On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale, International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL) present “Diaspora Pavilion”, a group exhibition conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within the structure of an international biennale. The show gathers together nineteen artists whose practices in many ways expand, complicate and even destabilize diaspora as term, whilst highlighting the continued relevance that diaspora as a lived reality holds today.
The pavilion also forms part of the 22-month, joint ICF and UAL project “Diaspora Platform”, which is designed to deliver mentoring and professional development by eleven selected mentors for twelve UK-based emerging artists whose work engages with the topic of the diaspora. The selected participants and eight of the mentors will all showcase their work in the Diaspora Pavilion.
- Diaspora Pavilion, exhibition view, Palazzo Pisani, 2017