Biennial 32

Exhibition Dates:

What are the innovative forms, ideas, and themes happening right now in artistic creation in the Midwest? Open to all artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin, the South Bend Museum of Art’s Biennial 32 will present contemporary artwork in all media. Selected artists are asked to exhibit a body of work, or other presentation modality (site specific installation, projection reel, performance etc.), that gives a comprehensive look into their creative studio practice. Biennial 32 was juried by Michele Bosak, and will feature 10 exciting and groundbreaking artists:

  • Juan Correa
  • José Santiago Pérez
  • Jenie Gao
  • Lisa Marie Barber
  • Sophia Brueckner
  • Anna Campbell
  • Tatsuki Hakoyama
  • Jeffrey Augustine Songco
  • Emily Legleitner
  • Cathy Jacobs

Exhibition Dates: October 1 – December 31, 2023

First Friday Reception, Friday, October 6, 2023 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Biennial 32 was juried by Michele Bosak, a curator based in Grand Rapids, MI, and the Director of Curatorial for the Urban Institute for Contemporary design (UICA) and Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). Focusing on contemporary art and design, Michele has over a decade of demonstrated expertise in generating provocative, accessible exhibitions. As a longtime arts advocate, she’s most interested in discourses at the intersection of art, design, and technology – emphasizing marginalized genders and queer culture.

From award-winning ArtPrize exhibitions to intimate solo shows, Michele Bosak has created experiences that challenge conventional presentations of contemporary art. Michele’s eight ArtPrize awards and other nominations have been an acknowledgement of both her exhibitions and selections of individual artists. These awards have been juried by well-known artists and critics and include: Larry Ossei-Mensah, Alice Grey Stites, Sarah Urist Green, Susan Sollins, Leonardo Drew, Katarina Grosse, Shari Frilot, Hesse McGraw, Andrew Russeth, and Shamim Momin. For more information about Michele, visit her website (

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Jenie Gao, “Emptying the White Man's Bowl” (2021)

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