Venice Biennale

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

Demonstrators gather in Venice to protest against Biennale’s 'invasion' of the Arsenale

Local associations are objecting to plans to transform part of the former shipyard into a new site for the Biennale’s historical archives

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

Portugal’s process for Venice Biennale selection accused of violations against leading artist

Curator of Portuguese pavilion says Grada Kilomba's application to represent the country was swung by a jury member who delegitimised her experience of racism

Title and travel plans of Simone Leigh’s US pavilion at the Venice Biennale revealed

In addition to her trademark large-scale sculptures, Leigh’s presentation includes a range of scholarly and educational projects on both sides of the Atlantic

Oman to present first national pavilion at next year's Venice Biennale

Five artists will show at the inaugural exhibition, including the late Raiya Al Rawahi

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

Obituariesfeature

Remembering Phillip King, a prolific New Generation sculptor whose career as an artist and a teacher spanned more than six decades

An artist who was always fascinated by new materials, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1968

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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”