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Biennale Sessions

On the occasion of the 56th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia addresses Universities, Academies of Fine Arts and Higher Education Institutions with a special project.
La Biennale considers its Art Exhibition as a place where universities, academies of fine arts, higher education institutions as well as research institutes can plan a visit especially designed for their educational activities, and it aims at providing them with particularly favourable conditions.

La Biennale offers each group of 50 participants belonging to an affiliated institute of higher learning the following benefits:

a. special passes granting access to the Exhibition venues for three consecutive days, for € 20 per participant;
b. a location, free of charge, for a self-organized seminar, in one of the Exhibition venues, with basic technical equipment and assistance (press preview days are not included);
c. special attendance and participation conditions for coinciding events and initiatives organized by the Dance, Music, Theatre, and Cinema sectors;
d. packet lunches at discounted fees at snack areas and restaurants located at the Exhibition venues;
e. help with organizing their stay with operators pre-selected by la Biennale;
f. participation in conferences and other events organized by la Biennale at the Exhibition venues;
g. a special promotion and communication plan, including links to websites of participating institutions.

Biennale Sessions: Abstracts from the Universities participating in the project

Universities and Associations that have joined the project
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London / St Lucas University College of Art & Design, Antwerp / University of Washington - College of Arts & Sciences, Seattle / Iowa State University - College of Design, Ames / Universität für angewandte Kunst, Vienna / School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / University of Virginia - School of Architecture / Universität der Künste, Berlin / Haute école d’art et de design – HEAD, Ginevra / Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo / Christie’s Education, London / Australian Catholic University, Strathfield / Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg / The Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus / Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis / Facultad de Artes y Diseño, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México / The University of British Columbia - Department of Art History and Visual Arts, Vancouver / The University of Applied Sciences (Haw) Hamburg - Das Department Design / Universitat de Barcelona IL3 - Instituto de Formación Continua / Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland / Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna / University of the Arts, London - Camberwell College of Arts / UNSW Australia - Art & Design / Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich - Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology / Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem / Bern University of the Arts / Zurich University of the Arts / Plymouth University - Fine Art / University of the Arts Helsinki - Academy of Fine Arts
Venice International University / Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia / Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia - Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali / Università IUAV di Venezia / Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano - Dipartimento di Marketing / Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano / Politecnico di Milano - Scuola del Design. Laurea in Design degli Interni / Università di Roma Sapienza - Facoltà di Architettura / Associazione Cinemavvenire, Roma / Università per Stranieri di Perugia / Università per Stranieri di Siena / Ca’ Foscari Summer School, Venezia / Istituto Marangoni - the school of design, Milano / Accademia Belle Arti “Pietro Vannucci”, Perugia / IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, Milano / Accademia di Belle Arti “Aldo Galli”, Como

Organizations participating in the Biennale Sessions through a joint project:
Department of Visual Arts - University of Ottawa (with The University of British Columbia)

Educational and Promotion
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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