The Awards Ceremony took place at Ca’ Giustinian on 13th May 2017


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The Jury of the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, comprising Manuel J. Borja-Villel (President of the Jury, Spain), Francesca Alfano Miglietti (Italy), Amy Cheng (Taiwan), Ntone Edjabe (Cameroon), and Mark Godfrey (Great Britain), has decided to give the following awards:

Golden Lion for Best National Participation:
Anne Imhof
Commissioner: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office. Curator: Susanne Pfeffer. Exhibitor: Anne Imhof. Venue: Giardini.
A special mention has been awarded to the following National Participation:
Cinthia Marcelle
Commissioner: Fundação Bienal de São Paulo. President: João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz.
Curator: Jochen Volz. Exhibitor: Cinthia Marcelle. Venue: Giardini.
Golden Lion for the Best Artist of the Exhibition Viva Arte Viva to:
Franz Erhard Walther
(Born in 1939 in Germany, lives and works in Fulda)
Venue: Arsenale - Corderie
Silver Lion for a Promising Young Artist to:
Hassan Khan
(Born in 1975 in the UK, lives and works in Cairo)
Venue: Giardino delle Vergini
The Jury has decided to award two special mentions to the following artists:
Charles Atlas
(Born in 1949 in the USA, lives and works in New York)
Venue: Arsenale - Corderie
Petrit Halilaj
(Born in 1986 in Kosovo, lives and works between Bozzolo, Berlin and Pristina)
Venue: Arsenale – Corderie/Sale d’Armi G – Giardini/Central Pavilion
The Awards Ceremony of the 57th Exhibition took place today May 13th 2017 at Ca’ Giustinian. Upon recommendation of curator of the 57th Exhibition Christine Macel, the board of La Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, also awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Carolee Schneemann (USA).