ArtVenice Biennale 3 Winners Announced

by the-biennial-project 29. May 2015 08:49


300 ans d'errance by Christine Comeau

The ArtVenice Biennale 3 attracted an extraordinary amount of exceptionally strong art from artists from every corner of the world.

Feast your eyes on all the superlative work included in the show:

ArtVenice Biennale 3 Selected Artists

Jurying such strong work was extremely satisfying but difficult. Even more challenging was picking the winners from so much excellent work. We say all of these artists deserve prizes!

Fortunately we had the support of our illustrious group of international jurors – one chosen from each of the continents – to help us with this.

Each of these successful artists poured over all the accepted art and spent a lot of time picking their winners. As artists themselves, they took this process very seriously, and we are proud to announce their decisions:

Sui Jianguo (Asia), internationally acclaimed Chinese sculptor, represented by Pace Gallery.

“I have reviewed all the works in the collection several times. My second choice goes to artist Szilvia Gyorgy.

My final pick goes to Hubert Dobler.  I mostly appreciate his work for combining the elements of body, space, video and other objects, with an underlying imagination, to express unique and regional characteristics, with cultural spirit, romantic yet concrete."

Marlene Sarroff (Australia) well-known artist, critic and gallerist.

“What a fantastic line up of entries. I have chosen these two favorites:

1.  Tamara Van San. Very impressed by the organic nature of the work, the incredible play and freedom, within what sometimes is thought to be quite a rigid medium. The successful spatial arrangements of the works come together to make a most exciting installation.

2. Hubert Dobler. The marks are powerful. The suggestion of some quite aggressive action having taken place. The  unrestrained abandonment that disrupts the pristine space like a juvenile crime scene. Very masculine and youthful, but at the same time the marks have a mesmerising attraction that exudes rhythm, and movement."

Francisco Bassim (South America) 2011 Venezuela Representative to the  Venice  Biennale.

“I have chosen the work of Rachel Shatil, because it feels to me warm-hearted and it breaks with formality. It is like the summation of many things in few words; it captures a wonderful moment, causing this simple and wild image to hold all the humanity possible in an inanimate object.”

Zsolt Asztalos (Europe) 2013 Hungary Representative to the Venice Biennale, as well as a member of The 2015 Biennial Project Venice Biennale Entourage.

“I choose Moira Agius. In her work the material and the inmaterial world come together in the same time. We can realise how the everyday life melts into transcendence. The artist demands the viewers to contemplate and to complete their deep absorption.”

Aissa Deebi (Africa) 2013 Palestinian Representative to the Venice Biennale and co-curator of the Palestinian Pavilion.

“This is my selection. Christine Comeau’s performance work, that has a social practice aspect. She is dealing with issues of exile, displacement and nomadism. I think her work is outstanding and she deserves to be selected for the award.”

Ian Boissonnault (North American) –  Artist and gallerist  on staff at Art New England.

"The Ian Boissonnault Biennial Project Its About Us North American Great Justice Primary Number One Prize goes to Christine Comeau  for her Cone People. We all wanted to know so much more about this piece, we were really drawn in, and the people involved for the most part looked like they were into the fact that they were in big conical orange outfits on carts. was it a part of a video? or a performance? the image haunted us for days in a good Patrick Swayze way. TELL US MORE.”

In addition to the work thoughtfully chosen by our esteemed international jurors, We The Biennial Project are proud to announce the following additional winners: Dara Lorenzo, Graehound,  Hildy Maze, Justin Augspurg, Megan Michalak, Paul Weiner, Svetlana Swinimer, Vladimira Sedlakova, and Walter Kopec.

Check out all the winning work:


And it’s probably clear by now, but the AVB3 Grand Prize Triple Platinum Super Winners Best in Show Awards must go to Hubert Dobler and Christine Comeau for being the fav’s of so many.

More on both of them to come!

GASOLINE 2 by Hubert Dobler


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Shit We Liked at The Venice Biennale 55 by Eric Hess

by the-biennial-project 13. October 2013 12:36

imageSo it’s been a few months since we, the Biennial Project attended the glamorous preview week of the Venice Biennale.

Only now have we recovered from our hangovers, washed the glitter from our private parts and sorted out our brains from the overwhelming visual stimulus that is The Venice Biennale.

We realize that the art show closes in a month and that many of you still haven’t made plans to go.

TBP are procrastinators too and generally we catch shows the day they close like you.

The Biennial Project thought maybe if we shared with you just a little of what we liked of what we saw of the ‘Superbowl of Art’ we could get your asses in gear to go see the assemblage of creations located in Venezia for the next month.

It would be impossible to cover all we loved in one article so hopefully there will be follow ups leading right up to the closing day.

We loved Turner prize-winning artist Mark Leckey, ‘The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things’. At first we thought this was the sub-theme for the whole Biennale. Somewhat fitting don’t you agree? But it was just some more art mixed in with the other art. Whatever, we liked it. Plus it was from England like our dear friend Tom Estes.


The Russian Pavilion floored us. And that’s not only because they had a big old hole in their floor. Despite the injustices Vladimir Putin signed into laws against gays in Russia this past summer, we have to say we can separate all that bullshit and still enjoy The Russian representation of this year’s Biennale. Actually the artist Vadim Zakharov, addresses the injustices in today’s Russian society in his piece Danae. Hopefully he doesn’t end up in jail.

In Greek Mythology Danae is impregnated by Zeus who appears to her as a Shower of Golden Rain.

It seems as if pissing on one another was a cheap thrill even in ancient times. Anyhow, our buddy Vadim demonstrates this by dropping 200,000 gold coins continuously from 2 stories up through a hole in the floor (the vagina for those of you who need this spelled out) to the basement.

Only female visitors are allowed on the bottom floor with an umbrella to protect them from the golden shower (of coins, not urine you perverts). A really, really sexy man with a well-fitted suit drops these coins on the women. Around him is the phrase ‘Gentlemen, time has come to confess our Rudeness, Lust, Narcissism, Demagoguery, Falsehood, Banality, and Greed, Cynicism, Robbery, Speculation, Wastefulness, Gluttony, Seduction, Envy and Stupidity."

So what Mr. Zakharov is really doing is acknowledging the fact the Russian society is segregated and treats different groups of people, in this case different genders, in different and unfair ways. Though this doesn’t directly address the outright gay torture the Russian government is inflicting on their gay population, Eric, of The Biennial Project, got a raging boner from the good looking Russian men yelling at him and would let them pee on him any day of the week. Thank you hot Russian men for not eating your asparagus, and fuck you Putin you fucker.




Another Artist we liked a whole lot was WILFREDO DIAZ VALDEZ, who represented Uruguay at THE URUGUAY PAVILION.

We didn’t only like Willy simply because he is kind sweet man with a kind sweet family.

We also didn’t just like him because he gave us a free autographed book or that he invited us to participate in the next Montevideo Biennial.

No, we weren’t even overcome with him simply because his son-in-law is an extremely hot looking, masculine type of Latin Man we all think about when we masturbate.

No - all these reasons were outshined by his incredible sculptures, which were made of found wooden objects modified and made into pieces that seem to impossibly balanced work with unexpected folds and joints.

He studies wood and the human interventions that have transformed it into utilitarian artifacts - at the same time examining how wood and utilitarian objects evolve. He dissects and observes the organic qualities inherent in the wood and its relationship with light—the role of photosynthesis and the effects of the passing of time—at the same time that he contemplates the historical and cultural contexts through which wood is transformed into artifacts for several uses.

Speaking of Uruguayan hotties (I mean aren’t we all always talking about the scrumptious men of Uruguay), we really enjoyed work by artist Martin Sastre - a perfume ad for his scent ‘U from Uruguay’.

