Cecilia Alemani on Curating a Biennale Heavy on Female Surrealists – ARTnews.com
On Wednesday morning, the Venice Biennale, the biggest art exhibition in the world, revealed the artists lined up to participate in the 2022 edition of the Italian art festival, which opens in April. With 213 participants, this Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani, will be a very different one for a couple key reasons: more than three-quarters of the artists are female or gender nonconforming, and around a fifth of the list is composed of figures more closely associated with the 20th-century avant-garde. This Biennale promises to be a very different one from ones held in years past. To hear more about it, ARTnews spoke by Zoom with Alemani shortly after the list was revealed.