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Venice Biennale 2024 artists and concept revealed

Venice Biennale 2024 artists

The 60th International Art Exhibition, titled Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere, will open to the public from Saturday April 20 to Sunday November 24, 2024, at the Giardini and the Arsenale; it will be curated by Adriano Pedrosa and organised by La Biennale di Venezia. The pre-opening will take place on April 17, 18 and 19; the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on 20 April 2024.

Since 2021, La Biennale di Venezia launched a plan to reconsider all of its activities in light of recognized and consolidated principles of environmental sustainability. For the year 2024, the goal is to extend the achievement of “carbon neutrality” certification, which was obtained in 2023 for La Biennale’s scheduled activities: the 80th Venice International Film Festival, the Theatre, Music and Dance Festivals and, in particular, the 18th International Architecture Exhibition which was the first major Exhibition in this discipline to test in the field a tangible process for achieving carbon neutrality – while furthermore itself reflecting upon the themes of decolonisation and decarbonisation.

The Exhibition will take place in the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and in the Arsenale, and it will present two sections: the Nucleo Contemporaneo and the Nucleo Storico.

As a guiding principle, the Biennale Arte 2024 has favored artists who have never participated in the International Exhibition—though a number of them may have been featured in a National Pavilion, a Collateral Event, or in a past edition of the International Exhibition. Special attention is being given to outdoor projects, both in the Arsenale and in the Giardini, where a performance program is being planned with events during the pre-opening and closing weekend of the 60th Exhibition.

Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere, the title of the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, is drawn from a series of works started in 2004 by the Paris-born and Palermo-based Claire Fontaine collective. The works consist of neon sculptures in different colours that render in a growing number of languages the words “Foreigners Everywhere”. The phrase comes, in turn, from the name of a Turin collective who fought racism and xenophobia in Italy in the early 2000s.

«The expression Stranieri Ovunque – explains Adriano Pedrosa – has several meanings. First of all, that wherever you go and wherever you are you will always encounter foreigners— they/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you find yourself, you are always truly, and deep down inside, a foreigner.»

«The Italian straniero, the Portuguese estrangeiro, the French étranger, and the Spanish extranjero, are all etymologically connected to the strano, the estranho, the étrange, the extraño, respectively, which is precisely the stranger. Sigmund Freud’s Das Unheimliche comes to mind—The Uncanny in English, which in Portuguese has indeed been translated as “o estranho”– the strange that is also familiar, within, deep down side. According to the American Heritage and the Oxford Dictionaries, the first meaning of the word “queer” is precisely “strange”, and thus the Exhibition unfolds and focuses on the production of other related subjects: the queer artist, who has moved within different sexualities and genders, often being persecuted or outlawed; the outsider artist, who is located at the margins of the art world, much like the self-taught artist, the folk artist and the artista popularthe indigenous artist, frequently treated as a foreigner in his or her own land. The productions of these four subjects are the interest of this Biennale, constituting the Nucleo Contemporaneo

«Indigenous artists have an emblematic presence and their work greets the public in the Central Pavilion, where the Mahku collective from Brazil will paint a monumental mural on the building’s façade, and in the Corderie, where the Maataho collective from Aotearoa/New Zealand will present a large-scale installation in the first room. Queer artists appear throughout the exhibition, and are also the subject of a large section in the Corderie, and one devoted to queer abstraction in the Central Pavilion.»

«The Nucleo Contemporaneo will feature a special section in the Corderie devoted to the Disobedience Archive, a project by Marco Scotini, which since 2005 has been developing a video archive focusing on the relationships between artistic practices and activism. In the Exhibition, the presentation of the Disobedience Archive is designed by Juliana Ziebell, who also worked in the exhibition architecture of the entire International Exhibition. This section is divided into two main parts especially conceived for our framework: Diaspora activism and Gender Disobedience. The Disobedience Archive will include works by 39 artists and collectives made between 1975 and 2023.»

