Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale
Established in 1895

The International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is the most prestigious cultural institution in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in the contemporary arts in accordance with a multi-disciplinary model, which characterizes its unique nature.

The Foundation’s venues, which receive a vast international public are not owned by it but are made available by law by the Venice City Council – the Giardini di Castello (visual arts and architecture), the Arsenale (visual arts and architecture).

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Arsenale and Giardini
Venice, Italy


Latest Editions
The 58th Venice Biennale

May 9th – November 24th, 2019
Under the title “May You Live in Interesting Times”, the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Exhibition takes place at the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and the Arsenale, and includes 79 artists from all over the world. It also includes 90 National Participations and 21 Collateral Events

The 57th Venice Biennale

May 13 – November 11, 2017
Under the curatorship of Christine Macel, the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia opens on May 13, 2020 under the title “Viva Arte Viva”. This edition is dedicated to celebrating the very existence of art and artists. In Christine Macel’s words “Viva Arte Viva is an exclamation, a passionate outcry for art and the state of the artist. Viva Arte Viva is a Biennale designed with artists, by artists and for artists”.

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The 58th Venice Biennale