Australia’s Artistic Team For Venice Biennale 2022

Credit: 2015 John Gollings.

The 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia is curated by Cecilia Alemani with the theme The Milk of Dreams. The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 23 April to Sunday 27 November 2022.

As Commissioner for Australia, the Australia Council is pleased to announce Marco Fusinato and Alexie Glass-Kantor have been selected as the artist and curator for Australia’s representation at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Fusinato’s exhibition will be presented at the Australian Pavilion within the historic Giardini della Biennale precinct from April to November 2022.

Marco Fusinato has led a distinguished career as a contemporary Australian artist and musician. Combining gallery practices and live performance, Fusinato works extensively across installation, photography, performance, recording, and publishing. His overall aesthetic project combines allegorical appropriation with an interest in the intensity of a gesture or event.

Alexie Glass-Kantor is one of Australia’s most highly regarded curators, currently the Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney and the curator of Encounters for Art Basel Hong Kong
Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette AM said: “We are excited to announce Marco Fusinato and Alexie Glass-Kantor as Australia’s representatives for the Venice Biennale in 2022 and look forward to the realisation of this work that will reflect the richness of Australia’s creativity.”

Artistic Team 2022

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Artistic team 2022 – Marco Fusinato

Artistic team 2022 – Marco Fusinato

Marco Fusinato is an artist and musician whose work has taken the form of installation, photographic reproduction, performance and recording. His work has been presented in many exhibitions, including ‘All the World’s Futures’, the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, (Venice 2015); ‘The Imminence of Poetics’, 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, (Sao Paulo 2012); ‘SUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement’, the 21st Biennale of Sydney, (Sydney 2018); ‘The National 2017: New Australian Art’, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, (Sydney 2017). His work was also included in ‘Soundings: A Contemporary Score’, the first ever exhibition of sound at the Museum of Modern Art, (New York 2013) and ‘Sonic Youth: Sensational Fix’ (2008-2010) a travelling exhibition around European museums of artists who have collaborated with the NYC rock band Sonic Youth.

IMAGE CREDIT: Marco Fusinato, photographed by Zan Wimberley, 2019

Artistic team 2022 – Alexie Glass-Kantor

Artistic team 2022 – Alexie Glass-Kantor

Alexie Glass-Kantor is a curator, cultural producer and advocate for the arts. She is currently the Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney, supporting the commissioning of contemporary art, publishing initiatives, and research residencies for artists and curators. Since 2015 she has led the opportunity for collaborative co-commissioning projects and touring exhibitions, including: Justene Williams with Performa 15; Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg ‘Montages: The Full Cut’ tour to nineteen regional galleries with Museums & Galleries NSW (M&GNSW); Nicholas Mangan with Chisenhale Gallery; VOLUME: Another Art Book Fair 2015 and 2017 with Printed Matter Inc. and Perimeter Books; Angelica Mesiti with Art Sonje Centre, Proto Cinema and Kunsthalle Tbilisi; Helen Johnson with the ICA London; Keg de Souza with Griffith University Art Museum; Ramesh Mario Nithyendran with the Dhaka Art Summit (DAS); Sovereign Words with DAS and the Office for Contemporary Art Norway; Köken Ergun with the Australian War Memorial and Proto Cinema; Just Not Australian with Sydney Festival and M&GNSW; Mel O’Callaghan with Le Confort Moderne, Museum of Contemporary Art & Design (MCAD) Manila and UQ Art Museum; and most recently Taloi Havini with DAS and Sydney Festival 2020.

IMAGE CREDIT: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Credit: Zan Wimberley 2019.

Previously Commissioned Artists

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Biennale Arte 2019: Angelica Mesiti

Biennale Arte 2019: Angelica Mesiti

Artist(s): Angelica Mesiti
Curator: Juliana Engberg
Commissioner: Australia Council for the Arts
Exhibition:

ASSEMBLY“ASSEMBLYengages with sound, music, performance, choreography and the moving image” said Angelica Mesiti, “and I use these forms of expression to explore the musical tropes of polyphony, cacophony, dissonance and harmony which, in the film installation I am creating, can be understood as metaphors for the range of dynamics within a democratic system.” Angelica Mesiti, ASSEMBLY , 2019 (production still ) three – channel video installation in architectural amphitheater. HD video projections, colour, six – channel mono sound, 25 mins, dimensions variable.

Image Credit © Photography: Josh Raymond

Biennale Arte 2017 – Tracey Moffatt

Biennale Arte 2017 – Tracey Moffatt

Artist(s): Tracey Moffatt
Curator: Natalie King
Commissioner: Naomi Milgrom AO
Exhibition:

My Horizon ‘MY HORIZONwill present a compendium of texts that reflect on Tracey’s highly political and deeply personal fictions, allowing readers to ponder what might be over the horizon.’ Natalie King, Curator, 2017 Image Credit: Hell from the series PASSAGE, 2016, Tracey Moffatt,

© / Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York

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