These Are the 213 Artists Who Will Be Featured in the 2022 Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale, the world’s biggest art exhibition, has named the 213 artists from 58 countries that will participate in its 2022 edition, which is due to run from April 23 to November 27 in Italy. Of those 213 artists, 180 of them have never before shown at the Venice Biennale.

These artists will participate in the main exhibition of the Biennale, which this year is curated by Cecilia Alemani, director and chief curator of High Line Art in New York. Her show is titled “The Milk of Dreams,” its name a reference to a series of drawings that were later turned into a children’s book by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. Alemani has said the show will focus on three distinct areas of inquiry: “the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses; the relationship between individuals and technologies; the connection between bodies and the Earth.” The show will include more than 1,000 works.

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Like many major art events, the Venice Biennale has faced challenges associated with the pandemic—this year’s edition was originally slated to take place in 2021 but was postponed a full year. When that delay was announced in 2020, Alemani made it clear that she did not want to curate what she called “the coronavirus biennial.” “Often, during times of crisis, there is a shift in artistic production, and if that happens, I want to try to capture it,” she told ARTnews at the time.

Because of the delay, this summer will offer a rare moment in which the Biennale will coincide with Documenta, a touted quinquennial in Kassel, Germany. Documenta this year is being organized by the Indonesian collective ruangrupa, whose artist list is largely devoid of people who show frequently at biennials in Europe.

By contrast, the Venice Biennale includes some artists who are well-known in the US and Europe, including Barbara Kruger, Cecilia Vicuña and Paula Rego. Still, the focus is primarily artists who are young or under-recognized.

And while the Biennale has long included dead artists in its main exhibition, Alemani’s edition is set to feature even more figures from bygone times than usual. At a press conference announcing the artist list on Wednesday, she said her exhibition would include what she called “time capsules,” which will be aspire to highlight themes and artists from the early 20th century.

Alemani called her Biennale “a transhistoric exhibition, creating a dialogue between the present and past and creating a dialogue between stories of exclusion.” Included in those capsules will be loans from various collectors and institutions, including Remedios Varo’s Armónia (Autorettrato Surgente), 1956, which was bought by Eduardo F. Costantini for a record-breaking $6.19 million in 2020. Across the show, and especially in the “capsules,” there will be an emphasis on Surrealism by women and gender nonconforming artists.

“The exhibition is rooted in posthuman thought,” Alemani said. “Many contemporary artists are imagining a posthuman condition challenging the presumed Western condition using the white man as a measure of all things. They propose difference alliances, fantastic bodies. This is why the exhibition includes a large amount of female and gender nonconforming artists.”

Below is the full artist list for the 2022 Venice Biennale.

1. Noor Abuarafeh b. 1986, Jerusalem. Lives in Jerusalem and Maastricht, the Netherlands
2. Carla Accardi b. 1924, Trapani, Italy – 2014, Rome, Italy
3. Igshaan Adams b. 1982, Cape Town. Lives in Cape Town, South Africa
4. Eileen Agar b. 1899, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 1991, London, UK
