artists & participants
58. Venice Biennale 2019
58th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia
11.05.2019 - 24.11.2019
Press Preview: 08.05.2019 - 10.05.2019
**Venice Biennale Arte 2019
International Pavilion "Viva Arte Viva"
"May You Live In Interesting Times"
The 58th International Art Exhibition is curated by Ralph Rugoff.
The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, is curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The awards ceremony and inauguration were held on Saturday 11th May 2019.
«The title of this Exhibition could be interpreted as a sort of curse – stated President Paolo Baratta - where the expression “interesting times” evokes the idea of challenging or even “menacing” times, but it could also simply be an invitation to always see and consider the course of human events in their complexity, an invitation, thus, that appears to be particularly important in times when, too often, oversimplification seems to prevail, generated by conformism or fear. And I believe that an exhibition of art is worth our attention, first and foremost, if it intends to present us with art and artists as a decisive challenge to all oversimplifying attitudes.»
«Twenty years have passed since, in this same location, I presented my first Exhibition -President said - after the Biennale underwent major reform in 1998. Let me tell you, they have been very interesting times. At the beginning we were criticized for the presence of the pavilions, considered old-fashioned in times of cosmopolitanism and globalization, we live in times where some people raise the doubt that cosmopolitanism might also have been a way for the most influential cultural and political realities to exert a sort of soft power. We are an international exhibition that since those years put the word “open” and “plateau of humankind” as the subtitle for all the following biennials.»
«During these years, we have increased the number of visitors and found a new partner. Over the course of the past years, the double cost of transportation in the lagoon obliged us to ask for additional support, and our expressions of gratitude and our wall labels included many market participants. The increase in the number of our visitors has allowed us to considerably cut back on this practice, as you can see in the drastic reduction in our expressions of gratitude, both when presenting the works and in the catalogues. Our visitors have become our main partner; more than half of them are under 26 years of age. Calling notice to this result seems to me the best way to celebrate the twenty years which have passed since 1999.»
«We want to offer them an open place - Baratta concludes - where they can feel involved in encounters with the works and the artists, in the direct discovery of the “other” which the work of art offers. To us, it is important that, when entering the exhibit, the “public” becomes “visitors,” who then become “viewers” of the works. First, the necessary disorientation, then the involvement, followed by the discovery; it is almost a fencing drill. To share this direction is one of the reasons we have asked Ralph Rugoff to collaborate with us on this twentieth anniversary.» -
The Exhibition develops from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale and includes 79 artists from all over the world.
Ralph Rugoff has declared: «May You Live in Interesting Times will no doubt include artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today, including different threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the “post-war order.” But let us acknowledge at the outset that art does not exercise its forces in the domain of politics. Art cannot stem the rise of nationalist movements and authoritarian governments in different parts of the world, for instance, nor can it alleviate the tragic fate of displaced peoples across the globe (whose numbers now represent almost one percent of the world’s entire population).»
«But in an indirect fashion, perhaps art can be a kind of guide for how to live and think in ‘interesting times.’ The 58th International Art Exhibition will not have a theme per se, but will highlight a general approach to making art and a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking. The Exhibition will focus on the work of artists who challenge existing habits of thought and open up our readings of objects and images, gestures and situations. Art of this kind grows out of a practice of entertaining multiple perspectives: of holding in mind seemingly contradictory and incompatible notions, and juggling diverse ways of making sense of the world. Artists who think in this manner offer alternatives to the meaning of so-called facts by suggesting other ways of connecting and contextualising them. Animated by boundless curiosity and puncturing wit, their work encourages us to look askance at all unquestioned categories, concepts and subjectivities. It invites us to consider multiple alternatives and unfamiliar vantage points, and to discern the ways in which “order” has become the simultaneous presence of diverse orders.»
