The Yokohama Triennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art that is held in Yokohama once every three years. Launched in 2001 and held four times in the past, the triennale, based on a theme that embodies the specific issues and topics of the era, presents a wide range of works by artists who are internationally prominent as well as up-and-coming. The fifth edition of Yokohama Triennale will be held in Yokohama Museum of Art and Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall from August to November in 2014. The artist Morimura Yasumasa has been appointed the artistic director, and the project is now in the process of developing the exhibition and related programs.


The Yokohama Triennale is the core project of the Creative City Yokohama Policy, organized by City of Yokohama, Yokohama Arts Foundation, Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), The Asahi Shimbun, and Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale. The Yokohama Museum of Art was designated as one of the event’s primary venues for the fourth exhibition in 2011, signaling a greater focus on continuity. The Yokohama Triennale strives to make a contribution to Yokohama and the world through art while utilizing Creative City resources and engaging with the local community.