Venice Biennale 2024

Venice diary day 1: Pimms, the Pinault Collection and thunderous conversation

Our diarist’s first couple of days in La Serenissima gave her a chance to soak up the glamour synonymous with the city, as well as catch up with some art-world friends

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

Artists draw with their eyes and play with Zeus at the city's former shipyards and armories

US pavilion features first Indigenous artist to have solo show

Jeffrey Gibson mixes Native American motifs with modern materials to investigate issues of identity and history

The poetry in Jean Cocteau’s visual art celebrated in Venice exhibition

A multimedia exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection includes many of the famed filmmaker's drawings, including his sketches while working with Picasso on the ballet 'Parade'

The confident new face of Benin is on show in Venice

The restitution of artefacts from France in 2022 has energised Benin’s cultural and heritage sector, as is clear from the country’s four-artist presentation at the Biennale

The most spectacular locations to visit at this year’s Venice Biennale

Unique to the Biennale are its venues, which include beautiful historic buildings with interiors, art and artefacts that put many museums to shame

Tate's new Indigenous art fund taps into theme of Venice Biennale

Project opens with four-year backing from AKO Foundation to acquire Sámi and Inuit art from Northern Europe

'No business as usual': Pro-Palestinian protests held at heart of Venice Biennale

Organised by the Art Not Genocide Alliance, the demonstration criticised international support for the Israeli government’s campaign against Gaza

Artificial intelligence takes a deep dive in new Venice show

Josèfa Ntjam‘s exhibition depicts a fantasy world inhabited by AI-created creatures that recalls both the deep ocean and outer space

Willem de Kooning’s Italian adventures explored in Gallerie dell’Accademia show

The American artist’s prolific career included two spells in Italy, ten years apart. An exhibition in Venice explores the impact these visits had on his work

John Akomfrah: ‘What are the histories, the questions, the narratives?’

The British artist and film-maker's Biennale exhibition will build on his past investigations of race, memory and identity

Palestine references abound at the 60th Venice Biennale

As the war between Israel and Hamas intensifies, artists in Venice use their work to make statements

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From cocoa-covered creations, to spaceships and rotting fruit, here is our selection of top shows from the first preview day

All change at the Venice Biennale’s Polish pavilion after initial artist is ousted by new, centrist government

Open Group collective has shifted focus to neighbouring Ukraine after Ignacy Czwartos is deselected

Artist refuses to open Israel pavilion show at Venice Biennale without a ceasefire

Ruth Patir says that she and the curators will not open exhibition until Israel and Hamas reach “a ceasefire and hostage release agreement"

Contested Congolese sculpture returns home, temporarily

The Balot sculpture will be in the Democratic Republic of Congo for six months, while a video of it shows simultaneously at the Venice Biennale

Anish Kapoor slams Venice Biennale title ‘Foreigners Everywhere’ for evoking ‘neo-fascism’

The artist says artistic director Adriano Pedrosa’s "dangerous slogan" reinforces the Italian government’s anti-migrant stance

New York’s Meredith Rosen makes waves across the Atlantic

The dealer’s discovery-driven programme, which embraces both contemporary and unsung 20th-century artists, is finding outsize success in Europe

Mark Bradford makes a surprise speech at Adriano Pedrosa's artist dinner

The artist, who represented the US in 2017, spoke about the artistic director's “generosity and quiet power to change things”

Venice's new tourist tax launches this month—how will it work?

Day trippers will need to pay €5 to enter on select days in a pilot scheme which starts during the Biennale

World view: Adriano Pedrosa, the curator of the 2024 Venice Biennale, discusses his show ‘Foreigners Everywhere’

The Brazilian curator, who is committed to highlighting the art of the Global South, explains his thinking behind the most diverse Venice Biennale exhibition ever

War, refugees, destruction: how Venice Biennale 2024 will reflect our era

Thousands have called for Israel’s pavilion to be cancelled, a proposed Palestinian exhibition was rejected, while Ukraine’s pavilion deals with its ongoing war

Russia lending its Venice Biennale pavilion to Bolivia

The Russian pavilion will host a group exhibition of artists from South America organised by Bolivia’s Ministry of Cultures, Decolonisation and Depatriarchalisation

Nature, humanity and technology collide in Pierre Huyghe show

The French artist has embraced robotics and machine learning for his latest works, which are being premiered at his sprawling exhibition in Venice

Moroccan pavilion cancelled at the 2024 Venice Biennale

Plans for country to make its Venice debut have been dropped, but no one—including the artists due to show there—knows why

SP-Arte turns 20—as Brazilian artists and curators take the spotlight at Venice

São Paulo fair’s founder says her efforts are “legitimised” by Adriano Pedrosa being the first South American to curate the Venice Biennale this month

From Hong Kong to Venice, Trevor Yeung conjures objects of desire

The Hong Kong artist explains why fish tanks and a notorious tree are “monuments to human interactions” in his new exhibitions for Para Site and the Venice Biennale

Abdullah Al Saadi: 'Artists can't be alone. Friendship between artists is very important'

The conceptual artist talks about representing the United Arab Emirates at this year’s Venice Biennale with work documenting his travels

Adriano Pedrosa unveils his plans for the 2024 Venice Biennale

Plus, the rise of immersive institutions and Barbara Kruger’s “Untitled (Forever)”