May You Live In Interesting Times
1. Abu Hamdan, Lawrence
b. 1985 Jordan, lives and works in Beirut
2. Akunyili Crosby, Njideka
b. 1983 Nigeria, lives and works in Los Angeles
3. Altındere, Halil
b. 1971 Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul
4. Armitage, Michael
b. 1984 Kenya, lives and works in London and Nairobi
5. Arunanondchai, Korakrit
b. 1986 Thailand, lives and works in New York and Bangkok for the work in Arsenale, in collaboration with Gvojic, Alex
b.1984 USA, lives and works in New York
6. Atkins, Ed
b. 1982 United Kingdom, lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen
7. Atoui, Tarek
b. 1980 Lebanon, lives and works in Paris
8. Bader, Darren
b. 1978 USA, lives and works in New York City and elsewhere
9. Baghramian, Nairy
b.1971 Iran, lives and works in Berlin
10. Beloufa, Neïl
b. 1985 France, lives and works in Paris
11. Bircken, Alexandra
b. Germany, lives and works in Berlin
12. Bove, Carol
b. 1971 Switzerland, lives and works in New York
13. Büchel, Christoph
b. 1966 Switzerland, lives and works in Reykjavik and Basel
14. Carbotta, Ludovica
b. 1982 Italy, lives and works in Barcelona
15. Catala, Antoine
b. 1975 France, lives and works in New York
16. Cheng, Ian
b. 1984 USA, lives and works in New York
17. Condo, George
b. 1957 USA, lives and works in New York
18. Da Corte, Alex
b. 1980 USA, lives and works in Philadelphia
19. Darling, Jesse
b. United Kingdom, lives and works in London and Berlin
20. Douglas, Stan
b. 1960 Canada, lives and works in Vancouver
21. Durham, Jimmie
b. 1940 USA, lives and works in Berlin
22. Eisenman, Nicole
b. 1965 France, lives and works in New York
23. Epaminonda, Haris
b. 1980 Republic of Cyprus, lives and works in Berlin
24. Favaretto, Lara
b. 1973 Italy, lives and works in Turin
25. Gaillard, Cyprien
b. 1980 France, lives and works in Berlin
26. Gill, Gauri
b. 1970 India, lives and works in New Delhi
27. Gonzalez-Foerster, Dominique
b. 1965 France, lives and works in Paris for the work at the Central Pavilion, in collaboration with Bittle, Joi
b. 1975 United States, lives and works in New York
28. Gupta, Shilpa
b. 1976 India, lives and works in Mumbai
29. Gupta, Soham
b. 1988 India, lives and works in Kolkata
30. Gutierrez, Martine
b. 1989 USA, lives and works in New York
31. Halawani, Rula
b. 1964 Palestine, lives and works in Jerusalem
32. Hamilton, Anthea
b. 1978 United Kingdom, lives and works in London
33. Hein, Jeppe
b. 1974 Denmark, lives and works in Berlin
34. Hernandez, Anthony
b. 1947 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles and Idaho
35. Ikeda, Ryoji
b. 1966 Japan, lives and works in Paris and Kyoto
36. Jafa, Arthur
b. 1960 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles
37. Jamie, Cameron
b. 1969 USA, lives in Paris, works in Paris and Cologne
38. Joseph, Kahlil
b. 1981 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles
39. Kadyrova, Zhanna
b. 1981 Ukraine, lives and works in Kyiv
40. Kang, Suki Seokyeong
b. 1977 Republic of Korea, lives and works in Seoul
41. Katayama, Mari
b. 1987 Japan, lives and works in Gunma
42. Lee Bul
b. 1964 Republic of Korea, lives and works in Seoul
43. Liu Wei
b. 1972 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing
44. Loboda, Maria
b. 1979 Poland, lives and works in Berlin
45. Lolis, Andreas
b. 1970 Albania, lives and works in Athens
46. Marclay, Christian
b. 1955 USA, lives and works in London
47. Margolles, Teresa
b. 1963 Mexico, lives and works in Mexico City and Madrid
48. Mehretu, Julie
b. 1970 Ethiopia, lives and works in New York
49. Minoliti, Ad
b. 1980 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires
50. Moulène, Jean-Luc
b. 1955 France, lives and works in Paris
51. Muholi, Zanele
b. 1972 Republic of South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town
52. Mulleady, Jill
b. 1980 Uruguay, lives and works in Los Angeles
53. Müller, Ulrike
b. 1971 Austria, lives and works in New York
b. 1984 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing
55. Nkanga, Otobong
b. 1974 Nigeria, lives and works in Antwerp
56. Norbu, Khyentse
b. 1961 Bhutan, Khyentse Norbu’s rigorous international teaching schedule requires continuous travel. He has residences in India and Bhutan
