Biennale Arte, one of the biggest art festival in the world is set to hold its 57th International exhibition and will host Nigeria for the first time. The theme is Viva Arte Viva which translates to – Long live Art and Long may it truly live. Curated by Christine Macel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition will open to the public from the 13th of May to November 26th, 2017.
The exhibition will include 87 national participations in the historic Pavillions at the Giardini at the Arsenale and in the history city center of Venice. Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, Kazakhstan, and Nigeria will participate for the first time.
Representatives from Nigeria:
- Commissioner: Godwin Obaseki
- Curator: Adenrele Sonariwo
- Exhibiting Artists: Peju Alatise, Victor Ehikhamenor, Quddus Onikeku.
- Venue: Garibaldi 1814 Art Space.
Follow the journey on @nigeriainvenice for more updates as they count down to May 13.