«The Nucleo Storico gathering works from 20th century Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Much has been written about global modernisms and modernisms in the Global South, and a number of rooms will feature works from these territories, much like an essay, a draft, a speculative curatorial exercise that seeks to question the boundaries and definitions of modernism. We are all too familiar with the histories of modernism in Euroamerica, yet the modernisms in the Global South remain largely unknown. […]. European modernism itself travelled far beyond Europe throughout the 20th century, often intertwined with colonialism, and many artists in the Global South traveled to Europe to be exposed to it […].»

In the Central Pavilion three rooms are planned for the Nucleo Storico: one room is titled Portraitsone Abstractions and the third one is devoted to the the worldwide Italian artistic diaspora in the 20th century.

«The double-room named Portraits, includes works from 112 artists, mostly paintings but also works on paper and sculpture, spanning the years of 1905 and 1990. […] The theme of the human figure has been explored in countless different ways by artists in the Global South, reflecting on the crisis of representation around the that very figure that marked much of the art in 20th century art. In the Global South, many artists were in touch with European modernism, through travels, studies or books, yet they bring in their own highly personal and powerful reflections and contributions to their works […]. The room devoted to Abstractions includes 37 artists: most of them are being exhibited together for the first time, and we will learn from these unforeseen juxtapositions in the flesh, which will then hopefully point towards new connections, associations, and parallels much beyond the rather straightforward categories that I have proposed. […]»

Artists from Singapore and Korea have been brought into this section, given that at the time they were part of the so-called Third World. In a similar manner, Selwyn Wilson and Sandy Adsett, from Aotearoa/New Zealand, have been brought into this Nucleo Storico as they are historical Maori artists.

«[…] A third room in the Nucleo Storico is dedicated to the worldwide Italian artistic diaspora in the 20th century: Italian artists who travelled and moved abroad developing their careers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, as well as in the rest of Europe and the United States, becoming embedded in local cultures—and who often played significant roles in the development of the narratives of modernism beyond Italy. This room will feature works by 40 artists who are first or second generations Italians, exhibited in Lina Bo Bardi’s glass easel display system (Bo Bardi herself an Italian who moved to Brazil, and who won the 2021 Biennale Architettura’s Special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in Memoriam).»

«Two quite different but related elements have emerged – underlines Pedrosa – rather organically in the research and have been developed, appearing as leitmotivs throughout the International Exhibition. The first one is textiles, which have been explored by many artists in the show in multiple, from key historical figures in the Nucleo Storico, to many artists in the Nucleo Contemporaneo. […] These works reveal an interest in craft, tradition, and the handmade, and in techniques that were at times considered other or foreign, outsider or strange in the larger field of fine arts. […] A second motif is artists—artists related by blood, many of them Indigenous. […] Again tradition plays an important role here: the transmission of knowledge and practices from father or mother to son or daughter or among siblings and relatives.»

The full list of artists is:

Pacita Abad
Basco, Philippines, 1946-2004, Singapore

Mariam Abdel-Aleem
Alexandria, Egypt, 1930–2010

Etel Adnan
Beirut, Lebanon, 1925–2021, Paris, France

Sandy Adsett
Wairoa, New Zealand, 1939. Lives in Hastings, New Zealand

Cirebon, Indonesia, 1907–1990, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Zubeida Agha
Lyallpur, India, 1922–1997, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dia al-Azzawi
Baghdad, Iraq, 1939. Lives in London, UK, Jordan and Lebanon.

Claudia Alarcón & Silät
Comunidad La Puntana, Salta, Argentina, 1989. Lives in Comunidad La Puntana

Rafa al-Nasiri
Tikrit, Iraq, 1940–2013, Amman, Jordan

Miguel Alandia Pantoja
Catavi, Bolivia, 1914–1975, Lima, Peru

Lausanne, Switzerland, 1886–1964, Gimel, Switzerland

Giulia Andreani
Venice, Italy, 1985. Lives in Paris, France.

