artists & participants

Marcos Agudelo Ai WeiweiVyacheslav AkhunovFurat al JamilDhali Al MamoonTarek Al-GhousseinBassim Al-ShakerRashad AlakbarovSanan AleskerovHareth AlhomaamMohamed AliVictor AlimpievMassimiliano AliotoLara AlmarceguiSama AlshaibiEllen AltfestPawel AlthamerMiguel AlvearYuri AncaraniCamilla AncilottoPatricio AndradeCarl Andre Apparatus 22Ei ArakawaUri AranDario ArcidiaconoFrancesco ArenaYüksel ArslanSusana ArwasSri AstariZsolt AsztalosEd AtkinsEl Atlas Del ImperioMarino AuritiAnna AzevedoChingiz BabayevLidia BachisEnrico BajZbynek BaladranMiroslaw BalkaJavier BalmasedaMohamed BanawyPhyllida BarlowPedro BarrailPaola BarretoMorton BartlettMassimo BartoliniGianfranco BaruchelloHans BellmerNeil BeloufaElisabetta BenassiFred BenevidesAnna BentesLene BergStefan BertalanUrsula BiemannMax BillRossella BiscottiFan BoJohn BockSamantha BosqueIrina BoteaFrederic Bruly BouabreShary BoyleGeta BratescuKarolina BregulaKP BrehmerFrancois BucherLiudvikas BuklysJames Lee ByarsStefano CagolRoger CailloisVarda CaivanoHermano CallouVlassis CaniarisFelipe CardenaValentin CarronFredi CascoJames CastleRenata CatharinoRui ChafesEdson ChagasAlice Channer Chen Wenling Chhakka Artists GroupVirginia ChihotaSergey ChutkovJasmina CibicLygia ClarkJoaquin Cocina CocinaGeorge CondoThierry de CordierPedro CostaNicola Costantino Cracking Art Cracking Art GroupAleister Crowley / Frieda HarrisRobert CrumbBill CulbertRoberto CuoghiEnrico DavidJohn De AndreaNelson Ramirez de ArellanoBerlinde De BruyckereGiorgio De ChiricoWalter De MariaTacita DeanJeremy DellerSimon Denny Dexter SinisterCollettivo di Artisti Urbani VenezuelaniTamsir DiaHumberto DiazGintaras DidziapetrisThea DjordjadzeArthur Bispo do RosarioJason DodgeTrisha DonnellyChristoph DraegerPano DrawingsJimmie DurhamGiulio DuriniAntje Ehmann Entang WiharsoSonia FalconeFranck FannyMaria FarcasDenes FarkasHarun FarockiFlavio Favelli Feng ZhengjieGuo FengyiPetra FeriancovaAntonio Eligio FernandezJorge FernandezLucas Ferraco NassifHelio Fervenza Fischli / WeissLevi Fisher AmesMoomin FouadLinda Fregni NaglerPeter FritzAurelien FromentPhyllis GalemboLuiz GarciaMiro GeorgeLuigi GhirriNorbert GhisolandYervant Gianikian / Angela Ricci LucchiShaker Gift DrawingsSimryn GillDomenico GnoliRobert GoberPiero GoliaFrancesca GrilliBouillon GroupTamar Guimaraes / Kasper AkhojJoao Maria Gusmao & Pedro PaivaWade GuytonAriel GuzikTerike HaapojaElpida Hadzi-VasilevaKhaled HafezButunay HagverdiyevMariam HajiPetrit HalilajMorten Norbye HalvorsenZinkovskyi HamletDuane HansonLia HarakiMaria HassabiSharon HayesCamille HenrotAndre HeriqueDaniel HesidenceRoger HiornsHeidrun HolzfeindTong HongshengChanna HorwitzVincent J.F. HuangHanna HusbergPapa Ibra TallRene Iche Ikuru KuwajimaNicu IlfoveanuCheeman IsmaeelSaodat IsmailovaAlfredo JaarJessica Jackson HutchinsChristian JankowskiRashid JogeeHans JosephsonCarl Gustav JungJesper JustZhanna Kadyrova Kan XuanRomuald KarmakarAshok KarmakerUttam Kumar KarmakerMohammed KazemAli KazmaLiu KeAchilleas KentonisBouchra KhaliliAkeel Khreef KimsoojaRagnar KjartanssonHilma af Klint Kohei YoshiyukiJems Koko BiEva KotatkovaEvgenij KozlovEmma KunzKamilla KurmanbekovaPhanos KyriacouIrena LagatorIrena Lagator PejovicAntti LaitinenMaria LassnigMark LeckeyGlenda LeonCristobal Leon LeonFrancesca LeoneAugustin LesageGabriel Lester Li