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First-time National Participations

 
Pavilion of the Principality of Andorra at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (First official participation)
Title of the exhibition: Beyond Vision
Exhibitors: Helena Guàrdia Ribó, Francisco Sánchez Sánchez
Commissioners: Pedro de Sancristóval y Múrua. Deputy commissioners: Joan Gil Gregório, Ermengol Puig Tàpies, Francesc Rodríguez Rossa
Curators: Paolo De Grandis, Josep M. Ubach Bernada
Coordinator in Venice: Carlotta Scarpa, Arte Communications Coordinator in Andorra: Montse Coma Areny
Venue: Chiesa di San Samuele, Campo San Samuele, Venice (San Samuele boat station / line 2)
 
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the Exhibition: ‘Parables / Parabole’ - Five Bangladeshi artists interpret contemporary cultural difference
Exhibitors: Promotesh Das Pulak, Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty, Imran Hossain Piplu, Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi
Commissioners: Fiona Biggiero (Italy) and Tayeba Begum Lipi (Bangladesh)
Curators: Paolo W. Tamburella & Mary Angela Schroth
Venue: Gervasuti Foundation, Fondamenta S. Anna (Via Garibaldi), Castello 993, between Giardini and Arsenale
Pavilion of India at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode...
Exhibitors: Zarina Hashmi, Praneet Soi, Gigi Scaria and The Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya)
Commissioner: Ranjit Hoskote
Curator: Ranjit Hoskote
Venue: Arsenale (Artiglierie)
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (India’s National Academy of Art) participation in the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Pavilion of Iraq at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: Acqua Ferita / Wounded Water. Six Iraqi Artists interpret the theme of water
Commissioner: Ali Assaf
Co-Commissioner: Vittorio Urbani
Curator: Mary Angela Schroth
Organization: Nouva Icona and Sala 1. Media Partner: Canvas Magazine
In collaboration with: Embassy of Iraq in Italy, Iraq UN Representation in Rome, Iraq Ministry of Culture, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, MerchantBridge Bank and the Iraq Pavilion Patrons Committee.
Venue: Gervasuti Foundation, Fondamenta S. Anna (Via Garibaldi), Castello 995, between Giardini and Arsenale
Opening to the Public: June 4, 2011. Closes Nov. 27, 2011, 10-6 pm daily except Mondays
Press Preview: June 2, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm
 
Pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: The Black Arch
Exhibitors: Raja and Shadia Alem
Commissioners: Dr. Abdulaziz Alsebail
Curators: Mona Khazindar and Robin Start
Venue: Arsenale
Pavilion of South Africa at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: Desire: Ideal Narratives in Contemporary South African Art
Exhibitors: Mary Sibande, Siemon Allen, Lyndi Sales
Commissioner: Lethole Mokoena
Curator: Thembinkosi Goniwe
Venue: Torre di Porta Nuova, Arsenale Nuovissimo
Pavilion of Zimbabwe at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: “Seeing Ourselves: Questioning our geographical landscape and the space we occupy from yesterday, today and tomorrow”  
Exhibitors: Tapfuma Gutsa, Misheck Masamvu, Berry Bickle and Calvin Dondo
Commissioner: Mrs. Doreen Sibanda
Curator: Raphael Chikukwa
Venue: Church of Santa Maria della Pietà, Calle della Pietà, Castello 3701
 
 
Artists
The artists selected for the main exhibition, All The World’s Futures
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 56th Intl. Art Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 56th Biennale