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55. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte La Biennale di Venezia

Giardini della Biennale
Centro storico
Venezia Italia

La Biennale di Venezia
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2013 National Participations

2013 Collateral Events

2011 Venice Biennale

2009 Venice Biennale

55th Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

The Encyclopedic Palace

1st June > 24th November 2013

The 55th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (preview: May 29th, 30th and 31st 2013), as well as in various venues the city.

The title chosen by curator Massimiliano Gioni for the 55th International Art Exhibition is Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace. Massimiliano Gioni introduced the choice of theme evoking the Italo-American self-taught artist Marino Auriti who “on November 16, 1955 filed a design with the US Patent office depicting his Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge, bringing together the greatest discoveries of the human race, from the wheel to the satellite. Auriti’s plan was never carried out, of course, but the dream of universal, all-embracing knowledge crops up throughout history, as one that eccentrics like Auriti share with many other artists, writers, scientists, and prophets who have tried - often in vain - to fashion an image of the world that will capture its infinite variety and richness.”


Hilma af Klint
Born in 1862 in Solna, Sweden
Died in 1944 in Djursholm, Sweden

Victor Alimpiev
Born in 1973 in Moscow, Russia

Ellen Altfest
Born in 1970 in New York, USA

Pawel Althamer
Born in 1967 in Warsaw, Poland

Levi Fisher Ames
Born in 1843 in Sullivan, USA
Died in 1923 in Monroe, USA

Yuri Ancarani
Born in 1972 in Ravenna, Italy

Carl Andre
Born in 1935 in Quincy, USA

Uri Aran
Born in 1977 in Jerusalem, Israel

Yüksel Arslan
Born in 1933 in Istanbul, Turkey

Ed Atkins
Born in 1982 in Oxford, UK

Marino Auriti
Born in 1891 in Guardiagrele, Italy
Died in 1980 in Kennett Square, USA

Enrico Baj
Born in 1924 in Milan, Italy
Died in 2003 in Vergiate, Italy

Nikolay Bakharev
Born in 1946 in Mikhailovka, Russia

Miroslaw Balka
Born in 1958 in Warsaw, Poland

Phyllida Barlow
Born in 1944 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Morton Bartlett
Born in 1909 in Chicago, USA
Died in 1992 in Boston, USA

Gianfranco Baruchello
Born in 1924 in Livorno, Italy

Hans Bellmer
Born in 1902 in Katowice, Poland
Died in 1975 in Paris, France

Neïl Beloufa
Born in 1985 in Paris, France

Graphic Works of Southeast Asia and Melanesia, Hugo A. Bernatzik Collection 1932–1937

Stefan Bertalan
Born in 1930 in Racastie, Romania

Rossella Biscotti
Born in 1978 in Molfetta, Italy

Arthur Bispo do Rosário
Born in about 1910 in Japaratuba, Brazil
Died in 1989 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

John Bock
Born in 1965 in Gribbohm, Germany

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré
Born in 1923 in Zéprégüé, Ivory Coast

Geta Bratescu
Born in 1926 in Ploiesti, Romania

KP Brehmer
Born in 1938 in Berlin, Germany
Died in 1997 in Hamburg, Germany

James Lee Byars
Born in 1932 in Detroit, USA
Died in 1997 in Cairo, Egypt

Roger Caillois
Born in 1913 in Reims, France
Died in 1978 in Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Varda Caivano
Born in 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vlassis Caniaris
Born in 1928 in Athens, Greece
Died in 2011 in Athens, Greece

James Castle
Born in 1899 in Garden Valley, USA
Died in 1977 in Boise, USA

Alice Channer
Born in 1977 in Oxford, UK

George Condo
Born in 1957 in Concord, USA

Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris
Born in 1875 in Royal Leamington Spa, UK. Died in 1947 in Hastings, UK
Born in 1877 in London, UK. Died in 1962 in Srinagar, India

Oliver Croy and Oliver Elser
Born in 1970 in Kitzbühel, Austria
Born in 1972 in Rüsselsheim, Germany

R. Crumb
Born in 1943 in Philadelphia, USA

Roberto Cuoghi
Born in 1973 in Modena, Italy

Enrico David
Born in 1966 in Ancona, Italy

Tacita Dean
Born in 1965 in Canterbury, UK

John DeAndrea
Born in 1941 in Denver, USA

Thierry De Cordier
Born in 1954 in Ronse, Belgium

Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys
Born in 1965 in Geel, Belgium
Born in 1966 in Wilrijk, Belgium

