Who's Coming to Venice Biennale 2022? Confirmed Artists So Far (Part II)

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February 18, 2021

Art world's biggest event, the 59th edition of the International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, like so many other art events. La Biennale di Venezia will now happen in 2022, lasting for 7 months and held from April 23 until November 27, 2022.

Taking the artistic direction of Venice Biennale 2022 is Cecilia Alemani, the esteemed Italian curator currently serving as Director and Chief Curator of High Line Art, and previously as curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017. "As the first Italian woman to hold this position, I intend to give voice to artists to create unique projects that reflect their visions and our society”, Alemani has declared.

The first 20 national Venice Biennale 2022 pavilions were already announced and listed by us, while in this article we continue the round up - and the countdown.

Here is the second round of the announced national pavilions of the 59th Venice Art Biennale 2022.

Featured image: La Biennale di Venezia 2019, via labiennale.org.

Germany - Maria Eichhorn

Germany's Venice Biennale 2022 pavilion just got among the highly anticipated ones, as Maria Eichhorn was chosen to represent the country. Yilmaz Dziewior, the director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, was announced previously as curator.

A Bamberg-born and Berlin-based artist, Maria Eichhorn first came into the spotlight in the 2002 documenta 11 in Kassel, curated by the late Okwui Enwezor. Titled Maria Eichhorn Aktiengesellschaft [Maria Eichhorn Public Limited Company], the work represented a public limited company with a special status that prohibited it from increasing its capital. Similarly, the Rose Valland Institute founded by the artist in 2017 at documenta 14, researches and documents the dispossession of Europe’s Jewish population even today.

Featured image: Maria Eichhorn. Photo: Jens Ziehe, courtesy Institut Für Auslandsbeziehungen.

Hungary - Zsófia Keresztes

Through an exhibition curated by Mónika Zsiklai, curatorial director of Q Contemporary Budapest, artist Zsófia Keresztes will represent Hungary at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022. In an open competition, Keresztes's project titled After Dreams, I Dare to Defy the Damages was accepted.

Zsófia Keresztes is a Budapest-born and based visual artist whose pastel-colored, often mosaic-featuring sculptures and installations were exhibited in numerous exhibitions and events like the 15th Lyon Biennale in 2019, and in Liste fair 2018.

Featured image: Zsófia Keresztes - After Dreams, I Dare to Defy the Damages. Courtesy the artist.