At first we felt a little uncomfortable being that we, the Biennial Project, were in Venice to do our own European launch of our scent ‘Star of Venice’.  But then we figured, imitation is the best form of flattery and all he was doing was borrowing our totally original idea and making it his own.

Where our perfume breathes personal artistic success in the creative world, Martin’s fragrance leans towards social activism in the Art World.

Also he had the pretty cool idea to auction off ‘U From Uruguay’, also known as “Pepe's Perfume”.

“Pepe's Perfume” is made with the essences extracted from the flowers grown by the President of Uruguay – “Pepe” – aka José Alberto Mujica Cordano. President Mujica is an icon and global representative of Uruguayan culture. A former guerrilla fighter and member of the Broad Front coalition of left-wing parties, he has been described as "the world's 'poorest' president", given that he donates around 90 percent of his $12,000 monthly salary to charities to benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. Of the funds raised by Pepe’s Perfume, 90 percent will be designated to the creation of the first National Contemporary Art Fund in support of Latin American artists.

See, not only are Uruguayans irresistibly sexy, they also smell good, and they have the same socialist values we The Biennial Project aspire to.

This is the ad for U From Uruguay featuring the titillating and provocative artist Martin Sastre.

More importantly here is the ad for Star of Venice



We were also psyched to see the work of Albert Oehlen.

We’ll tell you more about it later, but right now our typing finger needs a little rest.


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And we wanted to end this particular post about our discoveries in Venice on a special positive note.

We were very, very happy to see the lovely lady of Charles Ray’s “Fall ’91” again.

We had first stumbled across her, in all her power suit brilliance, in LA in the early 1990s - while on some sort of psychedelic drug (or two).

Now we know we that we really did see her. It wasn’t a mind trick (a common a side effect of hard drugs).

She really exists.

Damn. Venice rules.



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Who won the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale’s l'Invitation Palme d'Or?

by the-biennial-project 2. October 2013 15:51

The Biennial Project, as everybody knows, travels in the rarified circles of the World’s Most Elite Artists.

So when we set out to choose the artist who would be honored with the coveted l'Invitation Palme d'Or to participate in the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale, we obviously had a lot of great art to pick from.

We thought about Pussy Riot, friends of ours who have been shaking things up a bit recently in Mother Russia.

But upon considering the difficulty that they might have getting their work to us, we decided to limit our search to artists who are not currently confined to work camps.

This narrowed down the competition somewhat, but still left a lot of impressive art in the running.

But it was clear that there was one artist whose work just had to be part of our Biennale.

We are so very proud to announce that our friend Francisco Bassim was been chosen to receive the 2013 ArtVenice l'Invitation Palme d'Or.

We met Francisco at the 2011 Venice Biennale where he was was representing his country – Venezuela. (Did we mention that we have cool friends?)

In a Biennale in which there was some jaw-droppingly strong work, Francisco’s installation stood out.

Both artistically and politically au courant, brave, honest, gorgeous, sure to piss off the folks at the Vatican among others – Francisco is the total package.

And then there’s his work. Exactly the same. So damned cool.


io majestuoso (autorretrato), obra de: francisco bassim

percepcion II

La realidad mata las fantasías, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

retrato autoII

Autoretrato de lo inevitable, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

el cristo desnudo

Descanso luego de la crucifixión,  obra de: francisco bassim,  de la serie: Cristo libre


Cristo de los dos géneros,  obra de: francisco bassim,  de la serie: Cristo libre

miranda en yare

Miranda en Yare, obra de: francisco bassim, de serie: Héroes de la independencia


Mona del barrio con rollos para el bonche de esta noche, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666

crsito escapa con judas

Cristo con polarcitas haciendo picnic con Judas y el Espíritu Santo en un barrio caraqueño luego de la crucifixión,
obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666


No importa que tan famosa puedas ser, si lo dejas también serás una víctima,
obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Violencia de género

cristo fue al paraiso

Cristo fue a El Paraíso, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Cristo libre

mona en espera

Mona en espera, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: la mona Lisa

tal vez

No hay principes azules ni reinos de cuentos de hadas, obra de: francisco bassim,
de la serie: Violencia de género


