Cecilia Alemani Announces Three Artists for the Italian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale

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Cecilia Alemani will curate the Italian National Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale. The Biennale’s title for next year will be “Viva Arte Viva”, as previously announced by director Christine Macel.

Today she announed the three artists taking part at the pavilion: Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi and Adelita Husni-Bey.

“With their works, Giorgio Andreotti Calò, Roberto Cuoghi and Adelita Hosni-Bey represent complementary and different ways of making art in Italy. The three artists are born in Italy between the mid 70s and the mid 80s and have emerged on the national and international art scene in the last part of this new century, achieving different levels of recognition:from promising young Husni-Bey to the most mature work of Cuoghi. Their works and their languages ​​are global but intimately related to the culture of our country. Contrary to the past, I chose to invite a smaller group of artists in order to align the Italian Pavilion to the other ones in the Biennale. My project doesn’t aim at giving a complete look on contemporary art in Italy but rather  wants to analyze in depth the work of these three artist” stated Cecilia Alemani.


Elena Scarpa

  • Adelita Husni-Bey, Wave in the well, 2016 Adelita Husni-Bey, Wave in the well, 2016