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FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, a Cleveland art program that will bring together international artists, named 57 artists from around the world who will participate in its first multi-part, curatorial program from July 14, 2018, to Sept. 30, 2018.

The program, “An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises,” is based on developing partnerships at Cleveland sites and institutions, exploring artistic collaborations and intellectual exchanges, and connecting the region to broader international, political and economic networks. The program will integrate critical approaches to museum exhibits, public and educational programs, residencies, publications and research strategies.

The result will be a citywide art festival, rooted both in Cleveland’s history and universal contemporary issues.

Selected artists work in a variety of mediums and disciplines, and 18 will join The Madison Residencies, an artist-in-residency program starting this September.

The participating artists are as follows:

  • Asian Dope Boys (Beijing, China)
  • Nasser Al-Salem (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
  • Juan Araujo (Lisbon, Portugal)*
  • Dana Awartani (London, United Kingdom/Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)*
  • Eric Baudelaire (Paris, France)
  • Dawoud Bey (Chicago, USA)
  • Barbara Bloom (New York, USA)
  • Candice Breitz (Berlin, Germany)
  • Nicholas Buffon (New York, USA)
  • K. Burns (New York, USA)*
  • Gerard Byrne (Dublin, IRE)
  • Sean Connelly (Honolulu, USA)*
  • Sarah Crowner (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Abraham Cruzvillegas (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Marlon de Azambuja (Madrid, Spain)
  • Casey Jane Ellison (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Harrell Fletcher (Portland, USA)*
  • Claire Fontaine (Paris, France)
  • Simon Fujiwara (Berlin, Germany)
  • Cyprien Gaillard (Berlin, Germany)
  • Dani Gal (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (Paris, France)
  • Maryam Jafri (Copenhagen, Denmark/New York, USA)
  • Cui Jie (Beijing, China)
  • Hao Jing Ban (Beijing, China)
  • Li Jinghu (Dongguan, China)
  • William E. Jones (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Alex Jovanovich (New York, USA)
  • Lin Ke (Beijing, China)*
  • Mike Kelley [deceased]
  • Luisa Lambri (Milan, Italy)
  • Guillaume Leblon (Paris, France/New York, USA)
  • Adriana Martínez (Bogotá, Colombia)*
  • Laura Huertes Millán (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Adriana Minoliti (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Sarah Morris (New York, USA)
  • Naeem Mohaiemen (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • Kirsten Pieroth (Berlin, Germany)
  • Michael Rakowitz (Chicago, USA)
  • Cheng Ran (Beijing, China)
  • Jennifer Reeder (Chicago, USA)
  • John Riepenhoff (Milwaukee, USA)*
  • Kay Rosen (New York, USA)
  • Allen Ruppersberg (Los Angeles/New York, USA)
  • Tino Sehgal (Berlin, Germany)
  • Indre Šerpytytė (London, United Kingdom)*
  • Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA) (London, United Kingdom)
  • Katrín Sigurdardóttir (New York, USA)
  • Cally Spooner (London, United Kingdom)*
  • Julian Stanczak [deceased]
  • Martine Syms (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Zhou Tao (Guangzhou, China)
  • Jim Trainor (New York, USA)
  • Philip Vanderhyden (New York, USA)
  • Jan Van der Ploeg (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Búrca (São Paolo, Brazil)
  • Carey Young (London, United Kingdom)

* Indicates artists selected to participate in FRONT’s artist-in-residence program, The Madison Residencies, at the newly developed Glenville Arts Campus in Cleveland. The Madison Residency program includes six international, six national and six local artists. It is supported by Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program.