The Wrong

Honorary Mention

The Wrong was born in 2013 as a collaborative effort to create and promote digital art & culture, launching a global art biennale open to participation.
The Wrong Biennale happens online and offline: Online happens in pavilions—virtual curated spaces in any accessible online media where selected artworks are exhibited. Offline happens in embassies, institutions, art spaces, galleries, and artist run spaces in cities around the world. An extended team of curators appoint themselves to feature what they like best of the new digital art scene today. Artists also appoint themselves via open calls and routers. Since 2013, more than 5,500 artists and curators have officially participated in The Wrong Biennale.

“Counting its viewership in the millions, The Wrong just might be the world’s largest art biennale—the digital world’s answer to Venice.” The New York Times

The 4th edition bloomed from November 1st, 2019 until March 1st, 2020, featuring +2300 artists +210 curators +150 online pavilions +100 embassies +320 events +120 locations around the world, and all over the internet.
In March 2020, following the end of the 4th edition and in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic outbreak, The Wrong announces new biennale editions for November 1st, 2021, November 1st, 2023, and November 1st, 2025—and adds two new strains: The Wrong Website—an online website featuring a daily feed of digital art & culture links and The Wrong TV—an online tv platform live streaming digital art and culture.

“Anyone interested in the field of digital art ought to pay attention to The Wrong.”
Christiane Paul, new media curator for The Whitney Museum of American Art

Credits

Curators and artists: https://biennale.thewrong.org/2019-2020
Team: David Quiles Guilló, Graziela Calfat, Alejandra Raschkes, Jennifer Talbot
Council: Ben Grosser, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Florian Kuhlmann, Guilherme Brandão, Miyö Van Stenis, Jon Cates, Pablo Hannon, Carla Gannis, Moises Mañas, Patrick Lichty

With support from:
CMCV – Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana – Generalitat Valenciana (Spain)
https://www.consorcimuseus.gva.es

SESC SP – Sao Paulo (Brazil)
https://www.sescsp.org.br

SOIS CULTURA awards 2019
https://soiscultura.diarioinformacion.com/premiados-2019

CARGO
https://cargo.site

Foto: David Quiles Guilló. The Wrong Biennale, 4th edition, from November 1st, 2019 to March 1st, 2020. World map of embassies, pavilions and routers.

David Quiles Guilló (ES) is an art entrepreneur, new media powerhouse, awarded creative and full weirdo at large. Curator for contemporary digital art, creative director, artist, writer, editor & publisher, experimental musician, digital poet, creative consultant, cultural programmer, and graphic designer. Founder and director of the critically acclaimed international collaborative projects: The Wrong (since 2013), the most compelling digital art biennale ever, NOVA cultura contemporanea (2010-2012), a contemporary culture festival and ROJO magazine (2001-2011), a printed visual magazine & exhibition platform to promote creativity and art.

Jury Statement

As the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing shuts down vast swathes of local and global activity, this piece shows an alternative yet ambitious new path for the arts and culture. The Wrong Biennale is a collaborative effort to create and promote digital art and culture across the world, launching a global art biennale open to participation, happening both online and offline, and harnessing the potential of collaboration and the internet.

Furthermore, the concept aims to connect the world through online pavilions that are virtually curated spaces and offline exhibitions at embassies, institutions, art spaces, galleries, and artist-run spaces in cities. The event is organized following a bottom-up approach through which an extended team of curators appoint themselves to feature what they like best of the new digital art scene today and artists also appoint themselves via open calls. Since 2013, more than 5,500 artists and curators have officially participated in The Wrong Biennale—a concept that could prove key to the flourishing of the arts and culture in post pandemic times.

View full Jury Statement here.