Walter De Maria
Born in 1935 in Albany, USA

Simon Denny
Born in 1982 in Auckland, New Zealand

Trisha Donnelly
Born in 1974 in Los Angeles, USA

Jimmie Durham
Born in 1940 in Washington, USA

Ex-votos from the Santuario di Romituzzo
Italian, 16th–19th Century

Harun Farocki
Born in 1944 in Nový Jicín, Czech Republic

Peter Fischli & David Weiss
Born in 1952 in Zurich, Switzerland
Born in 1946 in Zurich, Switzerland. Died in 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland

Linda Fregni Nagler
Born in 1976 in Stockholm, Sweden

Aurélien Froment
Born in 1976 in Angers, France

Phyllis Galembo
Born in 1952 in New York, USA

Norbert Ghisoland
Born in 1878 in La Bouverie, Belgium
Died in 1939 in Frameries, Belgium

Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi
Born in 1942 in Merano, Italy
Born in 1942 in Lugo di Romagna, Italy

Domenico Gnoli
Born in 1933 in Rome, Italy
Died in 1970 in New York, USA

Robert Gober
Born in 1954 in Wallingford, USA

Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj
Born in 1967 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Born in 1976 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Guo Fengyi
Born in 1942 in Xi’an, China
Died in 2010 in Xi’an, China

João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva
Born in 1979 in Lisbon, Portugal
Born in 1977 in Lisbon, Portugal

Wade Guyton
Born in 1972 in Hammond, USA

Haitian Vodou Banners

Duane Hanson
Born in 1925 in Alexandria, USA
Died in 1996 in Boca Raton, USA

Sharon Hayes
Born in 1970 in Baltimore, USA

Camille Henrot
Born in 1978 in Paris, France

Daniel Hesidence
Born in 1975 in Akron, USA

Roger Hiorns
Born in 1975 in Birmingham, UK

Channa Horwitz
Born in 1932 in Los Angeles, USA
Died in 2013 in Santa Monica, USA

Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Born in 1971 in Chicago, USA

René Iché
Born in 1897 in Sallèles-d'Aude, France
Died in 1954 in Paris, France

Hans Josephsohn
Born in 1920 in Kaliningrad, Russia
Died in 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland

Carl Gustav Jung
Born in 1875 in Kesswil, Switzerland
Died in 1961 in Küsnacht, Switzerland

Kan Xuan
Born in 1972 in Xuancheng, China

Bouchra Khalili
Born in 1975 in Casablanca, Morocco

Ragnar Kjartansson
Born in 1976 in Reykjavík, Iceland

Eva Kotátková
Born in 1982 in Prague, Czech Republic

Evgenij Kozlov (E-E)
Born in 1955 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Emma Kunz
Born in 1892 in Brittnau, Switzerland
Died in 1963 in Waldstatt, Switzerland

Maria Lassnig
Born in 1919 in Kappel am Krappfeld, Austria

Mark Leckey
Born in 1964 in Birkenhead, UK

Augustin Lesage
Born in 1876 in Saint-Pierre-les-Auchel, France
Died in 1954 in Burbure, France

Lin Xue
Born in 1968 in Fujian, China

Herbert List
Born in 1903 in Hamburg, Germany
Died in 1975 in Munich, Germany

Sarah Lucas
Born in 1962 in London, UK

Helen Marten
Born in 1985 in Macclesfield, UK

Paul McCarthy
Born in 1945 in Salt Lake City, USA

Steve McQueen
Born in 1969 in London, UK

Prabhavathi Meppayil
Born in 1965 in Bangalore, India

Marisa Merz
Born in 1926 in Turin, Italy

Pierre Molinier
Born in 1900 in Agen, France
Died in 1976 in Bordeaux, France

Matthew Monahan
Born in 1972 in Eureka, USA

Laurent Montaron
Born in 1972 in Verneuil-sur-Avre, France

Melvin Moti
Born in 1977 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Matt Mullican
Born in 1951 in Santa Monica, USA

Ron Nagle
Born in 1939 in San Francisco, USA

Bruce Nauman
Born in 1941 in Fort Wayne, USA

Paulo Nazareth
Born in 1977 in Governador Valadares, Brazil

Albert Oehlen
Born in 1954 in Krefeld, Germany

Shinro Ohtake
Born in 1955 in Tokyo, Japan

J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere
Born in 1930 in Ojomu Emai, Nigeria

Henrik Olesen
Born in 1967 in Esbjerg, Denmark

Damián Ortega
Born in 1967 in Mexico City, Mexico

John Outterbridge
Born in 1933 in Greenville, USA

Paño Drawings

Marco Paolini
Born in 1956 in Belluno, Italy

Diego Perrone
Born in 1970 in Asti, Italy

Walter Pichler
Born in 1936 in Deutschnofen, Italy
Died in 2012 in Burgenland, Austria

