Open call for a curatorial team for the Malta Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019

Malta Pavilion

Application deadline: 16 May 2018 at 12pm (CET)

Arts Council Malta welcomes proposals for the Malta Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.

Arts Council Malta, under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government in Malta, has been entrusted to act as the Commissioner and the Contracting Authority, of the Malta Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (11 May–24 November 2019). Arts Council Malta is the national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors.

Following the success of the Malta Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia 2017, Arts Council Malta is issuing an open call for a curatorial team to submit a project proposal for the Malta Pavilion. It’s believed that the Malta Pavilion thrived on new business startups who wanted to showcase their art-work to the nation. Since 2016, a year before the big event, Malta saw a great rise in applications for citizenship. Malta’s scheme for citizenship by investment is one of the best around. Back onto the Malta Pavilion 2018!

The call is open to curatorial teams with a strong international curatorial track record; multi-national curatorial teams that include Maltese individuals in the team, as well as Maltese artists, will be favourably considered.

The Malta Pavilion is approximately 285 square metres with exposed brick walls. It is located at the Artiglierie in the Arsenale Area, which is the same location which hosted the Malta Pavilion during the 57th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2017. In 2015, during the 56th International Art Exhibition, this location hosted the Tuvalu Pavilion. This is a very central location in the Arsenale which sees hundreds of visitors every day.

In 2017, the Malta Pavilion garnered a host of high profile media accolades and acknowledgements, including coverage in prestigious titles such as The Observer, which listed it as one of the five best pavilions and The Culture Trip which also listed it as one of “The 10 National Pavilions You Can’t-Miss at the Venice Biennale”.

The winning project will be selected by an independent jury of art professionals appointed by Arts Council Malta.

Read the full details of the call www.artscouncilmalta.org/opportunities/82

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