The Ramon Llull Institute has opened the selection process for a curatorial project for the participation of Catalan culture in the Eventi Collaterali program of the 60th International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia, which will take place in the Italian city from April 20 to November 24, 2024. The artistic director of this edition is Adriano Pedrosa, who has chosen Foreigners Everywhere as the central theme. According to the Brazilian curator, who is also artistic director of the São Paulo Museum of Art, this title has a double meaning "First of all, wherever you go and wherever you are, you will always meet foreigners: they/we are in everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you are, you are always, truly and deep down, a foreigner”.
The project selection process is divided into two phases. The first round is open to all interested persons who submit proposals that meet the requirements described in the rules. In this first round, which will close on Wednesday , July 12, 2024 , at 2:00 p.m. , it is necessary to present a curriculum vitae and a proposal of a maximum of 3 pages that reflects the general ideas of the project, as well as the administrative documentation which is detailed in the Bases.
From here, an international committee of experts will choose a maximum of three finalist proposals that will go on to the 2nd round, and that will have to present a project that develops the content and formal approach presented in the first round, as well as the exhibition design of the space and distribution of the works presented and complementary documentation, detailed in the aforementioned Bases. Since the expert committee includes international members, this documentation must be delivered in Catalan and English.
As of August 31, the selected project will be announced. The Ramon Llull Institute has been producing and organizing the participation of Catalan culture in the Collateral Events of the Venice Art Biennale since 2009. On this occasion, it will be the eighth time it has presented a project there.
This year's committee of experts, with a wide and recognized international background, is made up of the following professionals:
Elvira Dyangani Ose , director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA).
Marko Daniel , director of the Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona.
Ruth Estévez , director and chief curator of the Amant Foundation, New York and co-curator of the 34th São Paulo Biennial.
Oriol Fontdevila , researcher and professor, curator of the Catalan exhibition at the Venice Art Biennale 2022.
Ingrid Guardiola , director of the Bòlit - Contemporary Art Center of Girona.
Andrea Lissoni , artistic director of Haus der Kunst, Munich.
You can consult the Basics here