For the first time in the project's history, in 2013 the curated group survey that is the central feature of the Biennial will be installed in a single venue and will represent all artists selected from the open call. This exhibition will take place September 5 – November 9, 2013 at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in San Antonio. During the run of the exhibition, selected performance works will also be presented at CentralTrak–The Artist Residency of the University of Texas at Dallas. Another first in the Biennial's history will be the inclusion of a commissioned artist project presented by Ballroom Marfa.

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the project, the Texas Biennial is also pleased to announce a special exhibition of current work by selected past Biennial artists. This exhibition will be presented simultaneously at Lawndale Art Center in Houston and Big Medium in Austin, August 23 ‒ September 28, 2013.

Exhibition Catalog

The printed catalog can be purchased here.

Exhibitions and Events

TX★13 Group Survey Exhibition
Curators: Bill Arning, René Paul Barilleaux, Christian Gerstheimer, K8 Hardy, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Annette Lawrence, David Pagel, Bárbara Perea, Christina Rees, Dario Robleto, Noah Simblist, Jeremy Strick, and Clint Willour


Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio
Group survey of artists selected from the 2013 Texas Biennial Open Call for Art
September 5 ‒ November 9, 2013
Openings: Thursday, September 5, 2013, 6-9pm and Thursday, October 3rd, 6-9pm

116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204
Thursday, 12–8pm and Friday–Sunday, 12–6pm

September 5: Performances by Dion Laurent, Natali Leduc, and The Bridge Club and a night-time outdoor projection by Skye Ashbrook

October 3: Performances by Danielle Georgiou and Michael Morris

November 7: Art event by Rahul Mitra

Adela Andea (Conroe)
Skye Ashbrook (Austin)
David Aylsworth Houston)
Debra Barrera (Houston)
Michael Bise (Houston)
Michael Blair (Denton)
Matthew Bourbon (Denton)
Margarita Cabrera (El Paso)
Bernardo Cantu (Denton)
Rebecca Carter (Dallas)
Teresa Cervantes (Austin)
Kristen Cochran (Dallas)
Joseph Cohen (Houston)
Shannon Crider (San Antonio)
Rachel Crist and Daedalus Hoffman (Austin)
Matthew Cusick (Dallas)
Gabriel Dawe (Dallas)
Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio)
Kent Dorn (Houston)
Trey Egan (Lewisville)
Cassandra Emswiler (McKinney)
Miriam Ellen Ewers (Denton)
Vincent Falsetta (Denton)
Danielle Georgiou (Dallas)
Jeff Gibbons (Arlington)
Sally Glass (Dallas)
Will Henry (Houston)
Hillerbrand + Magsamen (Houston)
Geoff Hippenstiel (Houston)
HOMECOMING! Committee (Fort Worth)
Letitia Huckaby (Fort Worth)
Tatiana Istomina (Houston)
Hiroko Kubo (Fort Worth)
Ann Johnson (Houston)
Angela Kallus (Fort Worth)
Lakes Were Rivers (Austin)
Julia Barbosa Landois (San Antonio)
Dion Laurent (Houston)
Jonathan Leach (Houston)
Natali Leduc (Houston)
Ysabel LeMay (Austin)
Daniel McFarlane (Spring)
Marcelyn McNeil (Houston)
Robert Melton and Robert Boland (Austin)
Abinadi Meza (Austin)
Madsen Minax (Houston)
Rahul Mitra (Pearland)
Seth Mittag (Houston)
Michael Morris (Irving)
Nancy Newberry (Dallas)
Kelly O'Connor (San Antonio)
Arthur Peña (Dallas)
Katie Rose Pipkin (Austin)
Jessica Pizaña-Roberts (El Paso)
Mark Ponder (Houston)
Anne J. Regan (Houston)
Liz Rodda (Austin)
Gregory Ruppe (Fort Worth)
Chris Sauter (San Antonio)
Carrie Schneider (Houston)
Kasey Short (Austin)
Gary Sweeney (San Antonio)
The Bridge Club (Huntsville)
Prince Thomas (Houston)
Kevin Todora (Richardson)
Melissa Tran (Houston)
Brad Tucker (Austin)
Giovanni Valderas (Dallas)
Sara Vanderbeek (Austin)

CentralTrak–The Artist Residency of the University of Texas at Dallas
Selected performances by TX★13 artists
September 5 ‒ September 28, 2013
Opening/event: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 6-10pm

800 Exposition Avenue, Dallas, TX 75226
Saturday, 12–5pm

Throughout September, CentralTrak will host Biennial programming in the form of an ongoing public participation event and installation by HOMECOMING! Committee. Join us September 21 for a public discussion "Why a Texas Biennial?", a performance by Julia Barbosa Landois, and a look at the installation. Details on our Facebook page.