Papa Francisco Videla I y lamentablemente no el último, obra de: francisco bassim


Una mala historia desde el comienzo hasta el final, obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Violencia de género


io a lo María Antonieta con polarcita y alucinando, (autorretrato),  obra de: francisco bassim


io (autorretrato), obra de: francisco bassim


io (autorretrato), obra de: francisco bassim

nueva historia 2

?, obra de: francisco bassim,  de la serie: Hitler mon amour 1


Cristo vive,  obra de: francisco bassim, de la serie: Cristo libre

rancho cabeza1

con el rancho en la cabezao, bra de francisco bassim, de la serie: CARACAS 666



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Nice Spice Rack - 55th Venice Biennale

by the-biennial-project 20. September 2013 12:33

(Editors note: Not everyone can afford to send a correspondent to the Venice Biennale Opening Week, the biggest and trendiest art event in the world – sort of the Olympics of the art world. But because we truly care about keeping you informed – we sent not just one, but an entire troupe of reporters – all wildly talented writers and artists who rented an enormous villa smack dab in the middle of Venice the better to report on all the action. Over the coming weeks, we will share with you their tales of champagne-soaked art and mayhem. Let the games begin:


Nice Spice Rack - 55th Venice Biennale

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent

Be memorable or be anonymous. That’s the goal of every artist. Biennale artists are no different, but the stakes are higher in Venice. Over 300,000 art lovers will converge on Venice, Italy this summer to visit the 55th Venice Biennale. Over 150 artists representing 88 countries were selected to show by outfitting massive pavilions with elaborate concepts. It’s a challenge to stand out with each pavilion trumping the next. Artists create that lasting impression with extra sensory experiences to make sure they connect with you. First, an eye popping visual show piece; then a film project for emotion, and finally a hands on element to get you involved. This menu has become de rigueur at national art shows, but most artists’ work stimulates only 3 of the 5 senses; sight, sound, and touch. Taste and smell get left to The Food Network. But at this year’s Biennale, my two neglected senses got a rare whiff of attention.

Inside the bunker like pavilion of Latin America, Bolivian artist Sonia Falcone’s exhibit “Fields of Color” is a large spice rack containing dozens of delicately sculpted foot high cones of exotic spices seated atop flat clay terrines. One gust of wind and the entire installation blows away. I held my breath, but not my nose. The beauty of it alone was a lush artistic visual, but oh, the scent... The aroma of smoky cumin, pleasant nutmeg and sweet cinnamon gave me a warm feeling of that early morning market magic before the selling begins.

If a smell can change your mood, it can certainly transport you to another era. By using spices as art, Falcone gave a nod to a time when Venice was the hub of the spice trade, when the spices which lay before me would be more valuable than diamonds. Imagine paying your rent in black pepper. But the addition of smell gave it a deeper dimension. I could smell the history as the fragrance hasn’t changed in eight hundred years. The richness of curry powder and paprika, the crushed cardamom, cilantro and black pepper represented the colors and tastes of the people of the world. It seemed fitting that I was at this international show looking at this artistic spice rack with people from Asia to the Middle East, South America to Africa, all sniffing a shared aroma in our own language. It was as if were at a dinner table, seated together, having been served a fine meal. Now that is memorable.

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent


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An Art Show with Balls – 55th Venice Biennale

by the-biennial-project 20. September 2013 12:32

(Editors note: Not everyone can afford to send a correspondent to the Venice Biennale Opening Week, the biggest and trendiest art event in the world – sort of the Olympics of the art world. But because we truly care about keeping you informed – we sent not just one, but an entire troupe of reporters – all wildly talented writers and artists who rented an enormous villa smack dab in the middle of Venice the better to report on all the action. Over the coming weeks, we will share with you their tales of champagne-soaked art and mayhem. Let the games begin:


An Art Show with Balls – 55th Venice Biennale

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent

Art shows are a staple of local community. Museums, galleries, bars and restaurants all have art openings. But nothing compares to the grandeur and scale of an International Biennale – art’s best of the best. The 55th Venice Biennale opened this week in Italy – not California, gang. Countries compete to win the coveted “Golden Lion Award” choosing artwork to represent their country in massive pavilions. It is the World’s Fair of art and you had better go big or go home.

