Venice Biennale 2013: Nafas Focus

Pavilions and artists at the 55th International Art Exhibition from countries and regions that are in the focus of Nafas Art Magazine.
Aug 2013

The Central International Exhibition of this year's Venice Biennale features more than 155 participants. The number of pavilions of countries and regions has increased to 88. And only the official list of collateral shows and events includes almost 50 entries.

Hardly anyone will be able to see it all, not even try to. With this Photo Tour and the list below, Nafas offers a non-judgmental orientation for all who are specially interested in the the regions that are in the focus of our magazine: Contemporary art from the Maghreb to the Middle East, from Central Asia to Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Central exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale:

The Encyclopedic Palace
Artistic Director: Massimiliano Gioni. Participants in the focus of Nafas: Yüksel Arslan (Turkey), Neïl Beloufa (Algeria/France), Bouchra Khalili (Morocco), Imran Qureshi (Pakistan), Papa Ibra Tall (Senegal)
Venues: Arsenale and Padiglione Centrale, Giardini.
Pavilions:

Azerbaijan
Artists: Rashad Alakbarov, Sanan Aleskerov, Chingiz Babayev, Butunay Hagverdiyev, Fakhriyya Mammadova, Farid Rasulov
Commissioner: Heydar Aliyev Foundation
Curator: Hervé Mikaeloff
Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo S. Stefano, San Marco 2949
Bangladesh
Chhakka Artists’ Group: Mokhlesur Rahman, Mahbub Zamal, A. K. M. Zahidul Mustafa, Ashok Karmaker, Lala Rukh Selim, Uttam Kumar Karmaker. Dhali Al Mamoon, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Gavin Rain, Gianfranco Meggiato, Charupit School
Commissioner/Curator: Francesco Elisei.
Curator: Fabio Anselmi.
Venue: Officina delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 947
Bahrain
Artists: Mariam Haji, Waheeda Malullah, Camille Zakharia
Commissioner: Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Culture. Curator: Melissa Enders-Bhatiaa.
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
Central Asia
Artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov, Sergey Chutkov, Saodat Ismailova, Kamilla Kurmanbekova, Ikuru Kuwajima, Anton Rodin, Aza Shade, Erlan Tuyakov
Commissioner: HIVOS
Deputy Commissioner: Vanessa Ohlraun
Curators: Ayatgali Tuleubek, Tiago Bom
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3199-3201
Egypt
Artists: Mohamed Banawy, Khaled Zaki
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

Indonesia
Artists: Albert Yonathan Setyawan, Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso, Rahayu Supanggah, Sri Astari, Titarubi
Commissioner: Soedarmadji JH Damais
Deputy Commissioner: Achille Bonito Oliva
Curators: Carla Bianpoen, Rifky Effendy
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
Iraq
Artists: Abdul Raheem Yassir, Akeel Khreef, Ali Samiaa, Bassim Al-Shaker, Cheeman Ismaeel, Furat al Jamil, Hareth Alhomaam, Jamal Penjweny, Kadhim Nwir, WAMI (Yaseen Wami, Hashim Taeeh)
Commissioner: Tamara Chalabi
Deputy Commissioner: Vittorio Urbani
Curator: Jonathan Watkins.
Venue: Ca' Dandolo, San Tomà, Venezia
Kuwait
Artists: Sami Mohammad, Tarek Al-Ghoussein
Commissioner: Mohammed Al-Asoussi (National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters)
Curator: Ala Younis
Venue: Palazzo Michiel, Sestriere Cannaregio, Strada Nuova
Lebanon
Artist: Akram Zaatari
Commissioner: Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL)
Curators: Sam Bardaouil, Till Fellrath
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
Maldives
Participants: Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Thierry Geoffrey (aka Colonel), Gregory Niemeyer, Stefano Cagol, Hanna Husberg, Laura McLean & Kalliopi, Tsipni-Kolaza, Khaled Ramadan, Moomin Fouad, Mohamed Ali, Sama Alshaibi, Patrizio Travagli, Achilleas Kentonis & Maria Papacaharalambous, Wooloo, Khaled Hafez in collaboration with Wael Darwesh, Ursula Biemann, Heidrun Holzfeind & Christoph Draeger, Klaus Schafler
Commissioner: Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture
Curators: CPS – Chamber of Public Secrets (Alfredo Cramerotti, Aida Eltorie, Khaled Ramadan)
Venue: Gervasuti Foundation, Via Garibaldi
Turkey
Artist: Ali Kazma
Commissioner: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Curator: Emre Baykal
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale
United Arab Emirates
Artist: Mohammed Kazem
Commissioner: Dr. Lamees Hamdan
Curator: Reem Fadda
Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale, Sale d'Armi
Padiglione Venezia
5 artists, including Marya Kazoun (* 1976 Beirut, Lebanon).
Commissioner: Madile Gambier. A project by: Fondaco.
Curator: Renzo Dubbini. Artistic Director: Ewald Stastny.
Venue: Padiglione Venezia at the Biennale Giardini
Collateral Exhibitions:

Breath
Installation by Shirazeh Houshiary (* 1955 Shiraz, Iran).
1 June - 24 November
Organization: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
Venue: Arsenale di Venezia, Torre di Porta Nuova
Emergency Pavilion: Rebuilding Utopia
Including work by Emily Jacir (* 1970 Bethlehem, Palestine).
1 June - 10 November, 2 - 6 pm
Organization: MAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago de Chile); Fundacion CorpArtes.
Venue: Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Cannaregio 5013
Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2013
Second edition of the first global art prize with 21 artists. Among the special prize winners are: Rayyane Tabet (Lebanon), Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon), Ahmet Öğüt (Turkey)
1 June - 1 September
Organization: Victor Pinchuk Foundation; PinchukArtCentre
Venue: Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Dorsoduro 874
Love me, Love me not
Contemporary art from Azerbaijan and its neighbours
1 June - 24 November
Organization: YARAT Contemporary Art Organisation
Venue: Arsenale Nord, Tesa 100
Otherwise Occupied
Palestinian artists Bashir Makhoul and Aissa Deebi.
29 May - 30 June
Organization: Al Hoash
Venue: Liceo Artistico Statale di Venezia, Palazzo Ca' Giustinian Recanati, Dorsoduro 1012
RHIZOMA (Generation in Waiting)
A younger generation of Saudi Arabian artists, curated by Sara Raza and Ashraf Fayadh.
30 May - 24 November
Organization: Edge of Arabia
Venue: Magazzino del Sale, Dorsoduro 262 (Fondamenta delle Zattere)

(List compiled by Nafas Art Magazine)

Pavilions and artists at the 55th International Art Exhibition from countries and regions that are in the focus of Nafas Art Magazine.

Venice Biennale 2013
55th International Art Exhibition
1 June - 24 November 2013

Artistic Director: Massimiliano Gioni

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