Viva Arte Viva – 57th International Art Exhibition

La Biennale di Venezia

  • 13.05.2017. - 26.11.2017

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Today, faced with a world full of con icts and shocks, art bears witness to the most precious part of what makes us human, at a time when humanism is precisely jeopardized. Art is the ultimate ground for reflection, individual expression, freedom, and for fundamental questions. The role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are more crucial than ever, within the framework of contemporary debates.

Viva Arte Viva is a Biennale designed with artists, by artists and for artists, about the forms they propose, the questions they ask, the practices they develop and the ways of life they choose. Rather than broaching a single theme, the exhibition offers a route that molds the artists’ works. The journey unfolds over the course of nine chapters, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion: the Pavilion of Artists and Books and the Pavilion of Joys and Fears, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini: the Pavilion of the Common, the Pavilion of the Earth, the Pavilion of Traditions, the Pavilion of Shamans, the Dionysian Pavilion, the Pavilion of Colors and the Pavilion of Time and In nity.

There is however, no physical separation between the various pavilions which flow together like the chapters of a book. From the Pavilion of Artists and Books to the Pavilion of Time and Infinity, these nine episodes tell a story that is often discursive and at times paradoxical with detours that mirror the world’s complexities, a multiplicity of approaches and a wide variety of practices. The exhibition is intended as an experience, an extrovert movement from the self to the other, towards a common space beyond defined dimensions.

(Christine Marcel)



