For its first edition, La Nouvelle Biennale is co-produced by Galerie Thomas Henry Ross art contemporain and Galerie Margot Eleanor Ross art actuel. The galleries will present artworks of twenty-one high-calibre artists. Unlike other biennials that operate on a more traditional model supported by the state, La Nouvelle Biennale is funded entirely by private interests, which is a considerable difference for this type of structure. Despite reduced funding, this way of working allows great flexibility in regard to where and when the biennial will eventually happen. The fact that its production schedule and funding are not linked to any external body is an invaluable advantage when reflecting on a constantly changing world. The first phase of La Nouvelle Biennale is held in Montreal, with national and international artists. It is hoped that subsequent editions can be co-produced with partners from outside of our national or cultural boundaries to allow an adoption of multiple perspectives on contemporary and artistic realities, transcending a unidirectional view of art.