The 12th Shanghai Biennale

Event Details

The Power Station of Art, the first state-instituted contemporary museum in Shanghai, opened on October 1, 2012 as the main venue for the Shanghai Biennale, a global event that takes place every two years showcasing works by international and Chinese artists. This year’s guest curator is the world-renown Cuauhtémoc Medina from Mexico. With the theme “Proregress: Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence” this year’s biennale seeks to ask questions more than provide answers. Art Historian and Adjunct Professor of Art History Julie Chun will lead an insightful guided museum talk as we discover new ways of understanding contemporary art and how it expresses the conditions of current times.



Friday, November 23


1:45pm Registration, 2pm to 4pm


The Power Station of Art, Lobby
200 Huayuan Gang Rd. near Miaojiang Rd.   
(metro line 8 to South Xizang Road station, exit 1, about a 15-minute walk)
黄浦区华元岗路200号 (靠近苗江路) 门前电站艺术


RMB 150 (includes museum entry ticket)


Please email by November 20. Under Subject type “Shanghai Biennale” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after November 20. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Sharon Pallarino, mobile: 177-1756-5011.