Carnegie International is a highly selective, biannual exhibition of contemporary art. It is the oldest and most prestigious international survey of contemporary art in North America. The exhibition presents work by artists from around the world who are living and working today.
The Carnegie International is organized by a curatorial team that is appointed by the Carnegie Museum of Art. The team members travel extensively to view contemporary art in person and identify artists they believe are making the most significant contributions to the field.
The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, installation, video, and new media. It is typically composed of a mix of well-known and emerging artists. The exhibition changes every few years, so that each edition is unique.
The Carnegie International was first held in 1896 and has been held sporadically since then. It is currently on view every five years. The most recent edition, the 58th Carnegie International, was on view from October 13, 2018–March 25, 2019.
Past editions of the Carnegie International have been highly influential in the art world. The exhibition has launched the careers of many artists, including Pablo Picasso, who had his first solo show in North America at the Carnegie International in 1901.
The Carnegie International is one of the most important exhibitions in the world for contemporary art. If you are an artist working today, it is an exhibition that you cannot afford to miss.