5. Monira Al Qadiri b. 1983, Dakar, Senegal. Lives in Berlin, Germany
6. Sophia Al-Maria b. 1983, Tacoma, USA. Lives in London, UK Pavilion of Applied Arts
7. Ozlem Altın b. 1977, Goch, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany
8. Marina Apollonio b. 1940, Trieste, Italy. Lives in Padua, Italy
9. Gertrud Arndt b. 1903, Ratibor (Racibórz), German Empire (present-day Poland) – 2000, Darmstadt, Germany
10. Ruth Asawa b. 1926, Norwalk, USA – 2013, San Francisco, USA
11. Shuvinai Ashoona b. 1961, Kinngait. Lives in Kinngait, Nunavut
12. Belkis Ayón b. 1967 – 1999, Havana, Cuba
13. Firelei Báez b. 1981, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Lives in New York City, USA
14. Felipe Baeza b. 1987, Guanajuato, Mexico. Lives in New York City, USA
15. Josephine Baker b. 1906, Saint Louis, USA – 1975, Paris, France
16. Djuna Barnes b. 1892 – 1982, New York City, USA
17. Mária Bartuszová b. 1936, Prague, Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic) – 1996, Košice, Slovakia
18. Benedetta b. 1897, Rome, Italy – 1977, Venice, Italy
19. Mirella Bentivoglio b. 1922, Klagenfurt, Austria – 2017, Rome, Italy (In collaboration with Annalisa) Alloatti 1926 – 2000, Turin, Italy
20. Merikokeb Berhanu b. 1977, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Lives in Silver Spring, USA
21. Tomaso Binga b. 1931, Salerno, Italy. Lives in Rome, Italy
22. Cosima von Bonin b. 1962, Mombasa, Kenya. Lives in Cologne, Germany
23. Louise Bonnet b. 1970, Geneva, Switzerland. Lives in Los Angeles, USA
24. Marianne Brandt b. 1893, Chemnitz, Germany – 1983, Kirchberg, Germany
25. Kerstin Brätsch b. 1979, Hamburg, Germany. Lives in New York City, USA and Berlin, Germany
26. Dora Budor b. 1984, Zagreb, Croatia. Lives in New York City, USA
27. Eglė Budvytytė b. 1981, Kaunas, Lithuania. Lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and Amsterdam, the Netherlands
In collaboration with Marija Olšauskaitè and Julija Steponaitytė b. 1989, Vilnius. Lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and New York City, USA b. 1992, Vilnius. Lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and Amsterdam, the Netherlands
28. Liv Bugge b. 1974, Oslo. Lives in Oslo, Norway
29. Simnikiwe Buhlungu b. 1995, Johannesburg. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa and Amsterdam, the Netherlands Biennale College Arte
30. Miriam Cahn b. 1949, Basel, Switzerland. Lives in Stampa, Switzerland
31. Claude Cahun b. 1894, Nantes, France – 1954, Saint Helier, Jersey, UK
32. Elaine Cameron-Weir b. 1985, Red Deer, Canada. Lives in New York City, USA
33. Milly Canavero 1920 – 2010, Genoa, Italy
34. Leonora Carrington b. 1917, Clayton-le-Woods, UK – 2011, Mexico City, Mexico
35. Regina Cassolo Bracchi 1894, Mede, Italy – 1974, Milan, Italy b. 1981, Kaunas, Lithuania. Lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and Amsterdam, the Netherlands
36. Ambra Castagnetti b. 1993, Genoa, Italy. Lives in Milan, Italy Biennale College Arte
37. Giulia Cenci b. 1988, Cortona. Lives in Cortona, Italy and Amsterdam, the Netherlands
38. Giannina Censi b. 1913, Milan, Italy – 1995, Voghera, Italy
39. Gabriel Chaile b. 1985, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. Lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Lisbon, Portugal
40. Ali Cherri b. 1976, Beirut, Lebanon. Lives in Paris, France
41. Anna Coleman Ladd b. 1878, Bryn Mawr, USA – 1939, Santa Barbara, USA
42. Ithell Colquhoun b. 1906, Shillong, India – 1988, Lamorna, UK
43. Myrlande Constant b. 1968, Port-au-Prince. Lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
44. June Crespo b. 1982, Pamplona, Spain. Lives in Bilbao, Spain
