Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 Barcelona | 08.09 - 24.11.24

In 2024, Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, will come to Barcelona and its larger Metropolitan region in Catalonia for its 15th edition. Full website coming soon! 

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What is Manifesta

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every two years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta rethinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating positive social change through contemporary culture in response to, and in close dialogue with, the social sphere of the Host City and its communities.

About Manifesta 15 Barcelona

Manifesta 15 in Barcelona has been invited to explore pressing public debates, based around the topics of the democratisation of public life; the defence of public space in the face of privatisation; the need to combine social progress with environmental challenges; fragility in terms of housing, the movement of people, capital, data and economic as well as ecological crises.

Frequently Asked Questions

Manifesta 15 Barcelona: F&Q

Our team

Each edition of Manifesta is managed by a mix of permanent international team members and local specialists. Manifesta works from its offices in Amsterdam and the Host City.

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Manifesta 15 Barcelona is made possible by the support of our partners.

Support Manifesta

Manifesta is supported by an ever-extending international network of partners including foundations, sponsors and individuals. Manifesta’s supporters share our interest in creating platforms for dialogue between art and society, exploring specific geopolitical and sociological issues and creating long-term change for cities. Manifesta is grateful to all its benefactors for their vital contributions throughout the years.


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  • Tue 19 Sep

    La Mercè comes to Manifesta 15 Barcelona!

  • Tue 15 Aug

    Pre-biennieal Research Participants: Lara Schnitger and Erika Sprey

  • Sun 6 Aug

    Pre-biennial Research Partcipant: Elmo Vermijs

  • Fri 28 Jul

    Pre-biennial Research Participant: Arquitectes de Capçalera

  • Thu 29 Jun

    Manifesta 15 announces pre-biennial research participants

  • Wed 21 Jun

    Arquitectes de Capçalera Workshop at Gustavo Gili building

Manifesta 15 Barcelona's Geographical Nodes

Geographical Nodes

The upcoming edition of Manifesta will be entirely different in terms of scale, content and focus, with an emphasis on the ecological transition and the social-cultural impact it will have on both human and non-human actors. Manifesta 15 Barcelona will expand beyond the centre of Barcelona and will reach out to the mountains, rivers and the sea which will serve as the key players of this edition.

Manifesta 15 Barcelona team has spent the past six months collaborating with the Creative Mediator Sergio Pardo to identify various locations, or “nodes” in the wider metropolitan region that will form the initial research venues and settings for the pre-biennial phase. The pre-biennial process will see Manifesta 15 deepen the interaction and existing connections between these different territories.

A commonality between these nodes is their presence as large natural systems and open spaces that Barcelona. Focusing on the ecological transition, the biennial will yet again be radically local in its approach and its sustainable impact.

Manifesta 15 Barcelona will be working across the following nodes:

The Collserola mountain range

Located a few kilometres north of Barcelona, the Collserola mountain range is considered to be one of the largest metropolitan parks in the world. Its grand stature can be seen from all over the city and is considered as the green lung of Barcelona.

This geographical node will link to the theme of Cure and Care.

El Prat – Llobregat Delta

The municipality of El Prat de Llobregat is perhaps most well-known for its airport, which serves as the gateway to Barcelona and the surrounding region. However, the deltaboasts a wealth of ecology, harbouring a variety of plants and animals, which live alongside the industry there.  

This geographical node will link to the theme of Balancing Conflicts.

El Besòs river

An important part of the wider region’s economy, the Besòs river starts in Catalonia and flows to the east of the Collserola mountain range and into the Mediterranean Sea. The river has been used for transportation and fishing and is a crucial source of water for the area.

This geographical node will link to the theme of Imagining the Future.

In the months to come, we will be making further announcements about the cultural practitioners and artistic collectives who will be operating within these nodes in collaboration with the local communities. The results of this participatory process will be showcased at Manifesta 15 Barcelona’s headquarters in the late summer of 2023 and will form the integral process of the vision for the biennial.

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