1. ADER, Bas Jan b. 1942 The Netherlands, missing since 1975

2. AL SAADI, Abdullah b. 1967 United Arab Emirates, lives and works in Khorfakkan

3. ALADAG, Nevin b. 1972 Turkey, lives and works in Berlin

4. ANTUNES, Leonor b. 1972 Portugal, lives and works in Berlin

5. ARAEEN, Rasheed b. 1935 Pakistan, lives and works in London

6. ARANCIO, Salvatore b. 1974 Italy, lives and works in London

7. ATIKU, Jelili b. 1968 Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos

8. ATLAS, Charles
b. 1949 United States, lives and works in New York

9. ATTIA, Kader
b. 1970 France, lives and works in Berlin and Paris

10. ÁVILA FORERO, Marcos
b. 1983 France, lives and works in Paris and Bogota

11. BANERJEE, Rina
b. 1963 India, lives and works in New York

12. BEUTLER, MichaeL
b. 1976 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

13. BINION, McArthur
b. 1946 United States, lives and works in Chicago

14. BLACK, Karla
b. 1972 United Kingdom, lives and works in Glasgow

15. BLANK, Irma
b. 1934 Germany, lives and works in Milan

16. BLAZY, Michel
b. 1966 Monaco, lives and works in Paris

17. BRUSCKY, Paulo
b. 1949 Brazil, lives and works in Recife

18. BUCHER, Heidi
b. 1926 – d. 1993 Switzerland

19. CALAND, Huguette
b. 1931 Lebanon, lives and works in Los Angeles

20. CHARRIÈRE, Julian
b. 1987 Switzerland, lives and works in Berlin

21. CIACCIOFERA, Michele
b. 1969 Italy, lives and works in Paris

22. CORDIANO, Martin
b. 1975 Argentina, lives and works in London

23. CSÖRGO, Attila
b. 1965 Hungary, lives and works in Bialystok

b. 1980 France, lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin

25. DANZ, Mariechen
b. 1980 Ireland, lives and works in Berlin

26. DEKYNDT, Edith
b. 1960 Belgium, lives and works in Berlin

27. DÍAZ MORALES, Sebastián
b. 1975 Argentina, lives and works in Amsterdam

28. DOWNEY, Juan
b. 1940 Chile - d. 1993 United States

29. ELIASSON, Olafur
b. 1967 Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin

30. ENGSTED, Søren
b. 1974 Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen

31. FIŠKIN, Vadim
b. 1965 Russia, lives and works in Ljubljana

b. 1937 – d. 2016 Argentina

33. GENG, Jianyi
b. 1962 China, lives and works in Hangzhou

34. GILLIAM, Sam
b. 1933 United States, lives and works in Washington

35. GRIFFA, Giorgio
b. 1936 Italy, lives and works in Turin

36. GUAN, Xiao
b. 1983 China, lives and works in Beijing

37. GUARNERI, Riccardo
b. 1933 Italy, lives and works in Florence

38. GUTIÉRREZ, Cynthia
b. 1978 Mexico, lives and works in Guadalajara

39. HAINS, Raymond
b. 1926 – d. 2005 France

40. HAJAS, Tibor
b. 1946 – d. 1980 Hungary

41. HALILAJ, Petrit
b. 1986 Kosovo, lives and works in Bozzolo, Berlin, and Pristina

42. HALPRIN, Anna
b. 1920 United States, lives and works in Kentfield

43. HAO, Liang
b. 1983 China, lives and works in Beijing

44. HERÁCLITO, Ayrson
b. 1968 Brazil, lives and works in Salvador

45. HICKS, Sheila
b. 1934 United States, lives and works in Paris

46. ANDY HOPE 1930
b. in Germany, lives and works in Berlin

47. KASPER, Dawn
b. 1977 United States, lives and works in New York

48. KHAN, Hassan
b. 1975 United Kingdom, lives and works in Cairo

49. KIM, Sung Hwan
b. 1975 Korea, lives and works in New York

50. KONATÉ, Abdoulaye
b. 1953 Mali, lives and works in Bamako

51. KORINA, Irina
b. 1977 Russia, lives and works in Moscow

52. KWADE, Alicja
b. 1979 Poland, lives and works in Berlin

53. LAI, Firenze
b. 1984 Hong Kong, lives and works in Hong Kong

54. LAI, Maria
b. 1919 – d. 2013 Italy

55. LANCETA, Teresa b. 1951 Spain, lives and works in Alicante and Barcelona

56. LATHAM, John
b. 1921 Zambia – d. 2006 United Kingdom

57. LEE, Mingwei
b. 1964 Taiwan, lives and works in Paris

58. LEIBOVICI, Franck
b. 1975 France, lives and works in Paris

59. LEWITT, Sam
b. 1981 United States, lives and works in New York

60. LIU, Jianhua
b. 1962 China, lives and works in Shanghai

61. LIU, Ye
b. 1964 China, lives and works in Beijing

62. MAKHACHEVA, Taus b. 1983 Russia, lives and works in Makhachkala and Moscow

63. MALLUH, Maha
b. 1959 Saudi Arabia, lives and works in Riyadh

b. 1934 Syria – d. 2016 Germany

65. MATSUTANI, Takesada
b. 1937 Japan, lives and works in Paris

66. MEDALLA, David
b. 1938 Philippines, lives and works in London

67. MILLER, Dan
b. 1961 United States, lives and works in Oakland

68. MILLER, Peter
b. 1978 United States, lives and works in Cologne and Düsseldorf

69. MIRALDA Antoni, RABASCALL Joan, SELZ Dorothée, XIFRA Jaume
b. 1942 Spain, lives and works in Barcelona; b. 1935 Spain, lives and works in Paris
b. 1946 France, lives and works in Paris; b. 1934 Spain – d. 2014 France

70. MONDRIAN FAN CLUB (David Medalla & Adam Nankervis)
b. 1938 Philippines, lives and works in London
b. 1965 Australia, lives and works in London and Berlin