Claudia Andujar
Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1931. Lives in São Paulo, Brazil

María Aranís Valdivia
Santiago, Chile, 1903–1966, Chile

Aravani Art Project
Founded in Bangalore, India, 2016. Based in several cities, India

Iván Argote
Bogotá, Colombia, 1983. Lives in Paris, France

Karimah Ashadu
London, UK, 1985. Lives in Hamburg, Germany and Lagos, Nigeria

Dana Awartani
Palestinian, born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1987. Lives in Jeddah

Aycoobo (Wilson Rodríguez)
La Chorrera, Colombia, 1967. Lives in Bogotá, Colombia

Margarita Azurdia
Antigua, Guatemala, 1931–1998, Guatemala City

Leilah Babirye
Kampala, Uganda, 1985. Lives in New York City, USA

Libero Badii
Arezzo, Italia, 1916–2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ezekiel Baroukh
Mansoura, Egypt, 1909–1984, Paris, France

Bordj El Kiffan, Algeria, 1931–1998, Blida, Algeria

Aly Ben Salem
Tunis, Tunisia, 1910–2001, Stockholm, Sweden

Semiha Berksoy
Istanbul, Turkey, 1910–2004

Gianni Bertini
Pisa, Italy, 1922–2010, Caen, France

Lina Bo Bardi
Rome, Italy, 1914-1992, São Paulo, Brazil

Maria Bonomi
Meina, Italy, 1935. Lives in São Paulo, Brazil

Bordadoras de Isla Negra
Founded in Isla Negra, Chile, 1967–1980

Victor Brecheret
Farnese, Italy, 1894–1955, São Paulo, Brazil

Huguette Caland
Beirut, Lebanon, 1931–2019

Sol Calero
Caracas, Venezuela, 1982. Lives in Berlin, Germany

Elda Cerrato
Asti, Italy, 1930–2023, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mohammed Chebaa
Tangiers, Morocco, 1935–2013, Casablanca, Morocco

Georgette Chen
Zhejiang, China, 1906–1993, Singapore

Galileo Chini
Florence, Italy, 1873–1956

Kudzanai Chiurai
Harare, Zimbabwe, 1980. Lives in Harare

Isaac Chong Wai
Hong Kong, 1990. Lives in Berlin, Germany and Hong Kong

Saloua Raouda Choucair
Beirut, Lebanon, 1916–2017

Chaouki Choukini
Choukine, Lebanon, 1946. Lives in La Verrière, France

Chua Mia Tee
1931, Shantou, China. Lives in Singapore.

Claire Fontaine
Founded in Paris, France, 2004. Based in Palermo, Italy

Manauara Clandestina
Manaus, Brazil, 1992. Lives in São Paulo, Brazil.

River Claure
Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1997. Lives in Cochabamba and La Paz, Bolivia

Julia Codesido
Lima, Peru, 1883–1979

Liz Collins
Alexandria, USA, 1968. Lives in Brooklyn, USA

Jaime Colson
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, 1901–1975, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Waldemar Cordeiro
Rome, Italy, 1925–1973, São Paulo, Brazil

Monika Correa
Mumbai, India, 1938. Lives in Mumbai

Beatriz Cortez
San Salvador, El Salvador, 1970. Lives in Los Angeles and Davis, USA

Olga Costa
Leipzig, Germany, 1913–1993, Guanajuato, Mexico

Miguel Covarrubias
Mexico City, 1904–1957

Victor Juan Cúnsolo
Vittoria, Italy, 1898–1936 Lanus, Argentina

Andrés Curruchich
Comalapa, Guatemala, 1891-1969

Rosa Elena Curruchich
Comalapa, Guatemala, 1958–2005

Djanira da Motta e Silva
Avaré, Brazil, 1914–1979, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Olga De Amaral
Bogotá, Colombia, 1932. Lives in Bogotá

Filippo de Pisis
Ferrara, Italy, 1896–1956, Milan, Italy

Juan Del Prete
Vasto, Italy, 1897–1987, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Pablo Delano
San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1954. Lives in West Hartford, USA

Emiliano Di Cavalcanti
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1897–1976

