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2022 FotoFocus Biennial Program Week Schedule

Posted on September 25, 2022


The 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Program Week, which runs September 29–October 8, constitutes the core of the Biennial, establishing the theme and dialogues that unite the broader programming. Featuring keynotes lectures, conversations, screenings, and receptions with exceptional artists and curators, the Biennial Program is designed to inspire conversations about the world through photography and lens-based art.


The 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Program Week, which runs September 29–October 8, constitutes the core of the Biennial, establishing the theme and dialogues that unite the broader programming. Featuring keynotes lectures, conversations, screenings, and receptions with exceptional artists and curators, the Biennial Program is designed to inspire conversations about the world through photography and lens-based art.

Access to the entire FotoFocus Biennial Program Week is a benefit of being a 2022 FotoFocus Biennial Passport holder. GET THE PASSPORT for free entry and exclusive events!

Unless noted, all events are free and open to the public. Programs and schedules are subject to change.  Visit www.fotofocus.org/biennial for current details and be sure to check out the Event Calendar for additional talks, performances, receptions, openings, and more throughout Biennial Program Week and the month of October.

2022 FOTOFOCUS BIENNIAL PROGRAM WEEK

September 29, Thursday

Taft Museum of Art
4–7pm Member Preview Opening & Reception for Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones (Passport Only)

Cincinnati Art Museum
5–8pm Member Preview Opening & Reception for Natural World (Passport Only)

September 30, Friday

Michael Lowe Gallery
4–6pm Opening for Tony Oursler: Crossing Neptune

Contemporary Arts Center
6–7pm Members Reception & Tours for On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith; Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s; and Baseera Khan: Weight on History (Passport Only)

7–8pm Film screening of Dara Friedman’s Dancer, followed by a conversation with Friedman and Lizzi Bougatsos. (Passport Only)

8pm–12am Public Opening Reception for On the Line: Documents of Risk and Faith; Images on which to build, 1970s–1990s; Baseera Khan: Weight on History, and Cameron Granger: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Heaven

October 1, Saturday

Memorial Hall
9am–4:30pm FotoFocus Daytime Symposium (Passport Only)

Art Academy of Cincinnati
6–10pm Opening Reception and Street Party for Ian Strange: Disturbed Home and Annex

October 2, Sunday

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
1–5pm FotoFocus Daytime Symposium (Passport Only)

5–6pm Reception for ‘Free as they want to be’: Artist Committed to Memory (Passport Only)

October 4, Tuesday

Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Main Library — Participating Venue Highlight
5:30–8pm Open Reception & Panel Discussion for City Under Exposure

Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery — Participating Venue Highlight
7–8pm Artist Talk for Michael Coppage: American+

October 5, Wednesday

I.imagine at the Cincinnati Zoo — Participating Venue Highlight
3–5pm Opening Reception, Artist Talk, and Photo Walking Tour for Wildest Dream (Discounted Admission for Passport Holders)

Wave Pool — Participating Venue Highlight
7–8pm Curator Talk for Photography and Tenderness

October 6, Thursday

Taft Museum of Art 
6:30–8pm Curator Talk for Craft and Camera: The Art of Nancy Ford Cones (Passport Only)

The Garfield Theatre — Participating Venue Highlight
7–10pm Film Screening of Landfall and Conversation for Jurakán: A Film Series (Passport Only)

October 7, Friday

FLAG Studio — Participating Venue Highlight
6–7pm Reception & Gallery Talk for Collecting and Receiving (Passport Only)

Xavier University Art Gallery at The A.B. Cohen Center — Participating Venue Highlight
6:30–8:30pm Opening Reception for Searching for Life: Re-growth & Display

October 8, Saturday

Kennedy Heights Art Center — Participating Venue Highlight
Noon–2pm Curator & Artist Talk for What’s Left Behind

The Carnegie
3:30–5pm Panel Talk for These Things are Connected
5–7pm Reception for These Things are Connected

CampSITE Sculpture Park
7–9pm Reception and Talk for Liz Roberts: Post Blonde