Glasgow International is Scotland’s biennial of contemporary art. Presented at locations across the city every two years, the festival is a globally-renowned platform for experiencing the vital work of artists and arts organisers active today.
Glasgow International is a collective endeavour rooted in Glasgow’s year-round visual arts ecology, bringing together newly commissioned projects from established arts organisations and museums, artist-run spaces and initiatives, and individual artists. It amplifies the depth and diversity of artistic practices in Glasgow and generates new opportunities for exchange and collaboration with artists and organisers working internationally.
The festival had two annual editions in 2005 and 2006 before changing to its current biennial format in 2008. The previous Festival Directors of Glasgow International have been Francis McKee (2005-2009), Katrina Brown (2009-2013), Sarah McCrory (2013-2017) and Richard Parry (2017-2021). The current Festival Director is Richard Birkett (2022- ). The ninth edition of Glasgow International was presented from 11 – 27 June 2021.
Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art is part of and managed by Glasgow Life, a registered charity that delivers culture and sport on behalf of Glasgow City Council.
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