Venice biennale: check out the Brazilian participation

(Venice, Italy)

The 60th edition of the Venice Biennale, called “Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere”, will take place from April 20 to November 24, 2024 (pre-opening on April 17, 18 and 19). For the first time, it will be curated by a Brazilian, Adriano Pedrosa. “I am honored and humbled by this prestigious appointment, especially as the first Latin American to curate the International Art Exhibition, and in fact the first one based in the Southern Hemisphere”, Pedrosa commented.

Adriano Pedrosa is currently the artistic director of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP, where he has curated many exhibitions, including Histories of Dance (2020) and Brazilian Histories (2022). He has recently been appointed the 2023 recipient of the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence, that was presented to him by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York.

The Hãhãwpuá Pavilion—as the Brazilian Pavilion is referred to in this edition of the Biennale—presents Ka’a Pûera: we are walking birds, curated by Arissana PataxóDenilson Baniwa, and Gustavo Caboco Wapichana, all PIPA Prize nominees. The title alludes to two interconnected interpretations. Firstly, it refers to areas of cropland which, after being harvested, become dormant, and low-lying vegetation emerges, revealing the potential for resurgence. In addition, the capoeira is also known by the Tupinambá as a small bird that lives in dense forests, camouflaging itself in the environment.

In this edition of the Biennale, the Hãhãwpuá Pavilion is notable for its presentation of native peoples and their artistic production, especially the resistance of the knowledge and practices of coastal inhabitants. The exhibition addresses issues of marginalization, dispossession, and rights violations, inviting reflection on resistance and the shared essence of humanity, birds, memory, and nature. Glicéria Tupinambá, Awarded Artists from PIPA 2023, previously announced artist, works with the Tupinambá Community of Serra do Padeiro and Olivença, in Bahia, to create her works. The Pavilion also features works by artists Olinda Tupinambá and Ziel Karapotó.

Venice Biennale
From April 20 to November 24, 2024

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