WeiH.H. LimLuo LingHerbert ListSergio LombardoCatherine LorentSarah LucasNikoloz LutidzeLucia MadrizMaria Magdalena CamposMarcello MalobertiWaheeda MalullahFakhriyya MammadovaMark MandersHelen MartenBruna MastrogiovanniAdi MateiMichele MathisonFabio MauriKivuthi MbunoPaul McCarthyLaura McLeanSteve McQueenPascal MeccarielloGianfranco MeggiatoCesar MeneghettiPrabhavathi MeppayilMarisa Merz Miao XiaochunLucio MichelettiCezar MigliorinOlivia MihaltianuAnca MihuletKata MijatovicDaniel MilessiMladen MiljanovicPaul D. Miller aka DJ SpookyOdires MlaszhoMakhowl MoffakSantu MofokengSami MohammadSebastian MoldovanPierre MolinierMatthew MonahanPriscilla MongeLaurent MontaronFiona MorrisonRichard MosseMelvin MotiMatt MullicanBruno MunariEdvard MunchRidnyi MykolaRon NagleElena NarbutaiteBruce NaumanLeonard NeilGregory NiemeyerHermann NitschEko NugrohoYasmin Jahan NupurKadhim NwirAlbert OehlenJ.D. Okhai OjeikereErika OleaDragos OleaHenrik OlesenJohn OutterbridgeRaquel PaiewonskyHannu PalosuoRoberto PaoliniMarco PaoliniGiulio PaoliniMaria PapacaharalambousGela PatashuriManuel PelmusLu PengJamal PenjwenyVladimir PericDiego PerroneWalter PichlerEsteban PiedraOtto PieneJorge PinedaAlexandra PiriciKaspars PodnieksMathias PolednaEliot PorterConcetto Pozzati Project ProjectsCollettivo QuintapataJhafis QuinteroImran QureshiAbdul Raheem YassirMokhlesur RahmanGavin RainCarol RamaKhaled RamadanBelkis RamirezSandra RamosFarid RasulovGilad RatmanCharles RayFelipe RibeiroJames RichardsAchilles G. RizzoliRoberto RobalinhoAnton RodinPamela RosenkranzDiana RossiDieter RothLala RukhArin RungjangLazaro SaavedraAnri SalaKriss SalmanisAli SamiaaAl Samman NabilArarat SarkissianViviane SassenMartin SastreShinichi SawadaKlaus SchaflerHans SchärerKarl SchenkerMichael SchmidtJean-Frederic SchnyderCharupit SchoolFriedrich Schröder-SonnensternTino SehgalLala Rukh SelimRichard SerraAza ShadeEchtai ShaffikJim ShawCindy Sherman Shinro OhtakeKatrin SigurdardottirCristian Silva-AvariaLaurie Simmons & Allan MccollumDayanita SinghDrossos P. SkyllasHarry SmithKonrad SmolenskiXul SolarRafael Otton SolisPatrick Sonni CavalierCinthya SotoChristiana SoulouEduard SpelteriniGuillermo Srodek-HartJuliana SteinRudolf SteinerHito SteyerlTavares StrachanJose Antonio SuarezGio SumbadzeRahayu SupanggahWasinburee SupanichvoraparchSarah SzeHashim TaeehConstantinos TaliotisKoki TanakaDorothea TanningAnonymous Tantric PaintingsArmando TanziniSergei TcherepninVoti ThebeHarald Thys / Jos de GruyterMarco Tirelli TitarubiMilos TomicFelix ToranzosPatrizio TravagliRyan TrecartinRosemarie TrockelKalliopi Tsipni-KolazaStefanos TsivopoulosErlan TuyakovAndra UrsutaWifredo Diaz ValdezPatrick van CaeckenberghErik van LieshoutStan VanderbeekKazys VarnelisJoana VasconcelosSimon VegaLiudmila VelazcoBruno ViannaLuca VitoneDanh VoEugene von BruenchenheinBeny WagnerYaseen Wami Wami Wang Du Wang QingsongChrispus Wangombe WachiraHe WeimingGünter WeselerJack WhittenCathy WilkesChristopher WilliamsSusanne Winterling Wooloo ProductionsSislej XhafaZhang XiaotaoLin XueHu YaolinLynette Yiadom-BoakyeNatalie YiaxiAlbert Yonathan SetyawanShu YongHe YunchangAkram ZaatariA. K. M. Zahidul MustafaCamille ZakhariaVadim ZakharovKhaled ZakiMahbub ZamalSergey ZarvaAnna ZemankovaVytaute ZilinskaiteDavid Zink YiJakub Julian ZiolkowskiArtur ZmijewskiGilberto ZorioPortia Zvavahera 

