Atlanta Contemporary announces the Artists Selected for the 2021 Atlanta Biennial

The full list of artists is as follows:
 Of Care and Destruction
Curated by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani
Davion Alston
Born Landstuhl, Germany
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Lillian Blades
Born Nassau, Bahamas
Lives Lexington, KY
 
William Downs
Born Greenville, SC
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Shanequa Gay
Born Atlanta, GA
Lives College Park, GA
 
Myra Greene
Born New York, NY
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Jesse Pratt López
Born Cali, Columbia
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Courtney McClellan
Born Greensboro, NC
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Michi Meko
Born Florence, AL
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Eleanor Neal
Born Gary, IN
Lives Atlanta, GA

Yanique Norman
Born Spanish Town, Jamaica
Lives Stonecrest, GA
 
Lucha Rodríguez
Born Caracas, Venezuela
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Hasani Sahlehe
Born St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Lives Augusta, GA
 
Zipporah Camille Thompson
Born Charlotte, NC
Lives Atlanta, GA

Tori Tinsley
Born Atlanta, GA
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Regina Agu
Born Houston, TX
Lives Chicago, IL*Marianne Desmarais
Born Gulfport, MS
Lives New Orleans, LA
 
Nekisha Durrett
Born Washington, DC
Lives Washington, DC
 
Katie Hargrave
Born Chicago, IL
Lives Chattanooga, TN
 
Meredith Lynn
Born Boston, MA
Lives Tallahassee, FL
 
L. Kasimu Harris
Born New Orleans, LA
Lives New Orleans, LA
 
Donté K. Hayes
Born Baltimore, MD
Lives Kennesaw, GA/Cliffwood, NJ
 
LeAndra LeSeur
Born Bronx, NY
Jersey City, NJ*
 
Michelle Lisa Pollissaint
Born Delray Beach, FL
Lives Miami, FL
 
Saba Taj
Born Raleigh, NC
Lives Durham, NC
 
Melissa Vandenberg
Born Detroit, MI
Lives Richmond, KY
 
José Villalobos
Born El Paso, TX
Lives El Paso, TX
 
Christina Renfer Vogel
Born Atlantic City, NJ
Lives Chattanooga, TN
 
What Editions
Founded by Cora Lautze & Julian Wellisz
New Orleans, LA
Featuring:
Abdi Farah
Dapper Bruce Lafitte
Akasha Rabut
Ashley Teamer
Virtual Remains
Curated by TK Smith
Danielle Deadwyler
Born Atlanta, GA
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Shane Dedman
Born Palm Beach, FL
Lives Atlanta, GAAdam Forrester
Born Columbus, GA
Lives Atlanta, GA
 
Artemus Jenkins
Born Baltimore, MD
Lives Atlanta, GA
All press inquiries, contact:
 
Veronica Kessenich, Executive Director
veronica@atlantacontemporary.org

*All artists at the time of selection for the Atlanta Biennial lived in the South. However, due to COVID-19, these artists have relocated to be with family and loved ones.

Credit image: Installation image of the 2019 Atlanta Biennial (L to R: Alina Perez, Karaoke, 2018, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 50 x 38 inches, from the collection of Tey Meadow; Carol John, Smoke, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 37.5 x 49.5 x inches; and Cigarettes and Ribbons, 2018, Acrylic on panel, 50 x 104 inches). Photo by Olga Sidilkovskaya courtesy of Atlanta Contemporary.