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CURATOR(S) Adriano Pedrosa

The 60th International Art Exhibition, titled Stranieri Ovunque –Foreigners Everywhere, will open to the public from Saturday April 20 to Sunday November 24, 2024, at the Giardini and the Arsenale; it will be curated by Adriano Pedrosa and organised by La Biennale di Venezia. The pre-opening will take place on April 17, 18 and 19; the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on 20 April 2024. 
The title of the 60th Exhibition is drawn from a series of works started in 2004 by the collective Claire Fontaine: neon sculptures in different colours that render in a growing number of languages the words “Foreigners Everywhere”. The phrase comes, in turn, from the name of a Turin collective who fought racism and xenophobia in Italy: Stranieri Ovunque.
The Exhibition presents 331 artists and collectives who have lived or currently live in and among 80 countries, including Hong Kong, Palestine, and Puerto Rico, reflecting how artists have always traveled and moved for a wide variety of reasons. The main focus of the Biennale Arte 2024 is therefore on those artists who are foreigners, immigrants, expatriates, diasporans, exiles or refugees, particularly those who move between the Global South and Global North.
Two elements have emerged in the research and recur throughout the International Exhibition. The first one is textiles, which have been explored by many artists in the show in multiple ways. These works reveal an interest in craft, tradition, and the handmade, and in techniques that were at times considered other or foreign, outsider or strange in the larger field of fine arts. A second motif is the family of artists, many of them Indigenous, related by blood or marriage. Again tradition plays an important role here: the transmission of knowledge and practices from father or mother to son or daughter or among siblings, relatives and couples.
30 Collateral Events admitted by the Curator and promoted by non–profit national and international bodies and institutions, will take place in several locations around the city of Venice.
The Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement of Biennale Arte 2024 will be awarded to The Italian-born Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino and the Paris-based Turkish artist Nil Yalter during the Biennale Arte 2024 awards and inauguration ceremony, that will be held on Saturday 20th April, 2024.

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