57. Orupabo, Frida
b. 1986 Norway, lives and works in Oslo
58. Rafman, Jon
b. 1981 Canada, lives and works in Montreal
59. Rico, Gabriel
b. 1980 Mexico, lives and works in Guadalajara
60. Saputra, Handiwirman
b. 1975 Indonesia, lives and works in Yogyakarta
61. Saraceno, Tomás
b. 1973 Argentina, lives and works in Berlin
62. Serapinas, Augustas
b. 1990 Lithuania, lives and works in Vilnius
63. Singer, Avery
b. 1987 USA, lives and works in New York
64. Slavs and Tatars
founded 2006, based in Berlin
65. Smith, Michael E.
b. 1977 USA, lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island
66. Steyerl, Hito
b. 1966 Germany, lives and works in Berlin
67. Strachan, Tavares
b. 1979 The Bahamas, lives and works in New York
68. Sun Yuan
(b. 1972 People’s Republic of China) and Peng Yu (b. 1974 People’s Republic of China), both live and work in Beijing
69. Taylor, Henry
b. 1958 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles
70. Trockel, Rosemarie
b. 1952 Germany, lives and works in Cologne
71. Upson, Kaari
b. 1972 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles
72. Ursuţa, Andra
b. 1979 Romania, lives and works in New York
73. Vo, Danh
b. 1975 Vietnam, lives and works in Mexico DF
74. Wa Lehulere, Kemang
b. 1984 Republic of South Africa, lives and works in Cape Town
75. Weerasethakul, Apichatpong
b. 1970 Thailand, lives and works in Chiang Mai for the work in Arsenale, in collaboration with Hisakado, Tsuyoshi b. 1981 Japan, lives and works in Kyoto
76. Wertheim, Margaret and Wertheim, Christine
b. 1958 Australia, both live and work in Los Angeles
77. Yi, Anicka
b. 1971 Republic of Korea, lives and works in New York
78. Yin Xiuzhen
b. 1963 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing
79. Yu Ji
b. 1985 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Shanghai and Vienna
Venice Biennale Arte 2019 Country Pavilions
Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture Republic of Albania.
Curator: Alicia Knock.
Exhibitor: Driant Zeneli.
Venezia, Castello 3701
The Future is Now / El futur és ara
Commissioner: Eva Martínez, “Zoe”.
Curators: Ivan Sansa, Paolo De Grandis.
Exhibitor: Philippe Shangti.
Venezia, Dorsoduro 919
Antigua and Barbuda
Find Yourself: Carnival and Resistance
Commissioner: Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and the Arts. Curator: Barbara Paca, Nina Khrushcheva. Exhibitors: Timothy Payne, Sir Gerald Price, Joseph Seton, Frank Walter, Intangible Cultural, Heritage Artisans and Mas Troup.
El nombre de un país / The Name of a Country
Commissioner: Sergio Alberto Baur Ambasciatore.
Curator: Florencia Battiti.
Exhibitor: Mariana Telleria.
Venezia, Dorsoduro 2596
Armenia, Republic of
Commissioner: Nazenie Garibian, Deputy Minister.
Curator: Susanna Gyulamiryan.
Exhibitors: "ArtlabYerevan" Artistic Group (Gagik Charchyan, Hovhannes Margaryan, Arthur Petrosyan, Vardan Jaloyan) e Narine Arakelian.
Commissioner: Australia Council for the Arts.
Curator: Juliana Engberg.
Exhibitor: Angelica Mesiti.
Discordo Ergo Sum
Commissioner: Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Curator: Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.
Exhibitor: Renate Bertlmann.
Venezia, San Marco 2949
Azerbaijan (Republic of)
Commissioner: Mammad Ahmadzada, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Curator: Gianni Mercurio, Emin Mammadov.
