KL Biennale 2019

Objectives of the KLB are ”to expand NAG’s networking and collaboration opportunities, to drive the development at international level of the country’s contemporary art industry to promote the image and profile of Malaysia specially making Kuala Lumpur as a must-visit world city to place Malaysia among the Asian Countries that are striving to elevate their creative industy. 

Biennale is a large-scale international contemporary art exhibition that serves as a benchmark for a nation’s culture. Biennale in Latin means any event that happens every two years. The term Biennale was popularised by Venice Biennale that was first held in 1895. Some other biennales that are popular in the Asian region are held in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bangladesh, People's Republic of China (PRC), the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, India and Singapore. Some of the successful biennales such as Venice Art Biennale 2015 and Singapore Art Biennale 2013 have attracted a total of 500,000 and 560,000 visitors respectively.

To foster the identity and profile of Malaysia and to position Kuala Lumpur as one of the must visit city in the global art map.

To position Malaysia as one of the Asian countries that is persistent in developing a competitive creative economic sector globally.

To nurture the positive values of Malaysian culture and to instil love and compassion in building a harmonious society.

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