Venice Biennale 2019

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 titled ASSEMBLY.
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.

Venice Biennale Professional Development Program

The Venice Biennale 2019 Professional Development Program supports the Australia arts sector by providing a range of opportunities for arts professionals to further their experience and professional skills in Venice. 

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Two Team Leaders Succeed after Venice

Participants in our Venice Biennale Professional Development Program get a unique chance to build their confidence and skills while engaging daily with the workings of a major international exhibition. Here, two former Exhibition Team Leaders tell of their experiences and how being involved in the program has impacted their career.

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Venice Champions' Program

Australia’s representation at the Venice Biennale is realised through a long standing co-investment project managed by the Australia Council for the Arts. The generosity and passion of the individuals and organisations who share our commitment to showcasing contemporary Australian visual arts globally ensures the continued success of Australia at Venice.

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