Exhibitors: Zeigam Azizov, Orkhan Mammadov, Zarnishan Yusifova, Kanan Aliyev, Ulviyya Aliyeva.
Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo S. Stefano, San Marco 2949
Venezia, Dorsoduro 2596
Bangladesh (People’s Republic of)
Commissioner: Liaquat Ali Lucky.
Curators: Mokhlesur Rahman, Viviana Vannucci.
Exhibitors: Bishwajit Goswami, Dilara Begum Jolly, Heidi Fosli, Gazi Nafis Ahmed, Franco Marrocco, Domenico Pellegrino, Preema Nazia Andaleeb, Ra Kajol, Uttam Kumar karmaker.
Venue: Palazzo Zenobio – Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael, Dorsoduro 2596
Venezia, Castello 103
Belarus (Republic of)
Commissioner: Siarhey Kryshtapovich.
Curator: Olga Rybchinskaya.
Exhibitor: Konstantin Selikhanov.
Venue: Spazio Liquido, Castello 103, Salizada Streta
Commissioner: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Curator: Anne-Claire Schmitz.
Exhibitors: Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys.
Venezia, San Polo 2184/A
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Commissioner: Senka Ibrišimbegović, Ars Aevi Museum for Contemporary Art Sarajevo.
Curators: Anja Bogojević, Amila Puzić, Claudia Zini.
Exhibitor: Danica Dakić.
Venue: Palazzo Francesco Molon, Ca’ Bernardo, San Polo 2184/A
Commissioner: José Olympio da Veiga Pereira, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
Curator: Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro.
Exhibitors: Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca.
Venezia, San Marco 2893
How We Live
Commissioner: Iara Boubnova, National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Curator: Vera Mlechevska.
Exhibitor: Rada Boukova, Lazar Lyutakov.
Venue: Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, San Marco 2893
Commissioner: National Gallery of Canada.
Curators: Asinnajaq, Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Barbara Fischer, Candice Hopkins.
Exhibitors: Isuma (Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paul Apak, Pauloosie Qulitalik).
Commissioner: Varinia Brodsky, Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage.
Curator: Agustín Pérez Rubio.
Exhibitor: Voluspa Jarpa.
Venezia, Santa Croce 2258
Traces of Disappearing (In Three Acts)
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.
Curator: Katerina Gregos.
Exhibitor: Igor Grubić.
Venue: Calle Corner, Santa Croce 2258
Venezia, San Servolo
A Cautionary Environment / Entorno aleccionador
Commissioner: Norma Rodríguez Derivet, Consejo Nacional de Artes Plásticas.
Curator: Margarita Sanchez Prieto.
Exhibitors: Alejandro Campins, Alex Hérnandez, Ariamna Contino, Eugenio Tibaldi.
Venue: San Servolo island
Czech Republic and Slovak Republic
Stanislav Kolíbal. Former Uncertain Indicated
Commissioner: Adam Budak, National Gallery Prague.
Curator: Dieter Bogner.
Exhibitor: Stanislav Kolibal.
Commissioner: The Danish Arts Foundation: Lisette Vind Ebbesen (Chair), Peter Land, Jane Jin Kaisen, Charlotte Fogh, Søren Assenholt.
Curator: Nat Muller.
Exhibitor: Larissa Sansour.
Venezia, Cannaregio 4118
Naturaleza y biodiversidad en la República Dominicana
Commissioner: Eduardo Selman, Minister of Culture.
Curators: Marianne de Tolentino, Simone Pieralice, Giovanni Verza.
Exhibitors: Dario Oleaga, Ezequiel Taveras, Hulda Guzmán
Venue: Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118
khnum across times witness
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture.
Curator: Ahmed Chiha.
Exhibitors: Islam Abdullah, Ahmed Chiha, Ahmed Abdel Karim.
Venezia, Giudecca 211
Commissioner: Maria Arusoo, Centre of Contemporary Arts of Estonia.
Curators: Andrew Berardini, Irene Campolmi, Sarah Lucas, Tamara Luuk.
Exhibitor: Kris Lemsalu.