Otto Piene
Born in 1928 in Bad Laasphe, Germany

Paloma Polo
Born in 1983 in Madrid, Spain

Eliot Porter
Born in 1901 in Winnetka, USA
Died in 1990 in Santa Fe, USA

Imran Qureshi
Born in 1972 in Hyderabad, Pakistan

Carol Rama
Born in 1918 in Turin, Italy

Charles Ray
Born in 1953 in Chicago, USA

James Richards
Born in 1983 in Cardiff, UK

Achilles G. Rizzoli
Born in 1896 in Marin County, USA
Died in 1981 in San Francisco, USA

Pamela Rosenkranz
Born in 1979 in Sils-Maria, Switzerland

Dieter Roth
Born in 1930 in Hanover, Germany
Died in 1998 in Basel, Switzerland

Viviane Sassen
Born in 1972 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shinichi Sawada
Born in 1982 in Shiga, Japan

Hans Schärer
Born in 1927 in Bern, Switzerland
Died in 1997 in St. Niklausen, Switzerland

Karl Schenker
Born in Germany
Died in 1951/52, UK

Michael Schmidt
Born in 1945 in Berlin, Germany

Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
Born in 1945 in Basel, Switzerland

Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern
Born in 1892 in Jasnoje, Russia
Died in 1982 in Berlin, Germany

Tino Sehgal
Born in 1976 in London, UK

Richard Serra
Born in 1939 in San Francisco, USA

Shaker Gift Drawings

Jim Shaw
Born in 1952 in Midland, USA

Cindy Sherman
Born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, USA

Laurie Simmons and Allan McCollum
Born in 1949 in Long Island, USA
Born in 1944 in Los Angeles, USA

Drossos P. Skyllas
Born in 1912 in Kalymnos, Greece
Died in 1973 in Chicago, USA

Harry Smith
Born in 1923 in Portland, USA
Died in 1991 in New York, USA

Xul Solar
Born in 1887 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died in 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Christiana Soulou
Born in 1961 in Athens, Greece

Eduard Spelterini
Born in 1852 in Bazenheid, Switzerland
Died in 1931 in Zipf, Austria

Rudolf Steiner
Born in 1861 in Donji Kraljevec, Croatia
Died in 1925 in Dornach, Switzerland

Hito Steyerl
Born in 1966 in Munich, Germany
José Antonio Suárez Londoño
Born in 1955 in Medellín, Colombia

Papa Ibra Tall
Born in 1935 in Tivaouane, Senegal

Dorothea Tanning
Born in 1910 in Galesburg, USA
Died in 2012 in New York, USA

Anonymous Tantric Paintings

Ryan Trecartin
Born in 1981 in Webster, USA

Rosemarie Trockel
Born in 1952 in Schwerte, Germany

Andra Ursuta
Born in 1979 in Salonta, Romania

Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
Born in 1960 in Aalst, Belgium

Erik van Lieshout
Born in 1968 in Deurne, The Netherlands

Stan VanDerBeek
Born in 1927 in New York, USA
Died in 1984 in Baltimore, USA

Danh Vo
Born in 1975 in Bà Ria–Vung Tàu Province, Vietnam

Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Born in 1910 in Marinette, USA
Died in 1983 in Milwaukee, USA

Günter Weseler
Born in 1930 in Olsztyn, Poland

Jack Whitten
Born in 1939 in Bessemer, USA

Cathy Wilkes
Born in 1966 in Belfast, UK

Christopher Williams
Born in 1956 in Los Angeles, USA

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Born in 1977 in London, UK

Kohei Yoshiyuki
Born in 1946 in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Sergey Zarva
Born in 1973 in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Anna Zemánková
Born in 1908 in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Died in 1986 in Prague, Czech Republic

Jakub Julian Ziólkowski
Born in 1980 in Zamosc, Poland

Artur Zmijewski
Born in 1966 in Warsaw, Poland

 National Participations

Angola, Republic of


Armenia, Republic of



Azerbaijan, Republic of


Bangladesh, People’s Republic of

Bahrain, Kingdom of


Bosnia and Herzegovina




China, People’s Republic of

Costa Rica



Cyprus, Republic of

Czech Republic and Slovak Republic




Finland (Pavilion Alvar Aalto)




