'The Collectors' The Danish Pavilion and The Nordic Pavilion 53rd Venice Biennale 2009 Curated by Elmgreen & Dragset

Exhibition : 10 July – 22 November 2009

Venice Biennale 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'.