Historically, the art installations at the Biennale are oversized, but this year’s theme, the “Encyclopedic Palace” lends itself to smaller, more detailed works. The theme is about our desire to see and know everything. It’s a real thinking man’s show. Philosophers and inventors from DaVinci to Jung inspired many of the works. I put my reading glasses to good use and settled in to what was certain to be an art experience of a lifetime. I could feel myself getting smarter by the minute. I like to think of myself as an academic, but the truth remains this southern girl is no librarian. I might be found heading to the local biker bar if given the chance. So while the media poured and gushed over the illustrations, scientific drawings, and alphabetic works, I found myself searching for something bigger to rest my weary eyes upon. And then I saw them…..

A real feast for the eyes lay before me. A large set of concrete, ahem… meatballs dangled in front of me as I rounded the corner. UK artist and former teacher, Phyllinda Barlow constructed a rather large scale grouping of balls entitled “Untitled: Hanginglumpcoalblack” which resembles a set of male testicles (at least from pictures I’ve seen in medical books). They literally hung by thick strands of black chains from a 25 foot ceiling, nearly blocking the doorway. Carefully crafted of construction debris, including sand, wire netting, expanding foam, fabric and plaster, Barlow has made a name for herself giving cast off construction material a new life.

As I stared, I realized that in that brief moment, I was nothing more than a naughty school girl posing as an art professional. Big or small, art has a way of transforming us and making us feel emotions we may not have been aware of, and suddenly I had a craving for Spaghetti.

by Kelly Stevens, Chief Biennial Project Art Correspondent


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Grand Prize Winner of The 2013 ArtVenice Biennale!

by the-biennial-project 8. September 2013 15:06

As our Multitude of Adoring Fans already know, the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale attracted more than 800 entries from all around the world.

The quality of the work was stunning.

Viewing all the amazing work being done out there made our hearts happy to be members of this global Tribe Called Artists.

Choosing from so much great work was a challenge – but it had to be done.

Even harder was choosing a winner amongst so many talented souls – so we kind of wimped out.

We chose two!

Both of the Grand Prize Winners are extremely talented, dedicated to their calling, and doing work that only they could do.

We are excited to share their work with you.

Today we would like to introduce you to  the first of our two Grand Prize Winners - Clint Imboden, a California-based multimedia artist with a diverse catalogue of compelling work.

As good red-blooded Americans, we were first seduced by his gorgeous series of resin-based pieces titled Colors of War. Luscious, candy-colored, lethal. Perfection.

Can we get fries with that?


This series proved to be just the beginning of Clint’s strong and provocative body of work. Feast your eyes on these images from a sampling of his extensive installation history:






And his individual sculptural pieces are just delightfully demented:





Pretty cool, huh? Here’s Clint’s artist statement:

I come to making art with the perspective of a therapist. Just as a good therapist can act as a catalyst for change in a client, good art should elicit a strong reaction in the audience, provoking them to explore the reasons why they've been affected.

I usually find my materials at local flea markets. I start with the artifacts of daily living, things that most people discard or overlook: battered globes, worn shoes, dilapidated tools.  I’m drawn to old materials because they foster purposeful imperfection in my art, an attribute that’s connected to their previous lives. I use them for their connotative, associative or narrative possibilities. My installation work is tactile and handmade; as an artist, I focus on process and on topical, issue-based content.

Viewing my artwork is not meant to be a passive experience; it involves reading, deciphering, taking the initiative to engage physically and psychically with text and objects.  I use materials that challenge my audience to consider multiple references in order to understand the full meaning of a piece. I want people to be caught up in the experience of my work, just as I am, in making it. My goal is to have them come away from an encounter with the work knowing something new about themselves.

