Feb 12, 2017

The 57th Venice Biennale Reveals the Full List of Participating Artists

120 artists from 51 countries to participate in “Viva Arte Viva”
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The 57th Venice Biennale has released the list of participating artists for its main exhibition, revealing 120 artists.

“Viva Arte Viva,” curated by Christine Macel and aimed at highlighting “the role, the voice, and the responsibility” of the artist during turbulent political times opens May 13 and will run until November 26.

“In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being,” she said in September.

Artists hailing from 51 different countries will be featured, with Antigua and Barbuda, Nigeria, Kiribati and Kazakhstan all featuring artists for the first time.

Some of the stand out names include Kader Attia, winner of the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp; Anri Sala, who had a major survey at the New Museum in 2016; controversial American film director John Waters and Edi Rama, current prime minister of Albania.

Young artists on show include American artist Rachel Rose and Chinese artist Guan Xiao.

The full list is below:

1. ADER, Bas Jan
Born in 1942 in the Netherlands, died in 1975

2. AL SAADI, Abdullah
Born in 1967 in the UAE, lives and works in Khorfakkan

3. ALADAG, Nevin
Born in 1972 in Turkey, lives and works in Berlin

4. ANTUNES, Leonor
Born in 1972 in Portugal, lives and works in Berlin

5. ARAEEN, Rasheed
Born in 1935 in Pakistan, lives and works in London

6. ARANCIO, Salvatore
He born in 1974 in Italy, lives and works in London

7. ATIKU, Jelili
Born in 1968 in Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos

8. ATLAS, Charles
Born in 1949 in the United States, lives and works in New York

9. ATTIA, Kader
Born in 1970 in France, lives and works in Berlin and Paris

10. ÁVILA FORERO, Marcos
Born in 1983 in France, lives and works in Paris and Bogota

