All the must-see exhibitions in Venice during the Art Biennale 2024

Palazzo Grassi and Fondazione Prada, San Giorgio and Ocean Space, and more: here is a selection of all the unmissable events in the lagoon that are not part of the Biennale calendar but still worth a visit.

The 60th International Art Exhibition, "Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere" curated by Adriano Pedrosa, opens its doors on April 20 and can be visited until November 24, 2024.

More than three hundred artists have been invited, and ninety international participations, to talk through multiple perspectives about the theme of the exhibition, anticipated by the title, which Pedrosa explained with these words "First of all, [Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere] means that wherever you go and wherever you are you will always encounter foreigners— they/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you find yourself, you are always truly, and deep down inside, a foreigner".

Beyond the perimeter of the Arsenale and Giardini, as every year, there are many installations and projects in outstanding locations around the Venice lagoon that widen the possible interpretations of the main exhibition's theme, and are definitely worth a visit.

Sometimes It Was Beautiful, Christian Nyampeta, 2018

From Christoph Büchel's work at the Venetian venue of the Fondazione Prada, to Pierre Huyghe at Punta della Dogana and Willem de Kooning at Gallerie dell'Accademia, moving through a series of initiatives involving artists from five continents, in a journey across time and contemporary geography that begins with the worlds of Marco Polo at Palazzo Ducale.

We have picked out for you some of the best exhibition you cannot miss in the labyrinth of Venetian "calli"; all you have to do is choose a pair of very comfortable shoes to kick off your itinerary.

Opening image: ortrait of Latai Taumoepeau. Photo: Teresa Tan. Re-Stor(y)ing Oceania is commissioned by TBA21−Academy and Artspace Sydney and produced in collaboration with OGR of Turin, innovation and art hub

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