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57th International Art Exhibition


13 May > 26 November 2017

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by Christine Macel, is organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th 2017, at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues. The preview will take place on May 10th, 11th and 12th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 13th 2017.

VIVA ARTE VIVA will unfold over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. 120 are the invited artists from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time.

The Exhibition will also include 85 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice. 3 countries will be participating for the first time: Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, Nigeria.

Also for this edition, selected Collateral Events are featured. Promoted by non-profit national and international institutions, they will present their exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 57th Exhibition.


Introduction by Paolo Baratta, President of La Biennale di Venezia

- VIVA ARTE VIVA - 57th International Art Exhibition

- Introduction by Christine Macel, Curator of the 57th Exhibition

- Artists

- National Participations

- Collateral Events

- Biennale Sessions

- Educational

- Tickets 
The artists selected for the main exhibition, VIVA ARTE VIVA
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 57th Intl. Art Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 57th Biennale