The Australia Council has extended an open call for artistic proposals for the 2019 exhibition at the Australian Pavilion in Venice, enabling all Australian artists and curators who meet the published criteria to submit proposals. The successful artist and curator will be selected by an independent external selection panel comprising national and international visual arts experts with deep artistic and curatorial knowledge and experience. This panel will be chaired by respected artist and academic Callum Morton, who represented Australia at the 2007 Venice Biennale.
La Biennale di Venezia is the governing body of the Venice Biennale. Australia is a National Participant and one of only 29 countries with a permanent national pavilion in Giardini (Biennale gardens). La Biennale requirements for National Participation now include that the Commissioner ‘will have to belong to the Governmental Authority’ and that they are the project manager. The Australia Council is already the project manager and will hold the role of the Commissioner for Australia in 2019. In the past the role has been held both by the Council and, most recently, by eminent arts patrons appointed by the Council.
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