The 2019 Venice Biennale

The 2019 'LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA' prizes have been presented during the Awards Ceremony and Opening at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice.


Venice, Italy

The Jury of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, comprising Stephanie Rosenthal (President of the Jury, Germany), Defne Ayas (Turkey/Netherlands), Cristiana Collu (Italy), Sunjung Kim (Korea), and Hamza Walker (USA), has decided to present the awards:


Golden Lion for Best National Participation:


LITHUANIA

Sun & Sea (Marina)

Lina Lapelyte, Vaiva Grainyte and Rugile Barzdziukaite

Commissioner: Rasa Antanavičıūte. Curator: Lucia Pietroiusti.

Venue: Magazzino No. 42, Marina Militare, Arsenale di Venezia, Fondamenta Case Nuove 2738c


A special mention has been awarded to the following National Participation:


BELGIUM

Mondo Cane

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys

Commissioner: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Curator: Anne-Claire Schmitz.

Venue: Giardini


Golden Lion for the Best Participant in the International Exhibition May You Live In Interesting Times to:

Arthur Jafa

(b. 1960 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles)


Silver Lion for a Promising Young Participant in the International Exhibition May You Live In Interesting Times to:

Haris Epaminonda

(b. 1980 Republic of Cyprus, lives and works in Berlin)


The Venice Biennale is running through May 10th - November 24th.