Berlin Biennale Identity





Radim Peško

We served as art directors of the eighth edition of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Curated by Juan A. Gaitán, the 2014 edition of the Berlin Biennale took place at three venues in Berlin: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Haus am Waldsee. We created a text-based identity that is unique in its use of language and writing to present and narrate the biennale. At the core of the identity are two brackets that form an iconic symbol when closed—a halved 8—referring to the Berlin Biennale’s eighth edition. When expanded, the brackets act as a parenthesis for texts commissioned by Berlin Biennale artist Agatha Gothe-Snape. Our contributions to the Berlin Biennale included the website, guidebook, signage and wayfinding, posters and other print materials.