List of national pavilions at the 58th Venice Biennale

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Ninety national pavilions participated in the 58th Venice Biennale, an international contemporary art exhibition held between May and November 2019. The Venice Biennale takes place biennially in Venice, Italy, and participating nations select artists to show at their pavilions,[1] hosted in the Venice Giardini, Arsenale, and palazzos throughout the city.[2] The 90 pavilions set a new record for national participation, exceeding the 86 from 2017.[1] Highlight pavilions from the show included Lithuania,[3][4][5][6][7] Ghana,[3][8][9][10][4][11][5][6][12] France,[3][8][4][6][12] the United States,[8][9][4][6] the Philippines,[8][9][10] India,[8][9][10] Brazil,[8][4][6][12] and Italy.[11][5][6]

National pavilions[edit]

Nation Location Artist(s) Curator(s) Ref
Australia Giardini Angelica Mesiti Juliana Engberg [13][14]
Austria Giardini Renate Bertlmann Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein [13][15]
Belgium Giardini Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys Anne-Claire Schmitz [13][16]
Brazil Giardini Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro [13][17]
Canada Giardini Inuit artist collective Isuma (Zacharias Kunuk, Norman Cohn, Paul Apak, and Pauloosie Qulitalik) Asinnajaq, Catherine Crowston, Barbara Fischer, Candice Hopkins, and Josée Drouin-Brisebois [13][18]
Czech Republic and Slovakia Giardini Stanislav Kolíbal Dieter Bogner [13]
Denmark Giardini Larissa Sansour Nat Muller [13]
Egypt Giardini Islam Abdullah, Ahmed Chiha, and Ahmed Abdel Karim Ahmed Chiha [13]
Finland Giardini Miracle Workers Collective (Maryan Abdulkarim, Khadar Ahmed, Hassan Blasim, Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Sonya Lindfors, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Leena Pukki, Lorenzo Sandoval, Martta Tuomaala, Christopher L. Thomas, Christopher Wessels, and Suvi West) Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, and Christopher Wessels [13][19]
France Giardini Laure Prouvost Martha Kirszenbaum [13][20]
Germany Giardini Natascha Süder Happelmann (Natascha Sadr Haghighian) Franciska Zólyom [13][21]
Great Britain Giardini Cathy Wilkes Zoe Whitley [13][22]
Greece Giardini Panos Charalambous, Eva Stefani, and Zafos Xagoraris Katerina Tselou [13]
Hungary Giardini Tamás Waliczky Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák [13]
Israel Giardini Aya Ben Ron Avi Lubin [13]
Japan Giardini Motoyuki Shitamichi, Taro Yasuno, Toshiaki Ishikura, and Fuminori Nousaku Hiroyuki Hattori [13]
Korea Giardini Hwayeon Nam, Siren Eun Young Jung, and Jane Jin Kaisen Hyunjin Kim [13]
The Netherlands Giardini Remy Jungerman and Iris Kensmil Benno Tempel [13]
Nordic Pavilion Giardini Artist duo Maria Teeri & Janne Nabb, a.k.a. nabbteeri, from Finland; Ane Graff from Norway; and Ingela Ihrman from Sweden Piia Oksanen and Leevi Haapala [13]
Poland Giardini Roman Stańczak Łukasz Mojsak and Łukasz Ronduda [13]
Romania Giardini Belu-Simion Făinaru, Dan Mihălțianu, and Miklós Onucsán Cristian Nae [13]
Russia Giardini Alexander Sokurov and Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai Mikhail Piotrovsky, The State Hermitage Museum [13]
Serbia Giardini Djordje Ozbolt Nicoletta Lambertucci [13]
Spain Giardini Itziar Okariz and Sergio Prego Peio Aguirre [13]
Switzerland Giardini Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz Charlotte Laubard [13][23]
United States Giardini Martin PuryearLiberty/Libertà Brooke Kamin Rapaport [13][24]
Uruguay Giardini Yamandú Canosa David Armengol and Patricia Bentancur [13]
Venezuela Giardini Natalie Rocha Capiello, Ricardo García, Gabriel López, and Nelson Rangelosky Oscar Sottillo Meneses [13]
