Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale moves closer to becoming an all-year-round academic hub

The organisation launched a contemporary arts research centre at the Expo 2020 Dubai earlier this month

Ibrahim Mahama: ‘I use crisis and failure as the primary material in my work’

On the eve of a new London show, the Ghanaian artist discusses how he is turning a disused food silo in his homeland into a cultural centre

Señor Mustache Mustache and a sinister taco-seller: Leonora Carrington's son on the colourful characters inspiring the next Venice Biennale

Gabriel Weisz Carrington recalls the fantastical tales imagined by his Surrealist artist mother that informed the title for next year’s big art event

Slavery: the groundbreaking Dutch exhibition confronting colonial history

Plus, Leonora Carrington's Surrealist children's book behind the next Venice Biennale and Rubens's landscapes reunited after 200 years

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Venice Biennale 2022 title inspired by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington

The exhibition’s president and curator also announced the main exhibition’s three themes

Simon Lee Gallery announces worldwide representation of Venice Biennale artist Sonia Boyce

Boyce says bringing people together for her Venice commission has been like a “gargantuan puzzle”

Christoph Büchel’s controversial migrant boat finally returns to Sicily after 2019 Venice Biennale display

The vessel was on loan from the town of Augusta, which intends to turn it into a memorial for the hundreds of migrants who died on board in 2015

Venice town council blocks the rental of private property for the Biennales

The new time limits are shorter than the duration of the exhibitions

After long complaints about pollution and blocked views, Italy bans cruise ships in Venice’s historic centre

Decision will affect partying art collectors and redirect the mass tourism routed through the Giudecca Canal

‘Art suffers when money is scarce’: Venice Biennale’s new president on saving the city from economic devastation

Roberto Cicutto's plans range from encouraging collaboration between Venice's arts organisation to delving into the biennial's archives

Art in 2021—treats include Dürer blockbuster, new Munch museum and Caravaggio anniversary

Influential works by Duchamp, Picasso and Mondrian also celebrate centenary this year

Venice Biennale pleads with Christoph Büchel to return migrant boat to Sicily

Biennale officials and Sicilian town council call on artist to honour his commitment to return controversial Barca Nostra exhibit after one year

Nordic pavilion gets political for 2022 Venice Biennale as space is renamed after Indigenous Sámi people

"It is a symbolic reversal of colonial claims that have sought to erase Sámi land and culture," says a project statement

Simone Leigh will be first Black woman to represent US at Venice Biennale

Brooklyn-based artist acknowledges 'depth of white supremacy in America' on social media

Wanted—curator of the British Pavilion at Venice Biennale (who will work for £12,500)

Hong Kong-based data analytics chief Shane Akeroyd will sponsor the associate curator post for a ten-year period

Venice Biennale awards Golden Lions to the late curators Okwui Enwezor and Germano Celant

Honour bestowed on four previous artistic directors of the international exhibition

New Venice Biennale show reveals fraught episodes in its 125-year history

Interdisciplinary display in the Giardini will look at how the international exhibitions “crossed paths with history”

Artist who represented Slovenia at 2015 Venice Biennale detained as country enters eighth week of anti-government protests

Jasa Mrevlje Pollak was thrown into the back of a police van during a demonstration last week triggered by corruption allegations

Venice Art Biennale delayed until 2022, now the same year as Documenta

Organisers say "it is impossible to move forward within the set time limits in the realisation of such a complex and worldwide exhibition"

Vittorio Gregotti, the last modern architect of Venice, dies of coronavirus aged 92

He designed many prestigious buildings in Italy and internationally and led the visual arts section of the Venice Biennale twice in the 1970s

Anish Kapoor to unveil world's 'blackest' sculptures during 2021 Venice Biennale

Exhibition at Galléria dell'Academia will be first time public can see artist's works using the controversial Vantablack material

Sonia Boyce chosen as UK's first post-Brexit Venice Biennale artist

Selection committee says British Afro-Caribbean artist "has consistently probed one of society’s big questions: how do we live with difference?”

Film producer Roberto Cicutto replaces Paolo Baratta as Venice Biennale president

He will be overseeing the Italian city's art biennial as well as film, dance, theatre and music festivals

Zineb Sedira to represent France at 2021 Venice Biennale

The artist is the first of Algerian descent to be selected by France for the international exhibition, according to Le Monde

Cecilia Alemani appointed artistic director of the 2021 Venice Biennale

The High Line and Art Basel Cities curator is the first Italian woman to hold the position

Red Regatta: public art sets sail across Venice lagoon

Artist Melissa McGill teams up with Venetian sailors to celebrate maritime tradition in face of mass tourism and climate change

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Venice Biennale is still ringing the Art Basel sales till

Artists showing in Venice are brought en masse to the fair as galleries leverage exhibition exposure

Dear Christoph Büchel, this is how you provide context

An exhibition about migrant deaths at sea provides the information missing from the Swiss-Icelandic artist’s display in Venice

