FRONT International is organized by the FRONT Exhibition Company. FRONT Exhibition Company was formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to plan, organize, and present FRONT International.


• Generate new economic activity through cultural tourism
• Develop an even stronger, more vibrant, and sustainable creative community
• Enhance the brand of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio
• Stimulate positive change in Cleveland’s communities


• Create one of the most important world destinations for contemporary art every three years
• Provide a needed balance to the concentration of power in the art world in the major coastal cities and commercial art fairs


• A commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and access for artists and audiences
• The belief that art can be a catalyst for positive social change and greater understanding between communities

2018 06 04 HA Gallery 218 de Azambuja Exhibition 01
Marlon de Azambuja, Brutalismo-Cleveland, 2018. Installation view at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Courtesy of the artist and the gallery Instituto de Visión and Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. Photo © The Cleveland Museum of Art.