Exhibitors - Biennale

Live the experience

For about 20 years The Florence Biennale has worked on promoting the development of artists work by proposing and attempting to conceive a new way to view and/or understand Contemporary Art.

Since 1997, the year of its foundation, the Biennale has seen the participation of more than 6,000 artists from over 100 countries, who have found in Florence the ideal stage to promote their art by comparing their artistic and cultural experiences.

The challenge of bringing contemporary art in the cradle of Renaissance is an occasion to create a prestigious exhibition moment for the international contemporary art production.

Since its foundation, the event enlivens the Medicean city every two years with a rich programme of side events such as conferences, displays, performances, workshops and lectures. Both artists and their audience have so many different opportunities for meet and comparison on various aspects of art and culture, with a particular focus on the theme of each edition of the biennial. The Florence Biennale is set up as a showcase for contemporary art: a free, independent and innovative ‘platform’.

An Opportunity for your Artistic Career

During each edition of the Florence Biennale, for each artistic category, the“Lorenzo il Magnifico” International Award is given to deserving artists by the International Jury composed by outstanding personalities in the world of art and culture, who examine the artworks on display and decides about the prize conferral. Aside from appointing the members of the International Jury, the President of the Florence Biennale has the right to give a special mention to one or more exhibiting artists. 

Artists who have participated in past events of the Biennale have had the advantage to make themselves known and recognized within the contemporary world, which has subsequently led their work to be considered and exposed in other famous international exhibitions/events.

Florence Biennale Catalogue

The official catalogue of the Florence Biennale in the 2019 edition has been enriched with a volume dedicated to the new section Design. The catalogue tells about the event through an introductory part dedicated to the current edition, guests of honour and special projects, detailing the program of the event, and continues with a page for each exhibitor participant.

Published for the 2019 edition by Rubbettino Editore, the catalogue was distributed free of charge to all participating artists and designers, the press, guests and invited authorities. 

The volume was distributed in Italy through Messaggerie Libri, Amazon.it, and the most important book fairs (such as those held in Bologna, Turin, Rome, and Frankfurt). Copies of the volume was also sent to Italian libraries in London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid and other European cities. Furthermore, the FB Catalogue was available at the bookshops of the Venice Biennale, Triennale di Milano, and Artefiera Bologna as well as in the museums of Padua, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Verona.

The catalogue of the XIII Florence Biennale will be realized in collaboration with Giorgio Mondadori Editore.
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