First 59 participants announced for the 2022 Biennale of Sydney

Launching the theme of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, the message was clear: this is an exhibition about sustainability, continuity and collaboration – where agency replaces ego.

Colombian curator José Roca has deliberately based himself in Sydney since December last year, taking a very different philosophical position in his approach to the role of Artistic Director for 23rd Biennale of Sydney.

But his carbon conscious choice doesn’t stop there in rethinking the biennale model. He is also giving up authorship, in part handing over the major exhibition to a Curatorium as co-collaborators.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina