The Sluice Biennial is an international platform that combines the visions of artist/curator-run galleries and projects. It prioritises artists over strictly art-market interests by focusing on curatorial rigour, a DIY ethos and collaborative programming.
This year, for their fourth edition, the Sluice Biennial is based in Hackney Central. The Biennial will create a hub of artistic activities over four days and multiple venues. It will present artistic practice as an investigation and promote self-initiated galleries, projects & discussion; all within the context of the global community.
With a diverse range of galleries & projects at the Biennial, there will be a large programme of exhibitions, live-performances, screenings and moderated talks. All of which will be presented by over twenty-five galleries from as far afield as Canada, Colombia, Germany, Ireland, the USA and from around the UK.
Sluice – run by artists and curators – was formed as a provocation and foregrounds criticality as a central concern. Sluice strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist, curator and emergent discourse, projects and galleries.