Date(s) - Apr 23 , 2022 - Nov 27 , 2022
Arsenale di Venezia
La Biennale di Venezia
It welcomes 213 artists from 58 countries: 26 Italians, 180 first-time participants, 1433 works and objects on display, and 80 new productions. Five countries are participating in the Art Biennale for the first time: the Republic of Cameroon, Namibia, Nepal, the Sultanate of Oman and Uganda. The Exhibition is titled “The Milk of Dreams” and is curated by Cecilia Alemani – first Italian woman to hold this position – who is currently Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, a programme of public art of the urban park in New York, and was the past curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017.
- For the first time in the over 127-year history of this Venetian institution, the Biennale includes a preponderant majority of female artists and non-binary people.
- The exhibition was conceived and realised in a period of great instability and uncertainty. The past and present edition coincided with the onset and ongoing continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced La Biennale to postpone this edition by a year – an event that had only occurred in the past during the First and Second World Wars.
- This year sees the birth of the first edition of “Biennale College”, a project dedicated to
the training and support of young people in all artistic sectors.