59th Venice Biennale

Rijksakademie alumni and resident exhibit in Venice

Rijksakademie alumni Mire Lee, Müge Yilmaz, Janis Rafa and Monira Al Qadiri and current resident Simnikiwe Buhlungu take part in the main exhibition of the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale: 'The Milk of Dreams / Il latte dei sogni', that opens 23 April at the Giardini and the Arsenale and runs until 27 November.

The exhibition also includes 80 National Participations, with alumni Pilvi Takala, Jakup Ferri, Tina Gillen, melanie bonajo and Fernando Palma Rodríguez, representing Finland (solo), Kosovo (solo), Luxembourg (solo), the Netherlands and Mexico (group) respectively.


The Milk of Dreams / Il latte dei sogni
Monira Al Qadiri
Simnikiwe Buhlungu (Biennale College Arte 2021/22)
Mire Lee
Janis Rafa
Müge Yilmaz

National Participations

Pilvi Takala (solo)
Close Watch

Jakup Ferri (solo)
The Monumentality of the Everyday

Tina Gillen (solo)
Faraway So Close

Fernando Palma Rodríguez (group)
Hasta que los cantos broten (Until The Songs Spring)

melanie bonajo (solo)
When the body says Yes
venue – Chiesetta della Misericordia of Art Events, Cannaregio

Collateral events

Mire Lee (group)
Future Generation Art Prize 2021
Scuola Grande della Misericordia, Cannaregio 3599/A

David Claerbout (group)
Uncombed, Unforeseen, Uncontrained
Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello