Toronto Biennial of Art: Explore Outdoor Installation, Programming, and More

April 21–May 5, 2022

Nadia Belerique, HOLDINGS, 2020-present. Plastic Barrels, Stained glass, copper tape, lead, pouring medium, various found objects, fabric, photographs, metal frame. Dimensions variable. On view at 72 Perth Ave as part of the Toronto Biennial of Art (2022). Photo: Rebecca Tisdelle-Macias. Commissioned by Toronto Biennial of Art.

Explore the Biennial this weekend!

Looking for an outdoor activity this weekend? Step out into the spring weather and take a walk through High Park or bike along the Bentway at Fort York to experience two Biennial installations that can be enjoyed outdoors! Or go on a mini art crawl to explore our other 7+ Biennial sites, from 5 Lower Jarvis in the East, to Small Arms Inspection Building in the West.

Colborne Lodge, High Park

This nineteenth-century Regency-era lakeside summer cottage, was built by two painters, John and Jemima Howard, one also an architect and engineer. Explore the outdoor work of Eduardo Navarro, Wind Oracle (2022), which invites audiences to interact with the wind and consider the animacy of air and deeply entangled relations between humans and the natural world.

Co-commissioned and co-presented by the Toronto Biennial of Art and the City of Toronto with support from Toronto History Museums, ArtworxTO, and Cadillac Fairview Corporation.

Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto History Museums

The Fort York National Historic Site was built in 1793. It is best known as the location where the Battle of York came to its violent climax in 1813 during the War of 1812. Watch and listen to the work of Ange Loft and Jumblies Theatre & Arts, DISH DANCES, 2022. Viewable just out front of the visitor centre, this work further expands on ideas about the governance and sustainability of the land.

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art in partnership with Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto History Museums and made possible with the support of ArtworxTO, the Ontario Council for the Arts, and the Women Leading Initiative.

Exhibition view of Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto History Museums as part of the Toronto Biennial of Art (2022). Photo: Rebecca Tisdelle-Macias.


Upcoming Programming

Conjuring the Archive
Participant: Jess Dobkin

Fri, April 22 | 4:30–7:30pm
72 Perth Ave
In Person | Workshop
Registration is required

This program is co-created and co-presented with C Magazine.

There Are Fragments
Participant: Erika DeFreitas

Fri, April 29 | 4:30–7:30pm
72 Perth Ave
In Person | Workshop
Registration is required

This program is co-created and co-presented with C Magazine.

In Conversation: Susan Schuppli and Brenna Bhandar
Participants: Susan Schuppli and Brenna Bhandar

Sat, April 30 | 4:30–7:30pm
Virtual | Talks
Registration is required

Listening to Ice: Environmental Listening and Sounding with Anne Bourne
Participant: Anne Bourne

Sun, May 1 | 1–4pm
5 Lower Jarvis
In Person | Workshop
Registration is required

A Conversation about Language and Landscape
Participants: Toronto Landscape Observatory

Sun, May 1 | 2–4pm
72 Perth Ave
In Person | Talks

TBA Publication Launch and Reading: Water, Kinship, Belief
Participants: Katie Lawson and Tairone Bastien

Wed, May 4 | 4:30–5:30pm
72 Perth Ave
In Person | Talks

For a complete list of programs occurring throughout the 10-week Biennial, visit our Events Calendar.


TBA Pass and Perks

Explore over 65+ local and international artists across 9+ exhibition sites, using our single-download, multi-use pass. With your download, you will not only gain access to view 100+ contemporary artworks, you will also be able to enjoy special perks and discounts from our partners:

C Magazine:
Enjoy $10 off your subscription to C Magazine!

ETHICA Coffee Roasters:
In-store – Show your TBA Pass to the barista to automatically get a 15% discount for all items in-store until June 6.
Online – receive a 15% discount on all coffee on the ETHICA website (excluding art and equipment) until June 5.

Forno Cultura MOCA:
Enjoy a 10% discount on their house wines by the glass (white and red) and aperitive (cheese board) when you show your TBA Pass.

Henderson Brewing:
Get 15% off food & merch in-store!

Hockey Hall of Fame:
Score 10% OFF your HHOF ticket when purchased online using promo code TBA22-HHOF.

Lighthouse Immersive:
Receive 20% off all ticket prices purchased online using code TBA2022 for their Immersive Van Gogh, Immersive Frida Kahlo, and Immersive Klimt exhibits!

Textile Museum of Canada:
Enjoy a 10% discount to their Museum Shop when you show your TBA Pass.

The Drake:
Access 10% off their best available room rates using promo code TBA2022.

Learn more about the perks above and the TBA Pass HERE.

About TBA
The Toronto Biennial of Art is Canada’s leading visual arts event focused exclusively on contemporary art from around the world. For 10 weeks every two years, local, national, and international Biennial artists transform Toronto and its partner regions with free exhibitions, performances, and learning opportunities. Grounded in diverse local contexts, the Biennial’s city-wide programming aims to inspire individuals, engage communities, and contribute to global conversations.

This event has been financially assisted by the City of Toronto, the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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