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

Argentina Pavilion, Arsenale, Venice 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

Australian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice 2017

Australia 2017

13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Austrian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice, 2017

Austria 2017

13/05/2017 - 26/11/2017

Installation view

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

The 23 Collateral events

The official ones
A Bonsai of My Dream, Exhibition view, 2017

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.
Body and Soul, exhibition view, 2017

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

Doing Time, Exhibition view, Palazzo delle Prigioni, 2017

Doing Time

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

Francesco Zobel, exhibition view, Fondaco Marcello, 2017

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, Golden Tower, Venice, 2017

James Lee Byars: The Golden Tower

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

Installation view of the exhibition at Abbazia San Gregorio

Jan Fabre: Glass and Bone Sculptures 1977 – 2017

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

Man as Bird, Images of a Journey, Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, 2017

Man as Bird: Images of Journeys

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

Memory and Contemporaneity, Exhibition view, Arsenale Nord, 2017

Memory and Contemporaneity. China Art Today

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

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Suspended Perimeter - Love Difference, 1975-2011. Courtesy: the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana Photo by: Oak Taylor-Smith

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
“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 exhibition unfolds on the ground and the first two floors of the palazzo and includes photo and video works, spatial settings and loans from public and private collections.
"The Boat is Leaking. The Captain Lied", exhibition view, 2017
Intuition, Exhibition view, Palazzo Fortuny, 2017


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

Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti present Intuition at Palazzo Fortuny at the 57th Venice Biennale. The exhibition explores how intuition shaped art across geographies, cultures and generations bringing together works dealing with the concept of intuition,... 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
Cambodia, 1952 © Werner Bischof/Magnum Photos
Curated by Marco Bischof, the exhibition at Casa dei Tre Oci is showcasing 250 photographs by the Swiss photographer to give an overview of the journeys Werner took during his lifetime: from India to Japan, Korea, Indochina, and then on to Panama, Chile,... Read More
Celia Paul, Sky and Sea, 2017 (detail). Courtesy of Victoria Miro
Celia Paul’s art stems from a deep connection with subject matter and is quiet, contemplative and ultimately moving in its profound attention to detail and deeply-felt spirituality. She is renowned for her intimate depictions of people and places she... Read More


To get into the groove
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 environmental installation created to bring the visitor to live a different dimension from the commercial one, a “metaphysical” situation: a store and an non-store at the same time, proposing the sale of artworks with different processes, prices and times.
Flavio Favelli, Univers, Venice 2017
The Breakfast Pavilion, A plus A, Venice, 2017
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... Read More
African Art in Venice Forum

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
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



Marignana Arte


Spazio Punch

Spazio Punch


Courtesy of Caterina Tognon

Caterina Tognon


Courtesy of Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
Espace LV, Venice
Fondazione Berengo © Francesco Allegretto

Fondazione Berengo


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 Mascareta

La Mascareta


MET Restaurant, Hotel Metropole. Venice. © Matteo Carassale

Met Restaurant


Cortesy of Ostaria da Rioba

Da Rioba


Courtesy of Anice Stellato

Anice Stellato


Osteria di Santa Marina

Santa Marina


Courtesy of Osteria La Corte Sconta

La Corte Sconta


Courtesy of Pensione Wildner

Pensione Wildner