A woman wearing red tights and a red and black dress stands in the middle of the frame with her back to the camera ankle deep in water looking toward mountains

Hanna Tuulikki, Away with the Birds. Photo credit: Alex Boyd


23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022): rīvus

Date 12.03.2022 - 13.06.2022
Location Sydney, Australia


Led by Colombian curator José Roca, Artistic Director of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, and a Curatorium of highly respected local curators, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022) will focus on waterways and weaving, representing historic and contemporary forms of community entanglement.

Seven artists from the UK have been invited to participate in the 23rd Biennale of Sydney (2022). They are Ackroyd & Harvey (England), Joey Holder (England), Hanna Tuulikki (England/Scotland), Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (England), Marguerite Humeau (France/England), David Haines & Joyce Hinterding (England/Australia) and Carolina Caycedo (England/USA).

As part of the UK/Australia Season, the 23rd Biennale of Sydney presents an opportunity to explore these themes and consider Australia and the UK’s histories, while celebrating our bilateral connection and shaping a positive future.


Ackroyd & Harvey (England) create multi-disciplinary works that intersect art, activism, biology, ecology and history.

Joey Holder (England) raises philosophical questions of our universe and things yet unknown, regarding the future of science, medicine, biology and human-machine interactions.

Hanna Tuulikki (England/Scotland) investigates how the body communicates beyond and before words to tell stories through imitation, vocalisation and gesture.

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (England) examines our fraught relationships with nature and technology. Through artworks, writing, and curatorial projects, Ginsberg’s work explores artificial intelligence, exobiology, synthetic biology, conservation, biodiversity, and evolution, as she investigates the human impulse to “better” the world.

Marguerite Humeau (France/England) explores the possibility of communication between worlds and the means by which knowledge is generated in the absence of evidence or through the impossibility of reaching the object of investigation.

David Haines & Joyce Hinterding (England/Australia) often combine mediums with a concern for energies and the intersection between hallucination and the landscape.

Carolina Caycedo (England/USA) is known for her performances, videos, artist’s books, sculptures, and installations that examine environmental and social issues.