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Art at the Conference

Arts and culture are central to transformational change – and a big theme at this year’s conference. In addition to keynotes and afternoon sessions, you can experience amazing art throughout the conference grounds and purchase unique pieces at our silent auction and Change Makers Fair.

Featured Conference Artwork

The Bioneers Conference is like a coral reef – beautiful, diverse, a place where important and sometimes surprising connections are made and a bigger community flourishes.

But real coral reefs are vanishing, as are the marine species that depend on them. To highlight biodiversity conservation – one of our other big 2016 conference themes – we turned to London-based artist Louis Masai (that’s him in the photo above).

The coral reef imagery you see throughout this website and on other conference materials is from a huge mural Louis created in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood, part of his work with Synchronicity Earth to draw attention to the beauty and decay of reefs worldwide.


Stage Art & Silent Auction


The larger-than-life art pieces that will adorn this year’s conference main stage are the vision of Native artist and Indigenous Knowledge Program Director Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), produced together with an extraordinary team of other young Native artists.

All of the stage art will be up for auction during the 2016 Conference. This is your chance to take home an incredible piece of art and also benefit Bioneers and the artists who contribute their talent! We’ll post more details about the art and how to bid later in the year.


On-site Installations & Community Art


Once again, our art curatorial team is going above and beyond to bring you beautiful, engaging and interactive art from a wide variety of world-class artists.

Between conference sessions, you’ll be able to explore the grounds to see and experience installations, make your mark on community art projects, and more. Watch this space for future updates on featured art and artists!

“Because people are better when they are art, when they are nature, and when flowers are involved.”

– Artist Mud Baron on his project, “Flowers on Your Head,” featured in 2015

“I work with ancient designs and modern-day Indians to bring the audience something contemporary, yet based in traditional knowledge. It reflects the beauty I see working at the heart of the Bioneers Indigenous Knowledge Program every day.”

– Cara Romero, 2015 stage art designer & Bioneers Indigenous Knowledge program director