Biennale Venezia - Padiglione Centrale - Giardini

Biennale Arte 2022

12 April 2022

Biennale Arte 2022

The Biennale Arte is the most important exhibition dedicated to contemporary art that takes place in town.
ostponed due to the pandemic, this year the appointment with the 59th International Art Exhibition finally returns from April 23rd to November 27th 2022 (pre-opening April 20th, 21st and 22nd).


Venice Biennale since 1895


The first International Art Exhibition in Venice was organized in 1895: since then every two years (from this derives the term "biennial") the Venetian capital hosts for about seven months the works of artists from all over the world.

The first building that hosted the exhibition was the current Central Pavilion at the Giardini in the Castello district, still home to the main exhibition of the event.

The Venice Biennale has always been considered an international showcase for new trends in contemporary art and an unmissable event for professionals.


Biennale Arte 2022: The milk of dreams


From April 23rd to November 27th Venice hosts the 59th edition of the international art exhibition, curated for the first time by a woman, Cecilia Alemani.

The theme "The milk of dreams" comes from the title of a children's book created by the surrealist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) which tells of a magical world in constant transformation.
«This exhibition» - as Cecilia Alemani stated - «is grounded in many conversations with artists held in the last few years: the questions that kept emerging from these dialogues seem to capture this moment in history when the very survival of the species is threatened, but also to sum up many other inquiries that pervade the sciences, arts, and myths of our time. How is the definition of the human changing? What constitutes life, and what differentiates plant and animal, human and non-human? What are our responsibilities towards the planet, other people, and other life forms? And what would life look like without us?
These are some of the guiding questions for this edition of the Biennale Arte, which focuses on three thematic areas in particular: “the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses”; “the relationship between individuals and technologies”; “the connection between bodies and the Earth”.»

213 artists from 58 countries, 180 of these are participating for the first time, 1.433 are the works and objects on display, and 80 new projects.
These are the numbers of the Venice Biennale 2022 which, as usual, will animate the Venetian capital by offering exhibitions and collateral events at the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, the Arsenale and in many other locations.

To view the complete program, consult the official website

Biennale Arte Venezia 2022
April 23rd - November 27th 2022
Pre-opening April 20th, 21st e 22nd
Giardini and Arsenale

Photo: ©Biennale Venezia -

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