curators

Ahmed Adeeb , Worathep Akkabootara , Mohammed Al-Asoussi , Aurime Aleksandraviciute , Miguel Amado , Fabio Anselmi , Maria Arusoo , Sam Bardaouil , Anne Barlow , Emre Baykal , Lorenzo Benedetti , Nalini Bethel , Beyond Entropy , Carla Bianpoen , Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa , Holly Block , Camilla Boemio , Tiago Bom , Ilaria Bonacossa , Achille Bonito Oliva , Adam Budak , Marianne Burki , Juan Calzadilla , Carlos Capelan , Giovanni Carmine , Ruth Casabella , Mary Ceruti , Tamara Chalabi , Cps Chamber Of Public Secrets , Raphael Chikukwa , Wang Chunchen , Maja Ciric , J. M. Coetzee , Veronica Cordeiro , Francisco Cordoba , Alfredo Cramerotti , Jean Crutchfield , Zane Culkstena , Alexandru Damian , Paolo de Grandis , Catherine de Zegher , Feliciano Dos Santos , Josee Drouin-Brisebois , Sergio Edelstein , Rifky Effendy , Jesper Elg , Francesco Elisei , Mika Elo , Aida Eltorie , Melissa Enders-Bhatia , Reem Fadda , Magdalena Faillace , Tapugao Falefou , Fernando Farina , Till Fellrath , Jorge Fernandez Torres , Courtenay Finn , Branko Franceschi , Ana Frangovska , Susanne Gaensheimer , Heather Galbraith , Mads Gamdrup , Jette Gejl Kristensen , Thierry Geoffroy , Emma Gifford-Mead , Massimiliano Gioni , Rachele Giudici , Edgar Ernesto Gonzalez , Osvaldo Gonzalez Real , Michael Gov , Stamatina Gregory , Arman Grogoryan , Madeleine Grynsztejn , Jorge Gumbe , Lamees Hamdan , Lise Harlev , Jenny Harper , Kyungyun Ho , Robert Hobbs , Irfan Hosic , Szu Hsien Li , Alfons Hug , Apisai Ielemia , Marika Ioannou , Sylvia Irrazabal , Soedarmadji Jh Damais , Marko Karo , Stella Kasaeva , Dorothee Kirch , Udo Kittelmann , Raija Koli , Yacouba Konate , Anna Krogh , Mika Kuraya , Marta Kuzma , Harri Laakso , Pablo Lafuente , Lotte S. Lederballe Pedersen , Tevz Logar , Anna Loporcaro , Carey Lovelace , Brenton Maart , Christine Macel , Raimundas Malasauskas , Christian Maretti , Louli Michaelidou , Herve Mikaeloff , Clement Minighetti , Marine Mizandari , Saul Molobi , Monica Morariu , Simon Mordant , Daniel Muzyczuk , Paula Nascimento , Natasa Nikcevic , Penwadee Nophaket Manont , Soloviov Oleksandr , Zane Onckule , Sandro Orlandi , Anna O´sullivan , Monika Palcova , Halide Paloshi , An-Yi Pan , Ricardo Pascale , Justin Paton , Sandi Paucic , Luis Perez-Oramas , Henry Perier , Blaz Persin , Bartolomeo Pietromarchi , Agnieszka Pindera , Shu Ping Shih , Marek Pokorny , Paola Poponi , Ermengol Puig , Stefano Rabolli Pansera , Maddalena Ragni , Gaston Ramirez Feltrin , Kathrin Rhomberg , Maren Richter , Francesc Rodriguez , Andrea Rose , Joke Schauvliege , Itala Schmelz , Penelope Seidler , Seungduk Kim , Andre Severo , Jasper Sharp , Erzen Shkololli , Doreen Sibanda , Angela Skordi , Victor Sydorenko , Luis Terepins , Alise Tifentale , Duccio Trombadori , Syrago Tsiara , Ayatgali Tuleubek , Arad Turgeman , Josep M. Ubach , Gabriella Uhl , Vittorio Urbani , Nori Vaccari Starck , Philippe van Cauteren , Dean Vanessa Ohlraun , Angela Vettese , Miria Vicini , Burlaka Victoria , Elisa Victoria Aquino Laterza , Raluca Voinea , Sarita Vujkovic , Joanna Warsza , Jonathan Watkins , Hanna Wroblewska , Ala Younis , Octavio Zaya , Giacomo Zaza , Jonas Zokaitis 

press release

The 55th International Art Exhibition titled Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), curated by Massimiliano Gioni and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, is opening to the public from Saturday 1st June to Sunday 24th November 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale. The preview will be held on 29th, 30th and 31st May. The award ceremony and the inauguration will take place on Saturday 1st June.

88 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice. Among these 10 countries are participating in the Exhibition for the first time: Angola, Bahamas, Kingdom of Bahrain, Ivory Coast, Republic of Kosovo, Kuwait, Maldives, Paraguay, Tuvalu and the Holy See. The novelty is the participation of the Holy See with an exhibition held at the Sale d'Armi, an area which is being restored by la Biennale and converted into permanent pavilions. This year the Italian Pavilion at the Arsenale - organized by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, with PaBAAC (General Direction for the Landscape, Fine Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Art) - is curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.

The Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) will be laid out in the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and in the Arsenale forming a single itinerary, with works spanning over the past century alongside several new commissions, including over 150 artists coming form 37 countries.

“Over the years – the President Paolo Baratta explains– in representing the contemporary, our curators have developed an insight of how important it is to place artists in a historical perspective or in a context of mutual affinities, by highlighting ties and relations both with the past and with other artists of the present. At the same time, in contrast with the avant-garde period, attention has increasingly focused on the intensity of the relationship between the work of art and the viewer who, though shaken by artistic gestures and provocations, ultimately seeks in art the emotion of dialoguing with the work, which should cause that hermeneutical tension, that desire to go beyond what is expected from art.”

“The next Biennale – Baratta adds - is taking a decisive step in this direction, and will give life to a great exhibition-research. With Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), Massimiliano Gioni, much more than presenting us with a list of contemporary artists, wishes to reflect on their creative urges and seems to push the question even further: what is the artists' world? The prospective interest goes so far as to search for relations with different worlds; thus the exhibition will present works by contemporary artists, but also works from the past, different references, works that do not claim to be works of art, but which are part of the stimuli to imagine and dream beyond reality, dream another reality. That is, the visions that in the classical period helped arouse the artists’ "aspirations”, and in modern times are the obsessions of the same; and to give tangible form to both, down to the present time when there is a real reversal. Today, Gioni seems to be saying, it is ordinary reality that lays on a lavishly decked table, a plethora of images and visions for everyday use; they all strike us though we are not able to escape them, and the artist should, if anything, pass through them unharmed, as Moses did in the Red Sea.”

The Exhibition draws inspiration from the model of a utopian dream by Marino Auriti who filed a design with the U.S. Patent office in 1955, depicting his Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge. Auriti planned the model of a 136-story building to be built in Washington, in that would stand 700 meters tall and take up over 16 blocks. “Auriti’s plan was never carried out, of course – Massimiliano Gioni says - but the dream of universal, all-embracing knowledge crops up throughout the history of art and humanity, as one that eccentrics like Auriti share with many other artists, writers, scientists, and self-proclaimed prophets who have tried—often in vain—to fashion an image of the world that will capture its infinite variety and richness. Today, as we grapple with a constant flood of information, such attempts to structure knowledge into all-inclusive systems seem even more necessary and even more desperate.”

