Venice Biennale 2022

Venice Biennale 2022: Louisa Buck's picks

Our contemporary art writer picks out the three things she's most looking forward to in Venice

Is this year’s Venice Biennale an exhibition shaped by war?

In the wake of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the Russian pavilion looks likely to remain empty, while the organisers of the Ukrainian pavilion battle to realise their project for Venice

At the 2015 Biennale we gave six reasons why Venice was doomed. Guess what: it still is

From the impact of the global sea level rise to Unesco’s abandonment of the city, the situation is looking bleak. Has anything changed for the better in the past seven years?

Anish Kapoor will bring the ‘world’s blackest black’ to Venice's Accademia

The first British artist is finally exhibiting his sculptures using the controversial Vantablack.

Duking it out: Anselm Kiefer takes on the Venetian masters at the Palazzo Ducale

German artist creates new works that respond to those created by Tintoretto and others

Brazilian pavilion: Taking on the country’s recent tragedies

The solo presentation by Jonathas de Andrade is inspired by the educational science fairs he visited as a child

Dutch pavilion: artist explores importance of touch and intimacy

melanie bonajo, who often works with groups who are rarely given a voice, says that Covid-19 turned an existing “epidemic of loneliness” into a pandemic

Ghanaian pavilion: returning country's presentation to spill out across Venice

For its second appearance at the Biennale, Ghana will install modular bamboo structures in locations around the city

Italian pavilion: ‘What is the future for humans?’ asks artist Gian Maria Tosatti

For the first time at the Venice Biennale, a single artist has been given the entire Italian pavilion to fill. Tosatti’s sprawling post-industrial installation asks the big questions

Danh Vo in Venice: 'The privilege of installing other artists’ work is you really get to know them'

The Danish-Vietnamese artist has curated an exhibition which brings together his work with that of two acclaimed artists from previous generations, Park Seo-Bo and Isamu Noguchi

Scottish pavilion: Alberta Whittle unravels Venice's often troubling relationship with Blackness

The Barbados-born Scottish artist's work will address oceanic histories and the city’s traumatising images of enslaved Black people hidden in plain sight

Sámi pavilion: the Nordic countries give their space to Indigenous artists from the European Arctic

The three exhibiting artists have dedicated themselves to “defending Sámi perspectives”

Finnish pavilion: The artist who became an undercover security guard

The Finnish artist Pilvi Takala assumes identities, from Snow White to a Catholic schoolgirl, to investigate social norms

Icelandic pavilion: The magnetic attraction of light and sound

Sigurður Guðjónsson’s mesmerising work in the cavernous Artiglierie uses the movement of metal particles around a magnet

Saudi Arabian pavilion: Exhibition rings the changes

Choice of artist Muhannad Shono for the national pavilion is a sign itself of the country’s social and political shift

Belgian pavilion: Francis Alÿs explores the world through child’s play

Artist’s film for the Biennale is part of his 20-year examination of human behaviour through children’s games

French pavilion: Once-banned movie about Algerian war of independence inspires cinematic installation

Artist Zineb Sedira puts Algerian film under the spotlight, as country marks 60 years as a sovereign state

Estonian pavilion: Baltic country gets its chance to bloom

In order to mix things up, the Netherlands has given its Giardini pavilion over to Estonia this year

Flamenco, floating stages and a Stravinsky revival: programme for Venice's 2022 dance biennial revealed

Biennale Danza director Wayne McGregor has given the 16th international festival of contemporary dance the title of "Boundary-less" to reflect the current state of global flux

Under a revolutionary, emancipatory spell: Venice exhibition explores Surrealism’s interest in the occult

Major show at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection includes works by leading lights of Surrealism, including Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning

Ukrainian artist’s Venice exhibition to go ahead despite difficulties caused by war

Kyiv-based artist Zinaida was in Venice for a site visit when the invasion began and has been unable to return home

Russian invasion puts Ukraine’s Venice Biennale pavilion on hold

The pavilion’s organisers said they are “not in immediate danger” but have been forced to halt work on the planned solo presentation of works by Pavlo Makov in Venice

'Most people won't like my work': Marco Fusinato, artist representing Australia at the Venice Biennale, reveals pavilion plans

Visitors will experience a durational performance featuring a barrage of images including war scenes and defecating dogs

Wonder women: curator Cecilia Alemani on what we can expect at the female-dominated Venice Biennale this year

Plus, Van Gogh’s self-portraits in London, and the story of when Dalí met Freud

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Time capsules, more women and a room for Paula Rego: curator Cecilia Alemani reveals her plans for this year’s Venice Biennale

The exhibition will include “gender non-conforming artists who are challenging the figure of man as centre of the universe”

Organised ‘under gunfire’, Kazakhstan announces first national Venice pavilion—but will it actually go ahead this time?

This year’s commissioner hopes the absence of government funding might help them avoid the disaster of the nation's 2019 pavilion, which was cancelled amid “corruption” allegations