Danilo Di Prete
Zambra, Italy, 1911–1985, São Paulo, Brazil

Cícero Dias
Escada, Brazil, 1907–2003, Paris, France

Disobedience Archive – Marco Scotini with: Ursula Biemann, Black Audio-Film Collective, Seba Calfuqueo, Simone Cangelosi, Cinéastes pour les sans-papiers, Critical Art Ensemble, Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing, Marcelo Expósito, Maria Galindo & Mujeres Creando, Barbara Hammer, mixrice, Khaled Jarrar, Sara Jordenö, Bani Khoshnoudi, Maria Kourkouta & Niki Giannari, Pedro Lemebel, LIMINAL & Border Forensics, Angela Melitopoulos, Jota Mombaça, Carlos Motta, Zanele Muholi, Pınar Öğrenci, Daniela Ortiz, Thunska Pansittivorakul, Anand Patwardhan, Pilot TV Collective, Queerocracy, Oliver Ressler and Zanny Begg, Carole Roussopoulos, Güliz Sağlam, Irwan Ahmett & Tita Salina, Tejal Shah, Chi Yin Sim, Hito Steyerl, Sweatmother, Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré, Nguyễn Trinh Thi, James Wentzy, Želimir Žilnik

Juana Elena Diz
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1925 – ?

Tarsila do Amaral
Capivari, Brazil, 1886–1973, São Paulo, Brazil

Saliba Douaihy
Ehden, Lebanon, 1915–1994, New York City, USA

Surakarta, Indonesia, 1919–1996, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Inji Efflatoun
Cairo, Egypt, 1924–1989

Uzo Egonu
Onitsha, Nigeria, 1931–1996, London, UK

Mohammad Ehsaei
Qazvin, Iran, 1939. Lives in Tehran, Iran, and Vancouver, Canada

Hatem El Mekki
Jakarta, Indonesia, 1918–2003, Carthage, Tunisia

Aref El Rayess
Aley, Lebanon, 1928–2005

Ibrahim El-Salahi
Omduran, Sudan, 1930. Lives in Oxford, UK.

Chontales, Nicaragua, 1989. Lives in Masaya, Nicaragua

Ben Enwonwu
Onitsha, Nigeria, 1917–1994, Lagos, Nigeria

Romany Eveleigh
London, UK, 1934–2020, Rome, Italy

Hamed Ewais
Beni Soueif, Egypt, 1919–2011, Cairo, Egypt

Dumile Feni
Worcester, South Africa, 1939–1991, New York City, USA

Alessandra Ferrini
Florence, Italy, 1984. Lives in London, UK

Cesare Ferro Milone
Turin, Italy, 1880–1934

Raquel Forner
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1902–1988

Simone Forti
Florence, Italy, 1935. Lives in Los Angeles, USA

Victor Fotso Nyie
Doula, Cameroon, 1990. Lives in Faenza, Italy

Louis Fratino
Annapolis, USA, 1993. Lives in Brooklyn, USA

Paolo Gasparini
Gorizia, Italy, 1934. Lives in Trieste, Caracas, Venezuela and Mexico City

Sangodare Gbadegesin Ajala
Osogbo, Nigeria, 1948–2021

Umberto Giangrandi
Pontedera, Italy, 1943. Lives in Bogotà, Colombia

Madge Gill
Walthamstow, UK, 1882–1961, London, UK

Marlene Gilson
Wadawurrung, Warrnambool, Australia, 1944. Lives in Gordon, Australia

Luigi Domenico Gismondi
Sanremo, Italy, 1872–1946, Mollendo, Peru

Domenico Gnoli
Rome, Italy, 1933–1970, New York City, USA

Gabrielle Goliath
Kimberley, South Africa, 1983. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa

Brett Graham
Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 1967. Lives in Auckland

Fred Graham
Arapuni, Aotearoa, New Zealand, 1928. Lives in Waiuku, Aotearoa, New Zealand

Enrique Grau Araújo
Panama City, Panama, 1920–2004, Bogotá, Colombia

Oswaldo Guayasamín
Quito, Ecuador, 1919–1999, Baltimore, USA

Nedda Guidi
Gubbio, Italy, 1923–2015, Rome, Italy

Hendra Gunawan
Bandung, Indonesia, 1918–1983 Bali, Indonesia

Antonio Jose Guzman & Iva Jankovic
Panama City, 1971. Lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Panama City Ruma, Serbia, 1979. Lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Marie Hadad
Beirut, Lebanon, 1889–1973

