Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Angola.

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The Jury of the 55th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Jessica Morgan (Great Britain) and comprised of Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (Mexico), Francesco Manacorda (Italy), Bisi Silva (Nigeria), Ali Subotnick (United States) has decided to confer the awards as follows:

Golden Lion for Best National Participation to Angola

Luanda, Encyclopedic City

Edson Chagas

Commissioner: Ministry of Culture. Curators: Beyond Entropy (Paula Nascimento, Stefano Rabolli Pansera), Jorge Gumbe. Venue: Palazzo Cini, Dorsoduro 864

Golden Lion for best artist in the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) to Tino Sehgal

(Great Britain, 1979; Central Pavilion, Giardini)

Silver Lion for a promising young artist in the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) to Camille Henrot

(France, 1978; Corderie, Arsenale)

The Jury has also decided to assign four special mentions.

Special mentions for artists of the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace):

Sharon Hayes
(USA, 1970; Corderie, Arsenale)

Roberto Cuoghi
(Italy, 1963; Corderie, Arsenale)

Special mentions for National Participations:

Cyprus and Lithuania

Cyprus

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Lia Haraki, Maria Hassabi, Phanos Kyriacou, Constantinos Taliotis, Natalie Yiaxi, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Jason Dodge, Gabriel Lester, Dexter Sinister

Commissioner: Louli Michaelidou. Deputy Commissioners: Angela Skordi, Marika Ioannou. Curator: Raimundas Malašauskas. Venue: Palasport Arsenale, Castello (Calle San Biagio)

Lithuania

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Gintaras Didžiapetris, Elena Narbutaitė, Liudvikas Buklys, Kazys Varnelis, Vytautė Žilinskaitė, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Jason Dodge, Gabriel Lester, Dexter Sinister

Commissioners: Jonas Žokaitis, Aurimė Aleksandravičiūtė. Curator: Raimundas Malašauskas. Venue: Palasport Arsenale, Castello (Calle San Biagio)

Japan

abstract speaking – sharing uncertainty and collective acts

Koki Tanaka

Commissioner: The Japan Foundation. Curator: Mika Kuraya. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini.

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