Biennale Arte 2024 "Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere"

The 60th International Art Exhibition, curated by Adriano Pedrosa, will be open to the public from Saturday 20 April to Sunday 24 November, at the Giardini and the Arsenale in Venice.

The Exhibition will be articulated between the Central Pavilion at the Giardini and the Arsenale in two distinct nuclei: Nucleo Contemporaneo and Nucleo Storico.

The title Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere is taken from a series of works created since 2004 by the collective Claire Fontaine, born in Paris and based in Palermo. These works consist of neon sculptures of various colours bearing the words ‘Foreigners Everywhere’ in different languages. The expression was in turn taken from the name of a collective of the same name from Turin that fought against racism and xenophobia in Italy in the early 2000s.

‘The expression Stranieri Ovunque,’ explains Adriano Pedrosa, ‘has more than one meaning. Firstly, it means that wherever you go and wherever you are, you will always meet foreigners: they are/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you are, deep down you are always truly foreigners’.

Biennale Arte Venezia 2024