TX★13 Commissioned Artist Project
The Dallas Collective, Open Studio: Every Person Is A Special Kind of Artist, with Baggage

Ballroom Marfa
September 5 ‒ November 9, 2013
Opening and artist talk by Michael Corris: Saturday, September 14, 2013

108 East San Antonio Street, Marfa, TX 79843
Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm

The TX★13 Commissioned Artist Project gallery guide. Click image for pdf.

Open Studio: Every Person Is A Special Kind of Artist, with Baggage, a short video documenting the TX★13 Commissioned Artist Project, created by The Dallas Collective members Melissa Tran and Michael Morris.

5th Anniversary Programming

Texas Biennial Invitational
: Christie Blizard, Marcelyn McNeil, Tom Orr and Brad Tucker
Featuring recent work by four Texas Biennial stars
Curated by Michael Duncan and Virginia Rutledge


Lawndale Art Center, Houston
August 23 - September 28, 2013
Opening: Friday, August 23, 2013, 5:30-6pm

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday, 12–5pm

Christie Blizard (Lubbock, San Antonio / TX★09, TX★11)
Marcelyn McNeil (Houston / TX★11)
Tom Orr (Dallas / TX★07, TX★11)
Brad Tucker (Austin / TX★07, TX★11)

The Texas Biennial Invitational gallery guide includes interviews with the artists.
Click image for pdf.

Christie Blizard performed two walks through Houston on Saturday, September 7, 2013 and Sunday, September 15, 2013. Click the dates to view the route maps.
Hear the artist interviewed about the project here.

New and Greatest Hits: Texas Biennial 2005-2011
Featuring past Biennial entries and recent work by selected Texas Biennial artists
Curated by Michael Duncan and Virginia Rutledge


Big Medium, Austin
August 23 - September 28, 2013
Opening: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 6-8pm

916 Springdale Road, Build 2, Suite 101, Austin, TX 78702
Tuesday–Saturday, 12–5pm

August 24: Action by Bill Davenport and performance by Anthony Sonnenberg

Frances Bagley (Dallas / TX★07)
Joshua Bienko (Knoxville / TN, TX★11)
Justin Boyd (San Antonio / TX★09)
Susi Brister (Austin / TX★11)
Bill Davenport (Houston / TX★09)
Peat Duggins (Boston, MA / TX★05, TX★07)
Celia Eberle (Ennis / TX★05, TX★09)
Jonathan Faber (Austin, TX★11)
Heyd Fontenot (Dallas / TX★05, TX★07, TX★09)
Rigoberto A. Gonzalez (Harlingen / TX★11)
Hana Hillerova (Houston / TX★11)
TJ Hunt (Austin / TX★11)
Jules Buck Jones (Austin / TX★09)
Baseera Khan (New York City, NY / TX★07)
Jayne Lawrence (San Antonio / TX★09)
Ivan Lozano (Chicago, IL / TX★09)
Jonathan Marshall (Brooklyn, NY / TX★05)
Carolyn Zacharias McAdams (Valley View / TX★09)
Linda Pace (d. 2007 / TX★07)
Katie Pell (San Antonio / TX★09)
Jason Reed (Austin / TX★11)
Matthew Rodriguez (Austin / TX★05)
Anthony Sonnenberg (Seattle, WA / TX★11)
Shane Tolbert (Houston / TX★11)
Kelli Vance (Houston / TX★09)
Jade Walker (Austin / TX★09 and TX★11)

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BILL ARNING (American, b. New York, New York) is the Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH). At CAMH, Arning has organized the exhibitions Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance (2009) and Marc Swanson: The Second Story (2011). Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom (2011), which he co-curated with João Ribas, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center, received the prestigious award of "Best Show Involving Digital Media, Video, Film, or Performance" from the United States section of the International Art Critics Association (AICA/USA). Arning was formerly Curator at MIT's List Center for eight years where he organized such critically acclaimed exhibitions as America Starts Here - Ericson and Ziegler (2006). Other exhibitions include Chantal Akerman's first American museum survey Moving Through Time and Space (2008) and Christian Jankowski - Everything Fell Together (2006). Arning was Director and Chief Curator at White Columns, New York's oldest alternative art space, for over ten years. Currently, Arning with Elissa Author, Adjunct Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, is working on a survey of work by Marilyn Minter on view in 2014. As a writer on art and culture, Arning's essays have been published in Time Out New York, Aperture, Modern Painters, The Village Voice, Art in America, Trans, Out, and Parkett. (Photo: Max Fields, Courtesy Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)

