Artpace Alumni at Venice Biennale

What is the Venice Biennale? It is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place every two years in Venice, Italy. While the Biennale is half a world away, many of the artists invited to participate have San Antonio roots through Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence and Hudson(Show)Room programs .

Last week, curator Okwui Enwezor announced the 136 artists and collectives included in the “All the World’s Futures,” the Biennale’s main exhibition (see The 2015 Venice Biennale List of Artists Is Out).

In this list alone, 10% of the artists named have shown work at Artpace in our International Artist-in-Residence galleries or the Hudson(Show)Room.

See the full list of Artpace Alumni below:
Adel Abdessemed
Summer 2007 Hudson(Show)Room
Rosa Barba
Spring 2014 International Artist-in-Residence
Jeremy Deller
Fall 2003 International Artist-in-Residence Fall 2003
Walker Evans
Summer 2010 Hudson(Show)Room
Isa Genzken
Fall 2013 Hudson(Show)Room
Thomas Hirschhorn
Fall 2013 Hudson(Show)Room
Isaac Julien
Winter 2003 Hudson(Show)Room, Winter 1999 International Artist-in-Residence
Glenn Ligon
Fall 1999 Hudson(Show)Room , Spring 1998 International Artist-in-Residence
Oscar Murillo
Spring 2015 International Artist-in-Residence
Wangechi Mutu
International Artist-in-Residence Fall 2004
Liisa Roberts
Fall 1999 International Artist-in-Residence
Taryn Simon
Fall 2008 International Artist-in-Residence
Xu Bing
Fall 1996 International Artist-in-Residence

In addition to these 136 invited artists, 6 other Artpace artists will be given the opportunity to represent countries in group exhibitions at the Biennale.

Nina Katchadourian, Armenia
Spring 2002 Hudson (Show)Room
Mircea Cantor, Azerbaijan
Summer 2007 Hudson (Show)Room
Jacco Olivier, Azerbaijan
Summer 2012 International Artist-in-Residence
Diana Thater, Azerbaijan
Fall 1998 International Artist-in-Residence
Adam Pendleton, Belgium
Spring 2012 International Artist-in-Residence
Wafaa Bilal, Iran
Summer 2015 International Artist-in-Residence

Also worth noting is Graham Fagan’s exhibition Scotland + Venice, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield, in Arbroath, Scotland.