Venice Biennale 2024: all the national pavilions, artists and curators

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Details of the Venice Biennale 2024 have already started to be announced. The 60th edition of the most prestigious and oldest-running art biennial will open on 20 April 2024 (until 24 November). To help you keep on top of the latest pavilion news, we have brought together all the participating artists and organisers announced so far.

Venice Biennale: 60th International Art Exhibition, Giardini, Arsenale and various venues around Venice, 20 April-24 November 2024

Edith Karlson Photo: Marii Kiisk/Müürileht

Estonia

Artist: Edith Karlson

Organisers: Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art

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The Tallinn-based sculptor Edith Karlson will create an immersive installation for the Estonian pavilion. The artist’s “evocative installations take the audience on an epic journey, through history, moods and myths,” says the curator Geir Haraldseth, who was part of the international selection committee for the pavilion. “Karlson’s belief in the power of art, and in particular sculpture, to affect us all, is sorely needed today.”

Julien Cruezet Courtesy of BMW Group

Artist: Julien Creuzet

Organisers: Institut Français, French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and the French Ministry of Culture

Where: Giardini

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The French artist Julien Creuzet grew up on the French-Caribbean island of Martinique and his “singular work and his gift for oral literature are informed by creolisation, bringing together a diversity of materials, stories, forms and gestures,” says the selection committee who voted unanimously for him to represent France. Recent exhibitions include Luma Arles and Camden Art Centre in London.

John Akomfrah

Great Britain

Artist: John Akomfrah

Organisers: British Council

Where: Giardini

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At the 2022 Biennale, Sonia Boyce’s presentation in the British pavilion won the Golden Lion prize for best national participation, so the pressure will be on for the film-maker John Akomfrah, representing the UK in 2024. The British-Ghanaian artist is best known for his searing video installations exploring issues such as climate change and post-colonialism. He says in a statement: “I’m grateful to be given a moment to explore the complex history and significance of this institution [the British Pavilion] and the nation it represents, as well as its architectural home in Venice, with all the stories it has told and will continue to.”

Lithuania

Artists: Pakui Hardware (Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda) and Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė

Organisers: Valentinas Klimasauskas and Joao Laia; Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Lithuanian Council for Culture

Guerreiro do Divino Amor © Diego Paulino

Switzerland

Artist: Guerreiro do Divino Amor

Organisers: Andrea Bellini,; Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

Where: Giardini

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The Swiss-Brazilian artist Guerreiro do Divino Amor (whose name translates from Portuguese as warrior of divine love) will be creating an exhibition titled Super Superior Civilizations, which will explore nationalism and political mythologies. It will be the latest instalment in the artist’s long running project Superfictional World Atlas, which he began in 2005.

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