Former Delfina residents participate in the central, pavilion and collateral exhibitions.

All The Worlds Futures: 56th Venice Biennale

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.

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.


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


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.

Collateral exhibitions

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