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59th Venice Biennale

Rijksakademie alumni and resident exhibit in Venice

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    • Clockwise: Pilvi Takala ('Close Watch', Finland), Jakup Ferri ('The Monumentality of the Everyday', Kosovo), melanie bonajo ('When the body says Yes', the Netherlands), Tina Gillen ('Faraway So Close', Luxembourg)

Rijksakademie alumni Mire Lee, Müge Yilmaz, Janis Rafa and Monira Al Qadiri and current resident Simnikiwe Buhlungu take part in the main exhibition of the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale: 'The Milk of Dreams / Il latte dei sogni', that opens 23 April at the Giardini and the Arsenale and runs until 27 November.

The exhibition also includes 80 National Participations, with alumni Pilvi Takala, Jakup Ferri, Tina Gillen, melanie bonajo and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, representing Finland (solo), Kosovo (solo), Luxembourg (solo), the Netherlands and Mexico (group) respectively.

Exhibition

The Milk of Dreams / Il latte dei sogni
Monira Al Qadiri
Simnikiwe Buhlungu (Biennale College Arte 2021/22)
Mire Lee
Janis Rafa
Müge Yilmaz

National Participations

Finland
Pilvi Takala (solo)
Close Watch

Kosovo
Jakup Ferri (solo)
The Monumentality of the Everyday

Luxembourg
Tina Gillen (solo)
Faraway So Close

Mexico
Fernando Palma Rodríguez (group)
Hasta que los cantos broten (Until The Songs Spring)

Netherlands
melanie bonajo (solo)
When the body says Yes
venue – Chiesetta della Misericordia of Art Events, Cannaregio

Collateral events

Mire Lee (group)
Future Generation Art Prize 2021
Scuola Grande della Misericordia, Cannaregio 3599/A

David Claerbout (group)
Uncombed, Unforeseen, Uncontrained
Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello