Biennial Consortium

The Performa Consortium spotlights New York’s extraordinarily innovative and groundbreaking cultural institutions, and celebrates the intellectual and creative history of this city, forging at the same time an entirely new collaborative model for presenting New York as the leading cultural capital of the future.

To program this year’s biennial, Performa drew upon the rich cultural landscape of New York City by partnering with innovative arts and cultural organizations. Working with this consortium of presenting partners, the biennial creates a lively dialogue through different disciplines working and thinking together. This collaboration creates an exciting cultural atmosphere; a unique cross-pollination think tank with an exchange of ideas, sharing of resources, and new connections between organizations and arts professionals.


Abrons Arts Center

Anthology Film Archive

Americas Society  

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

Art in General   


Art Since the Summer of ‘69 

Artists Institute

Artists Space 

Asphalt Green

Austrian Cultural Forum

Bortolami Gallery  

Bronx Museum

Calder Foundation

Clemente Soto Velez Center

Calder Foundation

Columbia University  

Danspace Project  

Dispari & Dispari Project


El Museo del Barrio  

Emily Harvey Foundation 

Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University  

Film Society at Lincoln Center 

Forever & Today, Inc.  

Franklin Furnace  

Friends of the High Line

Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow

Golden Gallery

Grey Art Gallery, New York University

Independent Curators International

Invisible Exports

International Studio & Curatorial Program

Issue Project Room

Jack Hanley Gallery

Japan Society

Joyce Soho

Korean American Film Festival New York

Kunstverein New York

Leo Koenig Inc.

Location One

Marlborough Chelsea

Museum of Art and Design

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of the Moving Image

National Arts Club

New Museum of Contemporary Art

New York Live Arts

Nicole Klagsbrun Project Space

Participant Inc.




School of Visual Arts

Sculpture Center

Sharjah Art Foundation

Storefront for Art and Architecture

Swiss Institute

The Hole

The Kitchen

The Performing Garage

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics The New School

Third Streaming

Times Square Alliance

White Box

White Columns

Zabludowicz Collection