I am delighted to announce that I am representing Macedonia at the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. I have been appointed by the Ministry of Culture in Macedonia to present an exhibition of new work in Venice between 1st June and 24th November 2013 (with the press and preview between 29 May and 31 May 2013). I am working with Ana Frangovska, curator at the National Gallery of Macedonia.
The Venice Biennale is the most prestigious international visual arts festival in the world. Established in 1895 the visual art Biennale is the longest running public not for profit (although sales are now encouraged) festival which has hosted exhibitions by all of the worlds most highly regarded artists. Macedonia’s first participation at the Venice Biennale was in 1993, following independence from Yugoslavia in 1992, which followed the initial Balkan conflict of 1989/92. Today the Biennale includes exhibitions of work by high caliber artists from around the world, organised into three sections; National Pavilions (89 in 2011) where cultural organisations curate selected artist(s) in the Giardini and in venues around the city; The Biennale’s invited Director (Massimiliani Gioni in 2013) who will curate a major international exhibition in the Italian Pavilion and the Arsenale; and the Collateral Events where cultural institutions from around the world propose projects and events for the Biennale, and which are hosted in venues around the city.