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The 59th International Art Exhibition in numbers

Over 800,000 tickets sold.

Biennale Arte 2022

213   artists invited to the Exhibition
58     countries of origin of the artists
180   first participations at the Biennale
1500+ artworks
      Special Projects:

Pavilion of Applied Arts in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Forte Marghera Special Project in Mestre

13     Meetings on Art
    National Participations
     National Participations in the historical Pavilions of Giardini
26     National Participations in the Arsenale (including Italy)
27     National Participations around the city of Venice
5 +3  National Participations participating for the first time: Republic of Cameroon, Namibia, Nepal, Sultanate of Oman, and Uganda.
Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Republic of Uzbekistan have participated for the first time with their own Pavilion at the Biennale Arte.
30     Collateral Events


Over 800,000 tickets sold (data at 1.00pm on 23/11/2022)
4,062  average visitors per day

Tickets for young people and students are 239,276, which represents 30% of all visitors.
People who visited the Exhibition as a group comprised 14% of the overall number of visitors.
The public consisted of 59% foreign visitors and 41% Italian.

Educational activities and guided tours

79,402 +23,67% (4,733 groups) visitors who participated in the Educational activities and in the guided tours


Educational activities
+12,58% young people and students participated in the Educational activities
1,858 groups
6,416 teachers involved in educational activities carried out in the Exhibition venues
3,040 teachers involved during the dedicated preview
1,044 participating schools, of which:

  • 47 preschools
  • 156 primary schools
  • 80 secondary schools I grade (including schools that visited independently)
  • 761 secondary schools II grade (including schools that visited independently)

Guided tours
+36,84% adults and public organized in groups participated in the guided tours
26,053 +9,91% members of the public who visited as part of a group
14,105 +149,91% individual visitors who participated in the fixed-departure guided tours (in 891 departures)
2,875 groups

Rides of Biennale BUS and VAPORETTO Biennale for schools
rides on Biennale BUS (one-way 118, return 118)
11,372 students travelled on it (one-way students 5.686, one-way students 5.686)
232 rides on Biennale VAP 1 and VAP 2 (one-way 116, one-way 116)
23,462 students travelled on it (one-way students 11.731, one-way students 11.731)

Among secondary schools, 45% came from abroad (numerous attendances from Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland).
36% of the participants in educational activities came from Veneto region (14% from the Province of Venice).


Biennale Sessions
        affiliated universities
   participating students involved in the project
19        Countries
35        Italian universities
44        foreign universities, from 4 continents
With 7 universities involved, Germany and United States ranks second in terms of participation, followed by France (5) and Austria (5).

34 Biennale qualified assistants for educational activities and specifically designed tours of the two Exhibition venues from 9 countries, with educational activities in 8 different languages, and in the Italian Sign Language (LIS).


PCTO projects
123 students,
from 9 secondary schools from Italy were involved in sono stati coinvolti  in PCTO projects (Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e per l’Orientamento) fora n amount of about 3.300 hours.


Project for Vulnerable Social Groups
A special inclusion project designed for groups less involved in the enjoyment of exhibitions and cultural events:
1,613 participants (109 groups)


Active Catalogues
An important contribution was given by the 50 Active Catalogues: the young graduates, standing in the Exhibition, according to an editorial project provided information to the visitors, who met the initiative with great favor.


Press Office activities
4,200  journalists registered for the pre-opening, including:
2,495 international journalists
1,705 Italian journalists
plus 5,800 journalists who registered as press during the opening of the Exhibition for a total of 10,000 journalists registered.


Official website:
23 April > 22 November 2022

1.653.827 individual visitors
page views

mobile     1,149,315 users (69,8%)
desktop   466,243 users (28,3%)
tablet       31,425 users (1,9%)

Social Media
The content posted during the Biennale Arte 2022 and on the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube social media platforms of La Biennale di Venezia, got over 102,8 million visualisations overall, generating more than 2 million interactions.

total fans of the page
+77.103 since the Biennale Arte 2022 opening
(Biennale Arte 2019: 377.110 total followers on 24 November 2019)

During the Biennale Arte 2022, the content posted on La Biennale di Venezia’s Facebook page obtained a total of 43,7 million views and  323.525 interactions.

711.490 total page followers
+6.324 since the Biennale Arte 2022 opening
(Biennale Arte 2019: 707.166 total followers on 24 November 2019)

During the Biennale Arte 2022, the tweets posted on the @la_Biennale Twitter page obtained about 19,5 milion views and 734.832 interactions. The most significant interactions include 149.014 likes and 38.291 retweets.

707.717 total page followers
+136.758 since the Biennale Arte 2022 opening
(Biennale Arte 2019: 470.835 total followers on 24 November 2019)

During the Biennale Arte 2022 the content posted on the @labiennale Instagram page obtained a total of about 38,5 milion views and 988.572 interactions.

The 5 most popular posts reached over 65.200 likes. With 22.000 likes, the most popular post over the 7 months of the Exhibition featured a photograph of Cecilia Vicuña with the Golden Lion of Lifetime Achievement.
On Instagram, the hashtag #BiennaleArte2022 counted 33.100 posts around the world, while the hashtags #IlLatteDeiSogni and #TheMilkOfDreams counted 22.900 posts.

52.852 Total subscribers to the channel 
+9.500 subscribers since the Biennale Arte 2022 opening

During the Biennale Arte 2022 the BiennaleChannel YouTube channel counted 1.153.450 views.

Sources: Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, Instagram Insights, Iconosquare, YouTube Studio

On November 24 are actually sold in the Bookshops inside the Exhibition venues and on the e-commerce store.labiennale.org:
1,308 Italian catalogues
4,802 English catalogues 
13,486 Italian short guides
35,975 English short guides


Partner: Swatch
Main Sponsor: illycaffè
Sponsors: Bloomberg Philantropies, Vela-Venezia Unica, Kvadrat
Media Partner: Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana

ASAC - Historical Archive of Contemporary Arts

304    books acquired for La Biennale bibliography programme (Book Pavilion project)
416     titles overall
1.510   library visitors (scholars and students)
100     online requests