Kevin Schmidt, A Sign in the Northwest Passage, 2010, lightjet print, 64 1/5 by 48 4/5 inches. Courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

La Biennale de Montréal has announced the list of artists participating in the French Canadian city's international contemporary art biennial later this year. Titled "BNLMTL 2014: L'avenir (looking forward)," Oct. 22, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015, the exhibition brings together a roster of 50 artists and artist groups from 22 countries whose work responds to current geopolitical, socioeconomic and ethical concerns.

Co-curated by Gregory Burke, executive director of Saskatchewan's Mendel Art Gallery, and Toronto-based independent curator Peggy Gale, in partnership with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal curators Lesley Johnstone and Mark Lanctôt, the biennial will present a series of multi-site exhibitions, performances, lectures, symposiums, film screenings and tours throughout the city. The Musée will serve as host, in addition to select cultural institutions and public venues.

Whereas previous years had been organized in part by the Centre international d'art contemporain de Montreal, the biennial's eighth edition is the first to be organized by an eponymous new nonprofit, in partnership with the Musée.

BNLMTL 2014 participants:

Abbas Akhavan
Adaptive Actions
Edgar Arceneaux
Arctic Perspective Initiative
Nicolas Baier
Taysir Batniji
Amanda Beech
Ursula Biemann
Raymond Boisjoly
Andrea Bowers
Matthew Buckingham
Mikko Canini
Simon Denny
Dave Dyment
Charles Gaines
Ryan Gander
Babak Golkar
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Nicolas Grenier
Goldin+Senneby
Isabelle Hayeur
Thomas Hirschhorn
Klara Hobza
Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens
Simone Jones and Lance Winn
Emmanuelle Léonard
Ann Lislegaard
Basim Magdy
Lynne Marsh
John Massey
Jillian Mayer
Shirin Neshat
Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen
Susan Norrie
Melik Ohanian
Li Ran
Kelly Richardson
Kevin Schmidt
Skawennati
Steele & Tomczak
Hito Steyerl
Oleg Tcherny
Althea Thauberger
David Tomas
Étienne Tremblay-Tardif
Susan Turcot
Anton Vidokle and Pelin Tan
Hajra Waheed
Lawrence Weiner
Krzysztof Wodiczko