Venice Biennale 2019

11 May – 24 November 2019

The exhibition to be hosted in the Nordic Pavilion in 58th Venice Biennale takes as its theme one of today’s most pressing global issues: the complex and varied relations between humans and other living organisms in an age when climate change and mass extinction are undermining the preconditions of life on Earth. The exhibition Weather Report: Forecasting Future presents Nordic perspective through the work of artist duo Janne Nabb and Maria Teeri from Finland, Ane Graff from Norway and Ingela Ihrman from Sweden.

Venice Biennale 2017

13 May – 26 November 2017

The exhibition 'Mirrored' will be presented in the 2017 edition of the Nordic Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia. 'Mirrored' is a group exhibition featuring works by six artists from different generations: Siri Aurdal, Nina Canell, Charlotte Johannesson, Jumana Manna, Pasi “Sleeping” Myllymäki, and Mika Taanila.

Venice Biennale 2015

9 May – 22 November 2015

To contribute to the 2015 Venice Biennale, artist Camille Norment developed a new project titled 'Rapture', a multi-sensory space structured in three parts: a site-specific sculptural and sonic installation; a set of performances by musicians and vocalists unfolding during the opening days and at specific times during the Biennale; and a series of three publications. Included, amongst other elements in the project, was a special composition by a chorus of 12 voices, and a new performance by the artist's ensemble including the rare glass armonica. This 18th-century instrument creates music from the seductive touch of fingers on glass and water that has mesmerised the listener, as well as been feared and even banned.

Venice Biennale 2013

1 June – 22 September 2013

‘Beware of the Holy Whore: Edvard Munch, Lene Berg and the Dilemma of Emancipation’ was a project organised by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) and Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice, as the official Norwegian representation at the 55th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia in 2013. The exhibition, which included a series of rarely exhibited works by Edvard Munch in addition to a newly commissioned film by Lene Berg, revolved around emancipation as an issue always vexed with contradiction – between the realm of freedom and the consequences of the isolation that often accompany the pursue of a qualitatively different, ‘alternative’ life.

Venice Biennale 2011

1 June – 17 November 2011

Norway's representation at the 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, consisted of two programmes, running consecutively throughout 2011: 'The State of Things', a series of lectures by internationally renowned intellectuals in various cultural and academic institutions in Venice, and 'Beyond Death: Viral Discontents and Contemporary Notions about AIDS', a teaching programme by artist Bjarne Melgaard at Università Iuav di Venezia.

Venice Biennale 2009

10 July – 22 November 2009

In 2009, Norwegian artists participated within the frame of the 53rd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia on two parallel levels.

The Nordic and Danish Pavilions

Within the national pavilion structure, located at the Giardini, Venice, the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset curated an international exhibition within the Nordic and Danish pavilion that included the Norwegian artists Thora Dolven Balke, Vibeke Slyngstad and the Norwegian design trio Norway Says. The project was initiated by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, the hosting organisation for the Nordic Pavilion in 2009, and the Danish Arts Council's Committee for International Visual Arts, commissioners of their respective pavilions.

'Fare Mondi/Making Worlds': The Main exhibition of the 53rd Biennale di Venezia

Daniel Birnbaum, Curator for the 53rd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, has selected Zambian born, Norwegian resident artist Anawana Haloba to participate in the main exhibition 'Fare Mondi/Making Worlds'.

Venice Biennale 2007

10 June – 21 November 2007

The Nordic Pavilion exhibition in 2007, under the title Welfare - Fare Well, was curated by Renè Block, the director of Kunsthalle Fridericianum in Kassel (1998-2006) and internationally acclaimed artistic director of several international exhibitions and biennials. The exhibition included projects by Adel Abidin (Finland), Jacob Dahlgren (Sweden), Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens (Norway), Lars Ramberg (Norway), Sirous Namazi (Sweden), and Maaria Wirkkala (Finland).

Venice Biennale 2005

12 June – 6 November 2005

'Sharing Space Dividing Time' was the title of the exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion at the La Biennale di Venezia – 51st International Art Exhibition in 2005. The artists represented were Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973, Hobro, Denmark) from Norway, Miriam Bäckström (b. 1967, Stockholm) from Sweden, and Carsten Höller (b. 1961, Brussels, Belgium).

Venice Biennale 2003

15 June – 2 November 2003

'Devil-may-care' was the title of the exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion Exhibition at the 50th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2003. Featuring artists Karin Mamma Andersson, Kristina Bræin and Liisa Lounila, 'Devil-may-care' suggested an open-minded artistic approach that is daring, playful, and carefree.