Venue: c/o Legno & Legno, Giudecca 211
A Greater Miracle of Perception
Commissioner: Raija Koli, Direttore di Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Curators: Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Christopher Wessels.
Exhibitors: Miracle Workers Collective (Maryan Abdulkarim, Khadar Ahmed, Hassan Blasim, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Sonya Lindfors, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Outi Pieski, Leena Pukki, Lorenzo Sandoval, Martta Tuomaala, Christopher L. Thomas,Christopher Wessels, Suvi West).
Deep see blue surrounding you / Vois ce bleu profond te fondre
Commissioner: Institut français with the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.
Curator: Martha Kirszenbaum.
Exhibitor: Laure Prouvost.
REARMIRRORVIEW, Simulation is Simulation, is Simulation, is Simulation
Commissioner: Ana Riaboshenko.
Curator: Margot Norton.
Exhibitor: Anna K.E.
Commissioner: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, Germany. Curator: Franciska Zólyom. Exhibitor: Natascha Süder Happelmann (Natascha Sadr Haghighian).
Commissioner: Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Curator: Nana Oforiatta Ayim.
Exhibitors: Felicia Abban, John Akomfrah, El Anatsui, Lynette Yiadom Boakye Ibrahim Mahama, Selasi Awusi Sosu.
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Written by Water
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg.
Curator: Kevin Muhlen.
Exhibitor: Marco Godinho.
Commissioner: Emma Dexter.
Curator: Zoe Whitley.
Exhibitor: Cathy Wilkes.
Commissioner: Syrago Tsiara (Deputy Director of the Contemporary Art Museum - Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki - MOMus).
Curator: Katerina Tselou.
Exhibitors: Panos Charalambous, Eva Stefani, Zafos Xagoraris.
Venezia, Cannaregio 4118
Commissioner: Susan Mains.
Curator: Daniele Radini Tedeschi.
Exhibitors: Amy Cannestra, Billy Gerard Frank, Dave Lewis, Shervone Neckles, Franco Rota Candiani, Roberto Miniati, CRS avant-garde.
Venue: Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118
Venezia, Cannaregio 4118
Commissioner: Elder de Jesús Súchite Vargas, Minister of Culture and Sport of Guatemala.
Curator: Stefania Pieralice.
Exhibitors: Elsie Wunderlich, Marco Manzo.
Venue: Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118
Venezia, Castello 2168
THE SPECTACLE OF TRAGEDY
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Curator: Giscard Bouchotte.
Exhibitor: Jean Ulrick Désert.
Venue: Circolo Ufficiali Marina, Calle Seconda de la Fava, Castello 2168
Commissioner: Julia Fabényi, Museo Ludwig – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest.
Curator: Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák.
Exhibitor: Tamás Waliczky.
Venezia, Giudecca 800
Chromo Sapiens – Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter
Commissioner: Eiríkur Þorláksson, Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Curator: Birta Gudjónsdóttir.
Exhibitor: Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter.
Sede: Spazio Punch, Giudecca 800
Our time for a future caring
Commissioner: Adwaita Gadanayak, National Gallery of Modern Art.
Curator: Roobina Karode, Director & Chief Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
Exhibitors: Atul Dodiya, Ashim Purkayastha, GR Iranna, Jitish Kallat, Nandalal Bose, Rummana Hussain, Shakuntala Kulkarni.
Commissioner: Ricky Pesik & Diana Nazir, Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy.
Curator: Asmudjo Jono Irianto.
Exhibitors: Handiwirman Saputra and Syagini Ratna Wulan.
Venezia, Fondaco Marcello, San Marco 3415
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
of being and singing
Commissioner: Hadi Mozafari, General Manager of Visual Arts Administration of Islamic Republic of Iran.
Exhibitors: Reza Lavassani, Samira Alikhanzadeh, Ali Meer Azimi.
Venezia, San Marco 3052
Commissioner: Ruya Foundation.
Curators: Tamara Chalabi, Paolo Colombo.
Exhibitor: Serwan Baran.
Venue: Ca’ del Duca, Corte del Duca Sforza, San Marco 3052
The Shrinking Universe
Commissioner: Culture Ireland.
