The Whitney Biennial delivers a frontline report on what's happening in American art today. The 2019 edition includes established and emerging artists and collectives working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. With a history of exhibiting the most promising and influential artists, the Whitney Biennial—the Museum's signature exhibition—is the longest running survey of contemporary American art in the United States.
Much of the 2019 Biennial, including the fifth floor, third floor, Lobby Gallery, and Lower Level, will close on Sunday, September 22.
Some Biennial works will remain on view in the following locations:
Stairwell: Marcus Fischer (through Monday, September 23)
Lobby: Jeffrey Gibson (through Monday, September 30)
Floor Six: Various artists (through Sunday, October 27)
The 2019 Whitney Biennial is organized by Jane Panetta, associate curator, and Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator, with Ramsay Kolber, curatorial project assistant.
The film program is organized by Maori Karmael Holmes, Sky Hopinka, and Matt Wolf.
The performance program is organized by Jane Panetta, Rujeko Hockley, and Greta Hartenstein.
Whitney Biennial 2019 is presented by Tiffany & Co.
Major support is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston; The Rosenkranz Foundation; and the Whitney's National Committee.
Generous support is provided by Lise and Michael Evans; and the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation.
Significant support is provided by 2019 Biennial Committee Co-Chairs: Beth Rudin DeWoody, Bob Gersh, Miyoung Lee, and Fred Wilson; 2019 Biennial Committee members: Ashley Leeds and Christopher Harland, Diane and Adam E. Max, Annette and Paul Smith, Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, Bill Block, the Debra and Jeffrey Geller Family Foundation, Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Barbara and Michael Gamson, Marjorie and James D. Kuhn, Kourosh Larizadeh and Luis Pardo, Melanie Shorin and Greg S. Feldman, Dora and Cranford Stoudemire, and the William and Ellen Taubman Foundation; and Further Forward Foundation, the Kapadia Equity Fund, The Keith Haring Foundation Exhibition Fund, Katie and Amnon Rodan, and Sotheby's.
Additional support is provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.
Funding is also provided by special Biennial endowments created by Melva Bucksbaum, Emily Fisher Landau, Leonard A. Lauder, and Fern and Lenard Tessler.
Curatorial research and travel for this exhibition were funded by an endowment established by Rosina Lee Yue and Bert A. Lies, Jr., MD.
New York magazine is the exclusive media sponsor.