The Biennale de Paris rejects exhibitions and art objects. It refuses to be “thought by art”. It identifies and defends true alternatives.
It calls for “non-standard practices”.


To be liquid. If the ground floor is occupied,
occupy the floor below.

An Invisual Art

No serious proof exists that art is dependent on the art object. We can therefore assume the opposite. The Biennale de Paris promotes invisual practices which do not need to be seen to exist. The invisual is visible but not as art.

A Non-Artistic Art

The Biennale de Paris defends an art which does not obey the common criteria for art: creative, emotive, aesthetic, spectacular…

An Art which Operates in Everyday Reality

The Biennale de Paris promotes practices
that relegate art to the background in order
to conquer ground in everyday reality.

A Public of Indifference

With the Biennale de Paris there are no more art spectacles. The Biennale addresses what it calls “a public of indifference”: persons who, consciously or accidentally, interact with propositions that can no longer be identified as artistic.

A Unified Criticism

Organised as a network, the Biennale de Paris constitutes a critical mass composed of hundreds of initiatives, which would otherwise have been isolated and without impact.

A Horizontal Institution

The Biennale de Paris works horizontally.
To participate means to become a partner.
As such each partner decides the conditions
linked to his or her proposed activities.
This decision-making power acts
on the structure and state
of mind of the biennale.


The Biennale de Paris happens continuously all around the world every two years. Participants themselves set the places and dates of their activities. The 18th edition began on October 1, 2012 and is ongoing.