11. BANERJEE, Rina
Born in 1963 in India, lives and works in New York

12. BEUTLER, Michael
Born in 1976 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin

13. BINION, McArthur
Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Chicago

14. BLACK, Karla
Born in 1972 in the UK, lives and works in Glasgow

15. BLANK, Irma
Born in 1934 in Germany, lives and works in Milan

16. BLAZY, Michel
Born in 1966 in the Principality of Monaco, lives and works in Paris

17. BRUSCKY, Paulo
Born in 1949 in Brazil, lives and works in Recife

18. BUCHER, Heidi
Born in 1926, died in 1993 in Switzerland

19. CALAND, Huguette
Born in Lebanon in 1931, lives and works in Los Angeles

20. CHARRIÈRE, Julian
Born in 1987 in Switzerland, lives and works in Berlin

21. CIACCIOFERA, Michele
Born in 1969 in Italy, lives and works in Paris

22. CORDIANO, Martín
Born in 1975 in Argentina, lives and works in London

23. CSOR̈GŐ, Attila
Born in 1965 in Hungary, lives and works in Bialystok

24. CURNIER JARDIN, Pauline
Born in 1980 in France, lives and works in Amsterdam

25. DANZ, Mariechen
Born in 1980 in Ireland, lives and works in Berlin

26. DEKYNDT, Edith
Born in 1960 in Belgium, lives and works in Berlin

27. DÍAZ MORALES, Sebastián
Born in 1975 in Argentina, lives and works in Amsterdam

28. DOWNEY, Juan
Born in 1940 in Chile, died in 1993 in the United States

29. ELIASSON, Olafur
Born in 1967 in Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin

30. ENGSTED, Søren
Born in 1974 in Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen

31. FIŠKIN, Vadim
Born in 1965 in Russia, lives and works in Ljubljana

32. GARCÍA URIBURU, Nicolás
1937–2016, Argentina

33. GENG, Jianyi
Born in 1962 in China, lives and works in Hangzhou

34. GILLIAM, Sam
Born in 1933 in the United States, lives and works in Washington, D.C.

35. GRIFFA, Giorgio
Born in 1936 in Italy, lives and works in Turin

36. GUAN, Xiao
Born in 1983 in China, lives and works in Beijing

37. GUARNERI, Riccardo
Born in 1933 in Italy, lives and works in Florence

38. GUTIÉRREZ, Cynthia
Born in 1978 in Mexico, lives and works in Guadalajara

39. HAINS, Raymond
1926–2005, France

40. HAJAS, Tibor
1946–1980, Hungary

41. HALILAJ, Petrit
Born in 1986 in Kosovo, lives and works in Berlin

42. HALPRIN, Anna
Born in 1920 in the United States, lives and works in Kentfield, California

43. HAO, Liang
Born in 1983 in China, lives and works in Beijing

44. HERÁCLITO, Ayrson
Born in 1968 in Brazil, lives and works in Salvador

45. HICKS, Sheila
Born in 1934 in the United States, lives and works in Paris

46. HOPE, Andy
Born in 1930 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin

47. KASPER, Dawn
Born in 1977 in the United States, lives and works in New York

48. KHAN, Hassan
Born in 1975 in the UK, lives and works in Cairo

49. KIM, Sung Hwan
Born in 1975 in Korea, lives and works in New York

50. KONATE, Abdoulaye
Born in 1953 in Mali, lives and works in Bamako

51. KORINA, Irina
Born in 1977 in Russia, lives and works in Moscow

52. KWADE, Alicja
Born in 1979 in Poland, lives and works in Berlin

53. LAI, Firenze
Born in 1984 in Hong Kong, lives and works in Hong Kong

54. LAI, Maria
1919–2013, Italy

55. LANCETA, Teresa
Born in 1951 in Spain, lives and works in Alicante and Barcelona

56. LATHAM, John
Born in 1921 in Zambia, died in 2006 in the UK

57. LEE Mingwei
Born in Taiwan in 1964, lives and works in Paris

58. LEIBOVICI, Franck
Born in 1975 in France, lives and works in Paris

59. LEWITT, Sam
Born in 1981 in the United States, lives and works in New York

60. LIU, Jianhua
Born in 1962 in China, lives and works in Shanghai

61. LIU, Ye
Born in 1964 in China, lives and works in Beijing

62. MAKHACHEVA, Taus
Born in 1983 in Russia, lives and works in Moscow and Makhachkala

63. MALLUH, Maha
Born in 1959, Saudi Arabia, lives and works in Riyadh

64. MARWAN
Born in 1934 in Syria, died in 2016 in Germany

65. MATSUTANI, Takesada
Born in 1937 in Japan, lives and works in Paris

66. MEDALLA, David
Born in the Philippines in 1938, lives and works in London

67. MILLER, Dan
Born in 1961 in the United States, lives and works in Oakland

68. MILLER, Peter
Born in 1978 in the United States, lives and works in Cologne and Dusseldorf

69. MIRALDA, Antoni; RABASCALL, Joan; SELZ, Dorothée; XIFRA, Jaume
Born in 1942 in Spain, lives and works in Barcelona; born in 1935 in Spain, lives and works in Paris; born in 1946 in France; lives and works in Paris; and born in Spain in 1934, died in 2014 in France

70. MONDRIAN FAN CLUB (David Medalla and Adam Nankervis)
Born in the Philippines in 1938, lives and works in London, and born in 1965 in Australia, lives and works in London and Berlin

71. MURESAN, Ciprian
Born in 1977 in Romania, lives and works in Cluj

72. NENGUDI, Senga
Born in 1943 in the United States, lives and works in Colorado Springs

73. NETO, Ernesto
Born in 1964 in Brazil, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro

74. NUÑEZ, Katherine and RODRIGUEZ, Issay
Born in 1992 in the Philippines and born in 1991 in the Philippines, living and working in Marikina