RENÉ PAUL BARILLEAUX (American, b. Lafayette, Louisiana) is Chief Curator and Curator of Art after 1945 at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio. Previously, Barilleaux held curatorial positions at the Mississippi Museum of Art; College of Charleston, South Carolina; Madison Art Center, Wisconsin; and Museum of Holography, New York City. Barilleaux received a BFA degree from The University of Southwestern Louisiana and an MFA degree from Pratt Institute. Since joining the McNay in 2005, Barilleaux has organized exhibitions including solo presentations of work by Lynda Benglis, Judith Godwin, Jane Hammond, Joseph Marioni, Ernesto Pujol, and Sandy Skoglund, as well as American Art Since 1945: In a New Light, New Image Sculpture, and Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune. He has edited, authored, and contributed to numerous publications, including books accompanying New Image Sculpture and Andy Warhol. He has also initiated an ongoing video series and, most recently, commissioned a large wall installation by Lisa Hoke, the first in a series for the museum's entrance lobby. Additionally, Barilleaux has added numerous postwar and contemporary works to the McNay's collection, including examples by Radcliffe Bailey, Chakaia Booker, Lesley Dill, Valerie Jaudon, Alexander Liberman, Whitfield Lovell, Vik Muniz, Larry Poons, Susie Rosmarin, and Sandy Skoglund. (Photo: San Antonio Express-News)

CHRISTIAN GERSTHEIMER (American, b. Flint, Michigan) is a curator at the El Paso Museum of Art, where he focuses on projects involving cross-border dialogue and contemporary art. Gerstheimer received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BA and an MA in Art History from Michigan State University, and is currently completing an MFA in Creative Practice at the Transart Institute, New York and Berlin. He has organized one-person exhibitions for artists including Michael P. Berman, Margarita Cabrera, Carole Feuerman, Annabel Livermore, Linda Ridgway, Diego Rivera, Teodulo Romulo, David Taylor, and Camille Utterback. In 2012, Gerstheimer he curated the group exhibition Inquisitive Eyes: El Paso Art 1960 - 2012 for the El Paso Museum of Art. Several exhibitions curated by Gerstheimer have traveled to museums in Mexico and throughout the United States. Gerstheimer has written essays for The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography, Texas 100: Selections from the El Paso Museum of Art, Desert Modern and Beyond: El Paso Art 1960 - 2012 and the online art journal Arte al Día México, among other publications. He has also served as a grants reviewer for the Texas Commission on the Arts visual arts panel; a portfolio reviewer at Fotofest; and as a juror for the Hunting Art Prize and for photolucida's Critical Mass photography competition. Prior to joining the El Paso Museum in 2003, Gerstheimer worked at The Detroit Institute of Arts; The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; The Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing; and The Field Museum in Chicago.

K8 HARDY (American, b. Fort Worth, Texas) is a New York-based artist represented by Reena Spaulings Fine Art in New York. She holds a BA from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts; studied at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program; and received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College, New York. Hardy is a founding member of the queer feminist journal and artist collective LTTR, and has directed music videos for groups including Le Tigre, Lesbians on Ecstasy, and Men. She has exhibited her work and performed internationally at numerous venues including MoMA PS1 and Artists Space in New York; The Tate Modern, London; Galerie Sonja Jünkers, Munich, Germany; Balice Hertling in Paris; and Dallas Contemporary, Dallas. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and was featured in the Whitney's 2012 Biennial. Hardy's artistic practice spans a variety of genres and media, including video, photography, sculpture and performance, and responds to issues surrounding identity, image commerce, branding, and gender power. (Photo: Sundahl-Djerf Linus)

TERESA HUBBARD (American, b. Dublin, Ireland) and ALEXANDER BIRCHLER (Swiss, b. Baden, Switzerland) have been working collaboratively in video, photography and sculpture since 1990. Their work invites suggestive, open-ended reflections on memory, place and cinema. Hubbard / Birchler's work is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian, Washington D. C.; Kunsthaus Zurich; Modern Art Museum Fort Worth; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Yokohama Museum of Art and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. Their exhibition history includes venues such as the Venice Biennial; Tate Museum Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Reina Sofia Museum Madrid and the Mori Museum Tokyo. Hubbard grew up in Australia and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Yale University School of Art, New Haven. Birchler grew up in Switzerland and studied at the Basel School of Fine Arts and the University of Art and Design, Helsinki. They began collaborating as artists-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts and later completed graduate degrees at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Currently they are Graduate Faculty at Bard College, New York. Hubbard is a Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Hubbard / Birchler are represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin; Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin.

