The 2021 Texas Biennial, titled A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon, is the seventh iteration of the Biennial, a geographically-led, independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, and the first year in which the exhibition will be distributed across five Texas museums: Artpace, the McNay Art Museum, Ruby City, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Traditionally featuring only artists who live and work in Texas, the exhibition is broadened this year to include “Texpats”: native Texans and artists with deep connections to the Lone Star State working in any part of the world. The fifty-one artists chosen range from emerging artists and collectives to well-established and internationally celebrated artists working in sculpture, film and experimental video, photo-based media, installation, sound, painting, printmaking, social practice, and public art. A New Landscape, A Possible Horizon is co-organized by curators and artistic directors Ryan N. Dennis and Evan Garza.
SAMA will exhibit thirty-five works by the following fourteen artists: Adrian Armstrong, Gregory Michael Carter, Colby Deal, Abhidnya Ghuge, Trenton Doyle Hancock, In Plain Sight (Cassils and Rafa Esparza), Tomashi Jackson, Virginia Jaramillo, Rick Lowe, PJ Raval, Vincent Valdez, Jose Villalobos, and Jazmine Zeyala.
“This grouping of artists showcases the range of artistic approaches and experiences that make Texas a vibrant cultural center. SAMA is thrilled to have these artists’ works on view and in conversation with our permanent collection this fall,” said Lana Meador, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.