75. OHO
Founded in 1966, based in Kranj and Ljubljana since 1971

76. OROZCO, Gabriel
He born in 1962 in Mexico, lives and works in Tokyo

77. PARRENO, Philippe
Born in 1964 in Algeria, lives and works in Paris

78. PICH, Sopheap
Born in 1971 in Cambodia, lives and works in Phnom Penh

79. PLNÝ, Lubos
Born in 1961 in the Czech Republic, lives and works in Prague

80. POGACNIK, Marko
Born in 1944 in Slovenia, lives and works in Sempas

81. POLSKA, Agnieszka
Born in 1985 in Poland, lives and works in Berlin

82. POOTOOGOOK, Kananginak
1951–2010, Canada

83. PORTER, Liliana
Born in 1941 in Argentina, lives and works in New York

84. QUINLAN, Eileen
Born in 1972 in the United States, lives and works in New York

85. RAHMOUN, Younès
Born in Morocco in 1975, lives and works in Tetouan

86. RAMA, Edi
Born in 1964 in Albania, lives and works in Tirana

87. RAMÍREZ, Enrique
Born in Chile in 1979, lives and works in Paris and Santiago

88. RAMÍREZ-FIGUEROA, Naufus
Born in Guatemala in 1978, lives and works in Berlin

89. ROSE, Rachel
Born in 1986 in the United States, lives and works in New York

90. SALA, Anri
Born in 1974 in Albania, lives and works in Berlin

91. SÁNCHEZ, Zilia
Born in 1926 in Cuba, lives and works in San Juan

92. SAPOUNTZIS, Yorgos
Born in 1976 in Greece, lives and works in Berlin

93. SCOTT, Judith
1943–2005, United States

94. SHARIF, Hassan
1951–2016, United Arab Emirates

95. SHAVER, Nancy
Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Jefferson and Hudson, New York

96. SHAW, Jeremy
Born in 1977 in Canada, lives and works in Berlin

97. SHERK, Bonnie Now
Born in the USA, lives and works in New York and San Francisco

98. SHIMABUKU
Born in 1969 in Japan, lives and works in Naha

99. SMITH, Kiki
Born in 1954 in Germany, lives and works in New York and the Catskills

100. STARK, Frances
Born in 1967 in the United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

101. STILINOVIĆ, Mladen
Born in 1947 in Serbia, died in Croatia

102. STOLTE, Fiete
Born in 1979 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin

103. STUART, Michelle
Born in 1933 in the United States, lives and works in New York

104. SUGA, Kishio
Born in 1944 in Japan, lives and works in Ito

105. TANAKA, Koki
Born in 1975 in Japan, lives and works in Kyoto

106. TENGER, Hale
Born in 1960 in Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul

107. THE PLAY
Founded in 1967 in Japan, based in the Kansai region

108. TOULOUB, Achraf
Born in 1986 in Morocco, lives and works in Paris

109. TRAN, Thu Van
Born in 1979 in Vietnam, lives and works in Paris

110. UPRITCHARD, Francis
Born in 1976 in New Zealand, lives and works in London

111. VERZUTTI, Erika
Born in 1971 in Brazil, lives and works in São Paulo

112. VOIGNIER, Marie
Born in 1974 in France, lives and works in Paris

113. VOROBYEVA, Yelena and VOROBYEV, Viktor
Born in 1959 in Turkmenistan, and born in 1959 in Kazakhstan, living and working in Almaty, Kazakhstan

114. WAHEED, Hajra
Born in 1980 in Canada, lives and works in Montreal

115. WALTHER, Franz Erhard
Born in 1939 in Germany, lives and works in Fulda

116. WATERS, John
Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Baltimore

117. WEST, Franz
1947–2012, Austria

118. WYN EVANS, Cerith
Born in 1958 in the UK, lives and works in London

119. YEESOOKYUNG
Born in 1963 in Korea, lives and works in Seoul

120. ZHOU, Tao
Born in 1976 in China, lives and works in Guangzhou