57. Biennale di Venezia: Here Are The Artists

The 57. Biennale di Venezia will take place between the 13th of May until 26th of November in Venedig, including 120 artists from 51 countries

A list of the participating artists at the 57th Venice Biennale, which will take place between the 13th of May and the 26th of November, was announced shortly before a press conference at the Italian embassy in Berlin. On the occasion of this event leading up to the May opening, curator Christine Macel and president Paolo Baratta came to the German capital to reveal some details about the program in advance. This year it is called Viva Arte Viva, a total of 120 artists from 51 countries will take part, 103 of whom for the first time. At the heart of the Biennale, in the Giardini, there will be 85 national pavilions, including four new entrants: Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, Nigeria, and Kazakhstan.

“Today, in a world full of conflicts and shocks, art bears witness to the most precious part of what makes us human. Art is the ultimate ground for reflection, individual expression, freedom, and for fundamental questions. Art is the last bastion, a garden to cultivate above and beyond trends and personal interests. It stands as an unequivocal alternative to individualism and indifference. The role, the voice, and the responsibility of the artist are more crucial than ever before within the framework of contemporary debates. It is in and through these individual initiatives that the world of tomorrow takes shape, which though surely uncertain, is often best intuited by artists than others. 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” is how Macel describes her concept. The structure was inspired by reading a book, the individual chapters progressively leading through the featured content. Additional events will include, for example, an equipped library and weekly “Open Table” lunchtime conversations with the artists once per week throughout the Biennale.

Here is the list of the artists:

  1. ADER, Bas Jan

Born in 1942 in the Netherlands, died in 1975

  1. AL SAADI, Abdullah

Born in 1967 in the UAE, lives and works in Khorfakkan

  1. ALADAG, Nevin

Born in 1972 in Turkey, lives and works in Berlin

  1. ANTUNES, Leonor

Born in 1972 in Portugal, lives and works in Berlin

  1. ARAEEN, Rasheed

Born in 1935 in Pakistan, lives and works in London

  1. ARANCIO, Salvatore

He born in 1974 in Italy, lives and works in London

  1. ATIKU, Jelili

Born in 1968 in Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos

  1. ATLAS, Charles

Born in 1949 in the United States, lives and works in New York

  1. ATTIA, Kader

Born in 1970 in France, lives and works in Berlin and Paris

  1. ÁVILA FORERO, Marcos

Born in 1983 in France, lives and works in Paris and Bogota

  1. BANERJEE, Rina

Born in 1963 in India, lives and works in New York

  1. BEUTLER, Michael

Born in 1976 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin

  1. BINION, McArthur

Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Chicago

  1. BLACK, Karla

Born in 1972 in the UK, lives and works in Glasgow

  1. BLANK, Irma

Born in 1934 in Germany, lives and works in Milan

  1. BLAZY, Michel

Born in 1966 in the Principality of Monaco, lives and works in Paris

  1. BRUSCKY, Paulo

Born in 1949 in Brazil, lives and works in Recife

  1. BUCHER, Heidi

Born in 1926, died in 1993 in Switzerland

  1. CALAND, Huguette

Born in Lebanon in 1931, lives and works in Los Angeles

  1. CHARRIÈRE, Julian

Born in 1987 in Switzerland, lives and works in Berlin

  1. CIACCIOFERA, Michele

Born in 1969 in Italy, lives and works in Paris

  1. CORDIANO, Martín

Born in 1975 in Argentina, lives and works in London

  1. CSOR̈GŐ, Attila

Born in 1965 in Hungary, lives and works in Bialystok

  1. CURNIER JARDIN, Pauline

Born in 1980 in France, lives and works in Amsterdam

  1. DANZ, Mariechen

Born in 1980 in Ireland, lives and works in Berlin

  1. DEKYNDT, Edith

Born in 1960 in Belgium, lives and works in Berlin

  1. DÍAZ MORALES, Sebastián

Born in 1975 in Argentina, lives and works in Amsterdam

  1. DOWNEY, Juan

Born in 1940 in Chile, died in 1993 in the United States

  1. ELIASSON, Olafur

Born in 1967 in Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin

  1. ENGSTED, Søren

Born in 1974 in Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen

  1. FIŠKIN, Vadim

Born in 1965 in Russia, lives and works in Ljubljana

  1. GARCÍA URIBURU, Nicolás

1937–2016, Argentina

  1. GENG, Jianyi

Born in 1962 in China, lives and works in Hangzhou

  1. GILLIAM, Sam

Born in 1933 in the United States, lives and works in Washington, D.C.