Albania Arsenale Driant Zeneli Alicia Knock [13]
Argentina Arsenale Mariana Telleria Florencia Battiti [13]
Chile Arsenale Voluspa Jarpa Agustín Pérez Rubio [13]
China Arsenale Chen Qi, Feijun, He Xiangyu, and Geng Xue Wu Hongliang [13]
Georgia Arsenale Anna K.E. Margot Norton [13]
Ghana Arsenale Felicia Abban, John Akomfrah, El Anatsui, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Ibrahim Mahama, and Selasi Awusi SosuGhana Freedom Nana Oforiatta Ayim [13]
India Arsenale Nandalal Bose, Atul Dodiya, GR Iranna, Rummana Hussain, Jitish Kallat, Shakuntala Kulkarni, and Ashim Purkayastha Roobina Karode [13]
Indonesia Arsenale Handiwirman Saputra and Syagini Ratna Wulan Asmudjo Jono Irianto; co-curated by Yacobus Ari Respati [13]
Ireland Arsenale Eva Rothschild Mary Cremin [13][25]
Italy Arsenale Enrico David, Chiara Fumai, and Liliana Moro Milovan Farronato [13]
Kosovo Arsenale Alban Muja Vincent Honore [13]
Latvia Arsenale Daiga Grantiņa Valentinas Klimašauskas and Inga Lāce [13]
Luxembourg Arsenale Marco Godinho Kevin Muhlen [13][26]
Madagascar Arsenale Joël Andrianomearisoa Rina Ralay-Ranaivo and Emmanuel Daydé [13]
Malta Arsenale Vince Briffa, Klitsa Antoniou, and Trevor Borg Hesperia Iliadou Suppiej [13]
Mexico Arsenale Pablo Vargas Lugo Magalí Arriola [13]
Peru Arsenale Christian Bendayán, Otto Michael, Manuel Rodríguez Lira, Segundo Candiño Rodríguez, and Anonymous popular artificer Gustavo Buntinx [13]
Philippines Arsenale Mark Justiniani Tessa Maria Guazon [13]
Saudi Arabia Arsenale Zahrah Al Ghamdi Eiman Elgibreen [13]
Singapore Arsenale Song-Ming Ang Michelle Ho [13][27]
Slovenia Arsenale Marko Peljhan Igor Španjol [13][28]
South Africa (Republic of) Arsenale Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose, and Mawande Ka Zenzile Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu [13]
Turkey Arsenale İnci Eviner Zeynep Öz [13]
Ukraine Arsenale Open Group (Yurii Biley, Pavlo Kovach, Stanislav Turina, and Anton Varga) [13]
United Arab Emirates Arsenale Nujoom Alghanem Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath [13][29]
Andorra Around Venice Philippe Shangti Ivan Sansa and Paolo De Grandis [13]
Antigua and Barbuda Around Venice Timothy Payne, Sir Gerald Price, Joseph Seaton, and Frank Walter; Intangible Cultural Heritage Artisans and Mas Troupe Designers Barbara Paca with Nina Khrushcheva [13]
Armenia Around Venice “ArtlabYerevan” Artistic Group (Gagik Charchyan, Hovhannes Margaryan, Arthur Petrosyan, and Vardan Jaloyan) and Narine Arakelian Susanna Gyulamiryan [13]
Azerbaijan (Republic of) Around Venice Zeigam Azizov, Orkhan Mammadov, Zarnishan Yusifova, Kanan Aliyev, and Ulviyya Aliyeva Giovanni Mercurio and Emin Mammadov [13]
Bangladesh (People’s Republic of) Around Venice Bishwajit Goswami, Dilara Begum Jolly, Heidi Fosli, Nafis Ahmed Gazi, Franco Marrocco, Domenico Pellegrino, Preema Nazia Andaleeb, Ra Kajol, and Uttam Kumar Mokhlesur Rahman and Viviana Vannucci [13]
Belarus (Republic of) Around Venice Konstantin Selikhanov Olga Rybchinskaya [13]
Bosnia and Herzegovina Around Venice Danica Dakić Anja Bogojević, Amila Puzić, and Claudia Zini [13]
Bulgaria Around Venice Rada Boukova and Lazar Lyutakov Vera Mlechevska [13]
Catalonia Around Venice Marcel Borràs with Albert García-Alzórriz and the collaboration of David Bestué, Lua Coderch Lola Lasurt Daniela Ortiz Perejaume Francesc Torres Pedro Azara [13]
Croatia Around Venice Igor Grubić Katerina Gregos [13]
Cuba Around Venice Alejandro Campins, Alex Hérnandez, Ariamna Contino, and Eugenio Tibaldi Margarita Sanchez Prieto [13]
Cyprus Around Venice Christoforos Savva (1924–1968) Jacopo Crivelli Visconti [13]
