Acknowledgement of the Sámi people

OCA acknowledges the Sámi as one people, and as the Indigenous people of the Fennoscandian region. On the land of this region, Sápmi, the Sámi people have lived since time immemorial, respectfully harvesting from nature by fishing, farming, hunting and following reindeer, amongst other activities.

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Announcement of Sami pavilion at Samediggi
14 October 2020

Announcement of artists for the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022

On 14 October 2020, from the Sámi Parliament in Kárášjohka in the Norwegian part of Sápmi, the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) announced that Sámi artists Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara and Anders Sunna will represent Sápmi, their Sámi homeland, and transform the Nordic Pavilion into the Sámi Pavilion at the 59th Venice Art Biennale in 2022. This is a historic moment: the first time that Sámi artists are presented exclusively in a national pavilion at the Art Biennale, and the first time the Sámi are recognised as a nation in a pavilion bearing their name.

For more info in Sámi, Norwegian and English visit here.

Watch the full announcement here:

Watch the full announcement on 14 October 2020 from the Sámi Parliament in Kárášjohka here.

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