“Blurring the line between professional artists and amateurs, outsiders and insiders, the exhibition takes an anthropological approach to the study of images, focusing in particular on the realms of the imaginary and the functions of the imagination. What room is left for internal images—for dreams, hallucinations and visions—in an era besieged by external ones? And what is the point of creating an image of the world when the world itself has become increasingly like an image?”

“Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) is a show about obsessions and about the transformative power of the imagination; the exhibition opens in the Central Pavilion with a presentation of Carl Gustav Jung’s Red Book” – Gioni continues. “In the vast halls of the Arsenale the exhibition is organized as a progression from natural to artificial forms, following the typical layout of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century cabinets of curiosities. Just like Auriti’s Palace, these baroque proto-museums brought together man-made and natural wonders to construct visual compendia of the world through a science of elective affinities and magical sympathies. This associative process of knowledge, through its heterogeneous ordering of objects and images, draws interesting parallels between the wunderkammer and today’s culture of hyper-connectivity.” Through the many examples of artworks and figurative expressions on view, including films, photographs, videos, bestiaries, labyrinths, performances and installations, “The Encyclopedic Palace emerges as an elaborate but fragile construction, a mental architecture that is as fantastical as it is delirious. After all – says Gioni – the biennale model itself is based on the impossible desire to concentrate the infinite worlds of contemporary art in a single place: a task that now seems as dizzyingly absurd as Auriti’s dream.”

“In that sense - Baratta reflects - the curator develops his reflection on the fate of contemporary art and artists, who do not settle for limited horizons when they imagine, but conceive global realities, driven by aspirations for a comprehensive knowledge and sensibility. And I cannot help recalling Harald Szeemann's ‘obsessions’ and the concept of failure that followed. Fertile failures for art, as Gioni says, it is a question for the artist of a powerful and all-encompassing motive.Within la Biennale, the idea of an exhibition-study is considered profitable not only for the Art section but also for the Architecture. For this reason, the Exhibitions of Gioni and Koolhaas (Biennale Architettura 2014) represent important moments in the history of our Institution.”

• Biennale Sessions, a project for Universities
The project Biennale Sessions is taking place again for the fourth year, after the extraordinary success of the previous years. This initiative is offered by la Biennale di Venezia to institutions developing research and training in the field of arts and the alike, to Universities and Academies of Fine Arts. La Biennale aims at providing them with favourable conditions for a three-day visit for groups of at least 50 people comprising students and teachers, reduced price meals, the possibility to organize seminars at the Exhibition’s venues – free of charge, and assistance in organizing their journey and stay.

• Meetings on Art
Moreover la Biennale is organizing a program of Meetings on Art, among which a series of conversations with Marco Paolini, titled Fen, during the summer months and four events during autumn on the topics of the myth of the self-taught artists, Existence is elsewhere;on the anthropology of images and history of art, Image-Worlds; on the Encyclopedias and other flights of the imagination, Nothing is sweeter than knowing everything. The last meeting, Let’s talk about us, is scheduled for 24th November 2013, on the closing day of the 55th International Art Exhibition. Concerning these two projects of la Biennale, President Paolo Baratta states: “We would like the visit to la Biennale to be included in the curricular activities, and la Biennale to be considered a site for research where people can observe, reflect and carry out projects.”

Also for 2013 the Educational activities will be organised addressing individuals and groups of students of all grades, universities and academies of fine arts, as well as professionals, companies, experts, fans and families. These initiatives, conducted by selected staff trained by la Biennale di Venezia, are aimed at actively involving participants in both Educational Itineraries and Laboratories and creative workshops.

• Catalogue and short guide
The 55th Exhibition catalogue contains reproductions of the artworks, profiles of the participating artists, and a special section of essays coordinated by Sina Najafi and Jeffrey Kastner in which art historians, philosophers, academics, and writers discuss various forms of obsession, systems of information, adventures in knowledge, and other journeys of the imagination. A detailed, comprehensive, and wieldy guide to the Exhibition will be published featuringshort monographic texts of all the invited artists to the 55th Exhibition: the guide includes over 150 entries and articles on all the featured artists, along with useful information about all the National Pavilions and Collateral events. Both editorial products are realized by Marsilio Editori.

Official Awards of the 55th International Art Exhibition

The Jury of the 55th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Jessica Morgan (Great Britain) and comprised of Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (Mexico), Francesco Manacorda (Italy), Bisi Silva (Nigeria), and Ali Subotnick (United States) has decided to confer the awards as follows:

Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Angola
Luanda, Encyclopedic City
Edson Chagas
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture. Curators: Beyond Entropy (Paula Nascimento, Stefano Rabolli Pansera), Jorge Gumbe. Venue: Palazzo Cini, Dorsoduro 864

Golden Lion for the best artist in the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) to
Tino Sehgal (Great Britain, 1976; Central Pavilion, Giardini)

Silver Lion for a promising young artist in the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) to
Camille Henrot (France, 1978; Corderie, Arsenale)

The Jury has also decided to assign four special mentions.
Special mentions for artists of the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace):
Sharon Hayes (USA, 1970; Corderie, Arsenale)

Roberto Cuoghi (Italy, 1963; Corderie, Arsenale)

Special mentions for National Participations: Cyprus, Lithuania, Japan

national pavilions

Exhibitors, Commissioners, Curators, Venues:

