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Venice biennials count among the most important platforms worldwide for contemporary art and architecture. Switzerland has been present at the Biennale Arte since 1920 and at the Biennale Architettura since 1991.

Biennale Architettura 2020

The Swiss participation

Website of the Swiss participation

biennials.ch

Venice biennials count among the most important platforms worldwide for contemporary art and architecture. Switzerland has been present at the Biennale Arte since 1920 and at the Biennale Architettura since 1991.

For the selection of artists and architects to represent Switzerland at the biennials, the Swiss Arts Council set up two independent juries in 2015, made up of international experts from the fields of visual arts and architecture. Appointed for a four-year term, these two bodies replaced a single jury responsible for both disciplines, which was called on between 2011 and 2014.


Juries

Biennale Arte 2019

Laurence Bonvin
Balthazar Lovay
Michele Robecchi
Jacqueline Uhlmann
Christina Végh

Biennale Architettura 2020

Céline Guibat
Anna Hohler
Verena Konrad
Lukas Meyer
Rob Wilson

Biennale Arte 2021

Laurence Bonvin
Riccardo Lisi
Federica Martini
Yvette Mutumba
Rein Wolfs

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi

Jacqueline Wolf
jwolf@prohelvetia.ch

T +39 041 241 18 10

Location

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S. Agnese –
Dorsoduro 810
I – 30123 Venezia
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Salon Suisse

Under the heading of «Salon Suisse», Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi hosts the support programme to the Swiss exhibition at the Venice Biennale. During the Biennale, the patrician palace dating back to the 15th century becomes a meeting point for artists, specialists, scholars, students and other interested visitors from all over the world.

In the times between the biennials the Swiss Consulate in Venice organises cultural events at the Palazzo. Depending on how intensively the site is being used, short, project-related stays by artists and academics are also possible against payment of a fee. The premises can also be hired for external events.

The second floor of Palazzo Trevisan, which houses the Swiss Consulate in Venice, has been in the possession of the Swiss Confederation since 1966. The Palazzo’s «Bel Etage» contains a large hall (140m2) for events and four residential units. From 2005 until spring 2012, the Istituto Svizzero in Rome was responsible for cultural activities at Palazzo Trevisan. Pro Helvetia has since assumed the coordination of cultural events there as part of its responsibility for Switzerland’s presence at the biennials.

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