71. MURESAN, Ciprian
b. 1977 Romania, lives and works in Cluj

72. NENGUDI, Senga
b. 1943 United States, lives and works in Colorado Springs

73. NETO, Ernesto
b. 1964 Brazil, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro

74. NUÑEZ Katherine & RODRIGUEZ Issay
b. 1992 Philippines / b. 1991 Philippines, live and work in Marikina City

75. OHO
Founded in 1966, based in Kranj and Ljubjana until 1971

76. OROZCO, Gabriel
b. 1962 Mexico, lives and works in Tokyo

77. PARRENO, Philippe
b. 1964 Algeria, lives and works in Paris

78. PICH, Sopheap
b. 1971 Cambodia, lives and works in Phnom Penh

79. PLNÝ, Luboš
b. 1961 Czech Republic, lives and works in Prague

80. POGACNIK, Marko b. 1944 Slovenia, lives and works in Sempas

81. POLSKA, Agnieszka
b. 1985 Poland, lives and works in Berlin

82. POOTOOGOOK, Kananginak
b. 1951 – d. 2010 Canada

83. PORTER, Liliana
b. 1941 Argentina, lives and works in New York

84. QUINLAN, Eileen
b. 1972 United States, lives and works in New York

85. RAHMOUN, Younès
b. 1975 Morocco, lives and works in Tetouan

86. RAMA, Edi
b. 1964 Albania, lives and works in Tirana

87. RAMÍREZ, Enrique
b. 1979 Chile, lives and works in Paris and Santiago

88. RAMÍREZ-FIGUEROA, Naufus b. 1978 Guatemala, lives and works in Berlin

89. ROSE, Rachel
b. 1986 United States, lives and works in New York

90. SALA, Anri
b. 1974 Albania, lives and works in Berlin

91. SÁNCHEZ, Zilia
b. 1926 Cuba, lives and works in San Juan

92. SAPOUNTZIS, Yorgos b. 1976 Greece, lives and works in Berlin

93. SCOTT, Judith b. 1943 – d. 2005 United States

94. SHARIF, Hassan b. 1951 – d. 2016 United Arab Emirates

95. SHAVER, Nancy b. 1946 United States, lives and works in Jefferson and Hudson

96. SHAW, Jeremy b. 1977 Canada, lives and works in Berlin

97. SHERK, Bonnie Ora b. United States, lives and works in New York and San Francisco

98. SHIMABUKU b. 1969 Japan, lives and works in Naha

99. SMITH, Kiki
b. 1954 Germany, lives and works in New York and Catskill

100. STARK, Frances b. 1967 United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

101. STILINOVIC, Mladen b. 1947 Serbia – d. 2016 Croatia

102. STOLTE, Fiete b. 1979 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

103. STUART, Michelle b. 1933 United States, lives and works in New York

104. SUGA, Kishio b. 1944 Japan, lives and works in Ito

105. TANAKA, Koki b. 1975 Japan, lives and works in Kyoto

106. TENGER, Hale b. 1960 Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul

107. THE PLAY Founded in 1967 in Japan, based in Kansai region

108. TOULOUB, Achraf b. 1986 Morocco, lives and works in Paris

109. TRAN, Thu Van b. 1979 Vietnam, lives and works in Paris

110. UPRITCHARD, Francis b. 1976 New Zealand, lives and works in London

111. VERZUTTI, Erika b. 1971 Brazil, lives and works in São Paulo

112. VOIGNIER, Marie b. 1974 France, lives and works in Paris

113. VOROBYEVA Yelena & VOROBYEV Viktor b. 1959 Turkmenistan / b. 1959 Kazakhstan, live and work in Almaty

114. WAHEED, Hajra b. 1980 Canada, lives and works in Montreal

115. WALTHER, Franz Erhard
b. 1939 Germany, lives and works in Fulda

116. WATERS, John b. 1946 United States, lives and works in Baltimore

117. WEST, Franz b. 1947 – d. 2012 Austria

118. WYN EVANS, Cerith
b. 1958 United Kingdom, lives and works in London

119. YEESOOKYUNG b. 1963 Korea, lives and works in Seoul

120. ZHOU, Tao
b. 1976 China, lives and works in Guangzhou

ALBANIA Occurrence in present tense Commissioner: Minister of Culture, Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro. Curator: Vanessa Joan Müller. Exhibitor: Leonard Qylafi. Venue: Arsenale

Murmuri Commissioner: Miriam Ambatlle. Curators: Ivan Sansa, Javier Balmaseda, Paolo De Grandis. Exhibitor: Eve Ariza. Venue: Istituto Provinciale Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello 3701

Magnetic Memory / Historical Resonance
Commissioner: Minister of Culture of Angola, Dr. Carolina Cerqueira. Curators: José António Oliveira, Maria da Silva de Oliveira e Silva, Paulo Kussy Correia Fernandes. Exhibitor: António Ole. Venue: Venice Art Space, Fondamenta degli Incurabili, Dorsoduro 557

Commissioner: Melville Richardson. Curator: Barbara Paca. Exhibitor: Frank Walter. Venue: Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, Fondamenta Nani, Dorsoduro 947

