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Venice Biennale Names Artists Participating in Fifty-Eighth Edition

The artist list for the Fifty-Eighth Venice Biennale, “May You Live in Interesting Times,” has been released. Curated by Ralph Rugoff, the exhibition, which takes its title from a phrase that has long been mistaken as an ancient Chinese curse, will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019.

“‘May You Live in Interesting Times’ will no doubt include artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today, including different threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the ‘post-war order,’” Rugoff said in a statement.

“But let us acknowledge at the outset that art does not exercise its forces in the domain of politics. Art cannot stem the rise of nationalist movements and authoritarian governments in different parts of the world, for instance, nor can it alleviate the tragic fate of displaced peoples across the globe (whose numbers now represent almost one percent of the world’s entire population). But in an indirect fashion, perhaps art can be a kind of guide for how to live and think in ‘interesting times.’”

The complete artist list is as follows:

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
b. 1985 Jordan, lives and works in Beirut

Njideka Akunyili Crosby
b. 1983 Nigeria, lives and works in Los Angeles

Halil Altındere
b. 1971 Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul

Michael Armitage
b. 1984 Kenya, lives and works in London and Nairobi

Korakrit Arunanondchai
b. 1986 Thailand, lives and works in New York and Bangkok
Alex Gvojic
b. 1984 United States, lives and works in New York

Ed Atkins
b. 1982 United Kingdom, lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen

Tarek Atoui
b. 1980 Lebanon, lives and works in Paris

Darren Bader
b. 1978 United States, lives and works in New York

Nairy Baghramian
b. 1971 Iran, lives and works in Berlin

Neïl Beloufa
b. 1985 France, lives and works in Paris

Alexandra Bircken
b. Germany, lives and works in Berlin

Carol Bove
b. 1971 Switzerland, lives and works in New York

Christoph Büchel
b. 1966 Switzerland, lives and works in Reykjavik and Basel

Ludovica Carbotta
b. 1982 Italy, lives and works in Barcelona

Antoine Catala
b. 1975 France, lives and works in New York

Ian Cheng
b. 1984 United States, lives and works in New York

George Condo
b. 1957 United States, lives and works in New York

Alex Da Corte
b. 1980 United States, lives and works in Philadelphia

Jesse Darling
b. United Kingdom, lives and works in London and Berlin

Stan Douglas
b. 1960 Canada, lives and works in Vancouver

Jimmie Durham
b. 1940 United States, lives and works in Berlin

Nicole Eisenman
b. 1965 France, lives and works in New York

Haris Epaminonda
b. 1980 Republic of Cyprus, lives and works in Berlin

Lara Favaretto
b. 1973 Italy, lives and works in Turin

Cyprien Gaillard
b. 1980 France, lives and works in Berlin

Gauri Gill
b. 1970 India, lives and works in New Delhi

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
b. 1965 France, lives and works in Paris

Shilpa Gupta
b. 1976 India, lives and works in Mumbai

Soham Gupta
b. 1988 India, lives and works in Kolkata

Martine Gutierrez
b. 1989 United States, lives and works in New York

Rula Halawani
b. 1964 Palestine, lives and works in Jerusalem

Anthea Hamilton
b. 1978 United Kingdom, lives and works in London

Jeppe Hein
b. 1974 Denmark, lives and works in Berlin

Anthony Hernandez
b. 1947 United States, lives and works in Los Angeles and Idaho

Ryoji Ikeda
b. 1966 Japan, lives and works in Paris and Kyoto

Arthur Jafa
b. 1960 United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

Cameron Jamie
b. 1969 United States, lives in Paris, works in Paris and Cologne

Kahlil Joseph
b. 1981 United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

Zhanna Kadyrova
b. 1981 Ukraine, lives and works in Kyiv

Suki Seokyeong Kang
b. 1977 Republic of Korea, lives and works in Seoul

Mari Katayama
b. 1987 Japan, lives and works in Gunma, Japan

Lee Bul
b. 1964 Republic of Korea, lives and works in Seoul

Liu Wei
b. 1972 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing

Maria Loboda
b. 1979 Poland, lives and works in Berlin

Andreas Lolis
b. 1970 Albania, lives and works in Athens

Christian Marclay
b. 1955 United States, lives and works in London

Teresa Margolles
b. 1963 Mexico, lives and works in Mexico City and Madrid

Julie Mehretu
b. 1970 Ethiopia, lives and works in New York

Ad Minoliti
b. 1980 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires

Jean-Luc Moulène
b. 1955 France, lives and works in Paris

Zanele Muholi
b. 1972 Republic of South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town

Jill Mulleady
b. 1980 Uruguay, lives and works in Los Angeles

Ulrike Müller
b. 1971 Austria, lives and works in New York

Nabuqi
b. 1984 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing

Otobong Nkanga
b. 1974 Nigeria, lives and works in Antwerp

Khyentse Norbu
b. 1961 Bhutan, has residences in India and Bhutan

Frida Orupabo
b. 1986 Norway, lives and works in Oslo

Jon Rafman
b. 1981 Canada, lives and works in Montreal

Gabriel Rico
b. 1980 Mexico, lives and works in Guadalajara

Handiwirman Saputra
b. 1975 Indonesia, lives and works in Yogyakarta

Tomás Saraceno
b. 1973 Argentina, lives and works in Berlin

Augustas Serapinas
b. 1990 Lithuania, lives and works in Vilnius

Avery Singer
b. 1987 United States, lives and works in New York

Slavs and Tatars
Founded in 2006, based in Berlin

Michael E. Smith
b. 1977 United States, lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island

Hito Steyerl
b. 1966 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

Tavares Strachan
b. 1979 Bahamas, lives and works in New York

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu
b. 1972 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing 
b. 1974 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing

Henry Taylor
b. 1958 United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

Rosemarie Trockel
b. 1952 Germany, lives and works in Cologne

Kaari Upson
b. 1972 United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

Andra Ursuţa
b. 1979 Romania, lives and works in New York

Danh V<span>ō</span>
b. 1975 Vietnam, lives and works in Mexico

Kemang Wa Lehulere
b. 1984 Republic of South Africa, lives and works in Cape Town

Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tsuyoshi Hisakado
b. 1970 Thailand, lives and works in Chiang Mai
b. 1981 Japan, lives and works in Kyoto

Margaret Wertheim and Christine Wertheim
b. 1958 Australia, both live and work in Los Angeles

Anicka Yi
b. 1971 Republic of Korea, lives and works in New York

Yin Xiuzhen
b. 1963 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing

Yu Ji
b. 1985 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Shanghai and Vienna

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