Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, changes location every 2 years. Founded in the early 1990s, Manifesta re-thinks the relation between culture and civic society, investigating and instigating positive social change through contemporary culture in response to and in close dialogue with the social sphere of the host city and its communities. Manifesta has consistently chosen unexpected host locations that reflect Europe’s ever-changing DNA to shed light on a world defined by changing ethical and aesthetic imperatives. Manifesta, as a recurring event, has transformed itself into a multi-layered and inclusive instrument of civic engagement projects. In 2022, Manifesta 14 Prishtina (M14P) will take place in Prishtina, Kosovo. M14P aims to support the citizens of Kosovo in their ambition to reclaim public space and to rewrite the future of their capital as an open-minded metropolis in the Balkans/Europe with the development of a new cultural institution for Kosovo and its region.
Rotterdam (1996), Luxembourg (1998), Ljubljana (2000), Frankfurt (2002), San Sebastian (2004), Nicosia (2006 – canceled), Trentino-South Tyrol (2008), Murcia in dialogue with northern Africa (2010), Limburg (2012), St. Petersburg (2014), Zurich (2016), Palermo (2018) and Marseille (2020).