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2019
ARS ET INGENIUM
ARS ET INGENIUM

XII Edition | 18 – 27 October 2019

Ars et Ingenium - Toward Leonardo da Vinci’s Legacy of Similitude and Invention 

 

2019 was the year of the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, to whom the Florence Biennale dedicated the theme of its XII edition. This choice also became the pretext for introducing a new exhibition section for the design category.

 

517 artists from 77 countries

 289 designers from 33 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gustavo Aceves • Refik Anadol • Franco Zeffirelli 

 

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” SPECIAL AWARD OF THE PRESIDENT

Anthony Howe • Mice Jankulovski • Han Yuchen 

 

 

“LEONARDO DA VINCI” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Salvatore e Wanda Ferragamo • Elsa Peretti • Paula Scher 

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2017
eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability
eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability

XI Edition | 6 – 15 October 2017

eARTh - Creativity & Sustainability 

 

The 11th Florence Biennale aimed at contributing to envision a future in which creativity and sustainability are inspiring principles of an artistic and cultural ‘ecosystem’ within a world that is respectful of nature and life forms on Earth.

 

499 artists from 70 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Sauro Cavallini (in memoriam) • El Anatsui • Arata Isozaki 

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” SPECIAL AWARD FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Tim Bengel

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2015

X Edition | 17 – 25 October  2015

ART & THE POLIS 

 

The “new-entries” categories: Textile & Fiber Art, Ceramics and Jewellery.

 

423 artists from 62 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Mario Carbone • Marta Minujín • Giampaolo Talani 

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” SPECIAL AWARD FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

Morehshin Allahyari

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2013

IX Edition | 30 November - 8 December 2013

ETHICS: DNA OF ART

 

The Florence Biennale introduced the Charter of the Artist of the New Millenium presented during the XXXIII World Congress of UNESCO Centers held at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence.

 

365 artists from 54 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Anish Kapoor • Franco Mussida • Henryk Jurkowski 

 

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2011

VIII Edition | 3 – 11 December 2011

 

Maggio Danza staged Selon Desir by Andonis Foniadakis, with a solo piece by the principal dancer Sabrina Vitangeli. She weared a couture gown that has been designed for her by Agatha Ruiz de La Prada. Choreography by Francesco Ventriglia.

 

513 artists from 60 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

José Luis Cuevas • Agatha Ruiz de La Prada

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2009

VII Edition | 5 – 13 December 2009

 

Marina Abramović reads out for the first time her Manifesto.

 

650 artists from 78 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Marina Abramović • Shu Yong

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2007

VI Edition | 1 – 9 December 2007

 

The Florence Biennale received from the actress Anne Archer the “Artists for Human Rights” Award for the commitment to cross-cultural dialogue.

 

830 artists from 72 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Anne Archer • Gilbert & George

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2005

V Edition | 3 – 11 December 2005

 

Close collaboration with the Triennial of India, New Dehli.

 

Close collaboration with the Turku Biennial, Finland.

 

767 artistsfrom 73 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Richard Anuszkiewicz • Christo and Jeanne-Claude • Harley-Davidson • TOROC

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2003

IV Edition | 6 – 14 December 2003

 

891 artists from 72 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Ferrari & Pininfarina • David Hockney • Restoration Laboratories of the Vatican Museums

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2001

III Edition | 7 – 16 December 2001

 

The Florence Biennale was the first exhibition in which artists from different countries expressed their thoughts and feelings about the tragic events of 11 September 2001.

 

The Florence Biennale joins the “United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilization” programme.

 

625 artists from 52 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Chen Cheng-Hsiung • H.R.H. Charles Prince of Wales

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1999

II Edition | 3 – 12 December 1999

 

Marta Marzotto is the host of the opening ceremony.

 

520 artists from 31 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Mario Luzi

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1997

I Edition | 6 – 14 December 1997

 

Pasquale and Piero Celona founded the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Florence (Florence Biennale). Artists from around the world came to Florence and gave breath of life to a multicultural and multidisciplinary event.

 

317 artists from 17 countries

 

“LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO” LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

Carla Fracci • Dolorès Puthod • Ferruccio Soleri

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