African Art Venice Forum is a platform presented during the Venice Biennale for nuanced and inclusive conversations on contemporary art relating to Africa and its diasporas.
Every two years, with the Venice Biennale, Venice becomes the capital of contemporary art. However, numerous regional and cultural areas are still excluded from this conversation. Gathering the necessary support to set up a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale remains an overwhelming challenge for many countries, especially those experiencing socio-economic constraints and political instabilities.
The African Art in Venice Forum (AAVF) was born in 2017 with the aim of bringing together in Venice the unrepresented voices of the contemporary African art ecosystem, present their creative message, and open a broader cultural dialogue during the opening of the Biennale. Art professionals, lovers and researchers gather around this free, open and inclusive platform to forge lasting connections, creating a lively community for discussion and knowledge-exchange.