The Keys to Success in the Art World

by the-biennial-project 29. December 2011 16:35

As our many fans know, The Biennial Project wants ever so much to figure out how to get our work shown in one of those Super-Prestigious-Career-Making-Upper-Level Biennial Exhibits.

So we decided to go directly to the source and ask Successful Artists how they had managed it.

We sent thoughtful individual emails to all the artists who had shown in the 2008/2010 Whitney Biennial or the 2009 Venice Biennale asking for their advice.

The thoughtful individual emails went like this:

Dear ____________, We loved your work at the ___________ Biennial. We are an artists collaborative with the goal of being included in the next ____________ Biennial. Our group is interested in your unique insights regarding the selection process. How do we get in?

The Biennial Project

Knowing that Successful Artists are known for being selfless folks who are always interested in helping out other artists, we expected a high level of response. But the results exceeded even our expectations!

The better to share the useful information we have gleaned from our new Famous Friends, we have reproduced some of the most useful tidbits here.

Now, although The Biennial Project is known for having a good sense of humor and a well-developed creative side, all these email conversations are represented 100% as written, by each artist who we credit here.



First off, Our Friend John Baldessari (Venice Biennale, 2009):


Next, Our Friend Terrence Koh (Whitney Biennial, 2008):


And our Special Friend Tony Conrad (Venice Biennale 2009):


And Our Friend Falke Pisano (Venice Biennale 2009):


And of course Our Friend Ermek Jaenish (Venice Biennale, 2009):


And who could forget Our Friend Nina Berman (Whitney Biennial 2010):


And Our Best Friend Kate Gilmore (Whitney Biennial 2010):


And Lastly, Our Friend Oksana Shatalova (Venice Biennale 2009):



There, now wasn’t that helpful? Click here for lots more:



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