The Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale Makes its Comeback After 2 Years

The Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale Makes its Comeback After 2 Years

The Diriyah Art Biennale is back for round two and Riyadh residents are buzzing with excitement

After a 2 year hiatus, the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale kicked off on February 20 with a dazzling opening, just in time for the Saudi Founding Day long weekend. The event drew in a vibrant crowd, not just from Riyadh but from all corners of Saudi, eager to experience the incredible mix of international and local artworks on display until May 20 when the Biennale bids farewell for the year. Get ready for an artistic journey like no other!

The iconic event is all about contemporary creativity

The Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale Makes its Comeback After 2 Years

As a key player in the Diriyah Biennale Foundation, the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale is on a mission to create a buzzing center for contemporary art, sparking lively conversations between Saudi Arabia and the global stage, just like the mega-successful first edition in 2022. This year, they’re taking a deep dive into the wonders of the natural environment and how it shapes our lives with the super cool theme “After Rain.”

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The talented artists are beautifully capturing the essence of the “After Rain” theme


@biennale_sa النسخة الثانية لبينالي الدرعية للفن المعاصر تفتح أبوابها رسمياً! شهد حفل افتتاح “ما بعد الغيث” الليلة الماضية حضور العديد من الفنانين، والقيمين، والمرشدين، والمبدعين، والذي أخرجته فنياً أوتي ميتا باور. انضموا إلينا في حي جاكس، الدرعية، الرياض، من الساعة 11 صباحاً إلى 11 مساءً. ‏‎#بينالي_الدرعية_للفن_المعاصر ​ ‏‎#مؤسسة_بينالي_الدرعية ​ ‏‎#الدرعية ​ ‏‎#الرياض​ ‏‎#حي_جاكس The second edition of the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale has officially opened its doors! Together with our community of artists, curators, scholars, partners and creatives our opening ceremony last night marked the unveiling of “After Rain”, artistically directed by Ute Meta Bauer . Join us at the JAX District, in the creative heart of Diriyah, Riyadh, from 11AM to 11PM. ‎‏‎‏#DiriyahBiennaleFoundation#DiriyahContemporaryArtBiennale#Diriyah#Riyadh#JAXDISTRICT ♬ original sound – biennale_sa

Why “After Rain”? Well, their genius lead curator, Ute Meta Bauer, says it’s all about renewal and hope. It captures the vibe of today’s Saudi Arabia – full of energy and change. To capture this, they’ve got 92 amazing artists in the spotlight, showcasing their unique perspectives and representing 43 countries. What’s even cooler is that 30 of them are from the Gulf region!

Hold on to your hats because this year’s three-month Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale is gearing up to an extraordinary array of artistic brilliance! 



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