  1. GRIFFA, Giorgio

Born in 1936 in Italy, lives and works in Turin

  1. GUAN, Xiao

Born in 1983 in China, lives and works in Beijing

  1. GUARNERI, Riccardo

Born in 1933 in Italy, lives and works in Florence

  1. GUTIÉRREZ, Cynthia

Born in 1978 in Mexico, lives and works in Guadalajara

  1. HAINS, Raymond

1926–2005, France

  1. HAJAS, Tibor

1946–1980, Hungary

  1. HALILAJ, Petrit

Born in 1986 in Kosovo, lives and works in Berlin

  1. HALPRIN, Anna

Born in 1920 in the United States, lives and works in Kentfield, California

  1. HAO, Liang

Born in 1983 in China, lives and works in Beijing

  1. HERÁCLITO, Ayrson

Born in 1968 in Brazil, lives and works in Salvador

  1. HICKS, Sheila

Born in 1934 in the United States, lives and works in Paris

  1. HOPE, Andy

Born in 1930 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin

  1. KASPER, Dawn

Born in 1977 in the United States, lives and works in New York

  1. KHAN, Hassan

Born in 1975 in the UK, lives and works in Cairo

  1. KIM, Sung Hwan

Born in 1975 in Korea, lives and works in New York

  1. KONATE, Abdoulaye

Born in 1953 in Mali, lives and works in Bamako

  1. KORINA, Irina

Born in 1977 in Russia, lives and works in Moscow

  1. KWADE, Alicja

Born in 1979 in Poland, lives and works in Berlin

  1. LAI, Firenze

Born in 1984 in Hong Kong, lives and works in Hong Kong

  1. LAI, Maria

1919–2013, Italy

  1. LANCETA, Teresa

Born in 1951 in Spain, lives and works in Alicante and Barcelona

  1. LATHAM, John

Born in 1921 in Zambia, died in 2006 in the UK

  1. LEE Mingwei

Born in Taiwan in 1964, lives and works in Paris

  1. LEIBOVICI, Franck

Born in 1975 in France, lives and works in Paris

  1. LEWITT, Sam

Born in 1981 in the United States, lives and works in New York

  1. LIU, Jianhua

Born in 1962 in China, lives and works in Shanghai

  1. LIU, Ye

Born in 1964 in China, lives and works in Beijing

  1. MAKHACHEVA, Taus

Born in 1983 in Russia, lives and works in Moscow and Makhachkala

  1. MALLUH, Maha

Born in 1959, Saudi Arabia, lives and works in Riyadh

  1. MARWAN

Born in 1934 in Syria, died in 2016 in Germany

  1. MATSUTANI, Takesada

Born in 1937 in Japan, lives and works in Paris

  1. MEDALLA, David

Born in the Philippines in 1938, lives and works in London

  1. MILLER, Dan

Born in 1961 in the United States, lives and works in Oakland

  1. MILLER, Peter

Born in 1978 in the United States, lives and works in Cologne and Dusseldorf

  1. MIRALDA, Antoni; RABASCALL, Joan; SELZ, Dorothée; XIFRA, Jaume

Born in 1942 in Spain, lives and works in Barcelona; born in 1935 in Spain, lives and works in Paris; born in 1946 in France; lives and works in Paris; and born in Spain in 1934, died in 2014 in France

  1. MONDRIAN FAN CLUB (David Medalla and Adam Nankervis)

Born in the Philippines in 1938, lives and works in London, and born in 1965 in Australia, lives and works in London and Berlin

  1. MURESAN, Ciprian

Born in 1977 in Romania, lives and works in Cluj

  1. NENGUDI, Senga

Born in 1943 in the United States, lives and works in Colorado Springs

  1. NETO, Ernesto

Born in 1964 in Brazil, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro

  1. NUÑEZ, Katherine and RODRIGUEZ, Issay

Born in 1992 in the Philippines and born in 1991 in the Philippines, living and working in Marikina

