First organized in 1948, the Arizona Biennial is a juried exhibition that showcases some of the most innovative and diverse new works being created in the state.
For emerging artists, this exhibition often provides an opportunity to exhibit their art in a museum setting or to introduce their work to the public for the first time. Museum visitors are also exposed to works by established artists with statewide, national, and international reputations.
For each biennial, a new juror from outside the state is selected to review the works of hundreds of artists and create a cohesive exhibition that becomes an overview of artistic creativity in Arizona.
The prospectus available online on July 22, 2022. Jurying will take place in November 2022.
About the Arizona Biennial 2023 Juror: Taína Caragol is Curator of painting, sculpture, and Latinx art and history at the National Portrait Gallery. Her scholarship focuses on Latinx and Latin American art and its institutional and market validation, as well as on the recovery of histories suppressed by colonialism. Since her hiring in 2013 she has significantly increased the representation of Latinx historical figures and artists at the Portrait Gallery, through approximately 200 acquisitions and by curating or co-curating exhibitions such as One Life: Dolores Huerta, UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar, and The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today. She is the director of the Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2022, and is co-curating the resulting The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today with Leslie Ureña, to open in April of this year.
Credit: Overview from museum website