New Biennales for 2024 and 2025 announced

Riyadh and Jeddah are getting events. More art is coming.

The official return of two Saudi Biennales 2024-2025 have been announced.

Riyadh will be welcoming a new edition of the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale in 2024 with the second edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale heading back to Jeddah in 2025.

Both of the aforementioned biennales are part of the Diriyah Biennale Foundation, which was established by the Ministry of Culture in 2020. The organisation plays an essential role in supporting and accelerating creative expression across arts, culture, and music through public events.

Saudi Biennales 2024-2025: Islamic Arts Biennale
Saudi Biennales 2024-2025: Islamic Arts Biennale

Official dates for both Saudi Biennales 2024-2025 have yet to be revealed.

The Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale was the first contemporary art biennale to be introduced in Saudi with the first edition held from December 2021 to March 2022 at JAX District. The event previously showcased works by regional and international artists

Saudi Biennales 2024-2025: Diriyah Contemporary Arts Biennale

The first Islamic Arts Biennale took place in Jeddah in January 2023 and continued until April 2023 at the iconic Hajj terminal. The exhibition pays tribute to Islamic culture (past and present) and highlights the balance between traditions and modernity.

We’re expecting more artistic greatness in the upcoming editions of the Saudi Biennales 2024-2025.

If you’re looking for ways to get inspired right now, don’t miss the final days of the Misk Art Institute summer exhibition or prep yourself for the upcoming Tuwaiq Sculpture art festival starting January 2024. Noor Riyadh is also lighting up the Saudi capital in 2023.


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