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GIBCA 2023

The 12th edition of the biennial will take place between September 16–November 19, 2023.

The forthcoming edition of the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art reacts against the current state of permanent crisis, combining positions which embody and celebrate plural narratives for tomorrow. It circumvents dominant paradigms which sustain the status quo and pre-empt possible futures, to make sense of our current times as moments of transformation filled with potentiality.

Drawing from the imaginative energy of non-normative agencies, it eludes speculative attitudes to futurity to look at existing possibilities of being together. It embraces an expanded notion of queer to challenge dominant paradigms, inviting an integrated rethinking and remaking of bodies, spaces, and times.

Thought as a series of communal situations of awe and estrangement, it examines the now, disseminating narratives that celebrate our collective ability to imagine and rehearse worlds to come.