The Résonance network brings together a substancial number of art galleries, museums, cultural institutions and artist collectives with the aim to propose various events in relation to Biennale’s theme and thus reflect the region’s vibrant art scene.

Since 2003, the Lyon Biennale has brought together the most dynamic stakeholders of the region’s cultural scene under the generic yet uniting label Résonance. Résonance events echo not only those organised by art centres, galleries and cultural institutions across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, but also all the ones carried out by non-profits, individuals, and artist collectives who wish to embrace the Biennale’s theme.

Over the years, Résonance events took place in a variety of venues – in the field of contemporary art but also literature, dance, theatre, music and film. The resulting profusion is unique in the world of biennials: Résonance grew from 30 events in 2003 to more than 250 exhibitions, performances, concerts, screenings and shows in the 2019 edition. This dynamics reflects the growing outreach and thriving integration of contemporary art in the Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes region.