Welcome to Manifesta 15 Barcelona.
In 2024, Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, will come to Barcelona and its larger Metropolitan area in Catalonia for its 15th edition. Full website coming soon!
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 positive social change through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities.
As a European biennial, we continuously critically reflect on what biennials represent, especially regarding racism, inequality and xenophobia while also considering the impact of the global pandemic, the ecological crisis and the neoliberal crisis.
Manifesta 15 in Barcelona will explore innovative dynamics and pressing public debates: sovereignty as a topic and political process within the challenges of globalisation; 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.
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Please find an overview of our press releases here.
Manifesta 15 Barcelona is made possible by the support of our partners.
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.
For each edition of Manifesta, we hold expectation workshops with the intention to engage and collaborate with the artistic, cultural and civic communities from each Host City during the pre-biennial process.