ANNETTE LAWRENCE (American, b. Rockville Centre, New York) is a visual artist who has been based in Texas since 1990. Her work is generally related to text and information, often in response to physical space and time, and is grounded in autobiography, counting, and the measurement of everyday life. Her subjects of inquiry range from body cycles, to ancestor portraits, music lessons, and unsolicited mail. Lawrence's string installations are a response to architecture as monumental text. The string presents a visual lightness, balanced by the substantial physicality and scale of the work. References to lattice, woven vessels, suspension bridges, and musical instruments often emerge. Lawrence's art is widely exhibited and held in museums and private collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Dallas Museum of Art; The Rachofsky Collection; ArtPace Center for Contemporary Art; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin; and American Airlines. Lawrence has been an artist-in-residence at programs in Houston, Texas; Skowhegan, Maine; Johannesburg, South Africa; Tanera Mor, Scotland; and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She received a BFA from The Hartford Art School and an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Lawrence has taught as a visiting artist at American University, Washington, D.C., and Yale University School of Art, New Haven. Currently she is a Professor and Chair of Studio Art at the University of North Texas, College of Arts and Design, Denton. Her permanent installation for Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Coin Toss, was included in the 2011 Texas Biennial.

DAVID PAGEL (American, b. Lexington, Kentucky) is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times. He is an associate professor of art theory and history at Claremont Graduate University and chair of the art department. He is also an adjunct curator at the Parrish Art Museum, in Water Mill, New York, where he has organized EST-3: Los Angeles Art from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Underground Pop, and, in collaboration with Terrie Sultan, Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion. Recent publications include "Ingenious Adaptation" in Decade: Contemporary Collecting, 2002-2012 (the Albright-Knox Art Gallery), "Inside-Outsider" in Ralph Humphrey (Gary Snyder Gallery), and "Ron Nagle, In His Own Context" in Nagle, Ron (Silvergate Publications). Pagel served on the editorial advisory board of Art Lies, the Texas-based journal of art criticism. He was educated at Stanford and Harvard. An avid cyclist, Pagel is a four-time winner of the California Triple Crown. On June 23, 2012 he completed his first triple century, in 21 1/2 hours.

BÁRBARA PEREA (Mexican, b. Mexico City, Mexico) is an independent curator and critic with a concentration in emerging media, sound, and video art. In 2001, with fellow curator Mariana David, Perea organized the international residency program David Perea, which included Pawel Althamer, David Castro, Jorge Macchi and Artur Zmijewski, and produced two major artworks by Santiago Sierra. From 2003 to 2006, she was director of MUCA Roma in Mexico City, a satellite art space sponsored by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). With curator Príamo Lozada, Perea served as artistic co-director of Plataforma Puebla 06 and co-curated the Mexican Pavilion at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia, presenting Some Things Happen More Often Than All of the Time, a solo exhibition by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Perea also served on the selection committee for the Berlin-based FAIR PLAY Video Festival in 2006 and the nomination committee for the Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute's Media Arts Fellowships in 2008. In 2011, she was part of the curatorial team of Transitio mx, an international electronic art and video festival, and she is currently a collaborator in the summer program of SOMA, an artist-directed forum for contemporary art in Mexico City. In 2012, she was selected to be the inaugural resident curator for the Sala Díaz Casa Chuck residency program, in San Antonio.

CHRISTINA REES (American, b. Irving, Texas) has served as an editor at both The Met and D Magazine, as a full-time art and music critic at the Dallas Observer, and has also covered art and music for the Village Voice and other publications. A former resident of New York City and London, Rees currently lives in Dallas, where she was the owner and director of Road Agent gallery. At Road Agent, she organized numerous exhibitions including Ambush: Stand and Deliver; The Audience is Listening, and solo exhibitions by Ryan Humphrey, Elliott Johnson, Evan Lintermans, Margaret Meehan, Bradly Brown, Raychael Stine, and others. Rees is now the Curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where her exhibitions have included Death of a Propane Salesman: Anxiety and the Texas Artist; Liam Gillick: ...and other short films; M: Let's Build a Fort!; Michael Bise: Epilogues; Rufus Corporation: Yuri's Office (with Noah Simblist); and Kevin Todora and Jeff Zilm: Gaffes and Informations. Her recent independent curatorial projects include Modern Ruin and Modern Ruin II: Quick and Dirty (with Thomas Feulmer). Rees writes regularly for Glasstire, the online journal of visual art in Texas.

