The inaugural Asia Society Triennial, a festival of art, ideas, and innovation, is slated to run October 27, 2020 through June 27, 2021. This first edition of the Asia Society Triennial, titled We Do Not Dream Alone, will be composed of a multi-venue exhibition, interdisciplinary panels, forums, and performances.

Part 1: October 27, 2020–February 7, 2021
Part 2: March 16, 2021–June 27, 2021

Asia Society Museum Exterior building

Venues Across New York City

The Asia Society Triennial will take place at venues throughout New York City, including Asia Society, David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the Park Avenue Malls at East 70th Street, and Times Square Arts. Collateral events will be hosted by institutions including the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Hong Kong. With programs and exhibitions at multiple venues, the Triennial will be widely accessible for broad audiences while the unique identity and layered history of each site provide an ideal foundation from which featured artists will create site-specific commissioned projects.

Jordan Nassar, Memories, 2018
Jordan Nassar, Memories, 2018. Hand embroidered cotton on cotton. H. 33 1/2 x W. 36 in. (85.1 x 91.4 cm). Collection of Giora Kaplan. Image courtesy the artist, Anat Ebgi, and James Cohan, New York

Triennial Artists

The first Asia Society Triennial reflects the diversity of contemporary art from Asia and the diaspora. It will celebrate the rich tapestry of Asian cultures that comprise a significant, yet historically underserved, demographic within New York City.

Kimsooja, To Breathe – The Flags, 2012
Kimsooja, To Breathe – The Flags, 2012. Single-channel video. Duration: 40 minutes, 41 seconds. Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Arts Professional Accreditation

Arts professionals can receive updates about professional previews for Asia Society Triennial events and installations.

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