Venice Art Biennale 2015

05 May 2015 — 22 Nov 2015

Venice, April 2013 - Big cruise liners invade the city - MSC Divina cruise ship passing by the old town. © Gianni Berengo Gardin-Courtesy Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia

National participations

The 90 participating countries
Armando Lulaj, Recapitulation, Frames; Courtesy of the artist

Albania

Arsenale
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Byneld Hyrcan

Angola

Palazzo Pisani
09/09/2015 - 22/11/2015

Installation, courtesy of Andorra Pavillon

Andorra

Spiazzi, Castello
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Juan Carlo Distéfano,Argentinian Pavilion

Argentina

Argentinian Pavilion
09/09/2015 - 22/11/2015

Installation view

Armenia

San Lazzaro degli Armeni
09/09/2015 - 22/11/2015

Fiona Hall, Photo by Will taylor. Courtesy Australia Council for the Arts

Australia

Giardini
09/05/2015 - 22/09/2015

Heimo Zobernig, ohne Titel, Station Laurenzgasse, 1050 Wien (jpg), photo by Marianne Greber 2010

Austria

Giardini
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Tofik Javadov, Oil Workers, 1958-59

Azerbaijan: Beyond the Line

Palazzo Lezze
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Mircea Cantor, No Title (Unpredicteble Future), 2004, light box, 60x80x8 cm Courtesy of Rennie Collection

Azerbaijan: Vita Vitale

Ca' Garzoni
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Artist: Konstantin Selikhanov

Belarus

Riva San Biagio Castello
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Olive & Patrick, L'Echiquete (Checkered Chess), 2012, pieces and chessboard, Photo by Olive Martin

Belgium

Giardini
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Exhibition by Antônio Manuel at MAM

Brazil

Giardini
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Collateral events

The ones with Biennale logo
Courtesy of AES+F

001 Inverso Mundus. AES+F

Magazzino del Sale n. 5
07/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

© Albert Serra Juanola. Courtesy of the artist and Institut Ramon Llull

Catalonia in Venice: Singularity

Cantieri Navali
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Recycle Group, 2015

Conversion. Recycle Group

Chiesa di Sant'Antonin
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Giorgia Severi, antenato#4, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Gervasuti Foundation

Country

Gervasuti Foundation Foundamentalis
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Lee Ufan, From Point, 1977. Courtesy of the artist

Dansaekhwa

Palazzo Contarini-Polignac
07/05/2015 - 15/08/2015

Tomasz Opania. Courtesy of the artist

Dispossession

Palazzo Donà Brusa
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

EM15 presents Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf

EM15 presents Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf

Arsenale Docks
09/05/2015 - 26/07/2015

Hiroshi Senju, Ryujin I (Night) 2014. Photo © 2015 Nacasa and Partners Inc. Courtesy of the artist

Frontiers Reimagined

09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Glasstress 2015 / Gotika. Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti. Courtesy of Glasstress

Glasstress Gotika

Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti; Santa Maria della Visitazione
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Palazzo Fontana, Courtesy of Hospitalfield Arts

Graham Fagen: Scotland + Venice 2015

Palazzo Fontana
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Grisha Bruskin, Doctor. Courtesy of the artist and Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Grisha Bruskin. An Archaeologist’s Collection

ex Chiesa di Santa Caterina
07/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Helen Sear, The Company of Trees. Courtesy of the artist and Wales in Venice

Helen Sear, … the rest is smoke

Santa Maria Ausiliatrice
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Exhibitions

Explore the variety
“Our every city is unreal and suspended in the void”. Mario Merz This exhibition inaugurates the new spaces designed to house temporary exhibitions at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, marking the first occasion on which they will open their doors to the public. It is the first exhibition of Merz‘s work to be held in any public institution in Italy since the artist’s death and since the major retrospective of his work organised in 2005 by Castello di Rivoli, GAM and the Merz Foundation (Turin). “Città Irreale” [Unreal City] pays tribute to the work of Mario Merz, one of the most important figures of the international art scene of the late twentieth... Read More
Mario Merz, Città Irreale, 1968; Collezione privata © Mario Merz, by SIAE 2015 © Photo by Paolo Pellion
Stock Duyster

Proportio

Palazzo Fortuny
09/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Proportio features specially commissioned works by leading artists such as Marina Abramovic, Anish Kapoor, Massimo Bartolini, Rei Naito, Michael Borremans, Izhar Patkin, Maurizio Donzelli, Otto Boll, Francesco Candeloro, Riccardo De Marchi and Arthur... Read More
Robert Manson Travaux des champs et animaux de la ferme, c. 1950 Pinault Collection

Slip of the Tongue

Punta della Dogana
12/04/2015 - 10/01/2016

Danh Vo has been invited to collaborate with Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana –Pinault Collection not only as an artist but also as a curator, working with the collection in conjunction with a number of invited artists. Indeed, it is the first... Read More
© Gianni Berengo Gardin; Courtesy Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia

Gianni Berengo Gardin: Mostri a Venezia

Olivetti Store
22/10/2015 - 06/01/2015

A powerful exhibition intended to make one think about these monsters that daily threaten Venice, making the monuments tremble every time they “bow” as they pass before the city, and which as a result of their bulk loom over the palaces and almost... Read More
Image courtesy of Steve McCurry

From These Hands: a Journey Along the Coffee Trail

Arsenale Nord – Tesa 113
23/09/2015 - 08/11/2015

The exhibition of Steve McCurry photographs organized by Lavazza, and endorsed by architect, Fabio Novembre, will begin on the 23rd of September and continue on till the 8th of November at Arsenale Nord, Tesa 113. The exhibition focuses on 62 photographs... Read More

Events

To get into the groove
Courtesy of Palazzo Grassi

Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
28/10/2015 - 31/10/2015

Berna Reale, Singing in the rain, 2013.

Eccoci!

Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice
07/05/2015 - 22/11/2015

Google Cultural Institute, Venice
Robert Manson, Travaux des champs et animaux de la ferme, c. 1950, Courtesy of Pinault Collection

Panel Discussions – Slip of the Tongue

Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi
19/11/2015 - 20/11/2015

Art spaces

Galleries, foundations, museums and art spaces
A Plus A

A plus A

Galleries

Courtesy of Marignana Arte

Marignana Arte

Galleries

Spazio Punch

Spazio Punch

Non-Profit

Courtesy of Caterina Tognon

Caterina Tognon

Galleries

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

Massimodeluca

Galleries

Espace LV, Venice
Fondazione Berengo, Palazzo Franchetti

Fondazione Berengo

Foundations

Palazzo Grassi Venice
Courtesy of Palazzo Fortuny Venezia
Palazzo Grimani
PGC Venice

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Private Collections

Leisure

Restaurants, bars and hotels
Courtesy of Al Covo

Al Covo

Restaurants

Courtesy of Antiche Carampane

Antiche Carampane

Restaurants

Courtesy of Cantinone Già Schiavi
Courtesy of CoVino

CoVino

Restaurants

Courtesy of Estro
Courtesy of La Cantina

La Cantina

Restaurants

Courtesy of La Mascareta

La Mascareta

Restaurants

Courtesy of Met Restaurant

Met Restaurant

Restaurants

Cortesy of Ostaria da Rioba

Ostaria da Rioba

Restaurants

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