Venice Biennale Announces Prize Jury

BY Katrina Kufer / May 4 2017 / 21:25 PM

The 57th edition will award its annual prizes on 13 May

Venice Biennale Announces Prize Jury
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The Venice Biennale board of directors, with recommendations from this edition’s artistic director Christine Macel, has announced the international prize jury for the four prizes and three special mentions it will grant selected participants.

The jurors include Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Milan-based curator; Amy Cheng, Taipei-based curator, writer and cofounder of TheCube Project Space; Ntone Edjabe, journalist, DJ and founder of pan-African arts and politics publication Chimurenga and Pan African Space Station; Mark Godfrey the senior curator of international art at Tate Modern; and Manuel J. Borja-Villel, the director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, who will serve as jury president.

The award ceremony will be held at the official opening at Ca’ Giustinian. Carolee Schneemann has already been announced as the winner of the prestigious Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. But the jury has yet to grant the Golden Lion for Best National Participation, the Golden Lion for Best Artist in the International Exhibition Viva Arte Viva and Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist in the International Exhibition Viva Arte Viva, along with three special mentions for national participation in a pavilion and two artists.

The Venice Biennale runs 13 May-26 November in Venice, Italy. For more information visit