Curator: Mary Cremin.
Exhibitor: Eva Rothschild.
Field Hospital X
Commissioner: Michael Gov, Arad Turgeman.
Curator: Avi Lubin.
Exhibitor: Aya Ben Ron.
Né altra né questa: La sfida al Labirinto
Commissioner: Federica Galloni, Direttore Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie Urbane, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali.
Curator: Milovan Farronato.
Exhibitors: Enrico David, Liliana Moro, Chiara Fumai.
Venezia, Castello 1636/A
The Open Shadows of Memory
Commissioner: Henri Nkoumo.
Curator: Massimo Scaringella.
Exhibitors: Ernest Dükü, Ananias Leki Dago, Valérie Oka, Tong Yanrunan.
Commissioner: The Japan Foundation.
Curator: Hiroyuki Hattori.
Exhibitors: Motoyuki Shitamichi, Taro Yasuno, Toshiaki Ishikura, Fuminori Nousaku.
Venezia, Cannaregio 3659
Pacific Time - Time Flies
Commissioner: Pelea Tehumu, Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Curators: Kautu Tabaka, Nina Tepes.
Exhibitors: Kaeka Michael Betero, Daniela Danica Tepes, Kairaken Betio Group; Teroloang Borouea, Neneia Takoikoi, Tineta Timirau, Teeti Aaloa, Kenneth Ioane, Kaumai Kaoma, Runita Rabwaa, Obeta Taia, Tiribo Kobaua, Tamuera Tebebe, Rairauea Rue, Teuea Kabunare, Tokintekai Ekentetake, Katanuti Francis, Mikaere Tebwebwe, Terita Itinikarawa, Kaeua Kobaua, Raatu Tiuteke, Kaeriti Baanga, Ioanna Francis, Temarewe Banaan, Aanamaria Toom, Einako Temewi, Nimei Itinikarawa, Teniteiti Mikaere, Aanibo Bwatanita, Arin Tikiraua.
Venue: European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, Strada Nuova 3659
Kosovo (Republic of)
Commissioner: Arta Agani. Curator: Vincent Honore. Exhibitor: Alban Muja.
Commissioner: Dace Vilsone.
Curators: Valentinas Klimašauskas, Inga Lāce.
Exhibitor: Daiga Grantiņa.
Venezia, Castello 2738/C
Sun & Sea (Marina)
Commissioner: Rasa Antanavičıūte.
Curator: Lucia Pietroiusti.
Exhibitors: Lina Lapelyte, Vaiva Grainyte and Rugile Barzdziukaite.
Venue: Magazzino n. 42, Marina Militare, Arsenale di Venezia, Fondamenta Case Nuove 2738/C
I have forgotten the night
Commissioner: Ministry of Communication and Culture of the Republic of Madagascar.
Curator: Rina Ralay Ranaivo, Emmanuel Daydé.
Exhibitor: Joël Andrianomearisoa.
Venezia, San Marco 3198
Holding Up a Mirror
Commissioner: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Najib Dawa, Director General of Balai Seni Negara (National Art Gallery of Malaysia), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia.
Curator: Lim Wei-Ling.
Exhibitors: Anurendra Jegadeva, H.H.Lim, Ivan Lam, Zulkifli Yusoff.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3198
Maleth / Haven / Port - Heterotopias of Evocation
Commissioner: Arts Council Malta.
Curator: Hesperia Iliadou Suppiej.
Exhibitors: Vince Briffa, Klitsa Antoniou, Trevor Borg.
Actos de Dios / Acts of God
Commissioner: Gabriela Gil Verenzuela.
Curator: Magalí Arriola.
Exhibitor: Pablo Vargas Lugo.
Venezia, Castello 2093-2090
Commissioner: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia.
Curator: Gantuya Badamgarav.
Exhibitors: Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar with the participation of traditional Mongolian throat singers and Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto).
Venue: Calle del Forno, Castello 2093-2090
Venezia, San Marco 3078
Odiseja / An Odyssey
Commissioner: Nenad Šoškić.
Curator: Petrica Duletić.