  1. OHO

Founded in 1966, based in Kranj and Ljubljana since 1971

  1. OROZCO, Gabriel

He born in 1962 in Mexico, lives and works in Tokyo

  1. PARRENO, Philippe

Born in 1964 in Algeria, lives and works in Paris

  1. PICH, Sopheap

Born in 1971 in Cambodia, lives and works in Phnom Penh

  1. PLNÝ, Lubos

Born in 1961 in the Czech Republic, lives and works in Prague

  1. POGACNIK, Marko

Born in 1944 in Slovenia, lives and works in Sempas

  1. POLSKA, Agnieszka

Born in 1985 in Poland, lives and works in Berlin

  1. POOTOOGOOK, Kananginak

1951–2010, Canada

  1. PORTER, Liliana

Born in 1941 in Argentina, lives and works in New York

  1. QUINLAN, Eileen

Born in 1972 in the United States, lives and works in New York

  1. RAHMOUN, Younès

Born in Morocco in 1975, lives and works in Tetouan

  1. RAMA, Edi

Born in 1964 in Albania, lives and works in Tirana

  1. RAMÍREZ, Enrique

Born in Chile in 1979, lives and works in Paris and Santiago

  1. RAMÍREZ-FIGUEROA, Naufus

Born in Guatemala in 1978, lives and works in Berlin

  1. ROSE, Rachel

Born in 1986 in the United States, lives and works in New York

  1. SALA, Anri

Born in 1974 in Albania, lives and works in Berlin

  1. SÁNCHEZ, Zilia

Born in 1926 in Cuba, lives and works in San Juan

  1. SAPOUNTZIS, Yorgos

Born in 1976 in Greece, lives and works in Berlin

  1. SCOTT, Judith

1943–2005, United States

  1. SHARIF, Hassan

1951–2016, United Arab Emirates

  1. SHAVER, Nancy

Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Jefferson and Hudson, New York

  1. SHAW, Jeremy

Born in 1977 in Canada, lives and works in Berlin

  1. SHERK, Bonnie Now

Born in the USA, lives and works in New York and San Francisco

  1. SHIMABUKU

Born in 1969 in Japan, lives and works in Naha

  1. SMITH, Kiki

Born in 1954 in Germany, lives and works in New York and the Catskills

  1. STARK, Frances

Born in 1967 in the United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

  1. STILINOVIĆ, Mladen

Born in 1947 in Serbia, died in Croatia

  1. STOLTE, Fiete

Born in 1979 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin

  1. STUART, Michelle

Born in 1933 in the United States, lives and works in New York

  1. SUGA, Kishio

Born in 1944 in Japan, lives and works in Ito

  1. TANAKA, Koki

Born in 1975 in Japan, lives and works in Kyoto

  1. TENGER, Hale

Born in 1960 in Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul

  1. THE PLAY

Founded in 1967 in Japan, based in the Kansai region

  1. TOULOUB, Achraf

Born in 1986 in Morocco, lives and works in Paris

  1. TRAN, Thu Van

Born in 1979 in Vietnam, lives and works in Paris

  1. UPRITCHARD, Francis

Born in 1976 in New Zealand, lives and works in London

  1. VERZUTTI, Erika

Born in 1971 in Brazil, lives and works in São Paulo

  1. VOIGNIER, Marie

Born in 1974 in France, lives and works in Paris

  1. VOROBYEVA, Yelena and VOROBYEV, Viktor

Born in 1959 in Turkmenistan, and born in 1959 in Kazakhstan, living and working in Almaty, Kazakhstan

  1. WAHEED, Hajra

Born in 1980 in Canada, lives and works in Montreal

  1. WALTHER, Franz Erhard

Born in 1939 in Germany, lives and works in Fulda

  1. WATERS, John

Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Baltimore

  1. WEST, Franz

1947–2012, Austria

  1. WYN EVANS, Cerith

Born in 1958 in the UK, lives and works in London

  1. YEESOOKYUNG

Born in 1963 in Korea, lives and works in Seoul

  1. ZHOU, Tao

Born in 1976 in China, lives and works in Guangzhou