The offline programme of the Biennale involves 58 projects, 13 of which are projects by foreign participants, including such stars of world contemporary art as: Israeli artist Michal Rovner, media artist and director Refik Anadol, British artists Stanza and Philip Colbert, duo Nonotak Studio, chinese artist Lu Yang, etc. Iconic figures in Russian contemporary art are taking part in the Biennale: Sergei Shutov, Pavel Pepperstein, Aristarkh Chernyshev and others.
Among the Russian artists are 16 graduates from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia who have received Russian and international acclaim: Mikhail Maximov, Anna Rotaenko, Natalia Alfutova, etc.; Dmitry Kavka, widely known for his Internet art and post-Internet art projects, artists from St. Petersburg Maxim Zmeev and YOmoYO (Maxim Svishchev), Krasnodar artist Ekaterina Popovich, the Endless Attractions Museum creative duo (Anastasia Krokhaleva and Denis Perevalov) from Ekaterinburg, artist Kira Weinstein from Veliky Novgorod, Anna Tolkacheva from Nizhny Novgorod, Katya Pryanik from Pushkino, and so on.
Many works in the Biennale were created by creative groups that include scientists and specialists in new technologies, as well as artists, for example the project by 2010 Nobel Prize winner in physics Konstantin Novoselov made in collaboration with artist Kate Daudy and the Stain Studio, which is presented at the Biennale by the Aksenov Family Foundation, and also projects by 18apples, Workshop 15, etc.
Some of the projects on show were devised specifically for the Biennale: ‘Super Consumer’ by Aristarkh Chernyshev, ‘the Network’ by Anna Rotaenko, ‘Mushroom Fountain and Heavenly Petri Bowl’ by Paruyr Davtyan, ‘Thicket’ by Sergei Shutov, ‘Work on Iron’ by Dmitry Kavka, ‘adad’ by ::vtol:: (Dmitry Morozov), etc.