Exhibitor: Vesko Gagović.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3078-3079/A
Venezia, Cannaregio 3659
Mozambique (Republic of)
The Past, the Present and The in Between
Commissioner: Domingos do Rosário Artur.
Curator: Lidija K. Khachatourian.
Exhibitors: Gonçalo Mabunda, Mauro Pinto, Filipe Branquinho.
Venue: Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova, 3659
The Measurement of Presence
Commissioner: Mondriaan Fund.
Curator: Benno Tempel.
Exhibitors: Iris Kensmil, Remy Jungerman.
Venezia, Castello 1364
Commissioner: Dame Jenny Gibbs.
Curators: Zara Stanhope, Chris Sharp.
Exhibitors: Dane Mitchell.
Venue: Palazzina Canonica, Riva Sette Martiri, Castello 1364
Nordic Countries (Finland - Norway - Sweden)
Weather Report: Forecasting Future
Commissioner: Leevi Haapala / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma / Finnish National Gallery, Katya García-Antón / Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Ann-Sofi Noring / Moderna Museet.
Curators: Leevi Haapala, Piia Oksanen.
Exhibitors: Ane Graff, Ingela Ihrman, nabbteeri.
Venezia, Castello 4421
North Macedonia (Republic of)
Subversion to Red
Commissioner: Mira Gakina.
Curator: Jovanka Popova.
Exhibitor: Nada Prlja.
Venue: Palazzo Rota Ivancich, Castello 4421
Venezia, Castello 2110
Manora Field Notes
Commissioner: Syed Jamal Shah, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, PNCA.
Curator: Zahra Khan.
Exhibitor: Naiza Khan.
Venues: Tanarte, Castello 2109/A and Spazio Tana, Castello 2110-2111
People’s Republic of China
Commissioner: China Arts and Entertainment Group Ltd. (CAEG).
Curator: Wu Hongliang.
Exhibitors: Chen Qi, Fei Jun, He Xiangyu, Geng Xue.
“Indios antropófagos”. A butterfly Garden in the (Urban) Jungle
Commissioner: Armando Andrade de Lucio.
Curator: Gustavo Buntinx.
Exhibitors: Christian Bendayán, Otto Michael (1859-1934), Manuel Rodríguez Lira (1874-1933), Segundo Candiño Rodríguez, Anonymous popular artificer.
Commissioner: National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) / Virgilio S. Almario.
Curator: Tessa Maria T. Guazon.
Exhibitor: Mark O. Justiniani.
Commissioner: Hanna Wroblewska.
Curator: Łukasz Mojsak, Łukasz Ronduda.
Exhibitor: Roman Stańczak
Venezia, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, San Marco 2893
a seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot
Commissioner: Directorate-General for the Arts. Curator: João Ribas. Exhibitor: Leonor Antunes.
Venezia, Associazione Culturale Spiazzi, Castello 3865
Republic of Cyprus
Christoforos Savva: Untimely, Again
Commissioner: Louli Michaelidou.
Curator: Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.
Exhibitor: Christoforos Savva.
Republic of Korea
History Has Failed Us, but No Matter
Commissioner: Arts Council Korea.
Curator: Hyunjin Kim.
Exhibitors: Hwayeon Nam, siren eun young jung, Jane Jin Kaisen.
Venezia, Castello 3647
Republic of San Marino
Friendship Project International
Commissioner: Vito Giuseppe Testaj.
Curator: Vincenzo Sanfo.
Exhibitors: Gisella Battistini, Martina Conti, Gabriele Gambuti, Giovanna Fra, Thea Tini, Chen Chengwei, Li Geng, Dario Ortiz, Tang Shuangning, Jens W. Beyrich, Xing Junqin, Xu de Qi, Sebastián.
Venues: Palazzo Bollani, Castello 3647 and Complesso dell’Ospedaletto (Barbaria de le Tole), Castello 6691
Venezia, Cannaregio 3659
Republic of Seychelles
Commissioner: Galen Bresson.
Curator: Martin Kennedy.
Exhibitors: George Camille and Daniel Dodin.