DARIO ROBLETO (American, b. San Antonio, Texas) received his BFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1997. Since 1997, Robleto has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California; the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Aldrich Contemporary Arts Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut. In 2008, a 10-year solo survey exhibition, Alloy of Love, was organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Survival Does Not Lie In The Heavens, at the Des Moines Art Center, and The Prelives of the Blues at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Notable group shows include Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and The Old, Weird America at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Robleto has been a visiting artist and lecturer at many colleges and universities including Bard College, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; and Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. In 2009, his work was featured on the cover of Yo La Tengo's album, Popular Songs. His awards include the International Association of Art Critics Award in 2004 for best exhibition in a commercial gallery at the national level. He is the recipient of a 2007 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the 2009 USA Rasmuson Fellowship. In 2011, he was a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow at the National Museum of American History. Robleto currently lives and works in Houston.

NOAH SIMBLIST (American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) works as a writer, independent curator and artist. He is an associate professor of Art at Southern Methodist University and is a Ph.D. candidate in art history at the University of Texas, Austin, where he was the 2010-2011 Curatorial Fellow at The Visual Arts Center. His curatorial projects include Yuri's Office by Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Out of Place at Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin, and Queer State(s) at the Visual Arts Center. Simblist's recent writing projects include "Setting Sail: The Aesthetics of Politics on the Gaza Flotilla" as well as interviews with Jill Magid, Walead Beshty and Nicholas Schaffhausen for Art Papers; "Trouble in Paradise: The Erasure of Memory at Canada Park" for Pidgin Magazine; and "The Art of Forgetfulness, the Trauma of Memory: Yael Bartana and Artur Zmijewski" for Transmission Annual. Simblist's work was included in the 2007 Texas Biennial.

JEREMY STRICK (American, b. Los Angeles, California) has been the director of the Nasher Sculpture Center since 2009. At the Nasher, Strick oversees collections, exhibitions, and operations at the 2.4-acre facility located in the heart of downtown Dallas' Arts District. Opened in 2003, the Nasher is home to one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world, formed largely by the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher. The Center comprises a 55,000 square-foot building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, and a two-acre sculpture garden designed by Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker. Exhibitions organized by the Nasher during Strick's tenure include Tony Cragg: Seeing Things (2011), Revelation: The Art of James Magee (2010), and Jaume Plensa: Genus and Species (2010). In addition, Strick initiated Sightings, a series of one-person exhibitions focused on innovative new work; Soundings: New Music at the Nasher, an acclaimed program of contemporary chamber music; and the monthly lecture series 360: Artists, Critics, Curators. Previously, Strick served as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) for nearly ten years. During his tenure, MOCA achieved international renown as the organizer of definitive monographic exhibitions and groundbreaking surveys, including such landmark shows as Dan Graham: A Little Thought (2009), Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective (2008), Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave (2008), ©Murakami (2007), WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007), Robert Rauschenberg: Combines (2005), Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900 (2005), Robert Smithson (2004), A Minimal Future? Art As Object 1958-1968 (2004), and Andy Warhol Retrospective (2002), among many others.

CLINT WILLOUR (American, b. Colorado Springs, Colorado) has been an arts professional for 40 years. From 1973-1989, he served as director of a commercial gallery in Houston. Since 1990, he has been the curator of the Galveston Arts Center, serving additionally as Executive Director from 1995-2005. He has curated over 400 exhibitions for that institution. In addition, Willour curates exhibitions and serves as a juror for numerous commercial and non-profit organizations throughout the United States and abroad, as well as serving on selection panels for the Houston Arts Alliance, The Texas Commission on the Arts, The San Antonio Arts Commission and the Louisiana State Commission on the Arts. He currently serves on five committees at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Board of Directors and two committees at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; the advisory board and the exhibition committee at the Houston Center for Photography; the traveling and changing exhibitions committees of the Holocaust Museum Houston; the board of the William A. Graham Artists' Emergency Fund; the art board of Fotofest Houston; the system wide art acquisitions committee of the University of Houston and the Art Advisory Committee of Discovery Green. Willour was given the Arts Professional Legend Award by the Dallas Contemporary Art Center in 2001 and was named the Texas Art Patron of the Year 2007 by Art League Houston.

