)
DAKOgamay (Philippines, Netherlands)
Raymond Boisjoly (Haida | Canada)
Taloi Havini (Hakö People | Autonomous Region of Bougainville | Australia)
Kalisolaite ‘Uhila (Tonga | Aotearoa)
Janet Lilo (Niue, Ngā Puhi, Sāmoa | Aotearoa)
James Bamba (Chamorro | Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
Guan Xiao (China)
Pio Abad (Philippines | United Kingdom)
Demian DinéYazhi´ (Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá, Tódích’íí’nii | United States)
Jeremy Leatinu’u (Ngāti Maniapoto, Sāmoa | Aotearoa)
DB Amorin (Azores, Sāmoa (born Hawaii) | United States)
Central Pacific Time (Kānaka Maoli, United States | Hawaii)
Mario Lemafa (Sāmoa (born Hawaii) | United States)
Cory Taum (Kānaka Maoli | Hawaii)

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