60th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia 2024


The Austrian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2024 in Venice is designed by Anna Jermolaewa and curated by Gabriele Spindler. In her work, the artist, who was born in Leningrad (USSR) and has lived in Vienna since 1989, has demonstrated again and again that she is a keen observer of human life, its societal conditions and political preconditions. For the Austrian contribution, Jermolaewa covers a broad spectrum ranging from her personal migration experiences to forms of non-violent resistance against authoritarian regimes. The presentation shown at the Pavilion will comprise videos, installations, luminous objects and sound as well as performative elements combining newly developed works and extensions of existing works of the artist.

Anna Jermolaewa’s contribution for the Austrian Pavilion blends in excellently with the general theme of the Art Biennale 2024 defined by curator Adriano Pedrosa: Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere centers on the topics of foreign lands, migration as well as issues of national identity and cultural diversity and focuses on artists who personally experienced flight and migration.

Andrea Mayer, State Secretary for Arts and Culture: “The Venice Biennale is the most significant art exhibition worldwide and impressively demonstrated its eminent standing last year. The show continues to make a vital contribution to the aesthetic as well as social-policy, cultural and intercultural discourse. It is good and important that Austria has a strong presence at the Biennale and makes a crucial contribution to this international exhibition of contemporary art. It is precisely for this reason that I am highly pleased that the Austrian contribution will showcase particularly topical and relevant positions in 2024."

The Austrian Pavilion opened on 18 April 2024 at 3.00 pm.



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Biennale Arte 2024

Stranieri Ovunque - Foreigners Everywhere

Exhibition: 20 April - 24 November 2024

Curator: Adriano Pedrosa


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