 See more of his work in our web gallery devoted to him and him alone:

For even more, check out Clint’s website:


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Who got into the ArtVenice Biennale 2013?

by the-biennial-project 1. July 2013 15:54


Not even we eternally optimistic folk here at Biennial Project Productions could have anticipated the quality and quantity of work that would be submitted for the 2013 ArtVenice Biennale.

Over eight hundred entries POURED in from around the world.

Work came from a a multitude of exotic foreign lands - France, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Finland, Detroit, Jamaica, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Texas, Australia...and on and on.

The quality of the submitted work was extraordinarily high.

It was wonderful to see so much impressive work, and our only regret is that we can't show you more of it.

Our webmaster however insisted that we draw the line somewhere - so here it is - the Best Darned Little Art Show in Venice, and on the World Wide Web.

(We also picked two GRAND PRIZE WINNERS, who will later this summer will each have their own blog entry!)

ArtVenice Biennale 2013

ArtVenice Biennale 2013 Video Art

The Opening Reception June 2nd (in which all the work was displayed all night long via video projection) was held during the Opening Week of the 2013 Venice Biennale!

The reception was extremely well-attended by lots of Art World Glitterati and Other Fun Folks (US!)!

Look for our next blog entry in which we’ll give you all the cool details on the party. But for now we just wanted to focus on the amazing ART.

Enjoy it all, check out and tell your friends to check it out too!

And for those of you for whom clicking on our link is more intimacy than you are comfortable with – here’s a sampling of some of the amazing work:




Marlene Sarroff



Matthew Keller



Asta Q Lee



John Kennard



B. Amore



Laura Facey


joan ryan



Richard Fomo



Katja Tukiainen



Keith MacLelland



Nancy Robb Dunst



Yvonne Petkus



Michael St. Germain



Sydney Phillips Hardin



Nick Nazzaro



Mitchel Ahern


Bonnie Woods



Cornel Gingarasu



Rick and Laura Brown



Clint Imboden



Valerie Patterson



Tyree Guyton


Pretty cool, huh?


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Let us now praise famous artists by Anna Salmeron and Bo Petran

by the-biennial-project 18. June 2013 15:49


OMG, Venice, where to start?

Where exactly to start to tell this mind-fuck of a tale?

The Fabulous Villa, overflowing with ever-so-talented and as-of-yet unindicted co-conspirators?

The City, well not exactly a city so much as the world’s largest convention center, but oh what a god-damned jaw-dropping convention center after all?

The Convention Itself (that’s the 55th Venice Biennale, thank you Sir) – a head-spinning and entirely overwhelming conglomeration of all that goes by the name of ART?

The Parties Out There – who knew it was even possible to get tired of champagne?

The Parties At Home – rooftop dancing till the sun came up (and in retrospect perhaps a tad more nudity than was entirely necessary - goodbye, Security Deposit, we hardly knew ye)?

The Famous People – rubbing elbows (AND MORE!) with artists who were actually invited to this thing

(Not that we would ever kiss and tell, but well, if we were to, we would have to mention that at least two Artists Representing Their Countries had, uh, breakfast at our Fabulous Villa. (The Biennial Project Venice Work Group takes their practice seriously!)

Well, Us, being Us, we’ll start with some of The Famous People that we met.

But don’t worry, it’s a long lazy summer up here in New England, and before it’s over, we’ll have gotten to everything!

US with Art Forum Writer Linda Yablonsky, plus Bahamas Pavilion Curator Stamatina Gregory, and Bahamas Artist Tavares Strachan!



US with Russian Artist Vadim Zakhaov!



US with Kosovo Artist Petrit Halilaj!



US with Hungarian Artist Zsolt Asztalos!

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US with Zimbabwe Artist Portia Zvavahera!



US with Finland Artists Terike Haapoja AND Antti Laitinen.