ANDORRA
Tempus fugit
Javier Balmaseda, Samantha Bosque, Fiona Morrison
Commissioner: Henry Perier. Deputy Commissioners: Francesc Rodríguez, Ermengol Puig, Ruth Casabella.
Curators: Josep M. Ubach, Paolo De Grandis.
Venue: to be confirmed

ANGOLA
Edson Chagas
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture.
Curators: Beyond Entropy (Paula Nascimento, Stefano Rabolli Pansera), Jorge Gumbe, Feliciano dos Santos.
Venue: Palazzo Cini, San Vio, Dorsoduro

ARGENTINA
"Eva - Argentina. Una metafora contemporanea"
Nicola Costantino
Commissioner: Magdalena Faillace.
Curator: Fernando Farina.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

ARMENIA, Republic of
Narrative
Ararat Sarkissian
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture.
Curator: Arman Grogoryan.
Venue: to be confirmed

AUSTRALIA
Here art grows on trees
Simryn Gill
Commissioner: Simon Mordant. Deputy Commissioner: Penelope Seidler. Curator: Catherine de Zegher.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
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AUSTRIA
Mathias Poledna
Commissioner/Curator: Jasper Sharp.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
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AZERBAIJAN, Republic of
Ornamentation
Rashad Alakbarov, Sanan Aleskerov, Chingiz Babayev, Butunay Hagverdiyev, Fakhriyya Mammadova, Farid Rasulov
Commissioner: Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
Curator: Herve Mikaeloff. Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo S. Stefano, San Marco 2949

BAHAMAS
Polar Eclipse
Tavares Strachan
Commissioner: Nalini Bethel, Ministry of Tourism.
Curators: Robert Hobbs & Jean Crutchfield.
Deputy Curator: Stamatina Gregory.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
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BANGLADESH, People’s Republic of
SUPERNATURAL
Chhakka Artists Group: Mokhlesur Rahman, Mahbub Zamal, A. K. M. Zahidul Mustafa, Ashok Karmaker, Lala Rukh Selim, Uttam Kumar Karmaker. Dhali Al Mamoon, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Gavin Rain, Gianfranco Meggiato, Charupit School
Commissioner/Curator: Francesco Elisei.
Curator: Fabio Anselmi.
Venue: Officina delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 947

BAHRAIN , Kingdom of
In a World of Your Own
Mariam Haji, Waheeda Malullah, Camille Zakharia
Commissioner: Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Culture.
Curator: Melissa Enders-Bhatia.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

BELGIUM
Kreupelhout – Cripplewood
Berlinde De Bruyckere
Commissioner: Joke Schauvliege, Flemish Minister for Environment, Nature and Culture.
Curator: J. M. Coetzee. Deputy Curator: Philippe van Cauteren.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The Garden of Delights
Mladen Miljanovic
Commissioners/Curators: Sarita Vujkovic, Irfan Hosic.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3198

BRAZIL
Inside/Outside (Fervenza/Mlászho/Clark/Bill/Munari)
Helio Fervenza, Odires Mlaszho, Lygia Clark, Max Bill, Bruno Munari
Commissioner: Luis Terepins (Fundação Bienal de São Paulo).
Curator: Luis Perez-Oramas. Deputy Curator: Andre Severo.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

CANADA
Music for Silence
Shary Boyle
Commissioner: National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada.
Curator: Josee Drouin-Brisebois.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

CHILE
Venezia, Venezia
Alfredo Jaar
Commissioner: National Council of Culture and the Arts.
Curator: Madeleine Grynsztejn.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

CHINA, People’s Republic of
Transfiguration
He Yunchang, Hu Yaolin, Miao Xiaochun, Shu Yong, Tong Hongsheng, Wang Qingsong, Zhang Xiaotao
Commissioner: China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG).
Curator: Wang Chunchen.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

COSTA RICA
Democracy; Dreams
Priscilla Monge, Esteban Piedra, Rafael Ottón Solís, Cinthya Soto
Commissioner: Francesco Elisei. Deputy Commissioner: Fabio Anselmi.
Curator: Francisco Córdoba, MUSEO DE ARTE Y DISEÑO CONTEMPORÁNEO (Fiorella Resenterra).
Venue: Ca’ Bonvicini, S.Croce 2161

CROATIA
Between the Sky and the Earth / Tra il cielo e la terra
Kata Mijatovic
Commissioner/Curator: Branko Franceschi.
Venue: Sala Tiziano, Opera don Orione Artigianelli, Fondamenta delle Zattere ai Gesuati 919

CUBA
La Perversión de lo clásico: Anarquía de los relatos (La Perversione della classicità: Anarchia delle narrazioni)
Liudmila and Nelson, Maria Magdalena Campos and Leonard Neil, Sandra Ramos, Glenda Leon, Lazaro Saavedra, Tonel, Hermann Nitsch, Gilberto Zorio, Wang Du, H.H. Lim, Pedro Costa, Rui Chafes, Francesca Leone
Commissioner: Miria Vicini.
Curators: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Giacomo Zaza.
Venue: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Venezia, Palazzo Reale, Piazza San Marco 17

CYPRUS, Republic of
Oo
Lia Haraki, Maria Hassabi, Phanos Kyriacou, Constantinos Taliotis, Natalie Yiaxi, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Jason Dodge, Gabriel Lester, Dexter Sinister
Commissioner: Louli Michaelidou. Deputy Commissioners: Angela Skordi, Marika Ioannou.
Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas.
Venue: Palasport "Giobatta Gianquinto" Calle San Biagio 2132, Castello

CZECH REPUBLIC and SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Still the same place
Petra Feriancova, Zbynek Baladran
Commissioner: Monika Palcova.
Curator: Marek Pokorny.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