45. Dadamaino 1930 – 2004, Milan, Italy
46. Noah Davis b. 1983, Seattle, USA – 2015, Ojai, USA
47. Lenora de Barros b. 1953, São Paulo. Lives in São Paulo, Brazil
48. Valentine de Saint-Point b. 1875, Lyon, France – 1953, Cairo, Egypt
49. Lise Deharme b. 1898, Paris, France – 1980, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
50. Sonia Delaunay b. 1885, Odessa, Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine) – 1979, Paris, France
51. Agnes Denes b. 1931, Budapest, Hungary. Lives in New York City, USA
52. Maya Deren b. 1917, Kyiv, Ukraine – 1961, New York City, USA
53. Lucia Di Luciano b. 1933, Syracuse, Italy. Lives in Formello, Italy
54. Ibrahim El-Salahi b. 1930, Omdurman, Sudan. Lives in Oxford, UK
55. Sara Enrico b. 1979, Biella, Italy. Lives in Turin, Italy
56. Chiara Enzo b. 1989, Venice. Lives in Venice, Italy
57. Andro Eradze b. 1993, Tbilisi. Lives in Tbilisi, Georgia Biennale College Arte
58. Jaider Esbell b. 1979, Normandia, Brazil – 2021, São Sebastião, Brazil
59. Jana Euler b. 1982, Friedberg, Germany. Lives in Frankfurt, Germany and Brussels, Belgium
60. Minnie Evans b. 1892, Long Creek, USA – 1987, Wilmington, USA
61. Alexandra Exter b. 1882, Białystok, Russian Empire (present-day Poland) – 1949, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
62. Jadé Fadojutimi b. 1993, London. Lives in London, UK
63. Jes Fan b. 1990, Scarborough, Canada. Lives in New York City, USA and Hong Kong
64. Safia Farhat b. 1924 – 2004, Radès, Tunisia
65. Simone Fattal b. 1942, Damascus, Syria. Lives in Paris and Erquy, France
66. Célestin Faustin b. 1948, Lafond, Haiti – 1981, Pétion-Ville, Haiti
67. Leonor Fini b. 1907, Buenos Aires, Argentina – 1996, Paris, France
68. Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven b. 1874, Swinemünde (Świnoujście), German Empire (present-day Poland) – 1927, Paris, France
69. Katharina Fritsch b. 1956, Essen, Germany. Lives in Wuppertal and Düsseldorf, Germany
70. Ilse Garnier b. 1927, Kaiserslautern, Germany – 2020, Saisseval, France
71. Aage Gaup b. 1943, Børselv, Sápmi/Northern Norway – 2021, Karasjok, Sápmi/Northern Norway
72. Linda Gazzera b. 1890, Rome, Italy – 1942, São Paulo, Brazil
73. Ficre Ghebreyesus b. 1962, Asmara, Eritrea – 2012, New Haven, USA
74. Elisa Giardina Papa b. 1979, Medicina, Italy. Lives in New York City, USA and Palermo, Italy
75. Roberto Gil de Montes b. 1950, Guadalajara, Mexico. Lives in La Peñita de Jaltemba, Mexico
76. Nan Goldin b. 1953, Washington, D.C., USA. Lives in New York City, USA
77. Jane Graverol b. 1905, Ixelles, Belgium – 1984, Fontainebleau, France
78. Laura Grisi b. 1939, Rhodes, Greece – 2017, Rome, Italy
79. Karla Grosch b. 1904, Weimar, Germany – 1933, Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine (present-day Israel)
80. Robert Grosvenor b. 1937, New York City, USA. Lives in East Patchogue, USA
81. Aneta Grzeszykowska b. 1974, Warsaw. Lives in Warsaw, Poland
82. Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe b. 1971, Sheroana, Venezuela. Lives in Mahekototeri and Caracas, Venezuela
83. Florence Henri b. 1893, New York City, USA – 1982, Compiègne, France
84. Lynn Hershman Leeson b. 1941, Cleveland, USA. Lives in San Francisco, USA
85. Charline von Heyl b. 1960, Mainz, Germany. Lives in New York City and Marfa, USA
86. Hannah Höch b. 1889, Gotha, Germany – 1978, Berlin, Germany
87. Jessie Homer French b. 1940, New York City, USA. Lives in Mountain Center, USA
88. Rebecca Horn b. 1944, Michelstadt, Germany. Lives in Odenwald, Germany
89. Georgiana Houghton b. 1814, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain – 1884, London, UK
90. Sheree Hovsepian b. 1974, Isfahan, Iran. Lives in New York City, USA
