2019 Venice Biennale
In 2019 the 58th International Art Exhibition to be curated by Ralph Rugoff, Director of London’s Hayward Gallery. Australia will once again be represented with exciting new Australian work in 2019.
Australia’s representation at the Venice Biennale began in 1954, and since then 39 distinguished contemporary visual artists have exhibited under the Australia banner. In October 2017, the Australia Council extended an open call for artistic proposals for the 2019 exhibition. The open call to artists and curators has garnered an impressive response with more than 70 submissions to the first stage of the process. The Artistic Selection Panel, chaired by former Venice artist Professor Callum Morton, shortlisted this impressive list to five proposals. Those five teams will submit full proposals which will be reviewed by the independent selection panel in the coming weeks. In March we plan to announce the artistic team to represent Australia at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Kerry Gardner AM has been appointed as Chair of the Venice Council. The Venice Council comprises leaders from the contemporary visual arts community and distinguished arts philanthropists who will spearhead advocacy and fundraising efforts.
2017 Venice Biennale
The 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale closed on Sunday 26 November, and with it, Tracey Moffatt’s highly successful exhibition MY HORIZON at the Australian Pavilion in Venice. Information about the exhibition can be found at 2017 Venice Biennale.