Samia Halaby
Jerusalem, Palestine, 1936. Lives in New York City, USA

Tahia Halim
Dongola, Sudan, 1919–2003, Cairo, Egypt

Lauren Halsey
Los Angeles, USA, 1987. Lives in Los Angeles

Nazek Hamdi
Cairo, Egypt, 1926–2019

Mohamed Hamidi
Casablanca, Morocco, 1941. Lives in Casablanca and Azemmour, Marocco

Faik Hassan
Baghdad, Iraq, 1914–1992, Paris, France

Kadhim Hayder
Baghdad, Iraq, 1932–1985

Gilberto Hernández Ortega
Baní, Dominican Republic, 1923–1979, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Carmen Herrera
Havana, Cuba, 1915–2022, New York City, USA

Evan Ifekoya
Iperu, Nigeria, 1988. Lives in London, UK

Julia Isídrez
Itá, Paraguay, 1967. Lives in Itá

Mohammed Issiakhem
Tizi Ouzou, Algeria, 1928–1985, Algiers, Algeria

Elena Izcue Cobián
Lima, Peru, 1889–1970

María Izquierdo
San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico, 1902–1955, Mexico City

Nour Jaouda
Cairo, Egypt, 1997. Lives in Cairo and London, UK

Rindon Johnson
San Francisco, USA, 1990. Lives in Berlin, Germany

Joyce Joumaa*
Beirut, Lebanon, 1998. Lives in Montreal, Canada.
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Mohammed Kacimi
Meknes, Morocco, 1942–2003, Rabat, Morocco

Frida Kahlo
Mexico City, 1907–1954

Nazira Karimi*
Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 1996. Lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Vienna, Austria

George Keyt
Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1901–1993, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bhupen Khakhar
Bombay, India, 1934–2003, Baroda, India

Bouchra Khalili
Casablanca, Morocco, 1975. Lives in Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria

Kiluanji Kia Henda
Luanda, Angola, 1979. Lives in Luanda

Linda Kohen
Milan, Italy, 1924. Lives in Montevideo, Uruguay

Shalom Kufakwatenzi
Harare, Zimbabwe, 1995. Lives in Harare

Ram Kumar
Shimla, India, 1924–2018, Delhi, India

Fred Kuwornu
Bologna, Italy, 1971. Lives in New York City, USA

Grace Salome Kwami
Worawora, Ghana, 1923–2006

Lai Foong Moi
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, 1931–1995, Singapore

Wifredo Lam
Sagua la Grande, Cuba, 1902–1982, Paris, France

Judith Lauand
Araraquara, Brazil, 1922–2022, São Paulo, Brazil

Maggie Laubser
Bloublommetjieskloof, South Africa, 1886–1973, Strand, South Africa

Simon Lekgetho
Schoemansville, South Africa, 1929–1985, Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa

Celia Leyton Vidal
Santiago, Chile, 1895—1975

Lim Mu Hue
Singapore, 1936–2008

Romualdo Locatelli
Bergamo, Italy, 1905–1943, Manila, Philippines

Bertina Lopes
Maputo, Mozambique, 1924–2012, Rome, Italy

Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1900–1995

Anita Magsaysay-Ho
Zambales, Philippines, 1914–2012, Manila, Philippines

MAHKU (Movimento dos Artistas Huni Kuin)
Founded in Kaxinawá (Huni Kuin) Indigenous Territory, Acre, Brazil, 2013. Based in Kaxinawá (Huni Kuin) Indigenous Territory, Brazil

Esther Mahlangu
Middelburg, South Africa, 1935. Lives in Mpumalanga, South Africa

Anna Maria Maiolino
Scalea, Italy, 1942. Lives in São Paulo, Brazil

Anita Malfatti
São Paulo, Brazil, 1889–1964

Ernest Mancoba
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1904–2002, Clamart, France

