The DALLAS BIENNIAL (DB) is an artist run biennial and non-profit. We look to the format of the international art survey as a means to advocate art production and investigate exhibition and curation. Each biennial will be titled DB, followed by the year of its launch.


_DB purposely seeks to examine what are often seen as the dominant centers of artistic production and display. This includes curatorial practice, exhibition models and education. Each biennial aims to investigate and reflect on emerging developments in contemporary art, set within a shifting context. As such, DB is not held to the standardized program in which it partakes, but rather, parlays it to create a workable interface between prevailing artistic and intellectual debates. The freedom afforded by this process allows an ongoing dialogue between particular cultural and artistic situations and the broader, international fields of contemporary art, theory and politics.

Directed by Dallas-based artists Michael Mazurek and Jesse Morgan Barnett, The Dallas Biennial commenced in 2012 with a two-year long internet based event entitled, DB12: Volume 1 – 4.  For 2014, DB extended its vision with a four-month long, twelve-venue event, featuring over 50 artists exhibiting work in and around Dallas/Ft. Worth.


Dallas Biennial (TM) is a 501(c)(3) organization

Organized by

Michael Mazurek / Jesse Morgan Barnett


DB14 staff

Exhibition Manager / Sharon Turner

Exhibition Coordinator / Alison Starr

Intern / Trae Rowland

Photographer / Rodney Rogers