Venice Biennale 2017

Hassan Khan wins Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale


Hassan Khan, Composition for a Public Park (2013/2017). Courtesy of the artist.

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The Silver Lion for the most promising young artist of this year’s Venice Biennale went to Hassan Khan, who works and lives in Cairo. Khan presented Composition for a Public Park, a multilayered sound piece on a series of speakers in the gardens at the north end of the Arsenale.

The jury for the prizes was made up of Francesca Alfano Miglietti, a Milan-based curator; Manuel J. Borja-Villel, the director of the Reina Sofia in Madrid; Amy Cheng, a Taipei-based curator; Ntone Edjabe, a journalist and DJ from Cape Town; and Mark Godfrey, the senior curator of international art at Tate Modern in London.


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