Edna Manley
Bournemouth, England, 1900–1987, Kingston, Jamaica

Josiah Manzi
Zimbabwe, 1933–2022

Teresa Margolles
Culiacán, Mexico, 1963. Lives in Mexico City and Madrid, Spain

Maria Martins
Campanha, Brazil, 1894–1973, Rio de Janeiro

María Martorell
Salta, Argentina, 1909–2010

Mataaho Collective
2012, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Based in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Naminapu Maymuru-White
Yirrkala, Australia, 1952. Lives in Yirrkala

Mohamed Melehi
Asilah, Morocco, 1936–2020, Paris, France

Carlos Mérida
Guatemala City, 1891–1985, Mexico City

Gladys Mgudlandlu
Peddie, South Africa, (1917–1926?)–1979, Cape Town, South Africa

Omar Mismar
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, 1986. Lives in Beirut, Lebanon.

Sabelo Mlangeni
Mpumalanga, South Africa, 1980. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa

Tina Modotti
Udine, Italy, 1896–1942, Mexico City

Bahman Mohasses
Rasht, Iran, 1931–2010, Rome, Italy

Roberto Montenegro
Guadalajara, Mexico, 1885–1968, Mexico City

Camilo Mori Serrano
Valparaíso, Chile, 1896—1973, Santiago, Chile

Ahmed Morsi
Alexandria, Egypt, 1930. Lives in New York City, USA

Effat Naghi
Alexandria, Egypt, 1905–1994

Ismael Nery
Belem, Brazil, 1900–1934, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Malangatana Valente Ngwenya
Matalana, Mozambique, 1936–2011, Matosinhos, Portugal

Paula Nicho
Comalapa, Guatemala, 1955. Lives in Comalapa

Costantino Nivola
Orani, Italy, 1911–1988, East Hampton, USA

Taylor Nkomo
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 1957. Lives in Harare, Zimbabwe

Marina Núñez del Prado
La Paz, Bolivia, 1910–1995, Lima, Peru

Philomé Obin
Bas-Limbé, Haiti, 1892–1986

Sénèque Obin
Limbé, Haiti, 1893–1977

Alejandro Obregón
Barcelona, Spain, 1920–1991, Cartagena, Colombia

Tomie Ohtake
Kyoto, Japan, 1912–2015, São Paulo, Brazil

Uche Okeke
Nimo, Nigeria, 1933–2016

Marco Ospina
Bogotá, Colombia, 1912–1983

Samia Osseiran Junblatt
Saida, Lebanon, 1944. Lives in Bramiyeh, Lebanon.

Daniel Otero Torres
Bogotá, Colombia, 1985. Lives in Paris, France

Lydia Ourahmane
Saïda, Algeria, 1992. Lives in Algiers, Algeria and Barcelona, Spain

Pan Yuliang
Yangzhou, China, 1895–1977, Paris, France

Dalton Paula
Brasília, Brazil, 1982. Lives in Goiânia, Brazil

Amelia Peláez
Yaguajay, Cuba, 1896–1968, Havana, Cuba

George Pemba
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 1912–2001, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Fulvio Pennacchi
Villa Collemandina, Italy, 1905–1992, São Paulo, Brazil

Claudio Perna
Milan, Italy, 1938–1997, Holguín, Cuba

Emilio Pettoruti
La Plata, Argentina, 1892–1971, Paris, France

Lê Phổ
Hanoi, Vietnam, 1907–2001, Paris, France

Bona Pieyre De Mandiargues
Rome, Italy, 1926 –2000, Paris, France

Ester Pilone
Cuneo, Italy, 1920 – ?

La Chola Poblete
Mendoza, Argentina, 1989. Lives Buenos Aires, Argentina

Charmaine Poh
Singapore, 1990. Lives in Berlin, Germany and Singapore

Maria Polo
Venice, Italy, 1937–1983, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Candido Portinari
Brodowski, Brazil, 1903 – 1962, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sandra Poulson*
Angolan, born in Lisbon, Portugal, 1995. Lives in Luanda, Angola and London

B. Prabha
Maharashtra, India, 1933–2001, Nagpur, India

Lidy Prati
Resistencia, Argentina, 1921–2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo)
Dallas, USA, 1989. Lives in New York City, USA.

