Former Delfina residents participate in the central, pavilion and collateral exhibitions.
Delfina Foundation is pleased to announce that 19 former resident artists of Delfina Studios and Delfina Foundation are participating in the 56th Venice Biennale.
CENTRAL EXHIBITION (Giardini & Arsenale)
All the World’s Futures – featuring Ala’ Younis & Jumana Emil Abboud from Delfina Foundation and Mika Rottenberg & Sonia Boyce from Delfina Studios Trust
Curated by Okwui Enwezor
ARMENIA PAVILION (Monastery and Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni)
Armenity / Haiyutioun. Contemporary Artists from the Armenian Diaspora – group exhibition featuring former residents: Hera Büyüktasçiyan, Rene Gabri & Ayreen Anastas, and Hrair Sarkissian. Read a report by Aaron Cezar in The Art Newspaper.
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. Deputy Commissioner: Art for the World Europa, Mekhitarist Congregation of San Lazzaro Island, Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Italy, Vartan Karapetian.
Curator: Adelina Cüberyan von Fürstenberg.
BELGIUM PAVILION (Giardini)
Personnes et les autres: Vincent Meessen and Guests – group presentation featuring former resident Maryam Jafri
Commissioner: Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Wallonia-Brussels International. Curator: Katerina Gregos. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
SERBIA PAVILION (Giardini)
United Dead Nations – solo presentation by Ivan Grubanov
Commissioner: Lidija Merenik. Deputy Commissioner: Ana Bogdanovic. Curator: Lidija Merenik. Deputy Curator: Ana Bogdanovic. Scientific Committee: Jovan Despotovic. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini
IRAN PAVILION (Calle San Giovanni 1074/B, Cannaregio)
Iranian Highlights – group exhibition featuring former resident Mahmoud Bakhshi Moakhar
The Great Game – group exhibition featuring former residents Rashad Alakbarov, Reza Aramesh, Mahmoud Bakhshi Moakhar and Babak Kazemi.
Commissioner: Majid Mollanooruzi. Deputy Commissioners: Marco Meneguzzo, Mazdak Faiznia. Curators: Marco Meneguzzo, Mazdak Faiznia.
The Union of Fire and Water (Palazzo Barbaro) – two-person exhibition featuring former resident Rashad Alakbarov
Commissioner: YARAT Contemporary Art Space, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and nurturing of contemporary art in Azerbaijan
Glasstress Gotika (Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, San Marco, 2847 (Campo Santo Stefano); Fondazione Berengo, Campiello della Pescheria, 15, Murano), a group exhibition featuring former Delfina residents Wael Shawky, Wim Devoye, Michael Joo and Erdag Aksel.
Organisation: The State Hermitage Museum