Which galleries represent the 30 most powerful biennial artists? Here’s the full list

This is part of the Biennial Artist Project, a series about the stars of the biennial circuit. You can also read profiles of the top 17 artists, our critics’ take on the list, and a report on the economics of being a biannual star. The full list of biennial artists is available to Artnet News Pro members.

Our examination of which artists have appeared at the most biennials in the past five years reveals that these international exhibitions shape their own unique art world, largely detached from the concerns of the art market and even museums.

Unsurprisingly, then, these artists are often represented not by mega galleries, but by smaller, lesser-known brand dealers with more geographic diversity than one would typically associate with the megawatt contemporary art market.

There are more galleries on this list of locations in Paris than in New York. Others are headquartered in far-flung cities like Modica, Sicily; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Zuoz, Switzerland. (One of the most showcased biennial artists — the Forensic Architecture collective — doesn’t formally work with a gallery at all.)

Our analysis of which dealers represent the top 30 biennial artists comes down to a very unexpected kind of power list. Mega galleries Pace, David Zwirner and Gagosian are completely absent. Instead, the top dealers are Mor Charpentier, König Galerie and Tanya Bonakdar. To be fair, these galleries are hardly small outfits, with multiple locations and frequent appearances at fairs such as Art Basel and Frieze. But they are also not very corporate operations with hundreds of employees.

See below the full list of galleries representing the top 30 biennial artists. (Galleries representing multiple artists are listed first. A star after an artist’s name indicates that the artist is not represented by another gallery.)

Mor Charpentier, Paris/Bogotá

Uriel Orlow

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Frame Attia

Marwa Arsanios*

Koenig Gallery, Berlin

Chiharu Shiota

Monira Al-Qadiri *

Alicja Kwade

Tanya Bonakdar, New York/Los Angeles

Shilpa Gupta

Mark Dion

Thomas Saraceno

Neugerriemschneider, Berlin

Shilpa Gupta

Thomas Saraceno

Clearing, New York/Brussels

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Margaret Humeau

Kukje Gallery, Seoul

Korakrit Arunanondchai

superflex

Lehmann Maupin, worldwide

Cecilia Vicuna*

Frame Attia

Galleria Continua, worldwide

Shilpa Gupta

Frame Attia

Carlos Ishikawa, London

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Bangkok City City Gallery, Bangkok

Korakrit Arunanondchai

LaVeronica, Modica

Uriel Orlow

Sfeir Semler, Beirut

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Maureen Paley, London

Lawrence Abu Hamdan

Kiang Malingue, Hong Kong

Zheng Bo*

Goodman Gallery, London/Johannesburg/Cape Town

Tabita Rezaire *

Gallery Nils Stærk, Copenhagen

superflex

OMR, Mexico City

superflex

Von Bartha, Basel

superflex

1301PE, Los Angeles

superflex

White Cube, London/Hong Kong

Margaret Humeau

Templon Gallery, Paris

Chiharu Shiota

Kenji Taki Gallery, Tokyo

Chiharu Shiota

Narrative Projects, London

Taus Makhacheva *

Nome Gallery, Berlin

Cian Day Ride*

Nagel Draxler, Cologne/Berlin/Munich

Frame Attia

Rain Projects, Los Angeles

Frame Attia

Krinzinger, Vienna

Frame Attia

ShanhART Gallery, Shanghai

Robert Zhao Renhui

Mizuma Art Gallery, Singapore

Robert Zhao Renhui

Frith Street Gallery, London

Shilpa Gupta

Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai

Shilpa Gupta

Gallery Lelong, New York

Estate of Ana Mendieta

Gallery Lelong, Paris

Estate of Ana Mendieta

Raffaella Cortese Gallery, Milan

Estate of Ana Mendieta

Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Estate of Ana Mendieta

Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid

Estate of Ana Mendieta

Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

Hannah Black

Arcadia Missa, London

Hannah Black

Emmalin, London

August Serapine

Apalazzo, Brescia

August Serapine

Tschudi, Zuoz

August Serapine

Sprüth Magers, Berlin/London/Los Angeles

Cao Fei

Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou/Beijing

Cao Fei

Pilar Corrias, London

Ian Cheng

Gladstone Gallery, New York/Brussels/Seoul

Ian Cheng

Marian Goodman, New York/Paris

Pierre Huyghe

Hauser and Wirth, worldwide

Pierre Huyghe

Esther Schipper, Berlin

Pierre Huyghe

Chantal Crousel, Paris

Pierre Huyghe

Taro Nasu, Tokyo

Pierre Huyghe

Mother’s Gas Station, Dublin/London

Yuko Mohric

Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei

Yuko Mohric

Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai

Shezad Dawood

Barakat Contemporary, Seoul

Shezad Dawood

303 Gallery, New York

Alicja Kwade

Kamel Mennour, Paris

Alicja Kwade

i8, Reykjavik

Alicja Kwade

In Situ, Paris

Mark Dion

George Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna

Mark Dion

Pinksummer Contemporary Art, Genoa

Tomas Saraceno

Jane Lombard Gallery, New York

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe

TKG+, Taipei

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe

Gallery Umberto Di Marino, Naples

Pedro Neves Marques*

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