Curator-at-Large VIRGINIA RUTLEDGE (American, b. Cherry Point, North Carolina) is an art advisor and attorney focused on contemporary art, intellectual property, and cultural organizations. Previously a curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and vice president and general counsel of Creative Commons, she is now in private practice, and lives and works between New York and Texas. Rutledge received an M.Phil. in art history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a J.D. from the University of California School of Law, Berkeley. She speaks and writes frequently on art and law, and is the former chair of the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Rutledge has served as a consultant for numerous arts nonprofits and foundations. Her independent projects include Bunny Yeager LA, an alternative space that exhibited work by artists Lutz Bacher, Mike Bidlo and Boris Mikhailov, among others; At Home, an occasional salon hosted in domestic settings; and Specific Projects, a collaborative group that produces pop-ups and temporary art installations, often anonymously. Rutledge was the curator of the 2011 Texas Biennial.

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The Texas Biennial is a program of Big Medium, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary art throughout Texas, funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division. The Biennial is also supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and generous contributions from Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth and other private donors, as well as grants from the Susan Vaughan Foundation, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Houston Arts Alliance.

Participating Organizations
The Texas Biennial is pleased to announce that 80 art organizations and artist collectives across the state have joined the 2013 Biennial in celebrating the excellence and diversity of contemporary art made in Texas by participating with their own independent programming.

Participation can mean any recognition of contemporary art created by artists living and working in the state. For the Texas Biennial in 2011, the first year this program was established, participating organizations scheduled special artist talks and lectures, designated works by Texas artists on display in their permanent collections, installed temporary exhibitions of work by one or more local artists, and highlighted exhibitions featuring contemporary Texas artists.

Programming by TX★13 participating organizations will be highlighted during the run of the Texas Biennial open call group survey exhibition, September 5 through November 9, 2013.

For details about an organizations programming click on their names below. To see a list catagorized by city, click here.

The Center for Contemporary Arts
The Grace Museum

The Old Jail Art Center

The Gallery at University of Texas at Arlington

Blanton Museum of Art
City of Austin, The People's Gallery at City Hall
Co-Lab Projects
Julia C. Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center
MASS Gallery
Mexic-Arte Museum
Pump Project Art Complex
The Contemporary Austin
Umlauf Sculpture Garden
Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin
Women & Their Work

Corpus Christi
Art Museum of South Texas
K Space Contemporary
Weil and Islander Galleries at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Dallas Museum of Art
Nasher Sculpture Center
Richland College Galleries
South Dallas Cultural Center
The Art Foundation
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary
The Reading Room

East | West Galleries, Department of Visual Arts, Texas Woman's University
University of North Texas Art Gallery in the College of Visual Arts and Design

El Paso
El Paso Museum of Art
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

Fort Worth
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts - The Art Galleries at TCU
The Carillon Gallery at Tarrant County College South Campus

Galveston Arts Center

Art Car Museum
Art League Houston
Aurora Picture Show
Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston
BOX 13 ArtSpace
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Glassell School of Art, The CORE Program at the Museum of Fine Arts
Houston Arts Alliance's Alliance Gallery
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston Center for Photography
Houston Community College Central Art Gallery
Museum of Printing History
Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
Project Row Houses
The Menil Collection

Longview Museum of Fine Arts

Charles Adams Studio Project
Farm 2 Markets Arts at the LHUCA Studio Projects
Land Arts of the American West, College of Architecture, Texas Tech University
Landmark Arts, Texas Tech School of Art, Texas Tech University
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

Museum of East Texas

Michelson Museum of Art

International Museum of Art & Science
South Texas College Visual Arts Program Gallery

Museum of the Southwest

San Angelo
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

San Antonio
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
McNay Art Museum
Neidorff Art Gallery at Trinity University
Sala Diaz
San Antonio Museum of Art
Southwest School of Art
The Lullwood Group
Unit B
UTSA Art Gallery and Satellite Space
X Marks the Art

San Marcos
The University Galleries 1 & 2 at Texas State University

Temple College Art Gallery

The Nave Museum

The Art Center of Waco

Wichita Falls
The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at Midwestern State University

Texas Sculpture Group

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