The 2019 'LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA' prizes have been presented during the Awards Ceremony and Opening at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice.
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:
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:
Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
Commissioner: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Curator: Anne-Claire Schmitz.
Golden Lion for the Best Participant in the International Exhibition May You Live In Interesting Times to:
(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:
(b. 1980 Republic of Cyprus, lives and works in Berlin)
The Venice Biennale is running through May 10th - November 24th.