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  • Oct 04, 2021

Documenta Releases 2022 Artist List


On October 1, ruangrupa, the Indonesian art collective and the curators of documenta fifteen, revealed the participants for the 2022 edition of the quinquennial in Kassel. The announcement was first published on a German street magazine called Asphalt, which is sold in the area of Kassel, Hanover, Göttingen, and other cities in Lower Saxony and Hesse to support the poor and homeless communities.

To emphasize solidarity, collectivity, and fair distribution under the concept of lumbung, which means “communal rice barn” in Indonesian, ruangrupa grouped the 54 participating artists and collectives into small council-like groups called “mini-majelis.” According to Asphalt, artists of the same group have already started collaborating. Instead of their nationalities, participants were listed according to their working time zones. Among the artists and collectives on the list include interdisciplinary group Black Quantum Futurism, independent nonprofit Asia Art Archive, American sculptor Jimmie Durham, and multidisciplinary artist group The Nest Collective.

Scheduled for June 18–September 25, 2022, documenta fifteen will include major exhibition venues such as the public Fridericianum museum; ruruHaus, a building specifically transformed for the festival; and the theater building Ottoneum, which is currently the Museum of Natural History in Kassel; among others.

documental fifteen also provides the public with an option to buy a “solidarity ticket,” which provides free admission for another person to visit the quinquennial. The total amount of the solidarity tickets will depend on the number of buyers, and will be available at the points of sale during the exhibition. 

Below is a list of the participants, with their time zones listed in the brackets.  

ikkibawiKrrr (Korea Standard Time / KST)
ook_reinaart vanhoe (Central European Time / CET)
Richard Bell (Australian Eastern Standard Time / AEST)
Taring Padi (Waktu Indonesia Barat / West Indonesian Time / WIB)
Wakaliwood (East African Time / EAT)

Arts Collaboratory (various time zones)
Black Quantum Futurism (Eastern Standard Time /  EST)
Chimurenga (South African Standard Time / SAST)
Jumana Emil Abboud (Eastern European Time / EET)
Nino Bulling (CET)
Agus Nur Amal PMTOH (WIB)
Subversive Film (CET, EET)

Cinema Caravan and Takashi Kuribayashi (Japan Standard Time / JST)
Kiri Dalena (Philippine Time / PHT)
Nguyen Trinh Thi (Indochina Time / ICT)
Safdar Ahmed (AEST)
Sakuliu (Taiwan Standard Time / TST)

Atis Rezistans | Ghetto Biennale (EST, Western European Time / WET)
Marwa Arsanios (CET)
Sourab Phadke (WET, Indian Standard Time / IST)
Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh (Baghdad Time / BT, Western Sahara Standard Time / WT)
*foundationClass*collective (CET)

Another Roadmap Africa Cluster (West African Time / WAT, Central African Time / CAT, EAT)
Archives de luttes des femmes en Algérie (WAT)
Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong Time / HKT)
Centre d'art Waza (CAT)
El Warcha (WAT)
Graziela Kunsch (Brasilia Time / BRT)
Keleketla! Library (SAST)
Komina Film a Rojava (EET)
Sada [regroup] (AST)
Siwa platforme - L'Economat at Redyes (WAT)

Baan Norg Collaborative Arts and Culture (ICT)
Dan Perjovschi (EET)
Fehras Publishing Practices (CET)
Nhà Sàn Collective (ICT)
The Nest Collective (EAT)

Hamja Ahsan (WET)
Jimmie Durham (CET)
La Intermundial Holobiente (WET, Argentinian Time / ART, EST)
Pinar Öğrenci (CET)
Saodat Ismailova (Uzbekistan Time / UZT)

Amol K Patil (IST)
Boloho (China Standard Time / CST)
Cao Minghao & Chen Jianjun (CST)
Chang En-Man (TST)
Sa Sa Art Projects (ICT)

Alice Yard (AST)
Erick Beltrán (CET)
LE18 (WAT)
Madeyoulook (SAST)
Party Office b2b Fadescha (IST, EST)
Serigrafistas queer (ART)

Victoria Chan is an editorial intern of ArtAsiaPacific.