Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, Glass slide from Osedax, 2010, 16mm film and glass slide installation © Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher.

"Diaspora Pavilion" at the Palazzo Pisani, Venice, Italy.

On view May 13 through November 26, 2017.

International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL) present "Diaspora Pavilion," an exhibition to be held in Venice from May 13 until November 26, 2017 at the Palazzo Pisani S. Marina during the 57th Venice Biennale.

The "Diaspora Pavilion" is conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within the structure of an international biennale and takes its form from the coming-together of nineteen artists whose practices in many ways expand, complicate and even destabilize diaspora as term, whilst highlighting the continued relevance that diaspora as a lived reality holds today.

The pavilion also forms part of the 22-month, joint ICF and UAL project ‘Diaspora Platform,’ which is designed to deliver mentoring and professional development by eleven selected mentors for twelve UK-based emerging artists whose work engages with the topic of the diaspora. During the length of the project, these practitioners will take part in group forum, one-on-one mentoring sessions and group masterclasses. The selected participants and eight of the mentors will all showcase their work in the "Diaspora Pavilion."


Palazzo Pisani
Santa Marina | 30100 Venice | Italy
Website: ICF | Diaspora Platform