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Venice Art Biennale 2024


The 60th International Art Exhibition, organized by the Biennale foundation, will take place in Venice from 20 April to 24 November. This year, the exhibition will focus on the theme “Foreigners Everywhere“, exploring the concept of foreignness and the experience of minorities through the works of contemporary artists.

The exhibition will be divided into different sections, with the central pavilion curated by Adriano Pedrosa, artistic director of the São Paulo art museum. Pedrosa will explore the etymology of the word “foreigner” and present works by artists belonging to ethnic, social and gender minorities. Furthermore, there will be a section called “historical nucleus”, which will host twentieth-century works from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Arab countries. A special space will also be dedicated to pay homage to forty first and second generation Italian artists who emigrated abroad, with an installation created by Lina Bo Bardi.

The exhibition will be enriched by eighty-nine national pavilions, with thirteen African countries participating for the first time and the return of Iran after five years. The Holy See will also participate with a space set up in the women’s prison in Venice, which will be visited by the Holy Father.

One of the most important moments of the event will be the awards ceremony on April 20, during which the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to two artists: Anna Maria Maiolino (Brazil) and Nil Yalter (Turkey).

The Venice Art Biennale is expected to attract over 800,000 visitors, mostly foreigners, during its opening period to the public.

This year’s edition promises to offer a unique artistic experience, reflecting on the plight of “foreigners everywhere”.

As the world continues to become increasingly interconnected, the Venice Art Biennale plays a vital role in facilitating dialogue between different cultures and promoting inclusion and mutual understanding through art.

For more information on the event, visit the official website of the Venice Biennale.