Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 Barcelona | 08.09 - 24.11.24

In 2024, Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, will come to Barcelona and its larger metropolitan region for its 15th edition.

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What is Manifesta

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every two years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta rethinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating an eco-social transition through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities.

About Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 in Barcelona has been invited to explore pressing public debates, based around the topics of the democratisation of public life; the defence of public space in the face of privatisation; the need to combine social progress with environmental challenges; fragility in terms of housing, the movement of people, capital, data and economic as well as ecological crises.

Education and Mediation Programme

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Frequently Asked Questions

Manifesta 15 Barcelona: F&Q

Our team

Each edition of Manifesta is managed by a mix of permanent international team members and local specialists. Manifesta works from its offices in Amsterdam and the Host City.

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Manifesta 15 Barcelona is made possible by the support of our partners.

Support Manifesta

Manifesta is supported by an ever-extending international network of partners including foundations, sponsors and individuals. Manifesta’s supporters share our interest in creating platforms for dialogue between art and society, exploring specific geopolitical and sociological issues and creating long-term change for cities. Manifesta is grateful to all its benefactors for their vital contributions throughout the years.


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  • Mon 12 Feb

    Prebiennial research participant Anaïs Florin activates her research

  • Tue 6 Feb

    Massa Salvatge and Lluc Mayol's workshop at Granollers

  • Tue 30 Jan

    The Manifesta 15 Metropolitan Assembly kicks off within the framework of the European Capital of Democracy

  • Thu 14 Dec 2023

    First Venues announced for Manifesta 15

  • Thu 14 Dec 2023

    Manifesta 15 Barcelona Clusters

  • Thu 14 Dec 2023

    Manifesta 15 Barcelona Open Call: Selected Participants

Manifesta 15 Barcelona unveils the jury members for the Open Call!

Tue 21 Nov 2023

Manifesta 15 Barcelona unveils the jury members for the Open Call!

Manifesta 15 Barcelona has announced the names of the jury members who will evaluate the projects submitted to the Open Call. The European Nomadic Biennial, which will take place from the 8th of September to the 24th of November 2024 in Barcelona and 11 cities of its metropolitan region, launched an Open Call and published the guidelines last October.

The members of the jury are: Hedwig Fijen, director of Manifesta; Filipa Oliveira, Visual Arts Programmer and Conservator of the Almada Town Hall; Elvira Dyangani Ose, director of MACBA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona; Erzë Dinarama, architect, researcher and interdisciplinary designer, part of the Carlo Ratti Associati team; and Annelies Broekman, freelance consultant on Water Management Policies, citizen participation and promotion of social movement networks.

Manifesta 15 is looking for individuals, groups, communities, associations or institutions to create an impactful experience for its visitors during the 80 days of the biennial. This is why the European Nomadic Biennial invites unconventional projects related to the visual arts, ecology, theatre, architecture, music and/or literature to help shape future visions of the metropolitan region in a more imaginative way.

The deadline for the Open Call ends on the 1st of December 2023. Should you have any further queries, please send an email to:

  • Hedwig Fijen

Director of Manifesta.

Hedwig Fijen holds a degree in History and History of Art from the University of Amsterdam. She founded Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, in 1993. Under Fijen's direction, Manifesta, which will celebrate its 15th edition in Barcelona in 2024, has become one of the most influential biennials in the world. During this period, Fijen has transformed the biennial from a contemporary art platform to an interdisciplinary platform for social and cultural change.

  • Filipa Oliveira

Independent curator of solo and group shows, including the co-curation of the Coimbra Biennial in Portugal in 2021, and curatorial assistant of the 28th São Paulo Biennial. Visual Arts Programmer and Conservator of the Almada Town Hall, responsible for the artistic direction of the Casa da Cerca Art Centre, the Municipal Art Gallery and the Caputxos Convent.

Oliveira's professional career has been linked to very relevant projects in the artistic field such as the Fórum Eugénio de Almeida d'Évora, Portugal, Belém Cultural Center (Lisbon), Kettle's Yard (United Kingdom), John Hansards Gallery (United Kingdom), Tate Modern (United Kingdom), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Centro de Arte Moderna (Lisbon), Fundação Carmona e Costa (Lisbon), Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian (France), Berardo Museum (Lisbon), Crac Alsace (France), Kunstverein Springhornhof (Germany) ), Ffotogallery (UK), Mead Gallery (UK), Frieze Projects (UK), Stills Gallery (UK), among others. She has also published an extensive list of essays, catalogues and publications.

  • Elvira Dyangani Ose

Director of MACBA, Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona.

Graduated in History of Art from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Dyangani Ose holds a PhD in History of Art and Visual Studies from Cornell University, New York, and a Master's in Theory and History of Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona. She has an extensive career in the artworld and has been director and chief curator of The Showroom in London and curator of the 8th edition of the Gothenburg International Biennale of Contemporary Art, among many other collaborations. She has curated for Tate Modern, where she played a leading role in the development of Tate's African art collection. Dyangani Ose has published and lectured on modern and contemporary African art and contributed to art magazines such as Nka and Atlántica.

  • Erzë Dinarama

Architect, researcher and interdisciplinary designer, part of the Carlo Ratti Associati team.

Erzë works at the intersection of architecture, landscape and urban design. She has taught at several institutions, including the Polytechnic University of Milan, Piacenza, the Polytechnic University of Turin, the Milan School of Design and the Domus Academy Milan. Additionally, Erzë has collaborated with several architecture, landscape and urban design studios in Europe.

  • Annelies Broekman

Freelance consultant on Water Management Policies, citizen participation and promotion of social movement networks.

An agricultural engineer by training, she has developed her professional career in collaboration with organisations and entities of different types, such as NGOs.

Her priority line of research is related to water management policies in the context of global change. Since 2013, Broekman has been a member of CREAF's research group on Water and Global Change and a member of the Foundation for a New Water Culture. She has extensive experience in the promotion of participatory processes and the creation of deliberative spaces.

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