2021 Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon
The 2021 Texas Biennial is a geographically led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas. For the seventh edition of the Texas Biennial, the project is distributed across five Texas museums, featuring exhibitions, programs, and works of public art in San Antonio and Houston from September 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022.
For the first time, the Biennial features artists whom the organizers have termed “Texpats.” For the Texas Biennial, “Texpats” refer to Texas natives and artists working in any part of the world whose work takes Texas or its history as its subject matter. The 51 artists featured in the 2021 Texas Biennial range from emerging artists and collectives to well-established and internationally celebrated artists working in sculpture, film and experimental video, photo-based media, installation, sound, painting, printmaking, music and performance, social practice, and public art.
Principal themes examined in the Biennial include the mutable histories contained within objects and people, activism and issues of racial and social justice, and narratives unique to the history and land of Texas.