91. Tishan Hsu b. 1951, Boston, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
92. Marguerite Humeau b. 1986, Cholet, France. Lives in London, UK
93. Jacqueline Humphries b. 1960, New Orleans, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
94. Kudzanai-Violet Hwami b. 1993, Gutu, Zimbabwe. Lives in London, UK Biennale College Arte
95. Tatsuo Ikeda b. 1928, Saga, Japan – 2020, Tokyo, Japan
96. Saodat Ismailova b. 1981, Tashkent. Lives in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Paris, France
97. Aletta Jacobs b. 1854, Sappemeer, the Netherlands – 1929, Baarn, the Netherlands
98. Geumhyung Jeong b. 1980, Seoul. Lives in Seoul, South Korea
99. Charlotte Johannesson b. 1943, Malmö, Sweden. Lives in Skanör, Sweden
100. Loïs Mailou Jones b. 1905, Boston, USA – 1998, Washington, D.C., USA
101. Jamian Juliano-Villani b. 1987, Newark, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
102. Birgit Jürgenssen 1949 – 2003, Vienna, Austria
103. Ida Kar b. 1908, Tambov, Russia – 1974, London, UK
104. Allison Katz b. 1980, Montreal, Canada. Lives in London, UK
105. Bronwyn Katz b. 1993, Kimberley, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa
106. Kapwani Kiwanga b. 1978, Hamilton, Canada. Lives in Paris, France
107. Kiki Kogelnik b. 1935, Graz, Austria – 1997, Vienna, Austria
108. Barbara Kruger b. 1945, Newark, USA. Lives in Los Angeles, USA
109. Tetsumi Kudo b. 1935, Osaka, Japan – 1990, Tokyo, Japan
110. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill b. 1979, Comox, Canada. Lives on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil- Waututh peoples
111. Louise Lawler b. 1947, Bronxville, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
112. Carolyn Lazard b. 1987, Upland, USA. Lives in New York City and Philadelphia, USA
113. Mire Lee b. 1988, Seoul, South Korea. Lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
114. Simone Leigh b. 1967, Chicago, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
115. Hannah Levy b. 1991, New York City. Lives in New York City, USA
116. Tau Lewis b. 1993, Toronto, Canada. Lives in New York City, USA
117. Shuang Li b. 1990, Wuyi Mountains, China. Lives in Berlin, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland
118. Liliane Lijn b. 1939, New York City, USA. Lives in London, UK
119. Candice Lin b. 1979, Concord, USA. Lives in Los Angeles, USA
120. Mina Loy b. 1882, London, UK – 1966, Aspen, USA
121. Antoinette Lubaki b. 1895, Bukama, Congo Free State (present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo) – ?
122. LuYang b. 1984, Shanghai. Lives in Shanghai, China
123. Zhenya Machneva b. 1988, Leningrad (present-day Saint Petersburg), Russia. Lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia
124. Baya Mahieddine b. 1931, Fort de l’Eau (present-day Bordj El Kiffan), Algeria – 1998, Blida, Algeria
125. Maruja Mallo b. 1902, Viveiro, Spain – 1995, Madrid, Spain
126. Joyce Mansour b.1928, Bowden, UK – 1986, Paris, France
127. Britta Marakatt-Labba b. 1951, Idivuoma, Sápmi/Northern Sweden. Lives in Övre Soppero, Sápmi/Northern Sweden
128. Diego Marcon b. 1985, Busto Arsizio, Italy. Lives in Milan, Italy
129. Sidsel Meineche Hansen b. 1981, Ry, Denmark. Lives in London, UK
130. Maria Sibylla Merian b. 1647, Frankfurt am Main, Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire (present-day Germany) – 1717, Amsterdam, Dutch Republic (present-day the Netherlands)
131. Vera Molnár b. 1924, Budapest, Hungary. Lives in Paris, France
132. Delcy Morelos b. 1967, Tierralta, Colombia. Lives in Bogotá, Colombia
133. Sister Gertrude Morgan b. 1900, LaFayette, USA – 1980, New Orleans, USA
134. Sandra Mujinga b. 1989, Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lives in Oslo, Norway, and Berlin, Germany.