DENMARK
Jesper Just in collaboration with Project Projects
Commissioners: The Danish Arts Council Committee for International Visual Arts: Jette Gejl Kristensen (chairman), Lise Harlev, Jesper Elg, Mads Gamdrup, Anna Krogh.
Curator: Lotte S. Lederballe Pedersen.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

EGYPT
Treasuries of Knowledge
Mohamed Banawy, Khaled Zaki
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

ESTONIA
Evident in Advance
Denes Farkas
Commissioner: Maria Arusoo.
Curator: Adam Budak.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3199, San Samuele
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FINLAND
Falling Trees
Antti Laitinen
Commissioner: Raija Koli.
Curators: Marko Karo, Mika Elo, Harri Laakso.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini (Pavilion Alvar Aalto)

FRANCE
Ravel Ravel Unravel
Anri Sala
Commissioner: Institut français.
Curator: Christine Macel.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

GEORGIA
Kamikaze Loggia
Bouillon Group,Thea Djordjadze, Nikoloz Lutidze, Gela Patashuri with Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin, Gio Sumbadze
Commissioner: Marine Mizandari, First Deputy Minister of Culture.
Curator: Joanna Warsza. Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

GERMANY
Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh
Commissioner/Curator: Susanne Gaensheimer.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
www.deutscher-pavillon.org

GREAT BRITAIN
Jeremy Deller
Commissioner: Andrea Rose.
Curator: Emma Gifford-Mead.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
venicebiennale.britishcouncil.org

GREECE
HISTORY ZERO
Stefanos Tsivopoulos
Commissioner: Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports.
Curator: Syrago Tsiara.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

HOLY SEE / VATICAN
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

HUNGARY
Lanciata ma non esplosa
Zsolt Asztalos
Commissioner: Kunstahalle (Art Hall).
Curator: Gabriella Uhl.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

ICELAND
Katrin Sigurdardottir
Commissioner: Dorothee Kirch.
Curators: Mary Ceruti , Ilaria Bonacossa.
Venue: Lavanderia, Palazzo Zenobio, Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael, Fondamenta del Soccorso, Dorsoduro 2596

INDONESIA, Republic of
SAKTI
Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso, Rahayu Supanggah, Sri Astari, Titarubi
Commissioner: Soedarmadji JH Damais. Deputy Commissioner: Achille Bonito Oliva.
Curators: Carla Bianpoen, Rifky Effendy.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale www.indonesiavenice.com

IRAQ
Abdul Raheem Yassir, Akeel Khreef, Ali Samiaa, Bassim Al-Shaker, Cheeman Ismaeel, Furat al Jamil, Hareth Alhomaam, Jamal Penjweny, Kadhim Nwir, WAMI (Yaseen Wami, Hashim Taeeh)
Commissioner: Tamara Chalabi (Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture). Deputy Commissioner: Vittorio Urbani.
Curator: Jonathan Watkins.
Venue: Ca' Dandolo, San Tomà, Venezia
www.theiraqpavilion.com

IRELAND
The Enclave
Richard Mosse
Commissioner/Curator: Anna O´Sullivan.
Venue: Fondaco Marcello, San Marco 3415
www.irelandvenice.ie

ISRAEL
The Workshop
Gilad Ratman
Commissioners: Arad Turgeman, Michael Gov.
Curator: Sergio Edelstein.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

ITALY
vice versa
Francesco Arena, Massimo Bartolini, Gianfranco Baruchello, Elisabetta Benassi, Flavio Favelli, Luigi Ghirri, Piero Golia, Francesca Grilli, Marcello Maloberti, Fabio Mauri, Giulio Paolini, Marco Tirelli, Luca Vitone, Sislej Xhafa
Commissioner: Maddalena Ragni.
Curator: Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.
Venue: Italian Pavilion, Tese delle Vergini at Arsenale
viceversa2013.org

IVORY COAST , Republic of
Traces and signs
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Tamsir Dia, Jems Koko Bi, Franck Fanny
Commissioner: Paolo De Grandis.
Curator: Yacouba Konate.
Venue: Spiazzi, Arsenale, Castello 3865

JAPAN
abstract speaking - sharing uncertainty and collective acts
Koki Tanaka
Commissioner: The Japan Foundation.
Curator: Mika Kuraya.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
www.jpf.go.jp/venezia-biennale/

KENYA
Reflective Nature # a new primary enchanting sensitivity
Kivuthi Mbuno, Armando Tanzini, Chrispus Wangombe Wachira, Fan Bo, Luo Ling & Liu Ke, Lu Peng, Li Wei, He Weiming, Chen Wenling, Feng Zhengjie, César Meneghetti
Commissioner: Paola Poponi.
Curators: Sandro Orlandi, Paola Poponi.
Venue: Caserma Cornoldi, Castello 4142 and San Servolo island

KOREA, Republic of
To Breathe: Bottari
Kim Sooja
Commissioner/Curator: Seungduk Kim. Deputy Commissioner: Kyungyun Ho.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

KOSOVO , Republic of
Petrit Halilaj
Commissioner: Erzen Shkololli.
Curator: Kathrin Rhomberg.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

KUWAIT
National Works
Sami Mohammad, Tarek Al-Ghoussein
Commissioner: Mohammed Al-Asoussi (National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters).
Curator: Ala Younis.
Venue: Palazzo Michiel, Sestriere Cannaregio, Strada Nova

LATVIA
North by Northeast
Kaspars Podnieks, Krišs Salmanis
Commissioners: Zane Culkstena, Zane Onckule.
Curators: Anne Barlow, Courtenay Finn, Alise Tifentale.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
www.northbynortheast.lv