ARGENTINA The horse problem
Commissioner: Mauricio Wainrot. Curator: Andrés Duprat. Exhibitor: Claudia Fontes.
Venue: Arsenale

ARMENIA (Republic of) «Fiamma inextinguible», «The panters in my blossom garden», «Border no Border»
Commissioner: Svetlana Sahakyan. Curators: Bruno Corà, Demetrio Paparoni, Giorgio Grasso. Exhibitors: Jean Boghossian, Rafael Megall, Miro Persolja. Venue: Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael (Palazzo Zenobio, Dorso­duro 2596), Chiesa di Santa Croce degli Armeni (Calle dei Armeni, San Marco 965/A)

Commissioner: Naomi Milgrom AO. Curator: Natalie King. Exhibitor: Tracey Moffatt. Venue: Giardini

AUSTRIA Brigitte Kowanz, Erwin Wurm
Commissioner/Curator: Christa Steinle. Exhibitors: Brigitte Kowanz and Erwin Wurm. Venue: Giardini

AZERBAIJAN (Republic of)
UNDER ONE SUN The Art of Living Together
Commissioner: Ambassador Mammad Ahmadzada. Curators: Martin Roth, Emin Mammadov. Exhibitors: HYPNOTICA Visual Performance Group, Elvin Nabizade. Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco 2949

BELARUS (Republic of)
Commissioner: Sharangovich Natalya, National Center of Contemporary Arts.Curator: Roman Zaslonov. Exhibitor: Roman Zaslonov, Viktar Labkovich, Sergey Talybov. Venue: Venezia, Fondamenta San Giuseppe, Castello 925

BELGIUM Dirk Braeckman
Commissioner: Sven Gatz, Flemish Minister for Culture, Media, Youth & Brussels. Curator: Eva Wittocx. Exhibitor: Dirk Braeckman. Venue: Giardini []

Commissioner/Curator: José Bedoya Sáenz. Curators: José Bedoya Sáenz, Juan Fabbri, Gabriele Romeo. Exhibitors: Sol Mateo, Jannis Markopoulos and José Ballivián. Venue: Scuola dei Laneri, Santa Croce 113/A

University of Disaster
Commissioner: Sarita Vujkovic, Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska. Curators: Christopher Yggdre, Fredrik Svensk, Sinziana Ravini, Ana van der Vliet in collaboration with Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Exhibitors: Radenko Milak in collaboration with Roman Uranjek and international guests (Lamin Fofana, Sidsel Meineche-Hansen, Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena, Loulou Cherinet, Geraldine Juárez with Joel Danielsson, Nils Bech with Ida Ekblad). Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3198

BRAZIL Commissioner: Fundação Bienal de São Paulo. President: João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz. Curator: Jochen Volz. Exhibitor: Cinthia Marcelle. Venue: Giardini

Commissioner: National Gallery of Canada. Curators: Kitty Scott; Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario. Exhibitor: Geoffrey Farmer. Venue: Giardini

CHILE Werken
Commissioner: Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Chile. Curator: Ticio Escobar. Exhibitor: Bernardo Oyarzun. Venue: Arsenale

CHINA (People’s Republic of) Continuum-Generation by Generation Commissioner: China Arts and Entertainment Group. Curator: Qiu Zhijie, Exhibitors: Tang Nannan, Wu Jian’an, Wang Tianwen, Yao Huifen. Venue: Arsenale

Horizon of Expectations
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture. Curator: Branka Bencic. Exhibitors: Tina Gverovic, Marko Tadic. Venue: Arsenale

Tiempos de la intuición….
Commissioner: Jorge Fernández Torres. Curator: José Manuel Noceda. Exhibitors: Abel Barroso, Iván Capote, Roberto Diago, Roberto Fabelo, José Manuel Fors, Aimée García, Reynier Leyva Novo, Meira Marrero & José Ángel Toirac, Carlos Martiel, René Peña, Mabel Poblet, Wilfredo Prieto, Esterio Segura, José Eduardo Yaque. Venue: Palazzo Loredan

CYPRUS (Republic of)
Commissioner: Louli Michaelidou. Curator: Jan Verwoert. Exhibitor: Polys Peslikas. Venue: Associazione Culturale Spiazzi, Castello 3865

