Australia at the Venice Biennale
The Australia Council
for the Arts announced Angelica Mesiti’s exhibition for the Australian
Pavilion at the 58th Biennale di Venezia will be a multi-screen installation
One of Australia’s most
celebrated and internationally profiled contemporary artists, Angelica Mesiti
works across video, performance and installation. Mesiti has developed a practice characterised
by large-scale video and sound works. She is known for using cinematic language
and performance to explore stories of the individual and the collective.
Australia has been represented at the Venice Biennale since 1954 by many distinguished contemporary visual artists. The Venice Biennale provides Australian artists with critical international coverage, exposing them to key new audiences, markets and contexts. The Venice Biennale 2019 sees artistic team, Angelica Mesiti and Juliana Engberg representing Australia at our pavilion in the Giardini.
Australia’s representation at the Venice Biennale is a signature project of our international strategy, realised through significant co-investment from the Australia Council and supporters who are committed to showcasing contemporary Australian visual arts across global borders. Become a Champion and join us in celebrating the impact of this international project. The May Champions’ Program runs from Sunday 5 May to Friday 10 May 2019 (Vernissage 8-10 May), or attend later in the year during the September Champions’ program; from Sunday 29 September to Thursday 3 October 2019.