Aurora Biennial

The AURORA Biennial is an expansive, outdoor public art exhibition. Aligning with AURORA’s mission, the biennial aims to inspire a more accessible future of art and technology by supporting the voices of today’s artists and connecting diverse communities through transformative public art experiences.

Presented across an exapansive urban footprint, centered on the iconic I.M. Pei-designed Dallas City Hall, each edition features dozens of large-scale and innovative technology-based artworks by leading regional, national, and international artists. This convergence of art, architecture, and technology continues to give prominence to Dallas’ standing as an international contemporary art destination.

Since its foundation, the AURORA Biennial exhibitions have commissioned and presented over 300 regional and international artists and attracted more than 350,000 visitors. Continuing to expand its impact as well as our collective ideas of the future, AURORA aims to be North America’s largest art and technology organization that generates meaningful, creative exchanges between the artists and the public realm.        

Each biennial showcases a diverse line-up of contemporary artists selected by esteemed national and international curators, each of whom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in institution-level public art and international exhibitions.

Stay tuned for more exciting details about the 2024 AURORA Biennial, coming in November 2024!

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Refik Anadol: ‘Melting Memories.’ Comprised of data paintings, augmented data sculptures and light projections, the artwork was projected onto Dallas City Hall during AURORA Biennial 2018.

Past Biennials