April 26, 2012 - Manifesta - Artists and Participants
April 26, 2012

Artists and Participants

Ni Haifeng, “Para-Production,” 2008.*

Manifesta 9: Artists and Participants
2 June –30 September 2012


Manifesta 9, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is pleased to announce the artists and participants of its ninth edition, taking place in Genk, Limburg, Belgium, from 2 June–30September 2012. The curatorial team, composed of Mexican Cuauhtémoc Medina, Greek Katerina Gregos, and British Dawn Ades, has developed a concept creating a dialogue between different layers of art, heritage and history.

The point of departure of Manifesta 9 is the significance of the former coalmining region of the Belgian Campine, as a locus for different imaginary and ecological issues associated with industrial capitalism as a global phenomenon.

Manifesta 9 is an assembly of artworks, testimonies, and participants inviting the viewer to rethink the role of culture in industrial and post-industrial societies.

See the complete Artists and Participants List of Manifesta 9 (in alphabetical order) on the Manifesta 9 website.

In this section you’ll also find the curatorial concept of Manifesta 9 and more information about the Historical, Contemporary, and Heritage sections.

Accreditation for the professional and press preview here.
Request your accreditation for the Manifesta 9 Preview days:
Thursday, 31 May 2012, 12–7pm: Professional and Press Preview Day
1pm: Press Conference

Friday, 1 June 2012, 10am–10pm: Professional and Press Preview Day  
6–7pm: Official Opening (exhibition temporarily closed)

Information about Manifesta
Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, changes its location every two years in response to a variety of social, political, and geographical considerations. Since 1996, it has been held in Rotterdam, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Frankfurt am Main, Donostia-San Sebastián, Nicosia (cancelled), Trentino-Alto Adige and the Region of Murcia.

Opening on 2 June 2012 and running until 30 September 2012, Manifesta 9 takes place in the former coalmining complex of Waterschei in Genk, Limburg, Belgium.

*Image above: 
Photo by Kristof Vrancken.

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