LEBANON
Letter To A Refusing Pilot
Akram Zaatari
Commissioner: APEAL.
Curators: Sam Bardaouil, Till Fellrath.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

LITHUANIA
oO
Gintaras Didziapetris, Elena Narbutaite, Liudvikas Buklys, Kazys Varnelis, Vytaute Zilinskaite, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Jason Dodge, Gabriel Lester, Dexter Sinister
Commissioners: Jonas Žokaitis, Aurime Aleksandraviciute.
Curator: Raimundas Malasauskas.
Venue: Palasport "Giobatta Gianquinto" Calle San Biagio 2132, Castello

LUXEMBOURG, Grand Duchy of
Relegation
Catherine Lorent
Commissioner: Clément Minighetti.
Curator: Anna Loporcaro.
Venue: Ca’ del Duca, Corte del Duca Sforza, San Marco 3052

MACEDONIA, Former Yugoslavian Republic of
SILENTIO PATHOLOGIA
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva
Commissioner: Halide Paloshi.
Curator: Ana Frangovska.
Venue: Scuola dei Laneri, Santa Croce 113/A
www.silentiopathologia.com

MALDIVES
PORTABLE NATION
Disappearance as Work in Progress – Approaches to Ecological Romanticism
Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky, Thierry Geoffrey aka Colonel, Gregory Niemeyer, Stefano Cagol, Hanna Husberg, Laura McLean & Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza, Khaled Ramadan, Moomin Fouad, Mohamed Ali, Sama Alshaibi, Patrizio Travagli, Achilleas Kentonis & Maria Papacaharalambous, Wooloo Productions, Khaled Hafez, Ursula Biemann, Heidrun Holzfeind & Christoph Draeger, Klaus Schafler
Commissioner: Ahmed Adeeb, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Republic of Maldives.
Curators: CPS – Chamber of Public Secrets (Alfredo Cramerotti, Aida Eltorie, Khaled Ramadan). Deputy Curators: Maren Richter, Camilla Boemio.
Venue: to be confirmed
www.chamberarchive.org

MEXICO
Cordiox
Ariel Guzik
Commissioner: Gaston Ramirez Feltrin.
Curator: Itala Schmelz.
Venue: Ex Chiesa di San Lorenzo, Campo San Lorenzo

MONTENEGRO
Image Think / Pensare attraverso l'immagine
Irena Lagator Pejovic
Commissioner/Curator: Natasa Nikcevic.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3078-3079/A, Ramo Malipiero Venezia – Ground Floor

NETHERLANDS, The
Room with Broken Sentence
Mark Manders
Commissioner: Mondriaan Fund.
Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

NEW ZEALAND
Front Door Out Back
Bill Culbert
Commissioner: Jenny Harper. Deputy Commissioner: Heather Galbraith.
Curator: Justin Paton.
Venue: Santa Maria della Pietà, Calle della Pietà, Castello
www.nzatvenice.com

NORDIC PAVILION (FINLAND, NORWAY)
Finland
Falling Trees
Terike Haapoja
Commissioner: Raija Koli.
Curators: Marko Karo, Mika Elo, Harri Laakso. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini Norway
Beware of the Holy Whore: Edvard Munch, Lene Berg and the Dilemma of Emancipation
Edvard Munch, Lene Berg
Commissioner: Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA).
Curators: Marta Kuzma, Pablo Lafuente, Angela Vettese.
Venue: Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
www.oca.no

PARAGUAY The Encyclopedic Palace of Paraguay
Pedro Barrail, Felix Toranzos, Diana Rossi, Daniel Milessi
Commissioner: Elisa Victoria Aquino Laterza. Deputy Commissioner: Nori Vaccari Starck.
Curator: Osvaldo Gonzalez Real. Venue: Palazzo Carminati, Santa Croce 1882
www.bienaldevenecia-paraguay.com

POLAND Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More Konrad Smolenski Commissioner: Hanna Wróblewska. Curators: Agnieszka Pindera, Daniel Muzyczuk.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

PORTUGAL
Trafaria Praia
Joana Vasconcelos
Commissioner: Direção-Geral das Artes/Secretário de Estado da Cultura, Governo de Portugal.
Curator: Miguel Amado.
Venue: to be confirmed

ROMANIA
An immaterial retrospective of the Venice Biennale
Maria Alexandra Pirici, Manuel Pelmus
Commissioner: Monica Morariu. Deputy Commissioner: Alexandru Damian.
Curator: Raluca Voinea.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

Reflection Centre for Suspended Histories. An Attempt
Anca Mihulet, Apparatus 22 (Dragos Olea, Maria Farcas,Erika Olea), Irina Botea, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Karolina Bregula, Adi Matei, Olivia Mihaltianu, Sebastian Moldovan
Commissioner: Monica Morariu. Deputy Commissioner: Alexandru Damian.
Curator: Anca Mihulet.
Venue: Nuova Galleria dell'Istituto Romeno di Venezia, Palazzo Correr, Campo Santa Fosca, Cannaregio 2214

RUSSIA
Vadim Zakharov
Commissioner: Stella Kasaeva.
Curator: Udo Kittelmann.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
www.ruspavilion.ru/en/2013/

SERBIA
Nothing Between Us
Vladimir Peric, Milos Tomic
Commissioner: Maja Ciric.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

SLOVENIA, Republic of
For Our Economy and Culture
Jasmina Cibic
Commissioner: Blaž Peršin.
Curator: Tevz Logar.
Venue: Galleria A+A, San Marco 3073
www.mgml.si

