Adriano Pedrosa has been appointed curator of the Venice Biennale 2024. The position will see the Brazilian curator grow to be the primary Latin American to helm the occasion.
Adriano Pedrosa is at present the creative director of Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) and has beforehand held roles together with creative director of the 2nd Trienal de San Juan (2009), co-curator of the twelfth Istanbul Biennial, and curator of the São Paulo pavilion on the ninth Shanghai Biennale (2012).
In a press release following the announcement, Pedrosa commented, ‘I’m honoured and humbled by this prestigious appointment, particularly as the primary Latin American to curate the Worldwide Artwork Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, and in reality the primary one primarily based within the southern hemisphere. The Biennale is actually a very powerful platform for up to date artwork on the planet, and it’s an thrilling problem and a duty to embark on this venture. I sit up for bringing artists to Venice and realising their tasks, in addition to to working with the Biennale’s nice group. For this distinctive alternative, I’m grateful to the Biennale president, Roberto Cicutto, in addition to to the establishment’s board.’
The information follows the announcement final 12 months that Lesley Lokko will curate the Venice Biennale of Structure, which is able to run from 20 Could – 26 November 2023.
Cicutto defined that the appointment was ‘the results of a course of that grew out of our expertise of working with Cecilia Alemani [who curated the 2022 Venice Biennale exhibition, ‘The Milk of Dreams’]. I consider it’s important to construct on what emerged from the earlier exhibition (this was additionally the case with the appointment of Lesley Lokko, following the Worldwide Structure Exhibition curated by Hashim Sarkis) to direct our subsequent alternative.’
The sixtieth Worldwide Artwork Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will likely be held from 20 April to 24 November 2024. labiennale.org (opens in new tab)