CZECH and SLOVAK (Republic) Swan Song: Now
Commissioner: Monika Palcova. Curator: Lucia Gregorova Stach. Exhibitor: Jana Zelibska. Venue: Giardini

DENMARK Influenza: Theatre of Glowing Darkness Commissioner: The Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding: Gitte Ørskou (Chair), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Bodil Nielsen and Jacob Tækker. Exhibitor: Kirstine Roepstorff. Venue: Giardini

EGYPT The Mountain Commissioner/Exhibitor: Moataz Mohamed Nasr Eldin. Curator: Ministry of Culture. Venue: Giardini

ESTONIA If Only You Could See What I've Seen with Your Eyes Commissioner: Maria Arusoo. Curator: Kati Ilves. Exhibitor: Katja Novitskova. Venue: Palazzo Malipiero (2nd floor), San Samuele, San Marco 3199

FINLAND (Pavilion Alvar Aalto) The Aalto Natives Commissioner: Raija Koli, Frame Contemporary Art Finland. Curator: Xander Karskens. Exhibitors: Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors. Venue: Giardini []

Studio Venezia
Commissioner: Institut français, with Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. Curators: Lionel Bovier and Christian Marclay. Exhibitor: Xavier Veilhan. Venue: Giardini []

GEORGIA Living Dog Among Dead Lions
Commissioner: Ana Riaboshenko, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. Curator: Julian Heynen. Exhibitor: Vajiko Chachkhiani. Venue: Arsenale

GERMANY Anne Imhof / New production for the German Pavilion
Commissioner: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office. Curator: Susanne Pfeffer. Exhibitor: Anne Imhof. Venue: Giardini

GREAT BRITAIN Commissioner: Emma Dexter. Curators: Harriet Cooper, Delphine Allier. Exhibitor: Phyllida Barlow. Venue: Giardini

GREECE Laboratory of Dilemmas Commissioner: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Katerina Koskina. Curator: Orestis Andreadakis. Exhibitor: George Drivas. Venue: Giardini []

GRENADA The Bridge Commissioner: Ministry of Culture, Susan Mains. Curator: Omar Donia. Exhibitors: Jason de Caires Taylor, Asher Mains, Milton Williams, Alexandre Murucci, Khaled Hafez, Rashid Al Kahlifa and Mahmoud Obaidi. Venue: 417 Fondamenta Zattere, Dorsoduro

GUATEMALA La Marge Commissioner: José Luis Chea Urruela, Ministro della Cultura del Guatemala. Curator: Daniele Radini Tedeschi. Exhibitors: Cesar Barrios, Lourdes de la Riva (Maria De Lourdes De La Riva Gutierrez), Arturo Monroy, Andrea Prandi, Erminio Tansini, Elsie Wunderlich, El círculo mágico. Venue: Palazzo Albrizzi -Capello, Cannaregio 4118 []

HUNGARY Peace on Earth Commissioner: Julia Fabényi. Curator: Zsolt Petrányi. Exhibitor: Gyula Várnai. Venue: Giardini

ICELAND Out of Control in Venice
Commissioner: Eiríkur Thorláksson. Curator: Stefanie Böttcher. Exhibitor: Egill Sæbjörnsson. Venue: Spazio Punch, Giudecca 800/o

INDONESIA 1001 Martian Homes Commissioner: Agency for Creative Economy/Badan Ekonomi Kreatif (BEKRAF): Ricky Joseph Pesik, Melani W. Setiawan, Amalia P. Wirjono, Diaz Parzada, Enin Supriyanto. Curator: Agung Hujatnikajennong. Exhibitor: Tintin Wulia. Venue: Arsenale

IRAN Tapesh: The Golden Reserve of Magmatic Thought
Commissioner/Curator: Majid Mollanoroozi. Exhibitor: Bizhan Bassiri. Venue: Palazzo Donà delle Rose, Cannaregio 5101

IRAQ Archaic Commissioner: Ruya Foundation. Curators: Tamara Chalabi and Paolo Colombo. Exhibitors: Antiquities for the Iraq Museum, Francis Alys, Jewad Selim, Shakir Hassan al-Said, Sadik alFraiji, Sherko Abbas, Sakar Sleiman, Nadine Hattom, Luay Fadhil, Ali Arkady. Venue: Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, 3rd floor, San Marco 2847