US with Turkey Artist Omer Ali Kazma!



US with Indonesia Artist Albert Yonathan Setyawan!



US with Latvian Artist Kaspars Podnieks!



US with Czech Artist Zbynek Baladran!




US with Palestinian Artist Bashir Makhoul!



US with Uruguay Artist Wilfredo Diaz Valdez – we LOVE this guy AND his family!


OK, we’re fairly certain you get the idea – WE met lots of Famous Folks.

And we’re just positive that knowing Famous Arty Folks will eventually pay dividends in our campaign to achieve the fame for ourselves that we so deeply deserve.

To paraphrase our hero Tony Montana, “we want our fucking artistic rights NOW!”

(FYI – there are a few deck of our amazing Limited Edition Venice Biennale 2013 Artist Trading Cards still to be had. To order yours: click here)

Ciao bella, for now darling, but we’ll be back soon.

Next up, The Best Party in Venice (OURS of course).




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2013 Limited Edition Venice Biennale Artists Trading Cards are here! By Eric Hess, Anna Salmeron, and Bo Petran

by the-biennial-project 17. May 2013 08:37

They’re here!

The Biennial Project 2013 Limited Edition Venice Biennale Artist Trading Cards!

Unique and beautiful laminated cards bearing photos and background on 54 artists chosen to represent their countries at the 55th Venice Biennale.

You know you don’t have time to research so many artists all on your own, so take advantage of us having already done the work.

Get immediate access to all kinds of fascinating info on this year’s artists and their backgrounds and processes.

Every time you visit a Pavilion, pull out your deck of cards to find out more fun stuff about the artist who created the work in front of you. 

The cards are the size of real playing cards and are enclosed in a neat plastic case – making it super easy to carry them around in your pocket for easy access.

And what’s cooler than recognizing an internationally renowned artist when they’re sitting next to you on a water taxi or at dinner?

Make a game of it – see how many artists you can see during your time in Venice, and get them to autograph your cards for the memento of a lifetime.

These cards are guaranteed to make your Venice Biennale trip more fun and fruitful.

The MUST HAVE accessory for anyone going to the 2013 Venice Biennale!

There are only 100 of these sets in existence, and when they are gone, that’s it.

Get yours now, at a pre-opening price of $25 plus shipping.

Once we take off for Venice next week, the price goes up dramatically - so take advantage of this special limited-time offer available to our faithful fans.


Here’s a sneak peak of a few of  these super cool cards:















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ArtVenice Biennale 2013 Application Deadline Extended to May 5th!

by the-biennial-project 1. May 2013 16:03


Hey there, artists of the world - here’s a sneak peak at some more of the TOTALLY SICK work that has been submitted to The 2013 ArtVenice Biennale!

And yes, in response to the many requests from the time-challenged amongst you – we are extending the application deadline to this Sunday May 5th at midnight. But we warn you – not a second more!


Marlene Siff, Shifting Balance,  Acrylic on Linen, CONNECTICUT




Nick Nazzaro, Bong Bombs, Digital Print – BOSTON




Laura Facey, Body and Blood of Christ, Styrofoam, imitation gold leaf, silk roses – JAMAICA


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Nancy Robb Dunst, Pink Slip!,  Fiber Installation – ARIZONA




Nevena Petra Pilizota, Dance, Mixed media - CROATIA





Gary Duehr, Llama, Photo – BOSTON



Jessica Burke, Christian as the Boy Wonder of Gotham City, Graphite, GEORGIA




Sydney Hardin, Inflatable Love Doll Looking for Mr. Goodbar (After Mel Ramos), latex enamel on canvas – BOSTON




CORNEL GINGARASU, Patetica, photography – ROMANIA




Jessie Parker, Venus In Venice III, digital painting on canvas, CANADA




Freya Kazemi, Reliance, Mixed media – CANADA




Aña Wojak, songline (tkane), performance   - AUSTRALIA




Yvonne Petkus, Shipwreck, oil on board – KENTUCKY





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