Canadian Artists in Venice Exhibition Fund
Congratulations Kapwani Kiwanga on being selected to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale 2024!
La Biennale di Venezia is the oldest and most important curated contemporary art event in the world – a place where art, ideas, museums, markets and international diplomacy intersect. With international visitor attendance levels of well over half a million per season, this prestigious event offers Canadian artists unparalleled exposure to the world’s top contemporary curators, collectors, dealers, arts writers, influencers and other artists.
The Venice Biennale is the only international visual arts exhibition to which Canada sends official representation. Artists showing at the Biennale raise their global profile and, by association, that of Canada and Canadian artists.
There are two ways to support Canadian artists in Venice:
Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment – established to provide long-term financial stability to Canadian representation at the Venice Biennale
Canadian Artists in Venice Exhibition Fund – raises funds to support the specific artists chosen to represent Canada in the Canada Pavilion at the Biennale
Your gift ensures that Canada’s artists have opportunities at the highest level to share their work on a global stage. Capital naming opportunities at the National Gallery of Canada are available in recognition of major gifts to these initiatives.
To explore your interest in support Canadian Art on the world stage, please contact:
Chief Executive Officer
The exhibitions on view at the Canada Pavilion are commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada and are produced in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Canadian representation at the Venice Biennale is made possible through the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment.
The official Canadian representation at the Venice Biennale is made possible through the generous financial support of private philanthropists and corporations from Canada and abroad.
The Gallery acknowledges the collaboration and support of David Zwirner, New York/London/Paris/Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. Special recognition is extended to Jackie Flanagan, the Michael & Sonja Koerner Family, the Donald R. Sobey Family, and the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation for their exceptional contributions to the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment, and to Reesa Greenberg, whose generous financial support funded the restoration of the Canada Pavilion.