Venice Biennale 2019

Installation View: National Pavilions

The 58th Venice Biennale counts a record 90 national participations, nine of which are from Africa, while Ghana and Madagascar debut their respective pavilions at Arsenale. Other events featuring African perspectives include The African Art Forum in Venice, the AFRICOBRA collective exhibition, The Netherlands and British pavilions. The biennale continues until 24 November 2019. Here's our first impressions of some of the national pavilions.

George Camille's installation in the national pavilion of the Seychelles curated by Martin Kennedy. Photo: C&

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The Netherlands
Curator: Benno Tempel

Iris Kensmil, The New Utopia #1, 2019. Photo: C&

Iris Kensmil, Beyond the Burden of Representation, 2019. Photo: C&

Remy Jungerman, Promise IV, 2018-2019. Photo: C&

Remy Jungerman, Horizontal Obeah GEENGESITONU, 2018. Photo: C&

 

Egypt
Curator: Ahmed Chiha

Islam Abdullah, Ahmed Chiha, Ahmed Abdel Karim, khnum across times witness, 2019. Photo: C&

 

Madagascar
Curator: Rina Ralay Ranaivo, Emmanuel Daydé

Joël Andrianomearisoa, I have forgotten the night, 2019. Photo: C&

Joël Andrianomearisoa, I have forgotten the night, 2019. Photo: C&

 

South Africa
Curators: Nkule Mabaso, Nomusa Makhubu

Tracey Rose. Photo: C&

Mawande Ka Zenzile. Photo: C&

Mawande Ka Zenzile. Photo: C&

Mawande Ka Zenzile. Photo: C&

Dineo Seshee Bopape. Photo: C&

 

Finland
The Miracle Workers Collective

The Mircle Workers Collective. Photo: C&

The Mircle Workers Collective. Photo: C&

 

United Kingdom
Curator: Zoe Whitley

Cathy Wilkes. Photo: C&

Cathy Wilkes. Photo: C&

 

Mozambique
Curator: Lidija K. Khachatourian

Gonçalo Mabunda. Photo: C&

Filipe Branquinho (paintings), Gonçalo Mabunda (sculptures). Photo: C&

Mauro Pinto. Photo: C&

 

Seychelles
Curator: Martin Kennedy

George Camille. Photo: C&

Daniel Dodin. Photo: C&

Daniel Dodin. Photo: C&

 

Zimbabwe
Curator: Raphael Chikukwa

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, By the fruits you will know them, 2019. Photo: C&

Georgina Maxim, Mai Mugari I, 2018. Photo: C&

Georgina Maxim, Mai Mugari I, 2018 (left); Cosmas Shiridzinomwa, Violent Discussions, 2019. Photo: C&

Neville Starling, White Lies, 2019. Photo: C&

Neville Starling, White Lies, 2019. Photo: C&

 

Ghana
Curator: Nana Oforiatta Ayim

El Anatsui. Photo: C&

Selasi Awusi Sosu. Photo: C&

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Photo: C&

Felicia Abban. Photo: C&

John Akomfrah. Photo: C&

 

Algeria
Curator: Hellal Mahmoud Zoubir

Mourad Krinah, Maghreb Deconstruct, 2018. Silkscreen print, 120×84 cm. Copyright and courtesy the artist

Oussama Tabti, The Amsterdam Treaty, 2013. Sculpture Installation, 250x250cm. Photo: Carlos Casteleira. Copyright and courtesy the artist

Rachida Azdaou, Archives Of Algiers, 2011. Installation view, 90x73cm. Copyright and courtesy the artist

Amina Zoubir, Love all women like you love your mother, 2018. Neon Installation, 120X30cm. Copyright Amina Zoubir, courtesy the artist and Primo Marella Gallery.

Hamza Bounoua, Algeria Situation 03, 2019. Photography, 80x55cm. Copyright Hamza Bounoua. Courtesy the artist

 

 

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