Great Britain


Holy See



Indonesia, Republic of





Ivory Coast, Republic of




Korea, Republic of

Kosovo, Republic of





Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of

Macedonia, Former Yugoslavian Republic of




Netherlands, The

New Zealand

Nordic Pavilion, Finland, Norway







Slovenia, Republic of

South Africa



Syrian Arab Republic





United Arab Emirates

United States of America



Zimbabwe, Republic of

Pavilion of Latin America IILA

Central Asia Pavilion

 Collateral Events
25%-Catalonia at Venice

A Remote Whisper : Pedro Cabrita Reis

About Turn: Newfoundland in Venice, Will Gill & Peter Wilkins

Ai Weiwei – Disposition

Lore Bert : Art & Knowledge in the 5 Platonic Solids

Back to Back to Biennale-Free Expression

Bart Dorsa. Katya

Bedwyr Williams: The Starry Messenger | Wales in Venice

Breath | Shirazeh Houshiary


Emergency Pavilion

Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2013

Glasstress : White Light | White Heat

Nocera : I libri d’acqua

Imago Mundi

In Grimani. Ritsue Mishima Glass Works

Ink • Brush • Heart, XiShuangBanNa

Lawrence Weiner: the grace of a gesture

Lost in Translation

Love me, Love me no

Mind • Beating

Nell'acqua capisco


Otherwise Occupied


Passage to History

PATO.MEN : Carlos Marreiro


Perspectives by John Pawson

Rhapsody in Green

RHIZOMA (Generation in Waiting)

Salon Suisse

Scotland + Venice 2013

Steel-Lives, Still-Life

The Dream of Eurasia. 987 Testimonials - The Italian Attitude

The Grand Canal

The Intimate Subversion by Ángel Marcos

The Joycean Society : Dora García

The Museum of Everything

The Tibet Pavilion

This is not a Taiwan Pavilion

Thomas Zipp


United Cultural Nations

Universo Donna

Voice of the Unseen - Chinese Independent art 1979/today

Who is Alice?

'You (you).' - Lee Kit, Hong Kong

Foundations and Museums in Venice

Ca' d'Oro | da Giorgio Franchetti a Giorgio Franchetti

Ca' Pesaro | The Sonnabend Collection

Ca' Pesaro | Vedova Plurimo

Ca' Rezzonico | Vedova Plurimo

Ca' Rezzonico | A very light art

Fondazione Cini| Le Stanze del Vetro | Lightbox

Fondazione Cini | Marc Quinn

Palazzo Fortuny | TAPIES. The eye of the artist

FAI Negozio Olivetti | Time lapse

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa | Beware of the Holy Whore: Edvard Munch, Lene Berg and the Dilemma of Emancipation

Gervasuti Foundation | Gavin Turk: Vanacular

Gervasuti Foundation | IF A DandeLION COULD TALK / Sigma 1

Peggy Guggenheim Collection | Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection

MUVE Contemporaneo

Fondazione Prada | When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013

Fondazione Querini Stampalia | Nick Devereux

Fondazione Querini Stampalia | Fuori rotta

Fondazione Querini Stampalia | Add Fire. Furla Prize 2013: Chiara Fumai

Fondazione Querini Stampalia | Jacob Hashimoto: GAS GIANT

Fondazione Querini Stampalia | Qiu Zhijie

Signum Foundation

V-A-C Foundation | Parallel Convergences: Pawel Althamer and Anatoly Osmolovsky

Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova | Roy Lichtenstein Sculptor

Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova | Emilio Vedova… Cosiddetti Carnevali…

Museo Correr | Anthony Caro

Museo Correr | Vedova Plurimo

Museo di Storia Naturale | Contemporary Bestiary

Palazzo Grassi | Rudolf Stingel

Palazzo Grassi | Screenings at the Teatrino

Punta della Dogana | Prima Materia

Other Events in Venice

ASAC | Amarcord

Caroline von Grone

Confronting Anitya

Cyland + Digicult + CSAR | New Media in Venice


Jarach Gallery | The Hundredth Window

La Luna nel Pozzo | Locus+ in Venice

Marignana/arte | Stefano Arienti/Copertine

MuMo : I was born in your bed

Officina delle Zattere

Officina delle Zattere | Sergei Nazarov

Officina delle Zattere | Maxim Kanto

Officina delle Zattere | Metamorphoses

Out of Peckham comes Palazzo Peckham!

Outpost | Samar Singh Jodha

Palazzo Pesaro Papafava | INTERSECTION: Franco Vaccari, Vito Acconci / Acconci Studio

Tana Liberi Titti

The Artists' Pavilion

The book affair

The Immigrant

The Museum of Everything

The Pool NYC | Wide Shot

The Volume of Air | Nero/Mousse

Tibet Pavilion

Venice Agendas