Lee Qoede
Chilgok, South Korea, 1913–1965

Agnes Questionmark*
Rome, Italy, 1995. Lives in Rome and New York City, USA

Violeta Quispe
Lima, Peru, 1989. Lives in Lima

Alfredo Ramos Martinez
Monterrey, Mexico, 1871–1946, Los Angeles, USA

Sayed Haider Raza
Madhya Pradesh, India, 1922–2016, Delhi, India

Armando Reverón
Caracas, Venezuela, 1889–1954

Emma Reyes
Bogotá, Colombia, 1919–2003, Bordeaux, France

Diego Rivera
Guanajuato City, Mexico, 1886–1957, Mexico City

Juana Marta Rodas
Itá, Paraguay, 1925–2003

Laura Rodig Pizarro
Los Andes, Chile, 1896/1901–1972, Santiago, Chile

Abel Rodríguez
Cahuinarí, Colombia, 1941. Lives in Bogotá, Colombia

Aydeé Rodriguez Lopez
Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico, 1955. Lives in Cuajinicuilapa.

Freddy Rodriguez
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 1945–2003, New York City, USA

Miguel Ángel Rojas
Bogotá, Colombia, 1946. Lives in Bogotá

Rosa Rolanda
Azusa, USA, 1896–1970, Mexico City

Jamini Roy
Bengal, India, 1887–1972, Calcutta, India

Rómulo Rozo
Bogotá, Colombia, 1899–1964, Mérida, Mexico

Erica Rutherford
Edinburgh, UK, 1923–2008, Charlottetown, Canada

José Sabogal
Cajabamba, Peru, 1888–1956, Lima, Peru

Mahmoud Sabri
Baghdad, Iraq, 1927–2012, Maidenhead, UK

Syed Sadequain
Amroha, India, 1930–1987, Karachi, Pakistan

Nena Saguil
Manila, Philippines, 1914–1994, Paris, France

Mahmoud Saïd
Alexandria, Egypt, 1897–1964

Kazuya Sakai
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1927–2001, Dallas, USA

Ione Saldanha
Alegrete, Brazil, 1919–2001, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dean Sameshima
California, USA, 1971. Lives in Berlin, Germany

Zilia Sánchez
Havana, Cuba, 1926. Lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bárbara Sánchez-Kane
Mérida, Mexico, 1987. Lives in Mexico City

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi
Savona, Italy, 1909–2012, Finale Ligure, Italy

Fanny Sanín
Bogotá, Colombia, 1938. Lives in New York City, USA

Aligi Sassu
Milan, Italy, 1912–2000, Pollença, Spain

Greta Schödl
Hollabrunn, Austria, 1929. Lives in Bologna, Italy

Ana Segovia
Mexico City, 1991. Lives in Mexico City

Gerard Sekoto
Botshabelo, South Africa, 1913–1993, Nogent-sur-Marne, France

Jewad Selim
Ankara, Turkey, 1919–1961, Baghdad, Iraq

Lorna Selim
Sheffield, UK, 1928–2021, Abergavenny, UK

Joshua Serafin
Bacolod, Philippines, 1995. Lives in Brussels, Belgium

Kang Seung Lee
Seoul, South Korea, 1978. Lives in Los Angeles, USA

Gino Severini
Cortona, Italy, 1883—1966, Paris, France

Amrita Sher-Gil
Budapest, Hungary, 1913–1941, Lahore, India

Anwar Jalal Shemza
Shimla, India, 1928–1985, Stafford, UK

Yinka Shonibare
London, UK, 1962. Lives in London.

