Biennial of the Americas COVID-19 Memorial Virtual Exhibition

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Biennial of the Americas COVID-19 Memorial Virtual Exhibition

June 15, 2021 - July 18, 2021


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The Biennial is excited to announce the launch of the Americas COVID-19 Memorial — an artist driven memorial project to acknowledge the grave impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Americas. Over the next six months, they will invite commissioned artists and the public to submit memorial drawings to be featured in a virtual exhibition and will offer complementary virtual programming to explore how the artistic imagination conceives of a memorial to this contemporary tragedy.

While the Americas accounts for approximately 13% of the world’s population it has experienced nearly 50% of the world’s COVID-19 deaths, with over 1.6 Million lost. The Western Hemisphere has been disproportionately affected by the social disruption, loss of life and economic instability of the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will serve as an opportunity to acknowledge the challenge the Americas uniquely faced as well as create opportunities for unity and shared healing through art.

Feature image: our greatest farewell, Catherine Passante