Alumni Artists at The Whitney Biennial 2019

March 05, 2019

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced on February 26 that seventy-five artists have been selected to present their work in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, co-organized by two Whitney curators, Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley '05CC.

Of the seventy-five artists, the following seven Columbia alumni artists will participate in this year’s Whitney Biennial:

Korakrit Arunanondchai '12SOA

Alexandra Bell '13JRN 

Ilana Harris-Babou '16SOA

Iman Issa '07SOA

Steffani Jemison '03CC

Ragen Moss '00CC

Kyle Thurman '09CC

The Whitney Biennial is “an unmissable event for anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in art today. Curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley have been visiting artists over the past year in search of the most important and relevant work. Featuring seventy-five artists working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound, the 2019 Biennial takes the pulse of the contemporary artistic moment. Introduced by the Museum’s founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1932, the Biennial is the longest-running exhibition in the country to chart the latest developments in American art.”

Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director, commented: “Taking the pulse of American creativity and culture, the Whitney Biennial has been finding the future of contemporary art for nearly a century. The Biennial is an essential strand of the Museum’s DNA, a chance to reaffirm one of the Whitney’s deepest commitments: to support the work of living artists and to engage in a cultural dialogue about what contemporary art is and why it matters.”

For more information, visit the exhibition page here.

Stay tuned as we will announce a CAA Arts Access event to see The Whitney Biennial in May when the show opens!