Doreen Sibanda
Derby, UK, 1954. Lives in Harare, Zimbabwe

Fadjar Sidik
Surabaya, Indonesia, 1930–2004, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Gazbia Sirry
Cairo, Egypt, 1925–2021

Lucas Sithole
KwaThema, South Africa, 1931–1994, Spekboom, South Africa

Francis Newton Souza
Saligao, India, 1924–2002, Mumbai, India

Joseph Stella
Muro Lucano, Italy, 1877–1946, New York City, USA

Irma Stern
Schweizer-Reneke, South Africa, 1894–1966, Cape Town, South Africa

Leopold Strobl
Mistelbach, Austria, 1960. Lives in Mistelbach

Emiria Sunassa
Tanahwangko, Indonesia, 1894–1964, Lampung , Indonesia

Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993. Based in Copenhagen

Armodio Tamayo
La Paz, Bolivia, 1924–1964

Maria Taniguchi
Dumaguete, Philippines, 1981. Lives in Manila, Philippines

Evelyn Taocheng Wang
Chengdu, China, 1981. Lives in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Lucy Tejada
Pereira, Colombia, 1920–2011, Cali, Colombia

Mariana Telleria
Rufino, Argentina, 1979. Lives in Rosario, Argentina

Güneş Terkol
Istanbul, Turkey, 1981. Lives in Istanbul.

Eduardo Terrazas
Guadalajara, Mexico, 1936. Lives in Mexico City

Clorindo Testa
Benevento, Italy, 1923–2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Salman Toor
Lahore, Pakistan, 1983. Lives in New York, USA.

Frieda Toranzo Jaeger
Mexico City, 1988. Lives in Mexico City and Berlin, Germany

Horacio Torres
Livorno, Italy, 1924–1976, New York City, USA

Joaquin Torres-Garcìa
Montevideo, Uruguay, 1874–1949

Mario Tozzi
Fossombrone, Italy, 1895—1979, Saint-Jean-du-Gard, France

Twins Seven Seven
Ijara, Nigeria, 1944–2011, Ibadan, Nigeria

Ahmed Umar
Sudan, 1988. Lives in Oslo, Norway.

Unidentified Chilean women artists, Arpillera

Rubem Valentim
Salvador, Brazil, 1922–1991, São Paulo, Brazil

Edoardo Daniele Villa
Bergamo, Italy, 1915–2011, Johannesburg, South Africa

Eliseu Visconti
Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy, 1866–1944, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Alfredo Volpi
Lucca, Italy, 1896–1988, São Paulo, Brazil

Kay WalkingStick
Syracuse, USA, 1935. Lives in Pennsylvania, USA

Dallas, USA, 1986. Lives in New York City, USA

Agnes Waruguru
Nairobi, Kenya, 1994. Lives in Nairobi.

Barrington Watson
Lucea, Jamaica, 1931–2016, Kingston, Jamaica

Osmond Watson
Kingston, Jamaica, 1934–2005

Susanne Wenger
Graz, Austria, 1915-2009, Osogbo, Nigeria

Emmi Whitehorse
New Mexico, USA, 1956. Lives in New Mexico.

Selwyn Wilson
Taumarere, New Zealand, 1927—2002, Kawakawa, Northland, New Zealand

Chang Woosoung
Chungju-si, South Korea, 1912–2005, Seoul, South Korea

Celeste Woss y Gil
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1891–1985

Shaanxi, China, 1963. Lives in Shandong, China

Rember Yahuarcani
Pebas, Peru, 1985. Lives Pebas and Lima, Peru

Santiago Yahuarcani
Pebas, Peru, 1960. Lives in Pebas

Nil Yalter
Cairo, Egypt, 1938. Lives in Paris, France

Joseca Mokahesi Yanomami
Yanomami Indigenous Territory, Brazil, 1971. Lives in Yanomami Indigenous Territory

André Taniki Yanomami
Yanomami Indigenous Territory, Brazil, 1949. Lives in Yanomami Indigenous Territory

Salvador, Brazil, 1932–2016

Ramses Younan
Minya, Egypt, 1913–1966, Cairo, Egypt

Kim YunShin
Wonsan, Korea, 1935. Lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Seoul, South Korea

Fahrelnissa Zeid
Büyükada, Turkey, 1901–1991, Amman, Jordan

Anna Zemánková
Olomouc, Moravia, 1908–1986, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Bibi Zogbé
Sahel Alma, Lebanon, 1890–1975, Mar del Plata, Argentina

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1960. Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Out of competition

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