The Venice Biennale will be the 60th so far and the event will open on April the 20th and will be running until 24th of November 2024. Details of artists, curators and galleries that will participate have already started to announce their participation. It will be curated by Adriano Pedrosa and some countries have already joined.
Estonia is sending Edith Karlson to represent the country. Dogs, bears, lions, birds, dinosaurs and other animals appear allegorically or symbolically in the artist’s sculptures. Karlson was chosen by the Estonian Centre for Contemporary Art.
France has named sculptor Julien Creuzet for its pavilion in Venice. Deploying plastics and rope in his work, the artist often explores his own French-Caribbean identity. ‘His singular work and his gift for oral literature feed on creolization by bringing together a diversity of materials, stories, shapes and gestures.
John Akomfrah who known for his ambitious film installations, will represent Great Britain. The artist, who first came to prominence in the early 1980s as part of the Black Audio Film Collective, is no stranger to the biennial, first exhibiting in 2015 and now returns for Venice Biennale 2024.
Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda are representing Lithuania. They will create a kinetic, immersive installation featuring works by the modernist Lithuanian painter Marija Teresė Rožanskaitė. The Lithuanian National Museum of Art (commissioner Arūnas Gelūnas) will organise the exhibition.
Finally, Canada is sending Kapwani Kipwanga to represent the country’s pavilion in Venice. With a background in anthropology, Kipwanga’s practice often emerges from extensive archival research. Through performance, video, sound, photo, sculpture and installation, her minimalistic works reveal neglected memories and the inner workings of asymmetrical power.