Venice Biennale

Since I started art school all those years ago, it has always been a dream of mine to go to the Venice Biennale. This year my trip to Venice just so happened to coincide with the 56th edition and the 120th anniversary of the Biennale. It would be an understatement to say that I wasn’t excited by this coincidence.

This year the themes was all the world’s futures curated by Okwui Enwezor. It showed us versions of dystopias, of imagined futures sidelined with technology, of where we have come from, where we are right now and were we might be going.

I am fortunate that I have been to many art galleries and institutions around the globe, but that was by far and wide the most incredible group of art and artists I have ever had the chance to witness.

I said many months ago, during an artists pitch, that my dream is to one day show at the Venice Biennale in the company of my peers and showing work that I am passionate about and that has meaning not only to myself, that isn’t only for artists but for all people to be able to view and understand. This dream has only been cemented even further, and I am again looking forward to my long career in the arts that recently felt like it might fade away.

Here are a few highlights from the Giardini and the Arsenale.

Please Note: Currently I am on the road and once I return I will put full credits and titles of work.

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Belgian Pavilion – James Beckett, Negative Space: A Scenario Generator for Clandestine Buildings in Africa, 2015

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Dutch Pavilion – Hermann de Vries, I am what I am. Flora Incorpata

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Dutch Pavilion – Herman de Vries, from the languna of venice – a journal –

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Dutch Pavilion – Herman de Vries, 108 pound rosa damascena and Burned III

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Swtach 8 – Joana Vasconcelos, Giardino dell’Eden

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Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall, Wrong Way Time

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Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall, Wrong Way Time

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Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall, Wrong Way Time

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Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall, Wrong Way Time

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Australian Pavilion

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Australian Pavilion – Fiona Hall, Wrong Way Time

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Japan Pavilion – Chiharu Shiota, The Key in Hand

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Japan Pavilion – Chiharu Shiota, The Key in Hand

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Japan Pavilion – Chiharu Shiota, The Key in Hand

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Japan Pavilion – Chiharu Shiota, The Key in Hand

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Skills: Italy