At Art Basel, dealers are looking to reap the rewards of the Venice Biennale

It is an open secret that sales are made in Venice, but dealers at the Swiss art fair are looking to capitalise on the buzz the Biennale creates

Interview: Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz on dancing in the Swiss pavilion

The duo explain why their Venice Biennale presentation Moving Backwards is actually a step forward

'Bomb threat' at Lithuanian pavilion, Venice Biennale's Golden Lion winner, is declared false alarm

More than 100 people ordered to leave after queueing for hours in the rain for the show that won the top prize

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David Adjaye chosen to design 'game-changing' contemporary art museum in India

Planned Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi will open up 6,000-strong collection to the public

Giudecca contemporary art district launches in industrial area off Venice's beaten tourist track

Opening during the Venice Biennale, the new initiative includes project and exhibitions spaces and a foundation for young Polish art

Venice Biennale special: our review. Plus, how much longer will the city survive?

Ben Luke and Jane Morris review the main exhibition and we speak to the artists Laure Prouvost and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster about their works in the show. Plus, we talk about climate change and the challenges Venice is facing as the surrounding waters rise. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. with guest speaker Jane Morris. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Screen time: digital art eclipses painting in Ralph Rugoff's 'mightily impressive' Venice Biennale show

With multi-artist spaces and the split between the Arsenale and Giardini, May You Live in Interesting Times offers a new way of looking at a biennial exhibition

US pavilion artists at Venice Biennale quietly reach out to local charities

Martin Puryear’s work is the springboard for a youth outreach programme while Mark Bradford continues prison rehabilitation programme

Edmund de Waal’s 2,000-book installation of exiled writers will tour to the British Museum

Ceramicist’s installation The library of exile, currently on show in Venice, will also travel to the Japanisches Palais in Dresden

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Painting is more important than politics: Adrian Ghenie on his Trump-inspired portraits in Venice

Romanian artist, whose show is open at the Palazzo Cini during the Biennale, compares his art market ascendancy to working in porn

Deadly boat that sank with hundreds of migrants on board becomes work of art at Venice Biennale

Swiss artist Christoph Büchel's Arsenale project is a symbol of global immigration crisis

Director's cut: Ralph Rugoff picks the artists to watch in his 2019 Venice Biennale show

The artistic director selects five artists, all born in the 1980s, with a big presence in his exhibition

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Five of the weirdest pavilions and shows at the 2019 Venice Biennale

From Hillary Clinton’s emails in a supermarket and a beach of opera singers, to the world’s largest plane carrying “all of Ukraine’s artists”

The Art Newspaper's pick of the 2019 Venice Biennale

From a psychedelic furry grotto to a Tintoretto tribute—what to see at the pavilions and beyond

Ralph Rugoff is creating a Venice Biennale for right now

By only showing living artists, the artistic director's exhibition will reflect this time of emergency

Ralph Rugoff on why the 2019 Venice Biennale has a 'split personality'

The artistic director speaks to The Art Newspaper as he puts the finishing touches to the exhibition that he has divided between the Arsenale and Giardini’s central pavilion

Saudi Arabia returns to Venice Biennale after eight-year hiatus

Show of site-specific works by Zahrah Al Ghamdi is supported by the government-backed Misk Art Institute

Okwui Enwezor was one of the most influential curators in history

The Art Newspaper's features editor Ben Luke pays tribute

Venice’s nooks and crannies will become sites for performances during 58th Biennale

Delfina Foundation co-organises Meetings on Art programme focused on nationality, gender and queer issues

Algeria cancels first-time participation in the Venice Biennale

The county’s culture ministry cites financial and preparatory issues but says it will take part in 2021

Venice Biennale's Kazakhstan pavilion is cancelled after curators are snubbed

Organisers blamed budget cuts before taking on a new team and subsequently withdrawing from the biennial

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Okwui Enwezor on making sense of 'a global landscape that again lies shattered and in disarray'—archive, 2015

1 May 2015: The Nigerian curator's exhibitions in the Giardini and Arsenale of the Venice Biennale promise to be the most topical Venice show of recent years

State Hermitage Museum to curate Venice Biennale pavilion

Russia’s entry for 2019 show influenced by Gospel of Luke and includes installation by famous film director Alexander Sokurov

Painting's death was fake news? Venice Biennale to address art in the post-truth era

Despite lacking a designated theme, the event will take the unusual step of being divided into two distinct exhibitions

Carolee Schneemann, the Armory Show and Venice Biennale curators

We remember the pioneering artist, discuss the turmoil of the New York fairs and go behind the scenes of the Venice Biennale with three curators

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Getting Old Masters' sexy back: Colnaghi to take over Venetian abbey for Biennale show

London-based gallery will team up with interior designer Chahan to create "home of a 21st-century Grand Tourist" in the medieval Abbazia di San Gregorio