Venue: Palazzo Mora, Strada Nova, 3659
Republic of Slovenia
Here we go again... SYSTEM 317
A situation of the resolution series
Commissioner: Zdenka Badovinac, Director Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana.
Curator: Igor Španjol.
Exhibitor: Marko Peljhan.
Republic of South Africa
The stronger we become
Commissioner: Titi Nxumalo, Console Generale.
Curators: Nkule Mabaso, Nomusa Makhubu.
Exhibitors: Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose, Mawande Ka Zenzile.
Giardini and Romanian Institute (Campo Santa Fosca, Palazzo Correr, Cannaregio 221
Unfinished Conversations on the Weight of Absence
Commissioner: Attila Kim.
Curator: Cristian Nae.
Exhibitors: Belu-Simion Făinaru, Dan Mihălțianu, Miklós Onucsán.
Commissioner: Semyon Mikhailovsky.
Curator: Mikhail Piotrovsky.
Exhibitors: Alexander Sokurov, Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai.
After Illusion بعد توهم
Commissioner: Misk Art Insitute.
Curator: Eiman Elgibreen.
Exhibitor: Zahrah Al Ghamdi.
Regaining Memory Loss Commissioner: Vladislav Scepanovic.
Curator: Nicoletta Lambertucci.
Exhibitor: Djordje Ozbolt.
Music For Everyone: Variations on a Theme
Commissioner: Rosa Daniel, Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council (NAC).
Curator: Michelle Ho.
Exhibitor: Song-Ming Ang.
Perforated by Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego
Commissioner: AECID Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional Para El Desarrollo. Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Union Europea y Cooperacion.
Curator: Peio Aguirre.
Exhibitors: Itziar Okariz, Sergio Prego.
Commissioner: Swiss Arts Council Pro-Helvetia: Marianne Burki, Sandi Paucic, Rachele Giudici Legittimo.
Curator: Charlotte Laubard.
Exhibitors: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz.
Venezia, Cannaregio Misericordia
Syrian Arab Republic
Syrian Civilization is still alive
Commissioner/Curator: Emad Kashout.
Exhibitors: Abdalah Abouassali, Giacomo Braglia, Ibrahim Al Hamid, Chen Huasha, Saed Salloum, Xie Tian, Saad Yagan, Giuseppe Biasio, Primo Vanadia.
Venezia, Castello 1260
The Revolving World
Commissioner: Vimolluck Chuchat, Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture, Thailand.
Curator: Tawatchai Somkong.
Exhibitors: Somsak Chowtadapong, Panya Vijinthanasarn, Krit Ngamsom.
Venue: In Paradiso Gallery, Castello 1260
Curator: Zeynep Öz.
Exhibitor: İnci Eviner.
The Shadow of Dream cast upon Giardini della Biennale
Commissioner: Svitlana Fomenko, First Deputy Minister of Culture.
Curators: Open Group (Yurii Biley, Pavlo Kovach, Stanislav Turina, Anton Varga).
Exhibitors: all the artists of Ukraine.
United Arab Emirates
Nujoom Alghanem: Passage
Commissioner: Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation. Curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. Exhibitor: Nujoom Alghanem.
United States of America
Martin Puryear: Liberty
Commissioner/Curator: Brooke Kamin Rapaport.
Exhibitor: Martin Puryear.
La casa empática
Commissioner: Alejandro Denes.
Curators: David Armengol, Patricia Bentancur.
Exhibitor: Yamandú Canosa.
Metáfora de las tres ventanas
Venezuela: identidad en tiempo y espacio
Commissioner/Curator: Oscar Sottillo Meneses.
Exhibitors: Natalie Rocha Capiello, Ricardo García, Gabriel López, Nelson Rangelosky.
Venezia, Castello 3701
Zimbabwe (Republic of)
Soko Risina Musoro (The Tale without a Head)
Commissioner: Doreen Sibanda, National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
Curator: Raphael Chikukwa.
Exhibitors: Georgina Maxim, Neville Starling, Cosmas Shiridzinomwa, Kudzanai Violet Hwami.
Venue: Istituto Provinciale per l’Infanzia “Santa Maria Della Pietà”. Calle della Pietà, Castello 3701