SOUTH AFRICA
Imaginary Fact: Contemporary South African Art and the Archive
Commissioner: Saul Molobi.
Curator: Brenton Maart.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

SPAIN
Lara Almarcegui
Lara Almarcegui
Commissioner/Curator: Octavio Zaya.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

SWITZERLAND
Valentin Carron
Commissioners: Pro Helvetia - Sandi Paucic and Marianne Burki. Deputy Commissioner: Pro Helvetia - Rachele Giudici Legittimo.
Curator: Giovanni Carmine.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
CARA AMICA ARTE
Giorgio De Chirico, Miro George, Makhowl Moffak, Al Samman Nabil, Echtai Shaffik, Giulio Durini, Dario Arcidiacono, Massimiliano Alioto, Felipe Cardena, Roberto Paolini, Concetto Pozzati, Sergio Lombardo, Camilla Ancilotto, Lucio Micheletti, Lidia Bachis, Cracking Art Group, Hannu Palosuo
Commissioner: Christian Maretti.
Curator: Duccio Trombadori.
Venue: Isola di San Servolo

THAILAND
Poperomia/Golden Teardrop
Wasinburee Supanichvoraparch, Arin Rungjang
Commissioner: Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture.
Curators: Penwadee Nophaket Manont, Worathep Akkabootara.
Venue: Santa Croce 556

TURKEY
Resistance
Ali Kazma
Commissioner: Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts.
Curator: Emre Baykal.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
pavilionofturkey.iksv.org

TUVALU
Vincent J.F. Huang
Commissioners: Apisai Ielemia, Minister of Foreign Affair, Trade, Tourism, Environment & Labour; Tapugao Falefou, Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Tourism, Environment & Labour.
Curators: An-Yi Pan, Szu Hsien Li, Shu Ping Shih.
Venue: Accademia di Belle Arti, Headquarters at Ex Ospedale degli Incurabili, Dorsoduro 423 www.tuvalupavilion.com

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Not Yet Available
Mohammed Kazem
Commissioner: Lamees Hamdan.
Curator: Reem Fadda. Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
www.uaepavilion.org

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Sarah Sze
Commissioners/Curators: Carey Lovelace, Holly Block.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

UKRAINE
The Monument to a Monument
Ridnyi Mykola, Zinkovskyi Hamlet, Kadyrova Zhanna
Commissioner: Victor Sydorenko.
Curators: Soloviov Oleksandr, Burlaka Victoria.
Venue: to be confirmed

URUGUAY
Wifredo Diaz Valdez: Time (Time) Time
Wifredo Diaz Valdez
Commissioner: Ricardo Pascale.
Curators: Carlos Capelan, Veronica Cordeiro.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

VENEZUELA
El arte urbano. Una estética de la Subversión
Collettivo di Artisti Urbani Venezuelani
Commissioner: Edgar Ernesto González.
Curator: Juan Calzadilla.
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

ZIMBABWE, Republic of
Dudziro - Re-examining the visions of religious beliefs in relation to the current global politics that have one questioning the status quo of the role of religion in society
Portia Zvavahera, Michele Mathison, Rashid Jogee, Voti Thebe, Virginia Chihota
Commissioner: Doreen Sibanda.
Curator: Raphael Chikukwa.
Venue: Santa Maria della Pietà, Calle della Pietà, Castello 3701

ISTITUTO ITALO-LATINO AMERICANO
El Atlas del Imperio
Commissioner: Sylvia Irrazábal.
Curator: Alfons Hug. Deputy Curator: Paz Guevara.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
www.iila.org

ARGENTINA: Guillermo Srodek-Hart
BOLIVIA: Sonia Falcone
BRAZIL: Juliana Stein
CHILE: Leon Cocina
COLOMBIA: François Bucher
COSTA RICA: Lucia Madriz
CUBA: Humberto Diaz
ECUADOR: Miguel Alvear and Patricio Andrade
EL SALVADOR: Simon Vega
ITALY: Luca Vitone
NICARAGUA: Marcos Agudelo
PANAMA: Jhafis Quintero
PARAGUAY: Fredi Casco
PERU: David Zink Yi
DOMINICAN REPUBBLIC: Collettivo Quintapata -Pascal Meccariello, Raquel Paiewonsky, Jorge Pineda, Belkis Ramirez
URUGUAY: Martin Sastre
VENEZUELA: Susana Arwas
GERMANY /BRAZIL: Harun Farocki & Antje Ehmann.
In collaboration with: Cristian Silva-Avaria, Anna Azevedo, Paola Barreto, Fred Benevides, Anna Bentes, Hermano Callou, Renata Catharino, Patrick Sonni Cavalier, Lucas Ferraco Nassif, Luiz Garcia, Andre Herique, Bruna Mastrogiovanni, Cezar Migliorin, Felipe Ribeiro, Roberto Robalinho, Bruno Vianna, Beny Wagner,Christian Jankowski

CENTRAL ASIA PAVILION
WINTER
Commissioner: HIVOS (Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation). Deputy Commissioner: Dean Vanessa Ohlraun (Oslo National Academy of the Arts/The Academy of Fine Art).
Curators: Ayatgali Tuleubek, Tiago Bom. Scientific Committee: Susanne M. Winterling.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3199-3201
www.cap2013.net/en

KAZAKHSTAN: Kamilla Kurmanbekova, Erlan Tuyakov, Ikuru Kuwajima
KYRGYZSTAN: Aza Shade
TAJIKISTAN: Anton Rodin. Sergey Chutkov
UZBEKISTAN: Saodat Ismailova, Vyacheslav Akhunov