IRELAND Tremble Tremble Commissioner/Curator: Tessa Giblin, Director Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh. Exhibitor: Jesse Jones. Venue: Arsenale

ISRAEL Sun Stand Still Commissioners: Michael (Miki) Gov, Arad Turgeman. Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman. Exhibitor: Gal Weinstein. Venue: Giardini

ITALY Commissioner: Federica Galloni, Direttore Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie Urbane, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo. Curator: Cecilia Alemani. Exhibitors: Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Roberto Cuoghi and Adelita Husni-Bey. Venue: Tese delle Vergini, Arsenale

IVORY COAST Commissioner: Yacouba Konate. Curator: Massimo Scaringella. Exhibitors: Ouattara Aboudramane dit Wats, Jem’s Kokobi, Joana Choumali, Silue Kagnedjatou Joachim, Raimondo Galeano. Venue: Palazzo Dolfin-Gabrielli, Dorsoduro 3593

JAPAN Turned Upside Down, It's a Forest Commissioner: The Japan Foundation. Curator: Meruro Washida. Exhibitor: Takahiro Iwasaki. Venue: Giardini

Commissioner: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Eera Teakai Baraniko. Curators: Pelea Tehumu, Nina Tepes. Exhibitors: Performance Group Kairaken Betio, Teroloang Borouea, Neneia Takoikoi, Tineta Timirau, TeetiAaloa, Kenneth Ioane, Kaumai Kaoma, Runita Rabwaa, Obeta Taia, Tiribo Kobaua, Tamuera Tebebe, Rairauea Rue, Teuea Kabunare, Tokintekai Ekentetake, Katanuti Francis, Mikaere Tebwebwe, Terita Itinikarawa Kaeua Kobaua, Raatu Tiuteke, Kaeriti Baanga, Ioanna Francis, Temarewe Banaan Aanamaria Toom, Einako Temewi, Nimei Itinikarawa, Teniteiti Mikaere, Aanibo Bwatanita, Arin Tikiraua. Visual Artist; Daniela Danica Tepes. Performance Group Ngaon Nareau; Teata Tetoki, Raakai Ianibata, Taorobwa Bakatokia, Tekaei Kaairo, Nabiri Kaaraiti, Abetena Itaaka, Bwobwaka Bwebwere. Venue: Palazzo Mora, Strada Nuova, Cannaregio 3659

KOREA (Republic of) Counterbalance: The Stone and the Mountain Commissioner: Arts Council Korea. Curator: Daehyung Lee. Exhibitors: Cody Choi, Lee Wan. Venue: Giardini

KOSOVO (Republic of) LOST AND FOUND Commissioner: Valon Ibraj. Curator: Arta Agani. Exhibitor: Sislej Xhafa. Venue: Arsenale

LATVIA What Can Go Wrong Commissioner: Daiga Rudzate. Curator: Inga Šteimane. Exhibitor: Mikelis Fišers. Venue: Arsenale

LEBANON ŠamaŠ Commissioner: Nouhad Younes. Curator: Emmanuel Daydé. Exhibitor: Zad Moultaka. Venue: Arsenale Nord

LITHUANIA R Commissioner: Kestutis Kuizinas, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius. Curators: Ula Tornau, Asta Vaiciulyte, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius. Exhibitor: Žilvinas Landzbergas. Venue: Scuola San Pasquale at San Francesco della Vigna, Castello 2786

LUXEMBOURG Thank you so much for the flowers Commissioner: Ministère de la Culture. Curator: Kevin Muhlen - director of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain. Exhibitor: Mike Bourscheid. Venue: Ca’ del Duca 3052 Corte del Duca Sforza, San Marco

MACEDONIA (Former Yugoslav Republic of) Red Carnival Commissioner: Nata Keckarovska. Curator: Branislav Sarkanjac. Exhibitor: Tome Adzievski.

