artists & participants

Lida AbdulSona AbgarianVahram AghasyanEija-Liisa AhtilaVyacheslav AhunovVyacheslav AkhunovPilar Albarracin Allora & CalzadillaHelena AlmeidaGhada AmerVasco AraujoAhmed AskalanyMicol AssaelSaid AtabekovValery AyzenbergMykola BabakMarius BabiasMiriam BäckströmFrancis BaconZdenka BadovinacYoung-Whan BaeYiso BAHCEdward BalassanianMiroslaw BalkaIsrail BasovSamuel BeckettLaura BelemFouad BellamineRebecca BelmoreGuy Ben-NerManfredi BeninatiMohamed Bennati Moa Beom KimSemiha BerksoyChiara BertolaPatrick BloomerAndrea BlumJohn BockJean BoghossianAchille Bonito OlivaMonica BonviciniMontien BoonmaMaxim BoronilovLouise BourgeoisLeigh BoweryRachel BradleyStephen BrandesCandice BreitzErvins BroksTania BrugueraChristoph BüchelCarlos BungaPasko Burdelez Cai Guo-QiangLos Carpinteros Cat Tuong NguyenLoris CecchiniHussein ChalayanIan Charlesworth Chelpa Ferro Chen Chieh-Jen Choi Jeong HwaPierre CoindePaolo ColomboDonna ConlonJose DamascenoCharlotte DayBart De BaerePaolo de GrandisJeroen de Rijke de Rijke / de RooijWillem de RooijDonna De SalvoTacita DeanStephen DeanMaxence DenisFan DianPolibio DiazGonzalo DiazMuratbek DjoumalievAtul DodiyaWillie DohertyStan DouglasLacy DuarteAnita DubeZlatan DumanicMarlene DumasJimmie DurhamHonoré d´OJuan Manuel EchavarriaSherif El AzmaOlafur Eliasson Entang WiharsoAnnika ErikssonLeandro Erlich Escape GroupBruna Esposito et al.Julia Fabenyi FactotumMatias FaldbakkenNagui Farid TadrosLara FavarettoBita FayyaziStano FilkoPeter FinnemoreVadim FishkinAlen FloricicLaura FordHenri FoucaultGabriela FridriksdottirBernard FrizeRegina Jose GalindoCarlos GaraicoaCristina Garcia RoderoMark Garry Gilbert & George GimhongsokSarah GlennieMonica GonzalezLuis Gonzalez PalmaDouglas GordonDan GrahamPaul Granjon Guerrilla GirlsSubodh GuptaPhilip GustonGeorge HadjimichalisDiana HakobianSalah HammadSeamus HarahanMona HatoumJaakko HeikkiläDiango HernandezMaria Teresa HincapieMichael HoggMax HolleinCarsten HöllerJenny HolzerLaura HorelliNoor IbrahimSilvia IorioMiyako IshiuchiRuna IslamEmily JacirHam JinSandra JohnstonDonald JuddRanbir KalekaAnish KapoorGulnara KasmalievaMarya KazounWilliam KentridgePatrick KeoghTigran KhachatrianRustam KhalfinLeonid KhobotovBalazs Kicsiny KimsoojaDaniel KnorrEva KochJoachim KoesterKaisu KoivistoRem KoolhaasBarbara KrugerCornelia Kubler KavanaghZofia KulikOleg KulikI-Chen KuoPeter LandJohn LathamAnn LislegaardAnton LitvinMaider LopezJoao LouroJames LunaJorge MacchiOrge MacchiOswaldo MaciaBeral MadraNalini MalaniBogdan MamonovJan MancuskaLiga MarcinkevicaLuz Maria BedoyaYani Mariani SastranegaraAgnes MartinChus MartinezRoman MaskalevSergey MaslovAntoni MaznevskiRonan McCreaMary McIntyreWilliam McKeownCildo MeirelesJonas MekasYerbossyn MeldibekovAlmagul MenlibaevaAlmagul MenlibayevaAnnette MessagerViktor MisianoViacheslav MizinAmedeo ModiglianiMandana MoghaddamSungshic MoonKatrina MoorheadMariko MoriLiza MorozovaGianni MottiZwelethu MthethwaAndreas MünchJuan MunozOscar MuñozAntoni MuntadasDarren MurrayKrisna MurtiGalina Myznikova NakionShahryar NashatBruce NaumanNikos NavridisMarco Nereo RotelliRivane NeuenschwanderJun Nguyen-HatsushibaOlaf NicolaiAlexander NikolaevIsabel NolanLinda NordenAnn-Sofi NoringHein-Kuhn OhBoris OndreickaGabriel OrozcoAisling O´BeirnGary O´DwyerTom O´sullivanAdrian PaciMichael PanayiotisCecilia ParedesLuis ParedesKiwon Park Peng Yu PerejaumeSarah PierceBartolomeo PietromarchiJoan Hernandez PijuanMichelangelo PistolettoMarek PokornySantiago PolAlex PollardMarco PoloniApinan PoshyanandaSergey ProvorovAntoine PrumGeorge PusenkoffWang QihengMark RaidpereIgor Rakcevic Raqs Media CollectiveCarolina Raquel AntichAraya RasdjarmrearnsookMartins RatniksCaio ReisewitzJewyo RhiiRobin RhodePeter RichardsRichard RileyPipilotti RistDamien RoachDieter RoelstraeteIeva RubezeEdgardo RudnitzkyThomas RuffEd RuschaRiiko Sakkinen Salon de FleurusBülent SangarTomo Savic GecanHans SchabusThomas ScheibitzGregor SchneiderThomas SchütteBerni SearleTino SehgalPark SejinAlexander ShaburovNataraj SharmaValery ShkaruboSantiago SierraShahzia SikanderBoris SincekKiki SmithValeska SoaresKonstantia SofokleousTamara Sokolov Sora KimUrs StaubRobert Storr Sun YuanNakhee SungRicky SwallowHarald SzeemannKidlat TahimikFathiya TahiriAntoni TapiesJoanne TathamPascale Marthine Tayou The Blue Noses the centre of attention The FutureSergey TichinaYulia TikhonovaWolfgang TillmansJaime David TischlerJaime-David TischlerIgor TishinJelena TomasevicSue TompkinsGoran TrbuljakVladimir TseslerLim Tzay ChuenJuan UsléRoi VaaraMartijn van NieuwenhuyzenPaloma Varga WeiszJoana VasconcelosRuslan VashkevichSergio VegaFrancesco VezzoliGitte VillesenSergey VoichenkoViktor VorobyevYelena VorobyevaElena Vorobyeva & Viktor VorobyevNatalija VujosevicRahim Walizada Walker & WalkerMark WallingerScott WatsonLiu Wei (1972)Matthias WeischerRachel WhitereadIngrid WildiCathy WilkesBedwyr WilliamsAlistair WilsonSislej Xhafa Xu ZhenJun Yang Yeondoo JungChan Yuk-Keung Yung Ho ChangAndrei ZadorineNatalya ZaloznayaArtur Zmijewski 

