The Ukrainian national pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia will be organized by the PinchukArtCentre
with the support of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation. Ukraine will present a group exhibition featuring a young generation of Ukrainian artists, including Yevgenia Belorusets, Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Mykola Ridnyi & Serhiy Zhadan, Artem Volokitin, Anna Zvyagintseva and Open Group. The commissioner of the pavilion is the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. Björn Geldhof, Deputy Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre, is the curator of the project.
The Ukrainian national pavilion will be located at the temporal glass construction on the Riva dei Sette Martiri, on the main walking passway from Arsenale to Giardini. It stands as a model for a new, transparent Ukraine reaching out to the world. With this exhibition a young generation of artists voices hopes for Ukraines future through a deeply personal commitment and solidarity with those involved in the war.
Victor Pinchuk, Ukrainian businessman and philanthropist, PinchukArtCentre founder: The newly emerging Ukraine needs international understanding and support from its friends, more than ever before. More than ever it must be represented at the Venice Biennale, where nations always could show who they are to the world. The young generation of artists we have been supporting for many years started the future Ukraine already long ago - independent, uncompromising, critically reflective. Today they are new Ukraines ambassadors. I am proud that we can make a small but important contribution to the international communication of my country by organizing the Ukrainian national pavilion and bringing young artists to Venice.