MALTA HOMO MELITENSIS - An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters Commissioner: Arts Council Malta. Curators: Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek. Exhibitors: Adrian Abela, John Paul Azzopardi, Aaron Bezzina, Pia Borg, Gilbert Calleja, Austin Camilleri, Roxman Gatt, David Pisani, Karine Rougier, Joe Sacco, Teresa Sciberras, Darren Tanti and Maurice Tanti Burlo’ and artefacts from Heritage Malta’s National collection, Ghaqda tal-Pawlini, private collections and various archives. Venue: Arsenale

MEXICO The Life in the Folds Commissioner: Gabriela Gil Verenzuela. Curator: Pablo Leon de la Barra. Exhibitor: Carlos Amorales. Venue: Arsenale

MONGOLIA Lost in Tngri (Lost in Heaven) Commissioner: Munkh-Orgil Tsend, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Curator: Dalkh-Ochir Yondonjunai. Exhibitors: Chimeddorj Shagdarjav, Enkhtaivan Ochirbat, Munkhbolor Ganbold, Bolortuvshin Jargalsaikhan, Davaajargal Tsaschikher. Venue: Osservatorio, Riva Sette Martiri

MONTENEGRO COVJEK UOMO HUMAN Commissioner: Nenad Šoškic, Contemporary Art Center of Montengro. Curator: Žana Filipovic. Exhibitors: Ivana Radovanovic and Adin Rastoder. Venue: Palazzo Malipiero (1st floor), San Marco 3078-3079/A, Ramo Malipiero

NETHERLANDS (The) Cinema Olanda Commissioner: Mondriaan Fund. Curator: Lucy Cotter. Exhibitor: Wendelien Van Oldenborgh. Venue: Giardini

NIGERIA Commissioner: Godwin Obaseki. Curator: Adenrele Sonariwo. Exhibitors: Peju Alatise, Victor Ehikhamenor, Quddus Onikeku. Venue: Scoletta dei Tiraoro e Battioro, San Stae, Santa Croce 2059

NEW ZEALAND Emissaries Commissioner: Alastair Carruthers. Curator: Rhana Devenport. Exhibitor: Lisa Reihana. Venue: Arsenale

NORDIC COUNTRIES (FINLAND - NORWAY - SWEDEN) Mirrored Commissioners: Ann-Sofi Noring, Moderna Museet (Sweden) with Katya Garcia-Antón, Office for Contemporary Art Norway OCA (Norway), and Raija Koli, Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Finland). Curator: Mats Stjernstedt. Exhibitors: Siri Aurdal, Nina Canell, Charlotte Johannesson, Jumana Manna, Pasi “Sleeping” Myllymäki and Mika Taanila. Venue: Giardini

PERU Land of Tomorrow Commissioner: Armando Andrade de Lucio. Curator: Rodrigo Quijano. Exhibitor: Juan Javier Salazar. Venue: Arsenale

PHILIPPINES The Spectre of Comparison Commissioner: Virgilio S. Almario Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Curator: Joselina Cruz. Exhibitors: Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo. Venue: Arsenale

POLAND Little Review Commissioner: Hanna Wroblewska. Curator: Barbara Piwowarska. Exhibitor: Sharon Lockhart. Venue: Giardini []

PORTUGAL Medida Incerta | Uncertain Mesure Commissioner: Paula Varanda, Direzione Generale delle Arti. Curator: João Pinharanda. Exhibitor: José Pedro Croft. Venue: Giudecca

ROMANIA APPARITIONS Commissioner: Attila Kim. Curator: Magda Radu. Exhibitor: Geta Bratescu. Venue: Giardini and New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research (Campo Santa Fosca, Palazzo Correr, Cannaregio 2214)

RUSSIA Theatrum Orbis Commissioner/Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky. Exhibitors: Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group, Sasha Pirogova. Venue: Giardini

SAN MARINO (Republic of) Repubblica di San Marino “Friendship project” Commissioner: Paolo Rondelli, Direttore Istituti Culturali della Repubblica di San Marino. Curator: Vincenzo Sanfo. Exhibitors: Priscilla Beccari, Giancarlo Frisoni, Giovanni Giulianelli, Sisto Righi, Patrizia Taddei, Marco Tentoni, Xing Gang, Lee Kuang Yu, Zhang Wang, Zhao Wumian, Yishan, Fu Yuxiang. Venues: Ateneo Veneto, Campo San Fantin 1897; Palazzo Rota Ivancich, Castello 4421; Liceo Artistico Statale, Palazzo Giustinian Recanati, Dorsoduro 1012; Centro artigianale Don Orione Artigianelli, Dorsoduro 947

SERBIA ENCLAVIA - Painting, consequence of this kind of life Commissioner: Slobodan Nakarada. Curator: Nikola Šuica. Exhibitors: Vladislav Šcepanovic, Milena Dragicevic, Dragan Zdravkovic. Venue: Giardini

SEYCHELLES (Republic of) Commissioner: Benjamin Rose, Principal Secretary for Culture. Curator: Martin Kennedy.

