SIART Biennial was initially created in 1999 as annual exhibition. From 2005 SIART took a new direction and became biennial. It is an international art event, which includes an open call submissions along with curated sections for overseas artists, as well as a variety of educational activities.
In the last decade, SINART has managed to become one of the most important spaces for presentation and mediation of contemporary artistic practice in Bolivia. Its various incarnations have included international competitions, international exhibitions with honoring particular international artists, and tributes to artists who have contributed to the development of the visual arts in Bolivia.