October 22, 2018 - Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - Enrico David, Chiara Fumai, Liliana Moro
October 22, 2018

Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Left: Enrico David. Photo: J.R.P. Center: Chiara Fumai at Volcano Extravaganza, Stromboli, 2011. Photo: Matthew Stone. Right: Liliana Moro. Photo: Sebastian Cortes.

Enrico David, Chiara Fumai, Liliana Moro
May 11–November 24, 2019

Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale


Commissioned by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities
DGAAP - Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture Urban Peripheries
Commissioner: Federica Galloni, Director General DGAAP

Curated by Milovan Farronato

The Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities Alberto Bonisoli has announced the three artists chosen by curator Milovan Farronato to represent Italy in the upcoming Venice Biennale from May 11 to November 24, 2019. They are: Enrico David; Chiara Fumai; Liliana Moro.

“The aims of support, promotion, development of Italian art of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Peripheries that I manage,” stated the Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion, Federica Galloni, “are completely represented by the artists chosen for the next Italian participation in Venice, who will know how to communicate intensity and quality of the research to the international audience.”

“Spanning two generations, the works and biographies of Enrico David, Chiara Fumai and Liliana Moro, despite being very different—explained Farronato—represent important contemporary art practices that stand out for their spirit of research linking the past to the present. Their works excel in their irrepressible desire to explore territories in which aspects of daily life, survival, tradition and narration have a significant presence. I have worked closely with these three artists over the years, on the occasions of solo and group shows in Italy and abroad, and I am delighted to be able to bring them together in this exhibition on a large scale, including new commissions as well as works from the past.”

Enrico David was born in Ancona in 1966. He lives and works in London. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all over the world and he was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2009. Solo and group exhibitions include: MCA Chicago (2018); Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2018); Michael Werner Gallery, London (2017); Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2016); Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia (2015); Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire (2015); UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2013); Venice Biennale (2013); Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2011); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2009); Seattle Art Museum (2008); ICA London (2007); and Venice Biennale (2003).

Chiara Fumai (Rome, 1978–Bari, 2017) was an Italian artist. Solo exhibitions include: Rosa Santos, Valencia (2016); Museion, Bolzano (2015); Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2013); A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia (2013); MACRO Testaccio, Rome (2011); and Careof - DOCVA, Milan (2008). Group exhibitions include: Tatjana Pieters, Gent (2017); David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2015); Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2015); Whitechapel Gallery, London; De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Nottingham Contemporary; Fiorucci Art Trust (all in 2014); MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León (2013); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, curated by Carolyn Christov Bakargiev (2012); and the Nomas Foundation, Rome (2011). She won the Furla Art Award (2013) and the Premio New York (2016). International residencies include: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York (2017); and Wiels, Brussels (2014).

Liliana Moro was born in 1961 in Milan, where she lives and works. In 1989 she founded, together with other artists, the Spazio di Via Lazzaro Palazzi in Milan that closed in 1993. She has exhibited in important solo and group exhibitions such as: Documenta IX Kassel (1992); Venice Biennale (1993); Castello di Rivoli (1994); MUHKA Antwerp (1996); Moderna Museet Stockholm (1998); P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (1999); De Appel, Amsterdam (1999); Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles (2007); Fabbrica del Vapore (2008); Mart Rovereto (2012); Fondazione Antonio Ratti Como (2012); MAMbo Bologna (2013); Triennale di Milano (2015); Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (2018).

Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Share - Enrico David, Chiara Fumai, Liliana Moro
  • Share