The 57th Venice Biennale:
Viva Arte Viva

09 May 2017 — 26 Nov 2017

Carlos Amorales, The Cursed Village, 2017 (still). Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto

National participations

The 87 participating countries
Leonard Qylafi, IMAGERY 4, courtesy of the Artist

Albania 2017

13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Eve Ariza, Taller, 2017

Andorra 2017

Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Frank Walter, Psycho Geometrics, date unknown. Photo by Kenneth M. Milton Fine Arts Conservation, © Courtesy The Estate of Frank Walter 2017

Antigua and Barbuda 2017

Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Carnival of Victory - documentary - 1978, Still Frame. Courtesy of the artist

Angola 2017

Venice Art Space
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Graciela Díaz, 2017

Argentina 2017

13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Jean Boghossian

Armenia 2017 – Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael

Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Tracey Moffatt

Australia 2017

13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Christa Steinle

Austria 2017

13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Palazzo Lezze

Azerbaijan 2017

Palazzo Lezze
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

The Table

Belarus 2017

Seco Marina Space
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Dirk Braeckman, 27.1 / 21.7 / 035 / 2014

Belgium 2017

13/05/2016 - 26/11/2017

Jannis Markopoulos, Amphibian Essence, 2017. Courtesy of the artist

Bolivia 2017

Scuola dei Laneri
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Collateral events

The official ones
Wong Cheng Pou

A Bonsai of My Dream – Works by Wong Cheng Pou

Arsenale (Campo della Tana)
13/05/2017 - 12/11/2017

Sara Campesan, Immagine Circolare, 1965. Courtesy of Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa.
Katarzyna Kozyra, Faces (Carla Fracci), 2006. Courtesy of the artist, Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation.

Body and Soul. Performance Art – Past and Present

Palazzo Pisani
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

BlindWiki, collaborative cartography of Venice, 2017. Photo by Antoni Abad, 2017

Catalonia in Venice 2017_La Venezia che non si vede

Cantieri Navali
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Tehching Hsieh, "One Year Performance 1981-1982" © Tehching Hsieh. Courtesy the artist, Gilbert & Lila Silverman, and Sean Kelly Gallery

Doing Time

Palazzo delle Prigioni
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Fernando Zóbel, Saeta Blanca Sobre Ocre, 1957

Fernando Zobel: Contrapuntos

Fondaco Marcello
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Dineo Seshee Bopape, mabu/mubu/mmu, 2017. Co-produced by Pinchuk Art Centre. Courtesy of PinchukArtCentre © 2017. Photo by Sergey Illin

Future Generation Art Prize 2017

Palazzo Contarini Polignac
12/05/2017 - 13/08/2017

James Lee Byars performance. Courtesy of Michael Werner Gallery

James Lee Byars: The Golden Tower

Campo San Vio
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Jan Fabre, Planet V, 2011. Planets Series. Photo by Attilio Maranzano © Angelos bvba

Jan Fabre: Glass and Bone Sculptures 1977 – 2017

Abbazia di San Gregorio
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Leonid Tishkov, The Private moon project, 2003-2017. Journey of the Private Moon in the Urals, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

Man as Bird: Images of Journeys

Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel
13/05/2017 - 05/09/2017

Li Songsong, Moon, 2010. Courtesy of the artist

Memory and Contemporaneity. China Art Today

Arsenale, Tese 98‐99
13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Michelangelo Pistoletto, La Habana, persone in attesa, detail, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana. Photo by Paola Martinez Fiterre

Michelangelo Pistoletto: One and One makes Three

Basilica di San Giorgio; Officina dell’Arte Spirituale
10/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Featured artists

The 120 artists selected by Christine Macel
Bas Jan Ader

Bas Jan Ader


Abdullah Al Saadi
Nevin Aladag
Leonor Antunes
Jelili Atiku

Jelili Atiku


Salvatore Arancio
Charles Atlas
Kader Attia

Kader Attia


Marcos Avila Forero
Michael Beutler. Photo: Michael Gründel


Explore the variety
A large monographic show featuring over 100 images from the nineties to the present day. The show is a survey on the career of David LaChapelle, one of the most important and irreverent contemporary photographers. For the first time in the world, the “New World” series will be shown: 18 works that mark a return to the human figure and that revolve around themes like heaven and representations of joy, nature, soul. The show is curated by Denis Curti and Reiner Opoku. During all the running period of the exhibition, Casa dei Tre Oci, in collaboration with Nardini, presents a program of “photografic aperitifs”.
David LaChapelle, Aristocracy Two, 2014 ©David LaChapelle. Courtesy of the artist and Casa dei Tre Oci.
Alexander Kluge, Filmstill aus „Kommt ein Schiff gefahren – STUMMFILM“, 2016 © Alexander Kluge. Courtesy of Fondazione Prada
“The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied” is a multidisciplinary exhibition project and the result of a comparison between writer and director Alexander Kluge, artist Thomas Demand, costume designer Anna Viebrock and curator Udo Kittelmann. The... Read More
Damien Hirst, Hydra and Kali (two versions) and Hydra and Kali Beneath the Waves (underwater photography Christoph Gerigk). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/SIAE 2017
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana showcase the new, incredibly immersive exhibition by Damien Hirst, entitled “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable”, for which the artist has been working on for more than ten years. This huge show,... Read More
Rita Kernn-Larsen, Self-Portrait [Know Thyself],1937, Peggy Guggenheim Collection
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection showcases the first presentation of Rita – Kernn Larsen‘s works outside of Scandinavia. The show includes paintings the artist exposed at the Guggenheim Jeune, bought by the Solomon R.Guggenheim Foundation.  The... Read More
Loris Cecchini, Waterbones, installation view.

Loris Cecchini: Waterbones

T Fondaco dei Tedeschi
07/04/2017 - 27/11/2017

From 7 April 2017, the Event Pavilion, the space devoted to proposals cultural of various kinds within the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, hosts a site-specific installation by Italian artist Loris Cecchini. Curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, this exhibition offers... Read More


To get into the groove
During the opening days of the 57th Venice Biennale A plus A will be transformed into an informal cafe and curatorial project by M–L–XL and Luca Lo Pinto that aims at merging two worlds: art and design. In Italy breakfast is one of the most important moments of the day and it’s a social time. During each of these three days, the three invited artists (Anna Sophie Berger, Olaf Nicolai, Nicole Wermers) will prepare and perform a unique breakfast for their hosts from 9am to 12pm, From 12 am to 7 pm the gallery will be open to public that will have the opportunity to visit the space, drink a coffee or eat a slice of cake or have a meeting.
The Breakfast Pavilion

The African Art in Venice Forum

Piano Nobile of Palazzo Dandolo, Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal
09/05/2017 - 10/05/2017

On the occasion of the opening week of the 57th Venice Biennale, a collective of art professionals led by Neri Torcello, Azu Nwagbogu and Azza Satti launches the first edition of the “African Art in Venice Forum”, to discuss the infrastructure... Read More
Dark Matter Games: A platform for art interventions in Venice
S.a.L.E. Docks and Workspacebrussels present “Dark Matter Games: A Series of Artistic Interventions in Venice”: an art project aiming to develop and present innovative and socially engaged art practices that often fall out of the scope of... Read More
Flavio Favelli, UNIVERS: Negozio Metafisico, 2017. Photo Credits: Flavio Favelli. Courtesy of the artist.
On the occasion of the 57th Venice Biennale, Flavio Favelli opens a temporary store to exhibit and sell a collection of artworks: unique and original objects signed by the artist, costing 20 euros each. “Univers: Negozio Metafisico” is an... Read More
Monica Ross, Anniversary—an act of memory, solo, collective and multi-lingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a performance series in 60 Acts, 2008–13 (and continuing). Photo: Bernard G Mills.

Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract

Various venues across town
10/05/2017 - 12/05/2017

Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract is a programme of events including an exhibition, a publication, talks and performances in London, Venice, Margate and Folkestone. The theme of this edition, is particularly relevant both politically and socially. Contracts,... Read More

Art Spaces

Museums, Foundations, Galleris and Non-Profits in Venice
A Plus A

A plus A



Marignana Arte


Spazio Punch

Spazio Punch


Courtesy of Caterina Tognon

Caterina Tognon


Courtesy of Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
Courtsy of Massimo de Luca, Venice



Espace LV, Venice
Palazzo Grassi Venice
Courtesy of Palazzo Fortuny Venezia
Palazzo Grimani
PGC Venice

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Private Collections

Courtesy of Casa dei Tre Oci Venice

Casa dei Tre Oci



Hotels, restaurants and bars in Venice
Courtesy of Al Covo

Al Covo


Courtesy of Antiche Carampane

Antiche Carampane


Courtesy of Cantinone Già Schiavi
Courtesy of CoVino



Courtesy of Estro
Courtesy of La Cantina

La Cantina


Courtesy of La Mascareta

La Mascareta


Cortesy of Ostaria da Rioba

Ostaria da Rioba


Courtesy of Anice Stellato
Courtesy of Osteria di Santa Marina
Courtesy of Osteria La Corte Sconta
Courtesy of Pensione Wildner

Pensione Wildner