Our Artists in Venice


We congratulate our artists on their projects in Venice during the 60th Biennale di Venezia. We look forward to sharing further details of our artist’s projects in the lead up to the Biennale.

Peter Hujar for reproduction

Peter Hujar, Self-Portrait Lying Down, 1975 © The Peter Hujar Archive/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Peter Hujar

Portraits in Life and Death

Santa Maria della Pietà
Riva degli Schiavoni, 30122 Venezia VE

The Peter Hujar Foundation, New York presents the first exhibition in Europe of Peter Hujar’s legendary Portraits in Life and Death, a collateral Event of the 60th Esposizione Internationale d’Arte Venice, 2024. Comprising the complete set of 41 photographs reproduced in the 1976 book, Portraits in Life and Death—the only publication Hujar produced during his lifetime, for which his friend, the critic Susan Sontag, penned the introduction—the exhibition will be curated by Grace Deveney, David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Associate Curator of Photography and Media at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hujar is renowned for photographing his subjects with penetrating sensitivity and psychological depth. Deeply embedded within the avant-garde milieu of artists, musicians, writers, and performers in downtown New York during the 1970s and early ‘80s, Hujar’s unflinching portraits captured his subjects with astonishing intimacy and vulnerability.

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Yoo Youngkuk c.1979

Portrait of Yoo Youngkuk, c.1979 © Yoo Youngkuk Art Foundation

Yoo Youngkuk

A Journey to the Infinite

Palazzo Querini Stampalia

Yoo Youngkuk Art Foundation is pleased to announce a special exhibition of Yoo Youngkuk, a pioneer of Korean abstract art and a key figure of Korean avant-garde, A Journey to the Infinite: YOO YOUNGKUK, curated by Inhye Kim as a collateral event of the 60th Venice Biennale. This exhibition sheds light on the pivotal period of the 1960s and 1970s in Yoo's artistic journey, highlighting the transition from organic forms to geometric shapes and experimentation. Bold primary colors and subtle variations in warm and cool tones showcase the artist's endless exploration of pure abstraction. Held across three floors of the Palazzo Querini Stampalia, the exhibition features over 30 oil paintings, 14 prints, 8 drawings, and around 40 archival materials, providing a condensed and essential introduction to Yoo's life and art. A Journey to the Infinite is not only Yoo Youngkuk's second exhibition in the Western art scene since his solo show at Pace Gallery in New York last year but also his first solo exhibition in Europe.

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Beatriz Milhazes_foto Leandro Tumenas_40

Portrait of Beatriz Milhazes © Beatriz Milhazes Photo by: Leandro Tumenas

Beatriz Milhazes

Apr 20 - Nov 24, 2024
Applied Arts Pavilion

Beatriz Milhazes will participate in the upcoming 60th edition of The International Art Exhibition, organised by Adriano Pedrosa, curator of La Biennale di Venezia. Together, the artist and Pedrosa developed a special project that occupies the Applied Arts Pavilion, part of the initiative between La Biennale and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. From April 20 to November 24, 2024.

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  • Exhibitions — Our Artists in Venice 2024, Feb 9, 2024