SINGAPORE Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of Knowledge Commissioner: Paul Tan, Covering CEO, National Arts Council Singapore. Exhibitor: Zai Kuning. Venue: Arsenale

SLOVENIA (Republic of) Newsreel 63 Commissioner: Zdenka Badovinac, Modern Gallery. Curator: Andreja Hribernik. Exhibitor: Nika Autor. Venue: Arsenale

SOUTH AFRICA (Republic of) Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng Commissioner: Titi Nxumalo, Console Generale. Curators: Lucy MacGarry and Musha Neluheni. Exhibitors: Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng. Venue: Arsenale

SPAIN “¡Únete! Join us!” Commissioner: AECID, Ministero Affari Esteri. Curator: Manuel Segade. Exhibitor: Jordi Colomer. Venue: Giardini

SWITZERLAND Women of Venice Commissioners: Sandi Paucic and Marianne Burki, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Curator: Philipp Kaiser. Exhibitors: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove. Venue: Giardini

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Everybody Admires Palmyra’s Greatness Commissioner/Curator: Emad Kashout. Exhibitors: Asma Alfyoumi, Giuseppe Biasio, Lina Dib, Angelo Dozio, Franca Pisani, Anas Al Raddawi, Abdullah Reda, Patrizia Dalla Valle. Venue: Ex Cinema Chiesa del Redentore, Giudecca

THAILAND Krung Thep Bangkok Commissioner: Vimolluck Chuchat, Director - General of Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture. Curator: Numthong Sae Tang. Exhibitor: Somboon Hormtientong. Venue: InParadiso Gallery, Castello 1260

TUNISIA The Absence of Paths Commissioner: The Presidency of the Republic and the Tunisian Ministry of Culture. Curator: Lina Lazaar. Exhibitor: Anonymous.

TURKEY ÇIN Commissioner: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). Exhibitor: Cevdet Erek. Venue: Arsenale

TUVALU Climate Canary Commissioner: Taukelina Finikaso, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour. Curator: Aida Yuen Wong. Exhibitor: Vincent J.F. Huang. Venue: Arsenale

UKRAINE Parliament
Commissioner: Svitlana Fomenko, First Deputy Minister of Culture. Curators: Peter Doroshenko, Lilia Kudelia. Exhibitor: Boris Mikhailov. Venue: Studio Cannaregio, Cannaregio 1345/D

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play Commissioner: The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation. Curator: Hammad Nasar. Exhibitors: Nujoom Alghanem, Sara Al Haddad, Vikram Divecha, Lantian Xie, Mohamed Yousif. Venue: Arsenale

Tomorrow is Another Day
Commissioners: Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and Adjunct Professor of the Practice in Fine Arts, Brandeis University. Curators: Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, Senior Programming and Research Curator, The Baltimore Museum of Art. Exhibitor: Mark Bradford. Venue: Giardini and San Polo 2559/A (Fondamenta dei Frari)

URUGUAY The law of the funnel Commissioner: Alejandro Denes. Curator: Gabriel Peluffo Linari. Exhibitor: Mario Sagradini. Venue: Giardini

VENEZUELA (Bolivarian Republic of) Formas escapándose del marco Commissioner: Luis Carlos Calzadilla Pérez, Curator: Morella Jurado Capecchi. Exhibitor: Juan Alberto Calzadilla Álvarez. Venue: Giardini

ZIMBABWE (Republic of) Deconstructing Boundaries: Exploring Ideas of Belonging
Commissioner: Doreen Sibanda. Curator: Raphael Chikukwa. Exhibitors: Sylvester Mubayi, Charles Bhebe, Dana Whabira and Admire Kamudzengerere. Venue: Santa Maria della Pietà