135. Mrinalini Mukherjee b. 1949, Bombay (present-day Mumbai), India – 2015, New Delhi, India.
136. Nadja b. 1902, Saint-André-lez-Lille, France – 1941, Bailleul, France
137. Louise Nevelson b. 1899, Pereiaslav, Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine) – 1988, New York City, USA
138. Amy Nimr b. 1898, Cairo, Egypt – 1974, Paris, France
139. Magdalene Odundo b. 1950, Nairobi, Kenya. Lives in Farnham, UK
140. Precious Okoyomon b. 1993, London, UK. Lives in New York City, USA
141. Meret Oppenheim b. 1913, Berlin, Germany – 1985, Basel, Switzerland
142. Ovartaci b. 1894, Ebeltoft, Denmark – 1985, Risskov, Denmark
143. Virginia Overton b. 1971, Nashville, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
144. Akosua Adoma Owusu b. 1984, Alexandria, USA. Lives in New York City and Cambridge, USA
145. Prabhakar Pachpute b. 1986, Sasti, India. Lives in Pune, India
146. Eusapia Palladino b. 1854, Minervino Murge, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (present-day Italy) – 1918, Naples, Italy
147. Violeta Parra b. 1917, San Fabián de Alico, Chile – 1967, Santiago, Chile
148. Rosana Paulino b. 1967, São Paulo. Lives in São Paulo, Brazil
149. Valentine Penrose b. 1898, Mont-de-Marsan, France – 1978, Chiddingly, UK
150. Elle Pérez b. 1989, New York City. Lives in New York City, USA
151. Sondra Perry b. 1986, Perth Amboy, USA. Lives in Newark, USA
152. Solange Pessoa b. 1961, Ferros, Brazil. Lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
153. Thao Nguyen Phan b. 1987, Ho Chi Minh City. Lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
154. Julia Phillips b. 1985, Hamburg, Germany. Lives in Chicago, USA and Berlin, Germany
155. Joanna Piotrowska b. 1985, Warsaw. Lives in Warsaw, Poland and London, UK
156. Alexandra Pirici b. 1982, Bucharest. Lives in Bucharest, Romania
157. Anu Põder b. 1947, Kanepi, Estonia – 2013, Tallinn, Estonia
158. Gisèle Prassinos b. 1920, Constantinople (present-day Istanbul), Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey) – 2015, Paris, France
159. Christina Quarles b. 1985, Chicago, USA. Lives in Los Angeles, USA
160. Rachilde b. 1860, Cros, France – 1953, Paris, France
161. Janis Rafa b. 1984, Athens. Lives in Athens, Greece and Amsterdam, the Netherlands
162. Alice Rahon b. 1904, Chenecey-Buillon, France – 1987, Mexico City, Mexico
163. Carol Rama 1918 – 2015, Turin, Italy
164. Paula Rego b. 1935, Lisbon, Portugal. Lives in London, UK
165. Edith Rimmington b. 1902, Leicester, UK – 1986, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
166. Enif Robert b. 1886, Prato, Italy – 1974, Bologna, Italy
167. Luiz Roque b. 1979, Cachoeira do Sul, Brazil. Lives in São Paulo, Brazil
168. Rosa Rosà b. 1884, Vienna, Austria – 1978, Rome, Italy
169. Niki de Saint Phalle b. 1930, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – 2002, La Jolla, USA
170. Giovanna Sandri 1923 – 2002, Rome, Italy
171. Pinaree Sanpitak b. 1961, Bangkok. Lives in Bangkok, Thailand
172. Aki Sasamoto b. 1980, Kanagawa, Japan. Lives in New York City, USA
173. Augusta Savage b. 1892, Green Cove Springs, USA – 1962, New York City, USA
174. Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt b. 1896, Lübben (Spreewald), Germany – 1924, Hamburg, Germany 1899 – 1924, Hamburg, Germany
175. Lillian Schwartz b. 1927, Cincinnati, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
176. Amy Sillman b. 1955, Detroit, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
177. Elias Sime b. 1968, Addis Ababa. Lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
178. Marianna Simnett b. 1986, London, UK. Lives in Berlin, Germany
179. Hélène Smith b. 1861, Martigny, Switzerland – 1929, Geneva, Switzerland
180. Sable Elyse Smith b. 1986, Los Angeles, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
181. Teresa Solar b. 1985, Madrid. Lives in Madrid, Spain
182. Mary Ellen Solt b. 1920, Gilmore City, USA – 2007, Santa Clarita, USA
183. P. Staff b. 1987, Bognor Regis, UK. Lives in London, UK and Los Angeles, USA
184. Sophie Taeuber-Arp b. 1889, Davos, Switzerland – 1943, Zürich, Switzerland
185. Toshiko Takaezu b. 1922, Pepeekeo, USA – 2011, Honolulu, USA
186. Emma Talbot b. 1969, Stourbridge, UK. Lives in London, UK
187. Dorothea Tanning b. 1910, Galesburg, USA – 2012, New York City, USA
188. Bridget Tichenor b. 1917, Paris, France – 1990, Mexico City, Mexico
189. Tecla Tofano b. 1927, Naples, Italy – 1995, Caracas, Venezuela
190. Josefa Tolrà b. 1880 – 1959, Cabrils, Spain
191. Tourmaline b. 1983, Boston, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
192. Toyen b. 1902, Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (present-day Czech Republic) – 1980, Paris, France
193. Rosemarie Trockel b. 1952, Schwerte, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany
194. Wu Tsang b. 1982, Worcester, USA. Lives in Zürich, Switzerland
195. Kaari Upson b. 1970, San Bernardino, USA – 2021, New York City, USA
196. Andra Ursuta b. 1979, Salonta, Romania. Lives in New York City, USA
197. Grazia Varisco b. 1937, Milan. Lives in Milan, Italy
198. Remedios Varo b. 1908, Anglès, Spain – 1963, Mexico City, Mexico
199. Sandra Vásquez de la Horra b. 1967, Viña del Mar, Chile. Lives in Berlin, Germany
200. Marie Vassilieff b. 1884, Smolensk, Russia – 1957, Nogent-sur-Marne, France
201. Cecilia Vicuña b. 1948, Santiago, Chile. Lives in New York City, USA
202. Nanda Vigo 1936 – 2020, Milan, Italy
203. Marianne Vitale b. 1973, East Rockaway, USA. Lives in New York City, USA
204. Raphaela Vogel b. 1988, Nuremberg, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany
205. Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller b. 1877, Philadelphia, USA – 1968, Framingham, USA
206. Laura Wheeler Waring b. 1887, Hartford, USA – 1948, Philadelphia, USA
207. Ulla Wiggen b. 1942, Stockholm. Lives in Stockholm, Sweden
208. Mary Wigman b. 1886, Hanover, Germany – 1973, Berlin, Germany
209. Müge Yilmaz b. 1985, Istanbul, Turkey. Lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
210. Frantz Zéphirin b. 1968, Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. Lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
211. Zheng Bo b. 1974, Beijing, China. Lives on Lantau Island, Hong Kong
212. Unica Zürn b. 1916, Berlin, Germany – 1970, Paris, France
213. Portia Zvavahera b. 1985, Harare. Lives in Harare, Zimbabwe

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