Dominican (Republic) Around Venice Dario Oleaga, Ezequiel Taveras, Hulda Guzmán, Julio Valdez, Miguel Ramirez, Rita Bertrecchi, Nicola Pica, and Marraffa & Casciotti Marianne de Tolentino, Simone Pieralice, and Giovanni Verza [13]
Estonia Giudecca Kris Lemsalu Andrew Berardini, Irene Campolmi, Sarah Lucas, and Tamara Luuk [13][30]
Grenada Around Venice Amy Cannestra, Billy Gerard Frank, Dave Lewis, Shervone Neckles, Franco Rota Candiani, Roberto Miniati, and CRS avant-garde (Carlo Caldara, Paolo Rossetto, and Giovanni Scagnoli) Daniele Radini Tedeschi [13]
Guatemala Around Venice Elsie Wunderlich and Marco Manzo Stefania Pieralice [13]
Haiti Around Venice Jean Ulrick Désert Giscard Bouchotte [13]
Hong Kong Around Venice Shirley Tse Christina Li [13][31]
Iceland Around Venice Shoplifter (Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir) Birta Guðjónsdóttir [13][32]
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Around Venice Reza Lavassani, Samira Alikhanzadeh, and Ali Meer Azimi Ali Bakhtiari [13]
Iraq Around Venice Serwan Baran Tamara Chalabi and Paolo Colombo [13]
Ivory Coast Around Venice Ernest Dükü, Ananias Leki Dago, Valérie Oka, and Tong Yanrunan Massimo Scaringella [13]
Kiribati Around Venice Kaeka Michael Betero, Daniela Danica Tepes, Kairaken Betio Group; Teroloang Borouea, Neneia Takoikoi, Tineta Timirau, Teeti Aaloa, Kenneth Ioane, Kaumai Kaoma, Runita Rabwaa, Obeta Taia, Tiribo Kobaua, Tamuera Tebebe, Rairauea Rue, Teuea Kabunare, Tokintekai Ekentetake, Katanuti Francis, Mikaere Tebwebwe, Terita Itinikarawa, Kaeua Kobaua, Raatu Tiuteke, Kaeriti Baanga, Ioanna Francis, Temarewe Banaan, Aanamaria Toom, Einako Temewi, Nimei Itinikarawa, Teniteiti Mikaere, Aanibo Bwatanita, and Arin Tikiraua Kautu Tabaka and Nina Tepes [13]
Lithuania Around Venice Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, and Lina Lapelyte Lucia Pietroiusti [13][33]
Malaysia Around Venice Anurendra Jegadeva, H.H.Lim, Ivan Lam, and Zulkifli Yusoff Lim Wei-Ling Esme [13]
Mongolia Around Venice Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar, traditional Mongolian throat singers, and Carsten Nicolai Gantuya Badamgarav [13]
Montenegro Around Venice Vesko Gagović Petrica Duletić [13]
Mozambique (Republic of) Around Venice Gonçalo Mabunda, Mauro Pinto, and Filipe Branquinho Lidija K. Khachatourian [13]
New Zealand Around Venice Dane Mitchell Zara Stanhope and Chris Sharp [13]
North Macedonia (Republic of) Around Venice Nada Prlja Jovanka Popova [13]
Pakistan Around Venice Naiza Khan Zahra Khan [13]
Portugal Around Venice Leonor Antunes João Ribas [13]
San Marino (Republic of) Around Venice Gisella Battistini, Martina Conti, Gabriele Gambuti, Giovanna Fra, Thea Tini, Chen Chengwei, Li Geng, Dario Ortiz, Tang Shuangning, Jens W. Beyrich, Xing Junqin, Xu de Qi, and Sebastián Vincenzo Sanfo (Martina Conti project curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Emma Zanella) [13][34]
Scotland Around Venice Charlotte Prodger Linsey Young with Cove Park (artist residency) [13][35]
Seychelles (Republic of) Around Venice George Camille and Daniel Dodin Martin Kennedy [13]
Syrian Arab (Republic) Around Venice Abdalah Abouassali, Giacomo Braglia, Ibrahim Al Hamid, Chen Huasha, Saed Salloum, Xie Tian, Saad Yagan, Primo Vanadia, and Giuseppe Biasio Emad Kashout [13]
Taiwan Around Venice Shu Lea Cheang Paul B. Preciado [13]
Thailand Around Venice Somsak Chowtadapong, Panya Vijinthanasarn, and Krit Ngamsom Tawatchai Somkong [13]
Wales Around Venice Sean Edwards Marie-Anne McQuay [13]
Zimbabwe Around Venice Georgina Maxim, Neville Starling, Cosmos Shiridzinomwa, and Kudzanai Violet Hwami Raphael Chikukwa [13]

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