curators

directors

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International Art Exhibition: Three names for a three-year project

In 2005, there will be two directors in charge of the Venice Biennale's International Art Exhibition: for the first time, these will both be women, Maria de Corral and Rosa Martinez from Spain. Also in 2005, but in the autumn, the Biennale will promote an international symposium on contemporary art, to be curated by Robert Storr from the United States.

This decision, shared by the Board of Directors, was taken by the Biennale's President, Davide Croff, who wished with these nominations to encourage the Venice Biennale's project for renewal in the Visual Arts sector in total coherence and continuity with its tradition dating back from over a century.

President Croff's intentions are that the Biennale should now become an active interlocutor, a point of reference that is involved and responsive, and not merely a container for the activities in the Visual Arts Sector. The Directors - granted full cultural autonomy - will draw up their exhibition projects in line with the general thematic and cultural objectives the Biennale has proposed them, and which it has shared and defined with them over these past few months.

The Biennale's new initiative will have a scope of three years. In 2005, the exhibition will explore the state of contemporary art from two points of view: a look at the relationship between the present and the most significant past; a second look on the relationship between the present and the most innovative trends.

The two sections will be proposed in two separate spaces and will each be curated by one of the two Directors. Maria de Corral will be responsible for the exhibition offering a retrospective approach, to be held in the Italian Pavilion. Rosa Martinez will produce the exhibition dedicated to a greater extent to the latest forms, to be held in the Arsenale di Venezia. Both will certainly make bold and trend-setting selections with an eye to creating exhibitions that the Biennale wishes to be strongly characterised. With his symposium in the autumn, Robert Storr will co-ordinate a project of analysis and study of the state of contemporary art (its codes, languages, new and old paradigms) inviting the greatest figures in the world of contemporary art to Venice for a meeting between artists, theoreticians, critics and experts.

The 2005 symposium will constitute the introduction and starting point for the 2007 International Art Exhibition, to be directed by Storr himself.

The project, which over the course of the three years will develop an integrated series of initiatives involving Italian and international cities and institutions, is the result of a joint collaboration that the president and directors of the Biennale have defined in recent months with the Directors selected today.

Maria de Corral and Rosa Martinez are two of the most committed and appreciated experts at international level. One trained in Madrid, the other in Barcelona, and they also represent two different generations whose professional careers have interwoven: both have been curators of the Spanish Pavilion at the Biennale, in 1988 and 2003 respectively. They are two personalities marked by a shared cultural matrix, which is necessary to facilitate the coherence between the two sections for which they will be responsible. Robert Storr, an artist and critic of world-wide fame, has been curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has already participated at the Biennale di Venezia.

Drawing upon their experience and reciprocal acquaintance, the three Directors will enable the realisation of the three-year project in a manner marked by close collaboration and full agreement.